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  1. RCAFBuster

    RCAFBuster Dec 10, 2016

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    I open this one up to the brains trust.
    I've recently acquired this Garrard Chronograph and can't find any information other than it is supposed to be 1940-50s.
    What Movement is it?
    What year?

    Cheers,

    Buster

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  2. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Dec 10, 2016

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    Sorry can't help Buster but I do remember the 'Brains Trust' ::facepalm2::
     
  3. RCAFBuster

    RCAFBuster Dec 10, 2016

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    She's in for a service now. You must be as old as I to remember, hehe.
    The son said his father wore this as aircrew, private purchase. He definitely added the 'lume' style marks on the dial for readability.
    Buster
     
  4. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Dec 10, 2016

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    I won't tell if you don't ;)
     
  5. RCAFBuster

    RCAFBuster Dec 10, 2016

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    Agreed!
     
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  6. LarryG

    LarryG not KennyG, not OG, just LarryG Dec 10, 2016

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    Excelsior Park cal. 4 perhaps
     
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  7. RCAFBuster

    RCAFBuster Dec 10, 2016

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    Hi Larry,
    Upon comparison, I think you are spot on. The EP Cal 4 was also used for Gallet, Zenith and GP.
    Thanks,
    Buster
     
  8. RCAFBuster

    RCAFBuster Dec 11, 2016

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    The EP4 seems to have been used from about 1942 and it had shock protection.
     
  9. Egatdagi

    Egatdagi Dec 12, 2016

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    This?
     
  10. adam78

    adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 19, 2016

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    At first I thought you meant a 50s record changer...;)
     
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  11. Dre

    Dre Dec 19, 2016

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    Nice one D! EP 4 movement, most likely to be around late 1940s. Hard to pin point the exact year for EP watches as they're not documented properly, dragondan at WUS would be the person I'd ask for this as he has an extensive serial database of Gallet & EP watches.

    Chrono hand seems to have been painted red as well to match the red "lume" marks on the dial, originally blued steel.
     
  12. RCAFBuster

    RCAFBuster Dec 19, 2016

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    Hi A, thanks for your input. I will seek out dragondan. under a loupe I can see that the sweep hand has been painted 'old red' to match the lume marks applied to the dial. My research indicates that the EP4 was released about 1942.

    Cheers,
    Buster
     
  13. buddman

    buddman Nov 17, 2017

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    Found your old thread RCAFBuster - Ive just acquired the same...but without the customised lume job. Im told by dragondan it might be later -60s and perhaps even early 70s. Im sure your research showed you that Garrard are and were a very high end jewellery shop in London. They would have served the well heeled gentlemen of the era, and I think a tool watch bearing their name is very uncommon . Normally you see 9ct and 18ct gold dress watches with the Gerrard name, housing Smiths movements inside.

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  14. RCAFBuster

    RCAFBuster Nov 17, 2017

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    Looks great. These Chronographs are not very common, as you said, most Garrard's are more of a gold dress watch.
    For mine, I can only go by the provenance provided by the son of the Beaufighter Navigator that he used it during WW2.
    Cheers,
    Buster
     
  15. Syrte

    Syrte Nov 17, 2017

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    Had missed the initial post, congrats gents— and dibs on the first one @RCAFBuster, I really like those reddish marks!
    Looping in @Northernman as he likes those EP calibers too.
     
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