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from/my/collection: Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic 8193 N

When I say “from/my/collection” I have to say that now this watch belongs to my daughter. It is one of the greatest pleasures to ignite a passion you have with the next generation and passing on a watch. Coming back to the actual watch, we have something relatively simple, time-only Gyromatic in a 33mm case.

Silver sunburst dial with black indexes and black hands and inside runs Caliber 31. When I recently met up with my friend Blomman (make sure to check out the Blomman Watch Report for some awesome posts), he showed me some of his latest catches of documents, among them a booklet from 1971, where we saw a Sea Hawk with a very similar dial.

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So we took the opportunity to take some photos. As you can see, while the dial looks very similar, it is not the exact same watch. The Sea Hawk is most likely a manual wind and also the lugs look a bit different and are possibly 18mm apart while Ref 8193 has the lugs closer together with 16mm.

1971 GP M Misc 07

As you can see, there is so much to discover in the history of Girard-Perregaux and connecting the dots of a watch in your collection with historic documents is always enlightening.

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