I recently restored a 1962 Gary and it reminded me that there is an earlier model with the same name that i used to have. It was a 1951 Gary and it was produced for three years.
The Gary came in a yellow 10K gold filled case with a two-tone finished sterling silver dial with 18K gold numerals and dots.
As you can see in the two ads, the Gary was offered on two different styles of bracelets - so if you find one with a bracelet it might be original.
Behind the dial is an 8/0 size 17 jewel 747 movement.
I think the Gary is easily confused with the 1953 Ryan although the Gary only came in yellow with a white / butler dial while the Ryan came in yellow or white gold filled with two-tone white or black dial. They are about the same size and look very similar thanks to their square bezel opening and numeral / dot dial - albeit the Ryan has roman numerals.
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