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There were some really fine tiny 10 lyne size pendant watches from Gruen around 1900. Considered to be miniature pocket watch today. Actually I just discovered the Gruen Guild marked lower cost 716 I think is 14 lyne is smaller than the Ultrathin, Very-Verithin, Verithin, 17 ligne sizes. (~10 size) Bought one for parts with broken spring thought was larger Semithin. Gruen Guilds are mostly 17 lyne Semithins a little thicker than Verithins but fine quality at lower cost than Verithins.
 

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How small to pocket watches commonly get? While I would not call them large, based on the size of the US quarter dollar, they do not seem that small to me.

I love the growing Gruen archive you are creating :)
 

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Around 1900 many of the pendant 10 ligne size were made.Near quarter dollar size. Today called lady pocket watch. I believe most makers used to consider 10 size a minimum for accurate mechanical p.w. which meant case diameter about 43mm, near w.w. size today.
 

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