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Girard perpegaux, oblong dial,17j swiss manual movement swiss made case, graduated brushed finish.bracelet 12mm to 20mm toatal lengh 18.7cm. gross wt 71.4gms stamped 750. yellow gold. no 091-317.can u tell me anything about when it was made please

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SOURCE: can't get my croton watch to work.

There are a few possible reasons why your watch is not working:

  1. The battery is dead (sometimes even new watches have a dead battery in them).
  2. The plastic piece between the crown and the watch case was not removed (this protects the battery from wearing down until you receive the watch).
  3. You bought a watch with a damaged movement and it just will not work period so you may have to return it, exchange it, or have it repaired
These are the 3 reasons why your watch could not be working. The reason will fall into one of these 3 categories, so I hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: DIFERENT DISPLAY FOR THE SAME WATCH MODEL.

A watch is considered Swiss, when it is made in Switzerland (hope I spelled that right), by a Swiss Comapny, using 50% or more parts that are also Swiss. Watches made this way will have "Swiss Made" Swiss" or a similar print on the back.

If it has the lables of "Swiss movement" "Swiss Case" then it means that it is only partly swiss made, and will not have a lable listed in the first part of this solution branded on the back.

Hope I helped, have a great day.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I have two lovely gold vicence watches, one is

Unfortunately Vicence does not do such a service, but do not panic yet, as you can go to the nearest jewellery shop and ask to fit any gold bracelet you choose. Just take your watches with you, because the jeweller will need to get measurements between case lugs and the overall length of the new bracelet and watch to fit your wrist perfectly.
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SOURCE: I need 1 screw for 18 kt yellow gold Cartier love

Generally watch repair shops will have a great selection of screws and should be able to provide you with a solution. You can also try some of the better repair houses online. I would call first and be ready to provide the case back number from the watch as this is how they match up parts and their availability.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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Watch glossary: N, O, P, Q.


NIVAROX
Trade name (from the producer's name) of a steel alloy, resisting magnetization, used for modern self-compensating balance springs. The quality level of this material is indicated by the numeral following the name in decreasing value from 1 to 5.
OBSERVATORY CHRONOMETER
An observatory-tested precision watch that obtained the relevant rating chronometer certificate.
OSCILLATION
Complete oscillation or rotation movement of the balance, formed by two vibrations.
PALLETS
Device of the escapement transmitting part of the motive force to the balance, in order to maintain the amplitude of oscillations unchanged by freeing a tooth of the escape wheel at one time.
PERPETUAL CALENDAR see calendar, perpetual
PILLAR-PLATE or MAIN PLATE
Supporting element of bridges and other parts of a movement.
PINION
Combines with a wheel and an arbor to form a gear. A pinion has less teeth than a wheel and transmits motive force to a wheel. Pinion teeth (normally 6 to 14) are highly polished to reduce friction to a minimum.
PIVOT
End of an arbor turning on a jewel support. As their shape and size can influence friction, the pivots of the balance-staff are particularly thin and, hence, fragile, so they are protected by a shockproof system.
PLATED
Metal, treated by a galvanizing procedure in order to apply a slight layer of gold or another precious metal (silver, chromium, rhodium or palladium) on a brass or steel base.
PLEXIGLAS
A synthetic resin used for watch crystal.
POINçON DE GENEVE
Distinction assigned by the Canton of Geneva to movements produced by watchmaker firms of the Region and complying with all the standards of high horology with respect to craftsmanship, small-scale production, working quality, accurate assembly and setting. The Geneva Seal is engraved on at least one bridge and shows the Canton's symbol, i.e. a two-field shield with an eagle and a key respectively in each field.
POLISHED FINISH
Brilliant metal surface obtained on the watch case with fine abrasive. Compare to brushed finish.
POWER RESERVE
Duration (in hours) of the residual functioning autonomy of a movement after it has reached the winding peak. The duration value is displayed by an instantaneous indicator: analog (hand on a sector) or digital (through a window). The related mechanism is made up of a series of gears linking the winding barrel and hand. Recently, specific modules were introduced which may be combined with the most popular movements.
PRECISION
Accuracy rate of a watch, a term difficult to define exactly. Usually, a precision watch is a chronometer whose accuracy-standard is certified by an official watch-rating bureau.
PULSIMETER CHRONOGRAPH
The pulsimeter scale shows, at a glance, the number of pulse beats per minute. The observer releases the chronograph hand when starting to count the beats and stops at the 30th, the 20th or the 15th beat according to the basis of calibration indicated on the dial.
PUSHER, PUSH-PIECE or PUSH-BUTTON
Mechanical element mounted on a case for the control of specific functions. Generally, pushers are used in chronographs, but also with other functions.
PVD
Abbreviation of Physical Vapor Deposition, a plating process consisting of the physical transfer of substance by bombardment of electrons.
QUARTZ
The quartz movement uses the famously stable vibration frequency of a quartz crystal subjected to electronic tension (usually 32,868 Hz) as its norm. The fact that a quartz-controlled second hand jumps to the tact of each second is a concession to the use of outside energy. This technical revolution found its way to the world's wrists in the late 1960s. This was a principally Swiss invention - the first working quartz wristwatches were manufactured by Girard-Perregaux and Piaget as the result of an early joint venture within the Swiss watch industry, but the Japanese (primarily Seiko) came to dominate the market with new technology.
QUARTZ MOVEMENT
A movement powered by a quartz crystal. Quartz crystals are very accurate. They can be mass produced which makes them less expensive than most mechanical movements which require a higher degree craftsmanship.

