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    need advise on girard perregaux

    looking to get a vintage GP... no idea yet, but any HF?
    need advise on which model, movement should i be looking at?

    i read on the forum that GP cap all their brand at GIRARD-PEREGAUX
    any Girard-Peregaux is probably a redial or franken... serious?
    i really like to avoid that.


    thanks!

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    Re: need advise on girard perregaux

    hmm... dont seem to get alot of interest with GP vintages...

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    Re: need advise on girard perregaux

    I suppose the most collectable would be those labelled as Sea Hawk: ThePuristS.com Girard-Perregaux "Sea Hawk" models - an incomplete history

    Other than that, I don't know a lot about them.
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: need advise on girard perregaux

    When exploring new territory, I generally choose from what is available. Vintage GPs have a large variety and picking a specific one before you are familiar with the landscape is not usually as fruitful as finding the best condition possible for the money spent.
    "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: need advise on girard perregaux

    It's not a section of the vintage market that is covered much - there are quite a few specialists on this brand here and in other forums but the documentation/history to a lot of lower-mid range models is scarce. They had one major swiss market and a large south american presence at the turn of the century and you will see a lot of vintage pieces from south america on ebay. A lot of these have been reworked there and not completely original. Telling the difference is tough due to the lack of coverage/documentation.

    One general advice for you is that :
    GIRARD-PEREGAUX or any Girard-Peregaux is probably a redial or franken


    Both of those (upper and lower case) are most certainly wrong.

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    Re: need advise on girard perregaux

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    One general advice for you is that :

    Both of those (upper and lower case) are most certainly wrong. [/COLOR][/QUOTE]

    sorry, didnt get you there.
    you meant all upper are wrong
    or Girard-Perregaux is wrong?

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    Re: need advise on girard perregaux

    I think he was referring to the spelling of Perregaux.
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    Re: need advise on girard perregaux

    facepalm! my fault! thanks

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    Re: need advise on girard perregaux

    There are many kinds of styles of writings on GP dials. From my restoration experience, I have seen the following:

    GIRARD PERREGAUX in "shaped" (non circular) dress watches pre-50s, mostly in the famous 86 caliber.

    Girard Perregaux
    SEAHAWK in circular, early 'waterproof' press-style mostly stainless cases from the 40s but have seen some in GF up to late 50s as well.
    These are with GP calibers 05, 06 (Both by Peseux) and early AS with sweep seconds.

    Girard Perregaux
    1791 in more expensive dress watches, mostly in solid gold, and especially ones using the legendary 91 caliber.

    Girard Perregaux
    Gyromatic in early 50s automatics by ETA.

    GIRARD PERREGAUX
    Gyromatic in 60s automatics (AS, GP/Zodiac).

    Girard-
    Perregaux in ladies cocktail watches pre-60s (Mostly Peseux calibers)

    GIRARD PERREGAUX in post 60s cocktail watches

    Hope this is somewhat helpful. My "study" refers to models available in the US market.
    Other varieties may be available in other markets. Any questions PM me.
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