Cross-reference your serial number with the ones listed to obtain an approximate date for the watch's production.
By the late 1930's mens watches were more masculine. This was made possible by the advent of square movements.
Until then all movements were round, limiting the designs.
Note the thick hands, engraved patterns and bold design of all of these watches.
These watches are typical of the "Deco" style of the teens and 20's.
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Some companies (as with the Gruen Watch Company), even lost rocords to fire or other natural disaster. I am sure they had no idea that their timepieces would someday be collected.
There are several ways to get an idea of when your watch was made.
I am slowly adding serial number tables to this site. With the exception of BULOVA, the numbers on the inside and outside of the CASE ITSELF are ONLY for identification purposes - they mean nothing.