Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

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    Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    Hello all,

    I recently picked up this watch for a song. Appears to be all original minus the strap. It's beautiful and keeps great time.

    I know of Gerard Perregaux watches, and I know Paul Perregaux, while not related to Gerard, did have a roll in inventing the screw down crown?

    I didn't know he had a watch company.

    Seller said it was a mid 60's piece.

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    Thanks for looking!

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    Re: Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    I haven't seen one in 50 years.


    Now I remember, I used to see them in the window at Samuel's Jewelers on Market
    Street in San Francisco back in 1961 or 2.
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    Re: Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    I haven't seen one in 50 years.
    Meaning this is the first time you've seen one in 50 years ?! Is that good, or bad? Lol...

    Must be rare-ish, at any rate ;D

    It seems to be a top notch quality watch. Would be great to get more info on them.

    Anybody got any juicy details?
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    Re: Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    That dial brings backs memories of my Moncare.

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    Re: Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    Can't help with information. But that dial is great. Overall it makes me think 1950s rather than the 1960s. Enjoy.

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    Re: Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    Yep
    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    Can't help with information. But that dial is great. Overall it makes me think 1950s rather than the 1960s. Enjoy.

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    Re: Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    Hhhmmm, thanks for the input, guys. Would really like to get more info on this one. I can't even seem to get anywhere with a Google search.

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    Re: Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    The movement is by Adolf Schild:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: AS 1158

    ...or a related calibre. As for Paul Perregaux, I doubt that they are related to the co-inventor of the screw down crown (together with Georges Perret) since that was in 1925 and the company or brand was only registered in 1951. If I read the info in Mikrolisk correctly, they were a subbrand of Montres Dielfax of Neuchatel.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    The movement is by Adolf Schild:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: AS 1158

    ...or a related calibre. As for Paul Perregaux, I doubt that they are related to the co-inventor of the screw down crown (together with Georges Perret) since that was in 1925 and the company or brand was only registered in 1951. If I read the info in Mikrolisk correctly, they were a subbrand of Montres Dielfax of Neuchatel.

    Hartmut Richter
    This is the type of info I was desperately hoping for. Warm thanks!

    Based on what you've shown here, would you place this piece in the 50's, or 60's?

    Also, me being so new to the world if vintage watches, woul you put this movement in a "mediocre" category, or better? It sure seems to keep great time. Especially since, to my knowledge, it is in need of a service.

    Thanks again for all of your help!!

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    Re: Paul Perregaux Watch Co.?

    I would tend more toward the 1950s for this watch. As for the quality of the movement, generic movements like this one came in a large variety of grades, from the really cheap and cheerful pin lever movements (Amida, Ebosa, etc.) to extremely high quality ones e.g. by Frederic Piguet. On that scale, Adolf Schild rate pretty high, alongside the other automatic movement makers in the ESA trust (ETA and Felsa) or the chronograph movement makers Venus and Valjoux. The only thing that regularly fails on AS movements if you treat them even just a little rough is the date feature but since your watch lacks one, you need not worry.

    Hartmut Richter

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