Picked up a vintage Girard-Perregaux @ WUS. Need help with details
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    Picked up a vintage Girard-Perregaux @ WUS. Need help with details

    Hi experts.

    Picked the following up. Can anyone ID this? Movement and caseback look original. Also any good contacts for restorers?

    Thanks

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    Re: Picked up a vintage Girard-Perregaux @ WUS. Need help with details

    Nice find. This looks to be one of the HF - High Frequency - 36000 bph watches they made in the 60' and 70's. (They tick at 10 ticks per second rather than the usually 8 or 6 ticks per second -- more accurate!). I can't tell which movement they used here as there is not enough of the movement showing (movement pics should include the balance wheel - move the rotor!). It might be a GP Calibre 32.

    Any competent watchmaker can service the movement and might be able to remove the scale on the hands. The links and articles has a post on how to find watchmakers in the US. That and some light polishing to bring out the shine will make this vintage almost as new.

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    Hey thanks. Comparing the text placement n markings on the movement it looks like a 32a. Once I get home, will take a better pic of the movement. Thx for ur help again.

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    Re: Picked up a vintage Girard-Perregaux @ WUS. Need help with details

    the watch just came back from a trip to my trusted watchmaker.
    some observations: all parts inside were authentic and original. The gear had worn out. Replaced with OEM gear.
    Power reserve still good.
    The dial has been refinished before as the swiss made is missing.
    overall good health and now with a new strap and some touch ups, looks pretty new. liking it!

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    Re: Picked up a vintage Girard-Perregaux @ WUS. Need help with details

    congrats on a very good watch
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