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wehler53

Help ID'ing this Ladies Girard Perregaux

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Hi all,

I have this Girard Perregaux Ladies watch that belonged to my Grandmother. But for the life of me I cannot find any information about it or date it. What I know is its a 21mm x 21mm case, the watch face is circular but housed in a square case which seems strange from what ive seen online. The glass over the front looks lile its been designed to resemble a gem and protrudes quite away out from the case. The only number on the case is 8056A on the back. The case is stamped 18K gold and has 206 stamped next to that. The movement is a 17 jewel hand wind. The serial number or the best I can make of it is 6719483.

 

Here are a few pictures  https://imgur.com/a/kMira7G

Thanks in advance for any information or help!

Sorry i mistyped 8561A is the number on the back

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On ‎29‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 15:16, wehler53 said:

Hi all,

I have this Girard Perregaux Ladies watch that belonged to my Grandmother. But for the life of me I cannot find any information about it or date it. What I know is its a 21mm x 21mm case, the watch face is circular but housed in a square case which seems strange from what ive seen online. The glass over the front looks lile its been designed to resemble a gem and protrudes quite away out from the case. The only number on the case is 8056A on the back. The case is stamped 18K gold and has 206 stamped next to that. The movement is a 17 jewel hand wind. The serial number or the best I can make of it is 6719483.

 

Here are a few pictures  https://imgur.com/a/kMira7G

Thanks in advance for any information or help!

Sorry i mistyped 8561A is the number on the back

Hi, and welcome to the Forum.

I regret not being au fait with ladies' GP models, but the movement in yours would appear to be either an Alpina 563 (= Felsa 4162) or the broadly similar 564 (= Felsa 4172), both of which were still in use in the 1960s, whenever else. Yours is the "later" version with an adjustable stud carrier and some details are shown here: http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&1&2uswk&Alpina_563

Regards.

PS. For anyone else wishing to see the images of the watch, your link needs to be copied and pasted into their browser.

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Nice one, dear @Balaton1109. Interesting information and places the watch nicely into a date bracket. I do like that imitation cut gemstone look for the crystal - gives the whole watch a lift aesthetically and goes well with the square case. Is the bracelet also 18 carat gold I wonder?

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47 minutes ago, Always"watching" said:

Nice one, dear @Balaton1109. Interesting information and places the watch nicely into a date bracket. I do like that imitation cut gemstone look for the crystal - gives the whole watch a lift aesthetically and goes well with the square case. Is the bracelet also 18 carat gold I wonder?

I'm really curious about that crystal because it seems rather unique even after spending hours looking at various GP watches... Maybe if I take it to a watch appraiser I'll learn more.

The Bracelet is 14K gold based on the hallmark on the latch.

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Thanks for that, @wehler53.

I just wonder if your crystal IS in fact a natural gemstone, such as rock crystal, that has been cut and polished, or could it be a type of glass?. I am not sure when man-made sapphire crystals started to come in on watches; perhaps your crystal is a sapphire of some sort - natural or artificial. Close examination of the facets and facet edges should enable you to tell if lapidary cutting and polishing has been used, and hopefully a knowledgable jeweller could tell you the likely material of the crystal.:)

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