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    Watch suggestions? GIRARD PERREGAUX

    I've been looking at getting a watch that would fill my sub second dial watch slot.
    I've seen a couple of nice Girard Perregaux and want to know if it would be a good choice.

    From what I've read, the gyromatic and sea hawk seem to be the ones to get. However, I've seen a number
    of 17 jewel watches that look to fit the look I'm after.

    Any suggestions? If I get a girard should it be a gyromatic?
    Any suggestions on another vintage watch with nice sub second? I'm looking for watches that have some sort
    of historical significance and with sturdy movements that won't end up being a headache...

    Regards,

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    I really like my G-P. It has the feel of real quality. Mine is a 17j bumper automatic which is pre-gyromatic. The gyromatic has a good reputation as an auto. I don't know much beyond this...Here is a picture of mine - I am guessing this is something like what you are looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    I really like my G-P. It has the feel of real quality. Mine is a 17j bumper automatic which is pre-gyromatic. The gyromatic has a good reputation as an auto. I don't know much beyond this...Here is a picture of mine - I am guessing this is something like what you are looking for.
    Yes, those are the one's I've been seeing, very nice looking watch. How smooth is the sweep on the second hand?
    I'm also curious about the case weight...

    Regards,

    Mike

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    I think all GP watches are worth their market price as I see them as generally undervalued. But the good condition non-redials do cost more... I suspect the watch Paleotime pictured is a redial.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Watch suggestions? GIRARD PERREGAUX

    Might consider a "hand wound" GP.

    A number of sub second versions are usually available. Here's an 18K version with an A. Schild movement:





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    Re: Watch suggestions? GIRARD PERREGAUX

    My Gyromatic is at the spa right now so I don't have a pic to post...but it's definitely a very elegant and well made watch. I've been wanting to add another GP to my collection...you really can't go wrong with them.

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    Re: Watch suggestions? GIRARD PERREGAUX

    How smooth is the sweep on the second hand? I'm also curious about the case weight...
    Second hand moves right along - smoothly - no fits or starts. The watch is a reasonable heft, no heavy but not light.

    I suspect the watch Paleotime pictured is a redial.
    Possibly...if so it is a really old redial. The photo I posted minimizes the patina on the dial. The dial lacks the V-notch that I associate with most redials. I really can't say with certainty whether or not it is redialed.

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    Re: Watch suggestions? GIRARD PERREGAUX

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    I really like my G-P. It has the feel of real quality. Mine is a 17j bumper automatic which is pre-gyromatic. The gyromatic has a good reputation as an auto. I don't know much beyond this...Here is a picture of mine - I am guessing this is something like what you are looking for.

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    Is the font on this watch correct? I've seen a couple variations on the GP font...

    Regards,

    Mike

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    Re: Watch suggestions? GIRARD PERREGAUX

    Here is my seahawk! Its not sub second though!
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    A great watch for the money IMO!

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    Re: Watch suggestions? GIRARD PERREGAUX

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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