1960's Gruen Airflight Vintage Mens Pilot Aviator's Military Time Jump Hour Watch


Item No. 6322

We love classic aviator watches, and the Gruen Airflight is no exception. Once you see how they work you're hooked. Gruen designed the Airflight as a jump hour watch with a couple of major differences... rather than one hour jumping in a window, every twelve hours all of the markers change in an instant so the watch always displays military time.

These watches were used by civilian pilots as well as by the Air Force Association. Today's offering showcases this classic Airflight which has its mint original dial and distinctive original hands.

Our watchmaker has just freshly serviced the original caliber 510 RSS movement which is very nice.

For the finishing touch we have installed a new Teju lizard strap. We also have a new-old-stock Gruen brown alligator grain band that can be purchased for it. Or If you would like to dress it down we can order a NATO style strap for it.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Don't miss the chance to own a very cool piece of aviation and timekeeping history.

  • Manufacturer: Gruen
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1960's
  • Model: Airflight
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case material: Chrome plated top with stainless steel back
  • Case markings (inside): Stainless Steel Back, Gruen Watch Co., Switzerland, 510 RSS
  • Case condition: Honest original condition with some scratches on the lugs ands plating wear around edges and on the bottom edges of the lugs
  • Crown: Steel, unsigned replacement
  • Dial: Silver, diamond shaped apertures for the jump hours, signed Gruen, original, just short of perfect mint
  • Hands: Original, gold
  • Movement type: Gruen caliber 510 RSS, manually wound, rhodium plated
  • Movement markings: Gruen Watch Co., Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 510 RSS
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also have a new-old-stock Gruen brown alligator grain band that can be purchased for it. If you would like to dress it down we can install a NATO style strap.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please see our eBay About Me page for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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