Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 maybe?

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Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 maybe?

#1 Post by BobbyBo » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:51 am

Going through my fathers things, I found that he still had this watch buried in a drawer. It doesn't work -- you can't wind it, and dad stopped wearing it around 1970. It has been dormant ever since. So far I really haven't found much on this. I know these two pics don't show too much, and I have not had the back off yet, but at this point, might anyone be able to help identify it, or perhaps offer an opinion on whether or not this would be worth a restoration effort?

Thanks very much!
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Re: Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 maybe?

#2 Post by owch » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:05 pm

I'd say you're in the ballpark for its age.
As a gold filled watch, the case isn't valuable but , if it holds sentimental value, a watchmaker can probably get it running again.
Very often, the reason these old watches stopped running is that a fall of just a few inches onto the dresser or table or countertop would break the balance staff.
The watch, even though fully wound, would no longer run with the broken staff.
The balance staff is a replaceable part and may still be available today.
Sentimental value is what your watch may have for you.
There is wear through the gold plating on the corners. If that bothers you, you may not want to bother restoring it.

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Re: Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 maybe?

#3 Post by BobbyBo » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:03 am

Thanks very much for the reply, I definitely appreciate your comments!

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