My father’s wrist watch

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  1. Count Popo

    Count Popo New Member

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    I believe my father bought this watch when he was in Europe during WWII. He was based at the Paris Hospital as the Sergeant Major. It is seems to be a narrow, thin case with a watch band that took a jeweler and not a watchmaker to figure out how to work the band. It is a Gerard Peregaux and has his name and military ID inscribed on the back of the case. Do to the color of the face it is very hard to take a good photo
     
  2. Jeff Hess

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    any photo would do... please share!
     
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  3. Count Popo

    Count Popo New Member

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    Here is a photo of my Dads Gerard Peregaux wristwatch

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  4. viclip

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    Very nice family heirloom with known provenance.

    Is it "Girard Perregaux" or "Gerard Peregaux" ?
     
  5. Count Popo

    Count Popo New Member

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    As best we can tell it’s Girard Pereraux
     
  6. roughbarked

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    On many gold cases of this period the lugs were solid gold and a part of the case. So it is no surprise that someone who knows the melting point of 9ct gold is required to change the band.
     

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