Vintage 1940s Gruen Veri-thin Guardsman Flip Top Watch 405 Hunter Rare
A favorite among wartime adventurous men that also required a dress watch, the Guardsman is extremely rare to find. Vintage Gruen Veri-thin Guardsman Flip Top Watch 405 Hunter is, dare I say scarce, but you serious collectors know really how rare this is. Runs and keeps good time and produced in 1941 based on the movement number. Case number matches the Roman numerals on the bezel. 10K Gold Filled has some minor brassing on the back and a little wear through on the front and surface scratches. Spring loaded latch opens and snaps shut as it should. This model has been called "strap 391", "Veri-Thin Guardsman" and in "Vintage Wristwatches" by Reyne Haines is called "Hunter". The glass crystal is perfect and original dial shows some beautiful patina. Comes with a NOS pig skin regular length band.