my ONLY Girard Perrragaux looking for help with it

May 19, 2017,02:57 AM

Hello all, my grandmother passed this on to me.  It was very special to her as my grandfather, the love of her life gave it to her.  He passed away far too soon, when my father was just 21 and right before he (my dad) was drafted into the vietnam war.  I have been working on a timeline of this history and i was hoping that anyone at all would have suggestions as to what era, or also if there is any possibility of repair?  after reading other threads i feel my pics are up to par but if not please say so.  I was already in love with this obviously belonging to Grammy, but the moment i opened it up I feel almost MADLY OBSESSED with the GP line.  They are amazing.  She used to tell me so but well, I was a kid at the time.  I welcome anyone and everyone's input please. Thank you!

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Warm welcome here!

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : May 19th, 2017-03:03
Your grandmother had great taste I would definitely repair it servis it and keep it As for when it was made let us wait for blomman's expertise I would say 1930ies Cheers D

thank you!

 By: pawluhdee : May 19th, 2017-04:11
so I was right! yes, i am new to this site but it seems that the consensus is that blomman is our go-to guy! he did actually tell me he will help and I'm so excited , however I didnt realize I was bugging him on holiday, and yet he was still kind enough t... 

That's our man blomman...rock solid

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : May 19th, 2017-06:01
and super guy!!! Looking forward reading from you Cheers D

Welcome to the site :) , it is always nice to have something passed on to you :), especially by a loved one as every time you look at it you can remember all the wonderful

 By: Rogi : May 19th, 2017-07:44
time you've had with them. As for the piece itself, Ladies 14k White Gold watches seem to run through the eras of 1920s to 1970s, this GP reminds me of the Omega Sapphette line, beautiful white gold watches with diamonds (I purchased a wonderful set for m...  

Warm welcome here!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 19th, 2017-12:13
Very nice ladies Girard-Perregax! Exactly like Rogi says, 14 K Gold with diamonds. Guessing the bracelet is "flexi band". Now the problem is that this type of ladies watch was made by GP (and many other brands) starting as early as mid 1920s all the way t...  

This helps tremendously

 By: pawluhdee : May 19th, 2017-16:49
Thank you so much! Im still not clear on the year he passed but must have not been very long after as he did go unexpectedly before my father was drafted into Vietnam war. Aside from it being so beautiful, this would be the reason she cherished it so, and... 

Ref 7427....hmmmm...:)) [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : May 20th, 2017-23:43

Ah, yes! ;) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 21st, 2017-05:35

I went digging in my archive and I think I found the movement, or at least a good point in the right direction, it looks like a Girard Perregaux 58 (it is a modified Peseux 345)

 By: Rogi : May 20th, 2017-10:41
The 58 was popular amongst ladies watches for GP and they used it from around the 60s so blomman's initial observation is correct They came in various variations (none with the movement number written on them) , but I have no idea what was improved in eac...  

Yes, most likely GP 58 or some of its offsprings

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 21st, 2017-05:50
Good spotted! Problem is that the GP 58 and GP 58.XX was in production between 1950 - 1967. We need to know exact version to narrow it down. The differences: The GP 58 is based on the Peseux 100, while the GP 58.09, .19 and the .29 are based on the Peseux... 

you guys are a great bunch!

 By: pawluhdee : May 22nd, 2017-18:18
sorry for the late response, I was away. I am still waiting on a reply back to find out what year my father was drafted. We're not estranged, but i want to be sure of when it was. stay tuned. P.S. I found myself wandering thru a street of antique shops in...