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Girard-Perregaux watch knowledge needed

  1. Cate78366

    Cate78366 Jan 10, 2020

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    Hello! I'm looking to buy this watch. It's a watch from circa 1949, with Girard-Perregaux 82 ( Peseux 220) movement but with extra detailing and 17 jewels not the fifteen as standard
    Width with crown 25.1 mm
    I'm inclined , from my research, to say that this watch is authentic, and the seller has good reviews. I'm just a bit hesitant because I know that the "antimagnetic" on the dial in a vintage omega is a no no. I don't know enough about GP and didn't find enough information to say with absolute certain that this is common in GP watches.
    If you could be so kind to help I would be very grateful!
     
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  2. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jan 10, 2020

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    The antimagnetic is OK for GP dials.
    However I suspect a redial has been done due to the missing hyphen, Girard-Perregaux is a hyphenated name.
    Also the sub-dial appears off to my eyes and the antimagnetic text curve doesn't follow the periphery of the subdial very well.
     
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  3. wagudc

    wagudc Jan 10, 2020

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    The middle "AG" in ANTIMAGNETIC looks pretty far off. The second A is different from the first.
     
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  4. mrbreen

    mrbreen Jan 10, 2020

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    What everyone else said. And all that rust/green oxidization in the first photo. Yikes! 2nd time I’m doing this tonight, but a much cleaner/cooler GP available for sale on this forum right now.
     
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  5. wagudc

    wagudc Jan 10, 2020

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  6. Cate78366

    Cate78366 Jan 11, 2020

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    Thank you all for the help! Such a shame, I really liked the overall look of the watch...
    Unfortunately the GP that is on sale right now is a bit big for my wrist. I appreciate the suggestion nonetheless :)
     
  7. Cate78366

    Cate78366 Jan 11, 2020

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    The help is truly amazing! May I ask how did you learn so much? Some brands do have history on the internet you can read but most are difficult to find and the books are expensive
     
  8. Cate78366

    Cate78366 Jan 11, 2020

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    I'm not doubting your expertise, I found this scan from the 1940 US catalog, it doesn't appear to have a hyphen. Just wanted to know if is true for future and current knowledge.
    But yes, the dial seems to be a redial. Some of the hour marks, looking closely seem a little ink blurred
     
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  9. Lurk41

    Lurk41 Jan 11, 2020

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    I saw some GP that seemed legit without the hyphen but I did not inspect everything..
    Nonetheless, even if there are some without hyphen, there is enough proof on that one to tell it is a redial

    PS : I have a small wrist but I never thought 33mm would be too big for someone :)
     
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  10. Cate78366

    Cate78366 Jan 11, 2020

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    Yes ahaha it's a problem :D I think 30/31 mm is my limit ::facepalm2::