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Watch glossary: C (part1)


CABOCHON
Any kind of precious stone, such as sapphire, ruby or emerald, uncut and only polished, generally of a half-spherical shape, mainly used as an ornament of the winding crown or certain elements of the case.
CALENDAR, ANNUAL
An intermediate complication between a simple calendar and a perpetual calendar. This feature displays all the months with 30 or 31 days correctly, but needs a manual correction at the end of February. Generally, date, day of the week and month, or only day and month are displayed on the dial.
CALENDAR, FULL
Displaying date, day of the week and month on the dial, but needing a manual correction at the end of a month with less than 31 days. It is often combined with the moonphase.
CALENDAR, PERPETUAL
This is the most complex horology complication related to the calendar feature, as it indicates the date, day, month and leap year and does not need manual corrections until the year 2100 (when the leap year will be ignored).
CALIBER
Originally it indicated only the size of a movement, but now this indication defines a specific movement type and shape (e.g. round caliber) and combines it with the constructor's name and identification number. Therefore the caliber identifies the movement.
CANNON
An element in the shape of a hollow cylinder, sometimes also called pipe or bush, for instance the pipe of the hour wheel bearing the hour hand.
CARAT (KARAT)
Unit of gold fineness (and gemstone weight). Pure gold is 24k. 18k gold is 75% pure.
CAROUSEL
Device similar to the tourbillon, but with the carriage not driven by the fourth wheel, but by the third wheel.
CARRIAGE or TOURBILLON CARRIAGE
Rotating frame of a tourbillon device, carrying the balance and escapement. This structural element is essential for a perfect balance of the whole system and its stability, in spite of its reduced weight. As today's tourbillon carriages make a rotation per minute, errors of rate in the vertical position are eliminated. Because of the widespread use of transparent dials, carriages became elements of aesthetic attractiveness.
CASE
Container housing and protecting the movement, usually made up of three parts: middle, bezel, and back.
CENTER SECOND HAND, see sweep second hand.
CENTER-WHEEL
The minute wheel in a going-train.
CHAMPLEVé
Hand-made treatment of the dial or case surface. The pattern is obtained by hollowing a metal sheet with a graver and subsequently filling the hollows with enamel.
CHAPTER-RING
Hour-circle, i.e. the hour numerals arranged on a dial.
CHIME
Striking-work equipped with a set of bells that may be capable of playing a complete melody. A watch provided with such a feature is called chiming watch.
CHRONOGRAPH
A watch that includes a built-in stopwatch function, i.e. a timer that can be started and stopped to time an event. There are many variations of the chronograph.
CHRONOMETER
A high-precision watch. According to the Swiss law, a manufacture may put the word "chronometer" on a model only after each individual piece has passed a series of tests and obtained a running bulletin and a chronometer certificate by an acknowledged Swiss control authority, such as the COSC.
CIRCULAR GRAINING
Superficial decoration applied to bridges, rotors and pillar-plates in the shape of numerous slightly superposed small grains, obtained by using a plain cutter and abrasives. Also called Pearlage or Pearling.
CLASP
The attachment used to connect the two ends of the watch bracelet or strap around the wrist.
- Deployment Buckle - A three-folding enclosure, which secures the two ends of the bracelet and allows enough room for placing the watch on the wrist when fully deployed. When closed, the buckle covers the two-piece folding mechanism
- Hook Lock - Two separate units each fitting on either end of the bracelet which allows the watch to be laid out. One end of the closure hooks onto the other to secure the two ends of the bracelet.
- Jeweler's Clasp - A closure that is generally used on better bracelets. Also allows it to lie flat.
- Sliding Clasp - Also a hook type method but allows for easy sizing of the bracelet by sliding up.
- Twist Lock - A closure similar to Jeweler's Clasp used on ladies jewelry bracelets.
CLOISONNé
A kind of enamel work - mainly used for the decoration of dials - in which the outlines of the drawing are formed by thin metal wires. The colored enamel fills the hollows formed in this way. After oven firing, the surface is smoothed until the gold threads appear again.
CLOUS DE PARIS
Decoration of metal parts characterized by numerous small pyramids.

