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    Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    This watch is a gift from my father in law. It was his dad's.

    I would appreciate some details from the experts on the board.

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    Re: Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    It looks like an elegant dress watch from the 1960s. By that time, Piaget had started to make their own movements so it would be interesting to know what is inside to verify its authenticity.

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    Re: Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    Thanks Harmut. He had the movement replaced with a quartz.
    He did give me the original :



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    Re: Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by oli77 View Post
    Thanks Harmut. He had the movement replaced with a quartz.
    He did give me the original :



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    That’s an awful thing to do to a nice watch like that but not irreversible as you have the movement, getting it serviced and put back shouldn’t be hard.

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    Re: Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    With a bit of perspective I agree, but had no choice in the matter. This is a great gift.

    So this watch is from the 60's, everyone agree? The original owner was born in 1918. I am wondering at what age he initially purchased it.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    Yes, I'd still say early 1960s. According to this thread in another forum:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/com...g_this_piaget/

    ...the movement (Piaget Cal. 9P) was introduced in 1957 - so the watch can't be from earlier than that - and the linked watch with serial number 59#### is from 1958. Yours has a serial number 641638 so it will be later. In addition, I am not sure how long the model was in Piaget's range before it was discontinued but generally, models are changed once every 5 years or so.

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    Re: Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    Thank you for the information and the link Hartmut.

    I see both these watches look really similar and have that 927 model # engraved. This is great info!

    Since the original owner was born in 1918, I am going to go with the story that he got it for his 40th birthday, in 1958! Or was it his 42nd birthday? It's great to know this part of the story with a little bit of investigating and I appreciate the help.

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    Re: Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by oli77 View Post
    Thank you for the information and the link Hartmut.

    I see both these watches look really similar and have that 927 model # engraved. This is great info!

    Since the original owner was born in 1918, I am going to go with the story that he got it for his 40th birthday, in 1958! Or was it his 42nd birthday? It's great to know this part of the story with a little bit of investigating and I appreciate the help.
    Perhaps it could have been a watch to commemorate a more "round" age, like 45 or 50, which would mean 1963 or 1968. Both of these would be more plausible than 1958, combined with the design of the watch.
    I tend to rely more on the features of a watch itself, rather than a family story behind it. My grandfather bought a certain watch in 1951. The design of that watch just screamed early 1950s. My grandmother, though, first recalled it as being maybe 1959, or maybe 1962... The point is that at a certain moment, people stop really caring about when did they buy or get something. If they receive a gift, they tend to think of the person/people who gave it to them, and if they buy, say, a watch, they don't really care about remembering the year they did so for the sake of posterity. It's impossible to blame them, really. No one except a WIS would care to remember.
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    Re: Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    Great Piaget. Get the original movement back to the watch and you are good to go
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    Re: Perspective on this Piaget would be appreciated

    Thank you all for your perspectives and comments. I will keep the thread alive with updates.

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