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dcg - it was my honor

frills - im a huge corthay fan. the arca is one of the moat beautiful shoes all time.
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Vintage Girard-Perregaux manual. Simple, classic, easy to read, flies under the radar.

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The blue seconds hand seriously makes those watches too.

 

Seriously increases the want/need/delete as appropriate!

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This is Sylvia.

She is a mixed-breed "rescue" dog. About three years old.

If you were to suggest that it is an "uninspired" piece from a "jewelry house" that runs on a "pedestrian" movement, she will bark at you very loudly, and demand to be taken for a walk.

 

Sylvia is lovely, and certainly has great taste!

 

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frills - im a huge corthay fan. the arca is one of the moat beautiful shoes all time.

 

Did you say Arca?

 

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My first real watch arrived last Monday. I can already say for sure that I love it.

 

 

 

Cheers,

SKM

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This is Sylvia.





She is a mixed-breed "rescue" dog. About three years old.


Sylvia is also a big fan of the Cartier Roadster. (Coincidentally....who knew?)


If you were to suggest that it is an "uninspired" piece from a "jewelry house" that runs on a "pedestrian" movement, she will bark at you very loudly, and demand to be taken for a walk.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Sylvia very pretty, and has nice taste in watches.  My problem with Thor is he would consider tasting the watches (actually he might just swallow one whole). 

Nice to see some Cartier love here too!

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Vintage GP manual; flies under the radar, easy to read, and simple/classic for work. I've looked around online for one like it to get some info, but have never seen one exactly the same. Any GP experts around?

That's a beauty.  I'm guessing you tried the GP forum (I believe there is one on TZ or Puristspro).  I am far from a GP expert, but it seems many watches from 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, (PP, AP, VC) just went by reference numbers.  Companies often did not have collections they way they do today, for example today VC has the Patrimony, Historique, and Overseas, etc.  Often times a watch back then may have been made for a very short span of time, a change or two is made, and there is a new reference number (although they probably used the same movement, until a new one was released).  I doubt you will find much specific information regarding your GP, but it really is a beautiful watch.  Enjoy it. 

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My first real watch arrived last Monday. I can already say for sure that I love it.

 

 

 

Cheers,

SKM

Very nice choice.  Congrats!  I'm sure it will give you many years of enjoyment!

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That's a beauty.  I'm guessing you tried the GP forum (I believe there is one on TZ or Puristspro).  I am far from a GP expert, but it seems many watches from 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, (PP, AP, VC) just went by reference numbers.  Companies often did not have collections they way they do today, for example today VC has the Patrimony, Historique, and Overseas, etc.  Often times a watch back then may have been made for a very short span of time, a change or two is made, and there is a new reference number (although they probably used the same movement, until a new one was released).  I doubt you will find much specific information regarding your GP, but it really is a beautiful watch.  Enjoy it. 

Thanks! yes, I tried the GP forum but it was a little overwhelming for "general" viewing. I'm not a watch expert and just buy based on (1) my aesthetic interests, (2) if I can afford it, and (3) (if vintage/used) if the seller is someone I know and/or trust!

When I bought it we had the back off and so I should have written down the numbers, but didn't think about it at the time. Will definitely do next time I'm at my local jeweler who services my goods. wink.gif

I think it's from the 50's or 60's... based on similar styles. But, again, it's hard to tell. Has the loveliest horse-gallop sound... tickaTICK, tickaTICK, tickaTICK. lol

Hope somebody here might have some info or lead me in the right direction.
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For Scott:


Daily I admire
Myriad wonders on TWAT
Fight the urge to buy!

Nicely done, let's not stop at one.
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rach2jlc - i dont know about vintage GP, but i do know that that watch is lovely. enjoy it.

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Did you say Arca? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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My first real watch arrived last Monday. I can already say for sure that I love it. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Cheers,
SKM

very nice. wear it in good health.
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rach2jlc - i dont know about vintage GP, but i do know that that watch is lovely. enjoy it. .

Thank you, sir. wink.gif
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Thanks! yes, I tried the GP forum but it was a little overwhelming for "general" viewing. I'm not a watch expert and just buy based on (1) my aesthetic interests, (2) if I can afford it, and (3) (if vintage/used) if the seller is someone I know and/or trust!

When I bought it we had the back off and so I should have written down the numbers, but didn't think about it at the time. Will definitely do next time I'm at my local jeweler who services my goods. wink.gif

I think it's from the 50's or 60's... based on similar styles. But, again, it's hard to tell. Has the loveliest horse-gallop sound... tickaTICK, tickaTICK, tickaTICK. lol

Hope somebody here might have some info or lead me in the right direction.

Yes, I agree its most likely from the 1950s or 1960s.  I am not sure what kind of info you are looking to find out about this piece.  Check Amazon and see if anyone has written a comprehensive book about GP (you might find it interesting).  I have one for VC, and it has photos of dress watches, reference #s, and a few other things, but truth be told, there isn't a lot beyond that about older vintage pieces.  You should try bringing it to a GP boutique, if you live near one or if you travel someplace that has one. Give them the ref #  and with some research they should be able to tell you more about the watch, such as when it was made.  However, I doubt you will find much more than that.  There just wasn't a lot written about some of these dress watches back then. 

 

Great looking watch.  Enjoy it!

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Thank you, sir. wink.gif

cheers.gif

how you been by the way?
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i need an ultra slim dress watch. frown.gif

A Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin should fulfill that need.

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^^ Certainly would, but I fear as Stitchy likes his watches on the large side, the budget might be unrealistic!  I was just looking at vintage VC and PP, but bigger than 34mm seems rare and expensive.

 

A JLC Grande Ultra Thin would seem like a sensible choice.  Or if thin isn't essential, how about a nice 40mm no-date Nomos Zurich?  You don't have any Germans yet, Stitch...me neither...

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