Need help identifying authenticity of vintage GP

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    Need help identifying authenticity of vintage GP

    So I saw this vintage GP listed for sale at a price I can stomach but I am not very knowledgeable about vintage watches and wanted a little WUS guidance with regards to authenticity. The seller got it off of ebay and was told it was simply restored. This would be my first foray into the world of vintage watches and I want it to be a smooth experience.

    1. Does it look authentic?
    2. Should I see a movement picture?

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    Re: Need help identifying authenticity of vintage GP

    I'm not a GP expert, but when dealing with Vintage, ALWAYS get a movement picture. Case looks a bit over-polished to me, but that's neither surprising nor a particular cause for concern provided you like the look.
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    Re: Need help identifying authenticity of vintage GP

    Not that it is always the case, but black dials can be a tip off of being redialed.
    YES get movement pics.
    And closer shots of the dial if you can.
    I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.

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    Re: Need help identifying authenticity of vintage GP

    I got a few movement pics for you authorities too
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    Last edited by MZhammer; October 24th, 2011 at 07:21.
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    Re: Need help identifying authenticity of vintage GP

    I have a similar GP to this example. It looks to be in good condition, it's a Calibre 03, dating from the 50's. Unlike my rose gold example, the serial number and logo on the case back indicates that it was completely assembled in Switzerland. Mine is an "Industria Argentina" cased model. If you can find one of the long chocolate brown boxes with the GP logo, that would just about make it perfect. I have a 33mm SeaHawk model with identical texturing on the dial. I'm also not sure about originality of the dial.

    Just my 2 cents.

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