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    Help indentify this Girard-Perregaux

    Hello WUS form! I picked this watch up at a flea market but having a hard time finding any information about it. If you can help, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.



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    On the same plate as the Girard-Perregaux logo is a number. That is the calibre number. That would help.
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    On the same plate as the Girard-Perregaux logo is a number. That is the calibre number. That would help.

    Thanks Eeeb. It looks like 382 - 278. Does this help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randballen View Post
    Thanks Eeeb. It looks like 382 - 278. Does this help?
    I have no information on a 382 calibre from GP.

    GP made their own quartz calibres in the 70's and they included the following:

    350/51/52 - analog
    396/97 - LED
    641 - analog
    700/05 - analog

    I have repair documentation for those calibres but your pic does not look like it is even a close variant of any of them.

    I would love better pics!
    "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: Help indentify this Girard-Perregaux

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I have no information on a 382 calibre from GP.

    GP made their own quartz calibres in the 70's and they included the following:

    350/51/52 - analog
    396/97 - LED
    641 - analog
    700/05 - analog

    I have repair documentation for those calibres but your pic does not look like it is even a close variant of any of them.

    I would love better pics!
    See if this is a little better:

    Thanks.

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    Re: Help indentify this Girard-Perregaux

    Quote Originally Posted by randballen View Post
    See if this is a little better:
    ...
    Thanks.
    It is. But it doesn't help much.

    There was a service bulletin for this calibre on eBay last month. This indicates there was also a 360 and 380 calibre. I have been looking for early GP movements. Never saw this one before today. It is clearly from the '70s and I suspect was part of GP's second set of movements.

    GP kept improving them for several years but finally the economies of buying ESA quartz movements became too obvious...
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    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    It is. But it doesn't help much.

    There was a service bulletin for this calibre on eBay last month. This indicates there was also a 360 and 380 calibre. I have been looking for early GP movements. Never saw this one before today. It is clearly from the '70s and I suspect was part of GP's second set of movements.

    GP kept improving them for several years but finally the economies of buying ESA quartz movements became too obvious...
    Thanks Eeeb. Should I keep this in the collection?

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    Re: Help indentify this Girard-Perregaux

    Quote Originally Posted by randballen View Post
    Thanks Eeeb. Should I keep this in the collection?
    I'd collect it! It is an example of the early evolution of quartz movements.
    "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: Help indentify this Girard-Perregaux

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I'd collect it! It is an example of the early evolution of quartz movements.

    Thanks for your help Eeeb!

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