Recently Found This Old Girard Perregaux Chronograph Watch-What Do I Have Here?
I found this old Girard Perregaux Chronograph watch in a box filled with a variety of old watches. Any information on this watch would be greatly appreciated. The only thing I could find was a photo of a 1950's Brequet Type XX Pilot Watch that looked identical to this...the only difference was the name on the watch. Was this something that was commonly done in the 50's...two watch manufacturers producing identical watches? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Here's the inside!
Here are some pics of the watch opened....does this help to identify it? ...
'Type XX'-type watch by GP!
I inquired about a similar but not quite the same watch in December last year and got help from one very kind fellow collector. He could not quite help me to track the history of my watch but he could document the history of your watch. What I learned was...
Your GP watch is really sharp looking! Thanks for sharing what you know about my watch...
Looks as if yours is also flyback
On the movement, am I right reading 'seventeen 17 jewels Girard Perregaux & Co unadjusted' (all upper case)? Mine has just one additional line below that reads 'Swiss'. May I ask you to check whether the movement bears the same inscriptions as mine at...
Just one more picture
Sorry for the scar in the middle of the picture. My watch but not my picture. I had to erase the name of seller... Best- Z'
very nice! I will try to get a better look at the details inside my watch and will post a better pic.
Thanks for the better pictures. Alas I can't really see on your pictures whether there are similar inscriptions beside the balance just as on mine. We never discuss the value of watches on this forum. This forum is for exchanging ones interest/ passion fo...
Thanks Z for checking out my better photos....my watch isn't running at this time but I showed it to a watch repairer and he said it looks really nice inside and probably just needs a basic cleaning to get it operational.
one more question for you Z
You mentioned that your watch has the rare Valjoux cal. 720 with 'retour en vol/ flyback' chronograph function....how can this be identified and judging from my photos...does my watch have this too?