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Historical research into Piaget Polo: The Missing One

 
 By: MTF : July 9th, 2009-09:09
Mystery Piaget Polo - vertical lines on leather strap Dear Forumners, In the process of gathering material for a historical look at Piaget Polo watches, I found this photo of a "vintage" piece....probably from circa 1980. The question is: Does anybody act...

Visually striking and aesthetically pleasing design that cleverly blends . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 9th, 2009-12:47
. . . the case/bezel - dial interface; I'll wager that the apparent angle of the vertical bars alters as the angle at which the watch is viewed changes, too. The phenomena of hidden or altered images is personally fascinating, and I don't think I've ever ...

Like MB&F #3.......

 
 By: MTF : July 9th, 2009-19:08
Art, There really is nothing new in design. Some people got excited that you can get the Max Buser & Friends Horological Machine #3 (what a mouthful) in vertical or horizontal case orientation. Looks like Piaget tried it in 1980 and probably another older...

It's not one of mine

 
 By: rubysky : July 9th, 2009-22:25
... found this on the internet......

Thanks....but

 
 By: MTF : July 12th, 2009-17:32
this mystery piece is still a mystery.............. MTF

Itchy indeed...

 
 By: LCDW : July 19th, 2009-05:26
I become when I saw the picture. I'm lucky to be given a Polo and for years I'm looking at it, marvelling at the lines on the case integrated with the lines on the dial...beautiful and though seems simple, the look of Polo has always been one of my favour...

Missing One - Late Response!

 
 By: TJRB : August 3rd, 2010-06:26
MTF and Others, Sorry for the very delayed response to the thread, but i just saw it while surfing the site. In response to the questions and interest, i have owned the "missing one" for over twenty years. For the record, it's the all gold vertical editio...

Missing One: Piaget Calibre 8P2: Pictures

 
 By: TJRB : August 4th, 2010-08:16
Light reflection of the face Buckle with vertical matching strip Case back with sticker following recent factory service Reverse buckle with Piaget stamp and 24kt mark Front close up Side close up showing matching curved vertical stripe and crown Side vie...

Great photos and thanks for the detailed information...

 
 By: Dino944 : August 5th, 2010-07:59
I remember seeing the Polo Piaget on a strap with vertical stripes back in the 1980s. I even saved some old Piaget ads that had pix of the Polos when they were new (not sure I have them any more). What a cool watch! In addition, since all of the advertizi...

Thanks; I have posted a re-direction

 
 By: MTF : August 5th, 2010-10:42
post on Piaget and HoMe blog fora. Regards, MTF

Great post!

 
 By: dxboon : August 8th, 2010-09:43
Thanks for taking all those pictures of your beautiful watch. It's a classy piece that's perfect for wearing with a suit or casually. What a great example of a Piaget! Hope to read more from you! Cheers, Daos

Piaget Service

 
 By: tickertp : August 13th, 2010-17:01
Nice Polo! I've enjoyed my Piaget as well.... but it has the pesky 8P2 movement. I'm having trouble with it now in getting the hours to set properly. Question - what did Piaget charge you for the service? Does anyone out there have an independent service ...

Also worn by Steve Martin

 
 By: revtoddlinn : May 6th, 2011-21:50
Hey, I know this post is a bit late, but I just came across this forum recently. Thought you might be interested in knowing that this Piaget was also worn by Steve Martin's character, Neil Page, in the 1987 movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Here's a l...

A true treasure, from the days when substance ruled supreme over packaging...

 
 By: Ornatus-Mundi : November 8th, 2013-14:53
how often and to what occasions do you ear it? Best, Magnus

i think i have the most similar

 
 By: adlerhope7071 : September 3rd, 2010-06:47
Well I am having trouble finding the name of the watch etc. if anyone could help I would be delighted. the numbers are9035 304616 18kt gold on inside of caseback 109 18 jewels on movement 781801 the only difference is it just says piaget. It is solid blac...

Pictures of my Piaget Polo AUTOMATIC (NOT QUARTZ!)

 
 By: par72su18 : January 23rd, 2012-16:09
hello everybody! I was browsing the web trying to find information on my Piaget watch and found your interesting blog! I wanted to share with you the info and the pictures of my watch, which is however mechanical and not quartz! Can anybody share any ligh...

Wow thats a beauty!

 
 By: Dino944 : January 24th, 2012-06:57
I love the original Piaget Polo design, both on a bracelet or a strap. Very cool that yours is an automatic and nice to see you still have the original items that came with the watch, like box, case, papers, wallet etc. What a great looking watch. I hope ...

The Missing One: informations received from PIAGET CH !

 
 By: par72su18 : January 24th, 2012-07:03
Dear All, I have just received some information regarding my Piaget Automatic and the family of watches (see catalog picture attached) including "The Missing One". Here is the answer received directly from Piaget Switzerland: ".... would like to thank you...

Cool! Thanks for the information (nt)

 
 By: MTF : February 3rd, 2012-12:08

Piaget Polo

 
 By: 1804sc46 : November 6th, 2013-05:24
hi, i'm luca yes, i have a Piaget Polo like the pictures, i send you three picts ...

Quartz Piaget Polo

 
 By: MTF : November 6th, 2013-08:34
luca, Thank you for the find. Does it still work after 40 years? Regards, MTF

That is a very comprehensive design...

 
 By: Ornatus-Mundi : November 8th, 2013-14:51
just amazing how well all the elements are in balance with each other and how well they are integrated. Just look at the two outer lines, they are extended beyond the case through lugs and further to the sticking of the strap. The entire motif is replicat...

....and its all been done before at Piaget

 
 By: MTF : November 8th, 2013-16:07
Luckily we have some sort of archive on-line that such a watch exists. From the 1980s era, when quartz movement was King, the mechanical Polo Vertical (not official nickname) should not exist.......but it does! I agree with you that the design is not rand...

I have this watch and wear it often

 
 By: davidsands : June 10th, 2014-08:41
I received this watch from my father as a gift in the early 1980's or late 1970's . The original movement was one which automatically advanced or backed off 1 hour if the crown was pulled out halfway and then rotated forward or backward for a second. In a...

The Mists of Time

 
 By: MTF : June 12th, 2014-23:29
davidsands, Lucky you to have this old design. Alas, in those days, as a small family firm with small batches of production of many variations (usually dials), not a lot of emphasis was placed on recording model numbers or names. Watches were simple descr...