Incoming: 70's GP Gyromatic
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    Incoming: 70's GP Gyromatic

    Girard-Perregaux wasn't the exclusively high-end luxury brand in the 60's and 70's that it is now, but they still made fine watches using solid supplied ebauches. Vintage models can be a bargain, but they can also be marriages or have poorly restored dials. This looks pretty good to me, however. (Seller's pics.)

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    The blue dial looks fantastic, and that's really what drew me in. The 70's cushion is interesting enough to wear without being too out there, and the 38mm width is a good size for this shape. The case has some scratches but it hasn't been polished and still retains its original crispness.

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    The movement is the GP caliber 461, which is a FHF 90-5 that GP has hot-rodded with a precision regulator and KIF shock protection.

    Even the gasket looks pretty good.

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    I may have to hunt for a nice bracelet for this watch.

    Rick "taking the risk" Denney
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    Re: Incoming: 70's GP Gyromatic

    Hi Rdenney,

    Nice pick up, condition looks good and everything appears correct. - phew! :) The hands particularly are in excellent condition. lovely blue dial with the date at 6 gives it nice balance. Enjoy.

    Regards,

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    Incoming: 70's GP Gyromatic

    Back when this was fresh, I forgot to add some reference information.

    Through another connection, the GP factory confirmed that this watch is a reference 9380 GA, made between 1976 and 1978. They made 500 in steel and 500 in gold. With a strap, it sold for CHF290 when new--about half the price of the Hamilton QED2 that I owned at the time.

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    Ebel: 1911 BTR 9137L73* and 9139L71*, 1911 1120L41*, 1911 Senior 9080241, Brasilias 9120M41 (2), Aquatica 500 9120K61, Classic Hexagon GMT 9301F61, Classic 100 LE 9120R41; Baume & Mercier: Capeland World-Timer
    Heuer: Carrera 1964 Re-Edition CS3110; Maurice Lacroix: Masterpiece MP6439; "Seagull": 1963 Reissue cal. ST19; Seiko: Black Monster SRP307; Poljot: Sturmanskie cal. 3133; Tissot: T-Touch Lew and Huey: Acciona
    Vintage: JLC: ref. 2953, ca. 1946; Longines: Flagship cal 285; Zodiac: SST cal. 86, Aerospace GMT cal. 72; Favre-Leuba: cal. 253; Tianjin: Dong Feng cal. ST5; Elgin: Gr. 152 (1898), Gr. 384 (1919); Ebel: ca. 1962 ref. 9214955
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    Re: Incoming: 70's GP Gyromatic

    Quote Originally Posted by Rdenney View Post
    Girard-Perregaux wasn't the exclusively high-end luxury brand in the 60's and 70's that it is now, but they still made fine watches using solid supplied ebauches. Vintage models can be a bargain, but they can also be marriages or have poorly restored dials. This looks pretty good to me, however. (Seller's pics.)

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    The blue dial looks fantastic, and that's really what drew me in. The 70's cushion is interesting enough to wear without being too out there, and the 38mm width is a good size for this shape. The case has some scratches but it hasn't been polished and still retains its original crispness.

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    The movement is the GP caliber 461, which is a FHF 90-5 that GP has hot-rodded with a precision regulator and KIF shock protection.

    Even the gasket looks pretty good.

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    I may have to hunt for a nice bracelet for this watch.

    Rick "taking the risk" Denney
    A nice and rare watch congrats on your acquistion
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