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Offline spidermon68

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Just registered, never knew this site existed!
« on: April 08, 2022, 12:44:06 PM »
Hello All MWF'ers. Something nice recently revived my liking for wristwatches again and I found this site! woohoooo!

My father passed away when I was in my teens and he left me with a very nice (to me) 1960s hand wound Girard-Perregaux which had a simple clean face. It was a present my mom bought for my dad on their wedding day. Since then I've come to enjoy the lengths at which horologist can go to design and manufacture something so small and yet can hold time accurately. Mechanical watches are truly an amazing marvel and I love wearing such precision on my wrist.

I dont have a lot of watches honestly, cant afford so many drool worthy watches. I'm not for gold or diamond encrusted items but more for what's inside of the watch. I look forward to reading many exchanges within the forum.

Offline pleasuresaurus

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Re: Just registered, never knew this site existed!
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2022, 01:00:35 PM »
Welcome aboard mate  :thumbsup: looks like u got ur watch hobby started rather early with the GP. Got a pic of it u can share? Its a dress watch? This would be long before there was a Laureato I reckon.

Offline spidermon68

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Re: Just registered, never knew this site existed!
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2022, 02:17:45 PM »
Here you go, picture of the GP (sorry for the poor image)


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Re: Just registered, never knew this site existed!
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2022, 03:56:31 PM »
Now that is vintage, good stuff mate. The indices, are they etched or applied there? Can't quite make it out. Still runs ok?

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Re: Just registered, never knew this site existed!
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2022, 05:24:10 PM »
Ya still working OK, it winds fine and mechanism is still smooth.

The indices are applied onto the dial face. I'm not sure what year its from

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Re: Just registered, never knew this site existed!
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2022, 06:43:08 PM »
Great piece mate, wear it in good health  :thumbsup:

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Re: Just registered, never knew this site existed!
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2022, 08:39:44 PM »
Always have a thing with vintage watch, the curvy casing, simplicity, and typically smaller sizing too ! Mind to share how it looks on wrist ?


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