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    Anyone else love vintage Lip watches?

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    Love my Lip Galaxie!

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    Cool looking watch! Ok, new brand to start looking around for I guess :)

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    Lips are the most common watches I see on the French flea markets or aftermarket online shops (literally hundreds of them) yet most are classy styles, goes from the late 60's to nowadays. Never stumbled upon your specific model though, it looks interesting... Do you know its year of production by any chance? I'm curious.

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    Re: Anyone else love vintage Lip watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by mougino View Post
    Lips are the most common watches I see on the French flea markets or aftermarket online shops (literally hundreds of them) yet most are classy styles, goes from the late 60's to nowadays. Never stumbled upon your specific model though, it looks interesting... Do you know its year of production by any chance? I'm curious.

    Nicolas
    Nvm, found it: the Lip Galaxie was manufactured in 1975 based on a design by Rudi MEYER. It has a automatic calibre Durowé 7525 lip reference R573. It was declined in 4 versions.

    Nice watch, congrats!

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    Lip made a dazzling array of watches, and was a real design powerhouse. The original Swatch, in a sense.

    I like their earlier models, which were more classical, but still quite nice.






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    On my daughter's wrist



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    Re: Anyone else love vintage Lip watches?

    I have one with dedicated caseback which tells a bit of a story.

    Mrs. Jung
    For 25 years of faithfull services
    Völklinger Hütte
    1958
    Völklinger Hütte was an ironworks factory in Germany which was started in 1881 and closed only in 1986.
    Today it's a huge industrial museum.

    1958 - 25 = 1933 it is the year when Mrs. Jung(maybe not Mrs. back then) started working in that factory.
    It means she started working in betweed the two world wars,
    made it through the second world war and retired in late 50s.


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    With funny inscription "Don't touch me" / Take me to your watchmaker on the inner cover.
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    The seller I bought this from said they bought it in 1974! He had put a new leather lip band on it though. Not sure if it came on leather or bracelet originally but i've never seen one with a bracelet

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    This is amazing. I don't have any watches with custom inscriptions but would love to add one to my collection some day.

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