I recently inherited this Gigandet watch which I believe was originally purchased in the early 1960s. However, I am not a watch aficionado and I am having trouble identifying it’s particular make/year. The information on it is rather scarce. The face only says “Gigandet 25 Rubis Automatic Incabloc Swiss Made”. The backside only has a stamp saying it’s 18k.
I have tried a lot of googling, but unfortunately I’ve had no results. I have found many very similar watches but none that looks just like it. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
A follow-up question would be what you reckon it would be worth today. It has to my knowledge never been serviced for over 50 years yet still works like a charm. I’ve never known it to slow down noticeably upon wearing it several days and weeks in a row, yet I rarely wear it so when I do I invariably have to set the time right again because by that time it’s stopped.
My inkling (from looking at similar Gigandet watches) is that it would fetch somewhere around the $600-750 range. Would that be in the ballpark?
Looking forward to any elucidation. This is an heirloom and I would very much like to know more about it.