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Need correct replacement battery


the watch movement deters which battery the watch needs it is very important you do not put a battery in that doesn't suit the watch as it can short out the circuit however you can get the correct size in a gold seal quality which should not leak, also the older the watch, the more demanding the watch becomes on the battery as the movement components start to experience wear and tear

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How to set Time in Rolex 116520...thnks a lot


The Daytona's Construction
  • Most stainless steel watches are made of surgical 316L steel, which is very good. Rolex goes a step beyond this, using 904L steel, it is both super corrosion resistant and highly polishable, which is why a Rolex shines like no other. Its bracelet is very easy to size adjust, using screws instead of pins. It is actually made of 100 moving parts that conform to the wrist with smooth edges that never snag or pinch the skin. The bracelet also has the Easylink system which lets you make a further adjustment when your wrist expands due to exercise and high altitudes. Rolex watches were originally intended to be a working man's watch and its construction is shock resistant, antimagnetic and water resistant. It achieves water resistance through its triplock system winding crown.
    You must first turn the watch crown counterclockwise until it releases from its seal. The watch crown will then pull out to let you either wind it or set the time. When complete, you must apply gentle pressure to it and turn it clockwise until it screws back into the case to protect it from dust and water. The Daytona caseback is hermetically sealed and only an authorized Rolex service person will be able to open it.
  • The Daytona's Movement
    The movement of the Daytona has changed over the years, it currently uses a 4130 caliber in-house movement. It is made of 290 parts which is much less than other Swiss chronograph movements. Its smaller size is efficient and precise and lets it fit into to the relatively small 40mm case. Note the size difference between the Daytona and the Tag Heuer Aquaracer. The watch movement also contains a Parachrom hairspring. This device protects the movement from magnetic fields and protects it from shock. On the front dial are the words, "superlative chronometer officially tested." This means the watch has undergone two weeks of testing under extreme conditions to meet Swiss standards. This process is standard for every Rolex with chronometer function. Using the Chronograph
  • The chronograph function can be first and foremost used as a stop watch. To start, press down on the button above the crown. To stop, press the top button again, and to reset press the button below the crown. The chronograph can also be used as a large second hand if you synchronize it to begin with the small second hand at six o'clock of the dial. It can also be used to calculate speed, which is a little more complex. It utilizes the units per hour scale that is engraved in the bezel of the watch. For example, suppose you have taken 50 seconds to travel 1 mile. Looking at the dial you can then determine your speed to be 72 mph. Average speed times can also be determined using further calculations.

  • Any other questions I would contact ROLEX at their website. They even have downloads. Good luck.

