Gruen Cushion Case Diver
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Gruen Cushion Case Diver

We at analog/shift believe in exploration. We believe in action.

When we see bomber pieces like this cushion case Gruen diver's watch, we are reminded that there was a time, not so long ago, when men were measured by their deeds and remembered for their daring. With decidedly 70s case design and bold colors, coupled with reliable and robust movements, the diving watches of the era were built to accompany their owner adventurer across the globe and to keep time in its dark depths.

We could go on and on about the whimsy of its orange dial, its deep polished rehaut, or the wickedly cool acrylic bezel. We could tell you about Gruen's fascinating history as one of the first American watch companies to move production to Switzerland.  We could bore you to tears with pontifications about a purer age of adventurers and the analog devices they relied upon. But we won't. Sometimes a watch just speaks for itself, and this is one of those times. A massive hunk of steel with a bright orange dial, used to plunge 1500 feet into the abyss?

You get the point.

Details

Steel cushion case is approximately 42.5mm (excluding crown). Circa 1970s.

Overall Condition: Case and crystal are in superb condition throughout, showing only light signs of wear and use. Orange dial is unblemished with crisp printing. Luminescent plots on dial and hands carry a light even patina. Asymmetrical date window at 3:00. Unsigned crown shows light wear from use.

Comes with period correct steel multi-link bracelet (unsigned), showing light wear from age and use. Also includes two 18mm Crown and Buckle premium nylon straps.

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