GP newbie needs a primer and advice

Oct 12, 2022,17:25 PM

Hi all
I recently inherited 2 GP watches, 1 gents, 1 ladies
I've never had winding watches before and would much appreciated a primer on how to wear and care for them
the gents is a 60s 9086 gyromatic chronometer
the ladies is a 60s 6189 mechanical movement

I will probably wear the gents the most often
How do I wind them?
is it best to wear them all the time?
The gents starts to move when its shaken and wound but stops after a while. Am I not winding enough?
How to set the date?

Any info/details/advice is most welcome.
Thank you.

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 By: maybellemabelle : October 13th, 2022-23:58
Thanks very much amanico! looking forward to learning more about these beauties from this forum :>

You are welcome.

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2022-06:37

Very nice Gyromatic HF. This is the High Frequency caliber from GP, nice to have in a collection. To set the date if there is no position on the crown, you have to turn the crown to midnight/1am so that date shifts,

 By: montres1 : October 13th, 2022-13:19
and then move hands back (until you hear or feel a small click) usually around 10pm/11pm and then move the hands forward again so that the date changes. You have to do that until you reach the good date which could be a bit tedious if you have to go throu... 

Thanks very much for the info

 By: maybellemabelle : October 13th, 2022-23:57
Thanks very much montres1. Even tho I'm new to the GP line, I do appreciate very much how special these watches are. I'm very happy to have received it and will enjoy wearing it.