Girard Perregaux Chronometer 39 Jewels 36,000 b/h

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  1. testguy

    testguy Registered User
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    I found this watch today in a bag of old watches. I would like to learn more about this watch before I make any decisions on restoration. The watch works well, and even has a hack feature. The S/N is 44438. Thanks, Brian
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    You'll find a fair amount of info if you Google "Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic Chronometer".

    Personally I'd have the watch restored because I like it as well as the G-P brand.
     
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    thanks viclip. I found lots of info on Google.
     
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    #4 MrRoundel, Mar 15, 2020
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    The 39J Gyromatic Perregaux models are a very nice movement. I wish I had one. I do look for them at one of my dream prices, but haven't been able to get one. I have a nice 50's Gyromatic, but it is a mere 17J. Great time-keeper, as well as very nice looking SS watch. The 40's through 60's SeaHawks are also a favorite of mine.

    I'm a big Girard Perregaux fan. It's probably because I'm such a value-hound. Congratulations on getting that in a "bag" of watches. I don't know what else you got in that bag, but that is a very nice watch in my book. Cheers.
     
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    The family is based on the manual wind calibre AS 1687/1688.
    The automatic mechanism is a joint development of Doxa, Eberhard, Favre-Leuba, Girard-Perregaux, and Zodiac.
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    One of my favorites. G-P went after the top prize at the Neuchatel trials and would have won if not for Seiko.

    In Osterhausen's book on wrist chronometers he tried many Swiss brands and GP did very well.

    These were intended tot compete with the newly introduced quartz watches.

    They were reputed to have issues with regard to lubrication with pallet arbor pivots wearing out but if yuors runs itis a treasure, even if re-cased as it is..
     
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