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i like that GP more than a regular reverso. sometimes i find the reversible face a little gimicky but i still like the watch. GP's dials of late i don't find as classic.
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i like that GP more than a regular reverso. sometimes i find the reversible face a little gimicky but i still like the watch. GP's dials of late i don't find as classic.

I agree with you. I think the reversible face is a little gimicky too. That's why I like the Gruen. Even more classic just get the manual wind must de cartier 70's model which is a very reasonably priced classy timepiece. Tell me if you dont know the one I'm talking about and I can post a photo of mine.
post #5238 of 48312
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That's a lovely Girard-Perregaux.

Journeyman, thanks for comment.

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do you mind me asking if you happen to know the model reference for yours?

I will send to you ref. of this GP to PM.
post #5239 of 48312
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Even more classic just get the manual wind must de cartier 70's model which is a very reasonably priced classy timepiece.

I love Cartier and JLC Reverso but they have manual wind (or quartz). My GP Richeville with automatic it's more comfortable for me.
post #5240 of 48312
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I love Cartier and JLC Reverso but they have manual wind (or quartz). My GP Richeville with automatic it's more comfortable for me.

not to mention the superior movement you have!
post #5241 of 48312
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the superior movement you have!

Thank you sir.

Photo with the old Gyromatic



Photo of movement of this Richeville

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Wearing this one again today. I know... boooooooooooring.

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Wearing this one again today. I know... boooooooooooring.


Now that's a watch.

Certainly not a RL though is it? I knew you were arguing just for the sake of it.

Anyway lovely watch congrats.
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Wearing this one again today. I know... boooooooooooring.



Great watch
post #5245 of 48312
I've been toying with idea of a Rolex Sea-Dweller (16600) for a while now. I've looked around some of the well known dealers in HK and have found a couple. Thing is, they look exactly the same and yet even in the same shop vary in price by as much as $US500. I understand these watches must be from different years of manufacture, but how does one tell? If the shop doesn't have the box/papers is there a way to distinguish? BTW, if any HK members read this, what's a fair price for say a 2006 model?
Thanks in advance.
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I've been toying with idea of a Rolex Sea-Dweller (16600) for a while now. I've looked around some of the well known dealers in HK and have found a couple. Thing is, they look exactly the same and yet even in the same shop vary in price by as much as $US500. I understand these watches must be from different years of manufacture, but how does one tell? If the shop doesn't have the box/papers is there a way to distinguish? BTW, if any HK members read this, what's a fair price for say a 2006 model?
Thanks in advance.

You can get a general idea of year of manufacture from the letter in the SN. There are plenty of resources on the interweb to explain it. Rolex seems to have changed things up for 2010 though.
post #5247 of 48312
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Journeyman, thanks for comment.

I will send to you ref. of this GP to PM.

Thank you very much - greatly appreciated.


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Just get the JL reverso and be done with it, you know its what you really want.

But if your brave try and find a vintage Gruen curvex. Much cheaper but very slick.

Yes, in all seriousness, I have been seriously considering a JLC Reverso for some time now, but whilst I like the technical side of the watch, and I really want a rectangular or lozenge style of watch, I'm not sold on the JLC's case. The G-P's case is a bit cleaner and simpler, compared to that of the JLC.

Good point on the Gruen, and the Curvex gets points for rarity and the "cool" factor associated with having a curved watch case. I've seen a few on Timezone over the years, but most of them are only in reasonable condition and I'm really looking for something that's pretty much new-old stock, rather than something that needs refurbishment.
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Journeyman, what about some model of Cartier?

GP Vintage also have good models.

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Today for me soviet vintage

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Journeyman, what about some model of Cartier?

GP Vintage also have good models.


Kappelan, that is another stunning G-P - thanks for the image and the suggestion.

I really don't know too much about Cartier. I do know that they introduced the rectangular, "tank" case many, many years ago but for some reason, I still tend to think of them as more of a jewellery and accessories company than as a reputable watch company. I could well be wrong, though, and I should look further.
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