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from/my/collection: Box Play Part 4: Girard-Perregaux

Let’s close off the Box Play series going back to what this Blog is all about: Girard-Perregaux watches. Instead of going to real vintage boxes, of which I have showed you some already, let’s do some late 1980s box play. The Girard-Perregaux 4900 Chronograph Olimpico was released for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

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Boxes from that time period are larger than from the 50s or 60s but still a long way from what you get today. The box we look here at is as a dark blue leather box with inner beige leather lining. And that inner lining is a big problem with the GP boxes from that time. They simply disintegrate and leave ugly white sticky stains on watches and particularly nasty on leather straps. So be careful with these boxes, you shouldn’t store your watches in them anymore.

Check out the previous three Box Play posts:

 

 

watches/not/gp: Box Play Part 3: Jaeger-LeCoultre

watches/not/gp: Box Play Part 2: Zenith

watches/not/gp: Box Play Part 1: IWC

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