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    Laughing Girard Perregaux movement

    Hi guys. I'm looking at this GP movement: Name:  GP.JPG
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    It says Girard Perregaux, 263504.

    I've found one with the same number, and a couple which look quite similar.
    This one in particular: bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Girard-Perregaux 25.09 (AS 1525)

    Can I count on the one shown being authentic?

    It's attached to a two tone dial and I do not think the dial and case necessarily went with the movement originally. The dial is from a two hands movement though and does not seem to be restored that much, maybe cleaned a little, and is in good condition. I'll find out for sure when I have the watch in my hands.
    The case does not say "Incabloc", but ranfft says these movements are Incabloc. Otherwise it has the stamps I expect.

    I suspect the dial and case to be authentic, but I do not care much whether the movement and case/dial came paired originally or not.
    Since this is my first "real" (or is it :P ) vintage watch (I have a fine, but of course shabbily made, Pobeda too) I'm taking it in as a tester before I throw my money after vintage of watches just to realize I don't care much for wearing them.

    (I don't wear the Pobeda because it does not go with any of my clothes, although it did just have a good time watching Der Untergang with me...)

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    Re: Girard Perregaux movement

    Yes - it looks real. And it has Incabloc shock protection - that lyre shaped spring on the balance. Incabloc shock protection system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Girard Perregaux movement

    Thanks. Now Ill happily pay. Am I correct in assuming the Incabloc stamp would usually be on the case?

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    Re: Girard Perregaux movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosse101 View Post
    Thanks. Now Ill happily pay. Am I correct in assuming the Incabloc stamp would usually be on the case?
    No, I personally never saw that.
    Some manufacturers mention "shock protection" on dial.
    But I agree to Marrick, this is a genuine GP movement
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    Re: Girard Perregaux movement

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    No, I personally never saw that.
    Some manufacturers mention "shock protection" on dial.
    But I agree to Marrick, this is a genuine GP movement
    Enjoy!
    Adam

    I must have seen thousands of watch cases with "incabloc" engraved or stamped on the back.
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    Re: Girard Perregaux movement

    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosse101 View Post
    It says Girard Perregaux, 263504.
    The number consist of:
    calibre designation 26,
    version 3,
    batch number 504.
    So this is a Girard-Perregaux 26.3, one of the 6 versions I presently know. The differences between the versions are often hardly or not visible, and even less known.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
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    Re: Girard Perregaux movement

    Thanks for the answers! Much appreciated

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    Re: Girard Perregaux movement

    Some watches have Incabloc or Shock Resistant on the dial or caseback but it is not required and some don't have it.
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    Re: Girard Perregaux movement

    I recieved it today. The minutes hand is loose, which is a big disappointment since the overall shape is better than expected. The seller gave a nice refund which will more than cover expenses for adjustment. Still Im pretty much down about this

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    Re: Girard Perregaux movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosse101 View Post
    I recieved it today. The minutes hand is loose, which is a big disappointment since the overall shape is better than expected. The seller gave a nice refund which will more than cover expenses for adjustment. Still Im pretty much down about this
    Please do not be.
    It happens.
    It happened to me in my early collecting days, and I was distraught, claiming the seller bitterly.

    With modern postage ways, its inevitable, its easily corrected by any jeweler.

    I regret how I acted that time
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