🔎 UNIDENTIFIED How Do You Describe This Gruen Watch Face?

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Picked this up earlier today. Appears Art Deco. The dial sits sideways. All I can find with this dial is the Tiffany& Co. east pocket west watch. So what do you call this sideways dial? Thanks.
 

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I think they are called twisted dial types. Some were out of standard orientation for pilots or drivers so they cou.d read the dial better with both hands on the steering. Others may be twisted just to be different....heck,why not.

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I think they are called twisted dial types. Some were out of standard orientation for pilots or drivers so they cou.d read the dial better with both hands on the steering. Others may be twisted just to be different....heck,why not.
 
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Thanks. I found this here http://www.pixelp.com/gruen/1904.html
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Early Gruen man's wristwatch
An early Gruen man's wristwatch—date unknown, but I believe this is pre-WWI. The 29mm-diameter case is made of silver, and has a hinged back and inner dust cover just like a pocket watch. The 15-jewel movement was originally designed for a woman's pocket watch. Note that, when wearing it, you must hold your arm vertically to read the time. This was not unusual for early wristwatches, but is awkward, and eventually the dial orientation we use today became standard.


Gruen made both wrist and pocket watches for the military during World War I. Most had silver cases, which would tarnish but would not corrode under adverse conditions. To satisfy U.S. military regulations, these watches all have luminous dial markings and hands. The luminous material used at the time contained radium.
 
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found this pocket watch, with what looks like your dial
says it could be worn around the neck like a pendant
still puzzling how the dials are set, yours the 12 @ 3
the link the 3 @ 12
 
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Cool watch! Gruen, that isn't a name you hear every day. My dad was a dial setter there after coming home from 3C camp and before shipping out for WWII. The employees gave him a wristwatch as a parting gift engraved with his name & date.
 
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it is set like a pocket watch, what does the back look like
some info
 
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Give you a big whoop whoop that’s an amazing find my friend great job I wanna bet on the inside there’s probably 4 #s scratched on inside of back birthdate usually but my money is on the back and main frame-everything else is gold
 
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