Gruen 15J Guildite ladies' wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind movement, rose-toned metal dial with raised fancy gold Arabic-style numbers has some light patina on and near the numbers but no serious defects or scratches, blue steel whip-style hands, lovely rose gold filled (RGF) & stainless steel (SS) oval case with a sloping bezel, raised fancy center extended lugs and a slightly domed glass crystal, case is showing normal even wear overall but there is some light discoloration on the lugs and the crystal has a few light scuffs, measures approx. 17mm wide x 26mm lug to lug x 7mm thick (crystal included), matching RGF expansion band with long, rectangular smooth polish section that expand with slightly smaller nested links, the band is showing normal even wear overall but one section of the band opposite the watch is slightly stretched out; it is not obvious while the watch is being worn as all the surrounding links stretch out slightly to accommodate most wrist diameters. A lovely vintage wrist watch, distinctive with all the rose-colored components, in excellent condition!
- Age Description:
- Company: Bulova
- Jewels: 15J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: Guildite
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: red/rose
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Rose, Stainless Steel
Case Width, without crown:
17mm (0.67 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: metal expansion
- Crystal Material: glass
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
We do have a professional watchmaker that does all of our cleaning and repair work for us. To have your watch serviced before shipping, simply add this Cleaning/Service Agreement
to your shopping basket. The cleaning and timing service is $95, and depending on the time of the year, has a turnaround time of 1 to 3 weeks.
Please note that we provide this service in addition to the listed purchase price of our watches. If you do purchase this option and later decide to return the watch, this fee is non-refundable.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact glass crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this
wrist watch for you. We offer new plastic crystals for most vintage wrist
watches; as this watch is currently offered at our
, please message us on Etsy when purchasing this item to request a new crystal.
Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; wrist watches will typically also take two days, however we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.
with any further questions or for an estimate on any shipping delays.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.