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Old 16 November 2019, 04:09 PM   #1
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Thoughts on vintage Girard Perregaux Gyromatic?

Found this little guy buried at the back of a case in a local antique shop today. Anyone familiar with these currently? I know the basic history of the Gyromatics, but G-P's have never been my area and I'm still new to older pieces such as this in general, so authenticity and the market still holds a learning curve for me.

Seller would only allow one pic, sorry. :( On the bright side, a few minutes of test seemed to have the movement working spot on. Good to see, though in no way remotely definitive.
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Old 16 November 2019, 06:04 PM   #2
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Legit and dial looks correct, but these are not expensive watches.
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Old 17 November 2019, 05:01 PM   #3
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For as little as the shop wants for it, I figure I can't go wrong, even if I have to get my jeweler friend to give it a once-over and with a nice proper leather strap found. It'll add a nice-ish old G-P to the family for well under 500 USD.
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Old 17 November 2019, 05:08 PM   #4
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I think that is on the high side.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...59&_dcat=31387
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Old 17 November 2019, 05:54 PM   #5
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You're right, but I'm also probably over-estimating my post purchase costs. The watch itself is well under 100 (closer to 50) U.S., which I should have clarified. I tend to think of 'worst-case-scenario' final prices I suppose.
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Old 18 November 2019, 03:43 AM   #6
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Yeah, $50 sounds like a good deal.
I see alot of vintage watches for sale on this site for triple, what I would consider market value, so I hate commenting too much on price.
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Old 18 November 2019, 03:59 AM   #7
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No worries, vintage pieces are still new to me and like I say, this will be my first G-P, so I appreciate the input. :)
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Old 19 November 2019, 02:26 PM   #8
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It's look nice but be careful, the case maybe small, around 33 34mm I think so.
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Old 19 November 2019, 02:35 PM   #9
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You're quite right, it's slightly smaller than my 36, so I believe it is a 32 or 33. I don't mind this for a vintage however. After service and a light cleaning I plan to put it on a black leather strap with minimal taper.
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