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    Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    Hello,

    My girlfriend recently inherited this Lucien Piccard 14k gold and pearl watch from her grandmother and was curious when it was made and possibly it's value. I have been unable to find anything similar online, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    Read the stickies on valuations... we don't do them.

    As to dating, very difficult. We need to see the insides (movement) to say much. But I would guess 50s from the general appearance.
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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    Thanks, she's mainly interested in the age anyway. I will see if I can open the back safely and will take pics of the movement if I can.

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    Re: Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    Doesn't look very old, logo isn't on face, maybe less than 30.

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    Re: Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    The older logos were cursive, not block, so I'd also say less than 30.
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    Re: Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    A caveat here, the value in this watch is as a piece of jewelery, a specialist in estate jewelery needs to personally evaluate it. It appears to be a hand wind movement so I would think it's older than 30 yrs. Logos sometimes changed with the small dials of womens watches so be aware that they are often rule breakers. I'm not sure that Lucien Picard used an external logo on the back of the watch. It was more commonly found inside the back. A movement shot would be a great help.

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    Re: Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    It's on the back and front of mine. I've seen 40+ Lucien Piccards and they don't look like that.
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    A caveat here, the value in this watch is as a piece of jewelery, a specialist in estate jewelery needs to personally evaluate it. It appears to be a hand wind movement so I would think it's older than 30 yrs. Logos sometimes changed with the small dials of womens watches so be aware that they are often rule breakers. I'm not sure that Lucien Picard used an external logo on the back of the watch. It was more commonly found inside the back. A movement shot would be a great help.

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    Re: Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    just got home and was able to take a pic of the movement. here it is. Thanks for all the help!


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    Re: Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    It has shock protection and is a 17 jeweled winder... this indicates 50's to 60's to me. AXU is the Lucien Piccard import code. Maybe someone can find a match for the movement for more precise information. It looks to be a variant on the AS line...

    The watch looks to be quite a nice bit of jewelry. The movement is in great shape. The pearls look real. It is a solid gold case. Nice!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Help dating Lucien Piccard watch

    Hi there,

    the movement is a Peseux 340 or 342:
    bidfun-db Peseux_340: Peseux 340

    Incabloc and screw balance together are typical for the mid 50s, the style of the
    dial more likely around 1960. The average would date the watch to the late 50s.

    The signature is typical for very small models. Here a bare movement from ca. 1960:



    Probably the cursive signature wasn't readable in such small size.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

    BTW: Just considered to remove the "new" arrow from the advanced search feature
    of the movement archive. Now I consider to magnify it.
    Last edited by Roland Ranfft; January 7th, 2011 at 02:33.

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