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    Identify GP movement?

    Any idea what movement this is? And does it look to be in good shape?

    Sorry for the blurry pic, but that's all I've got. Thanks!


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    Re: Identify GP movement?

    Presumably a GP Cal. 34 (since it says something like that on the chronograph bridge - although that may be some other numeric reference). Which would be nothing more than a Valjoux 23 (or Valjoux 72 if it has an hour totalizer as well).

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Valjoux 23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Presumably a GP Cal. 34 (since it says something like that on the chronograph bridge - although that may be some other numeric reference). Which would be nothing more than a Valjoux 23 (or Valjoux 72 if it has an hour totalizer as well).

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Valjoux 23

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    Thank you so much for identifying the movement. Can you tell from the picture if it is in good condition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iht View Post
    Thank you so much for identifying the movement. Can you tell from the picture if it is in good condition?
    What do you think?
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    Re: Identify GP movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    What do you think?
    Or should I rephrase: can you spot anything terrible there? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iht View Post
    Thank you so much for identifying the movement. Can you tell from the picture if it is in good condition?
    Well, that is an unfair question. All one can say is that the movement appears clean and that the timekeeping part appears to be working. It is a bit like consulting a doctor online based on a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iht View Post
    Or should I rephrase: can you spot anything terrible there? Thanks.
    The terribly wrong things could be lurking inside somewhere. The picture only shows a small percentage of the movement. It is important to go by description and reputation of the seller. Also, it is safer to factor in service (repair) costs.

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    Re: Identify GP movement?

    Pictures will say if it is a catastrophe. They won't say if it is a gem.
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    Re: Identify GP movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by iht View Post
    Thank you so much for identifying the movement. Can you tell from the picture if it is in good condition?
    Well, the lighting in the picture is somewhat uneven, which makes it harder to tell. The parts we can see look shiny and chamfered, altough there are a few bits that look less well finiished. The color of the one wheel on the left is different then the others, and the piece above it looks to have some oxidation. We can barely see the balance wheel at all, and that's one of the more important bits. Many of the screws look chewed up. So for me, there's enough to be concerned about that I'd want to see better pictures or have the watch in hand before I put down any serious amount of money. The biggest worry with some sellers (especially sellers from places like south america, and some places in asia or eastern europe) is that they'll cobble together bits and pieces from a lot of dead watches to try to get something that works just well enough to sell.
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    Re: Identify GP movement?

    Thank you for all the replies. I take your point about spotting catastrophes and not gems, and that it's hard to tell from a poorly exposed picture. Thank you for all the observations.

    How much would it cost to service/repair a movement like this? Obviously there must be a range, but any kind of rough estimates? Are parts readily available?

    I'm so sorry if these are stupid questions!!

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