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    Identify chronograph movement?

    Can anyone identify what movement this is? And if so:

    1) Does it look like it's in good condition?
    2) Are parts readily available?
    3) Is it expensive to service/repair?

    I know the movement has GP engraved, but I thought they never made chronograph movements?

    Thanks.



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    Re: Identify chronograph movement?

    Universal Geneve 281. You can see this number next to GXM
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    Re: Identify chronograph movement?

    That I believe is a Universal 281 chronograph movement, and the GXM letter code is for Girard Perregaux.


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    Re: Identify chronograph movement?

    More correctly, Martel Watch Co. Cal. 281, used by Universal Geneve under that designation, or by Zenith as the Cal. 146. And also used by GP - obviously.

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    Re: Identify chronograph movement?

    It has run a bit fast so they have moved the regulator to slow it down so it was in need of a service but I see nothing on the surface of anything wrong except for what looks like some water damage on one of the bridges but then you never know just by looking.

    And yes you really need a big wallet to be collecting chronographs as they can be expensive to have running.

    I always look at the screws for wear and they look good and also after scratches and not many there.
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    Re: Identify chronograph movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    It has run a bit fast so they have moved the regulator to slow it down so it was in need of a service but I see nothing on the surface of anything wrong except for what looks like some water damage on one of the bridges but then you never know just by looking.

    And yes you really need a big wallet to be collecting chronographs as they can be expensive to have running.

    I always look at the screws for wear and they look good and also after scratches and not many there.
    Thanks for the great info. Ah, sounds too expensive though

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