Vintage Girard Perregaux

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    Vintage Girard Perregaux

    Hello all. I am new and was looking for a little help in identifying the age of a watch passed down to me by my grandfather. Also maybe some ideas for a new band. I would really like to change it up a bit.
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    Re: Vintage Girard Perregaux

    Hi.

    You have a very fine watch there. You may like to read this:

    http://www.p178host.com/gpgallery/se...k_history.html

    I'm not sure of the date - GP were quite conservative with their styling - but I would guess at late 50's early 60's. Perhaps someone will stop by who knows when that 'GP' logo was first used.

    I don't think that there is a list of GP serial numbers anywhere to help with dating.

    WRT to the band (strap), have a look in that article at the padded band with contrast stitching under the heading '1950´s - the rise of the diver´s watches'. But its all about personal taste, of course.

    Mine dates to about 1960 (from the movement type).
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    Re: Vintage Girard Perregaux

    Thanks for the reply!
    Any recommendation for something I could use to polish my old watches with?

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    Re: Vintage Girard Perregaux

    Polywatch works well for plastic crystals, and Flitz works well for metals; it is more of a cleaner, not very abrasive, so is good for gold-fill too. Be careful with any cleaner/polish if using with the watch completely together.

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