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    Any info on this Girard Perregeaux?

    I recently bought this girrard perregeaux.

    can anyone give me information about it? When was it made? What caliber is the movement?

    I appreciate any help you can give.
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    Re: Any info on this Girard Perregeaux?

    I'm no expert but what I can tell so far.. GP movement (Swiss), Wadsworth case (US). Reference B1497, serial number T595794. Looking at the movement I believe 91 is the calibre number. GXM is the ebauche code and just means Girard-Perregaux, this was used as a US import mark.

    I found this eBay posting for a watch with the same movement: Girard-Perregaux Manual B1497 Mens Watch | eBay

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    Re: Any info on this Girard Perregeaux?

    Can't tell you anything about the watch, other than I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by erasuretim View Post
    Can't tell you anything about the watch, other than I love it

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    Re: Any info on this Girard Perregeaux?

    Great looking watch!

    I just received this GP and I know nothing about it. Can someone help me identify my Girard Perreguax, Chronometer, Richeville, Gyromatic. About how old is it? Is this considered a "good" GP? I polished it and it has been running incredibly for 3 days now.

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    Re: Any info on this Girard Perregeaux?

    Quote Originally Posted by JOHN in Ohio View Post
    Great looking watch!

    I just received this GP and I know nothing about it. Can someone help me identify my Girard Perreguax, Chronometer, Richeville, Gyromatic. About how old is it? Is this considered a "good" GP? I polished it and it has been running incredibly for 3 days now.

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    Gyromatic means it was one of the early automatics... 50's or early 60's probably. Chronometer on a Swiss watch does mean it was independently tested to assure top standards were met.

    I have never met a GP I didn't like. They are a good house and have been for years.

    But don't run it anymore until it has been serviced or it won't run well again...
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    Re: Any info on this Girard Perregeaux?

    the gyromatic was based on a highly modified AS ebauche. A good watchmaker can give it a second youth
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