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    Watch glossary: B


    BAGUETTE
    Ladies style watch with a thin, elongated face; usually rectangular in shape but may be oval.
    BALANCE
    Oscillating device that, together with the balance spring, makes up the movement's heart in as much as its oscillations determine the frequency of its functioning and precision.
    BALANCE SPRING
    Component of the regulating unit that, together with the balance, determines the movement's precision. The material used is mostly a steel alloy (e.g. Nivarox, s.), an extremely stable metal compound. In order to prevent the system's center of gravity from continuous shifts, hence differences in rate due to the watch's position, some modifications were adopted. These modifications included Breguet's overcoil (closing the terminal part of the spring partly on itself, so as to assure an almost perfect centering) and Philips curve (helping to eliminate the lateral pressure of the balance-staff pivots against their bearings). Today, thanks to the quality of materials, it is possible to assure an excellent precision of movement working even with a flat spring.
    BARREL
    Component of the movement containing the mainspring, whose toothed rim meshes with the pinion of the first gear of the train. Due to the fact that the whole movement - made up of barrel and mainspring - transmits the motive force, it is also considered to be the very motor. Inside the barrel, the mainspring is wound around an arbor turned by the winding crown or, in the case of automatic movements, also by the gear powered by the rotor.
    BASE METAL
    Any non-precious metal.
    BATTERY
    Device that converts chemical energy into electricity. Most watch batteries are silver oxide type delivering 1.5 volts. Much longer-lasting lithium batteries are 3 volt.
    BATTERY LIFE
    The minimum period of time that a battery will continue to provide power to run the watch. Life begins at the point of manufacture when the factory initially installs the battery.
    BATTERY RESERVE INDICATOR
    Some battery-operated watches have a feature that indicates when the battery is approaching the end of its life. This is often indicated by the second hand moving in two second intervals instead of each second.
    BEARING
    Part on which a pivot turns, in watches it represented mostly by jewels.
    BEVELING
    Chamfering of edges of levers, bridges and other elements of a movement by 45░, a treatment typically found in high-grade movements.
    BEZEL
    Top part of case, often in a shape of the ring surrounding the watch face, sometimes holds the crystal. It may be integrated with the case middle or may be a separate element. It is snapped or screwed on to the middle.
    BRACELET
    A metal band attached to the case. It is called integral if there is no apparent discontinuity between case and bracelet and the profile of attachments is similar to the first link.
    BRIDGE
    Structural metal element of a movement - sometimes called **** or bar - supporting the wheel train, balance, escapement and barrel. Each bridge is fastened to the plate by means of screws and locked in a specific position by pins. In high-quality movements the sight surface is finished with various types of decoration.
    BRUSHED, BRUSHING
    Topical finishing giving metals a line finish, a clean and uniform look.
    BUCKLE
    Usually matching the case, it attaches the two parts of the leather strap around the wrist.
    BUTTON
    Push piece controls, usually at 2 o'clock and/or 4 o'clock on the dial to control special functions such as the chronograph or the alarm.

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    Divemaster 500 self-winding


    it can be if - the movement of watch is SWISS made and mechanical only (no quartz).

    Mar 19, 2010 | Watches

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    Im planning to buy the Model AR 4613 and wonder to find out more details about the specification. Do I need to self adjust the week days (SUN, MON, TUE) indicator everyday? My friend who bought the same...


    I would not recommend any of Armani watches, as they all have very average quality Chinese or Japanese mass produced movements. Your friends watch is proof to this - it already has broken weekdays calendar part. There is no need to adjust day or date every day, as the watch is designed to do it itself, but it's not always working with those cheap movements. In fact, when buying Armani watch, you are paying for brand name and design - let alone quality. The choice is yours, of course, but for the same amount of money, I would opt out for Tissot mechanical watch. In this case you will get reputable and well known Swiss brand name, Swiss made, assembled and to Swiss standards adjusted movement. And, of course, the whole watch will be made in Switzerland, case, bracelet, dial, glass, hands and even smallest of screws inclusive. No other country can beat Swiss made watches, as their standards for watch making is the highest in the world. At the very end your Tissot watch will make your friend jealous, because you will never have such a problems like broken parts or non-functional calendar e.t.c. Timekeeping will be on the spot as well. If you will look after your watch, your grand-grand-grand-grand children will be able to enjoy it, because mechanical watches are designed to last almost forever. I'm not trying to change your mind or advertise Swiss made watches - just trying to explain what would be the best solution for the amount of money you have. One more thing - the Armani watch you are after will be out of trend in a few years time and will have no value at all, however, Swiss made watches usually have timeless designs and are always keeping very good value even after years of use. In some cases 10 or 20 years old Swiss watch costs a lot more than it was bought when brand new. Hope it helps.

    Jan 11, 2010 | Giorgio Armani Armani Automatic #AR4613...

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    DIFERENT DISPLAY FOR THE SAME WATCH MODEL.


    A watch is considered Swiss, when it is made in Switzerland (hope I spelled that right), by a Swiss Comapny, using 50% or more parts that are also Swiss. Watches made this way will have "Swiss Made" Swiss" or a similar print on the back.

    If it has the lables of "Swiss movement" "Swiss Case" then it means that it is only partly swiss made, and will not have a lable listed in the first part of this solution branded on the back.

    Hope I helped, have a great day.

    Jan 13, 2009 | Invicta Swiss Pro Diver 9309 Wrist Watch

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    Can't get my croton watch to work.


    There are a few possible reasons why your watch is not working:
    1. The battery is dead (sometimes even new watches have a dead battery in them).
    2. The plastic piece between the crown and the watch case was not removed (this protects the battery from wearing down until you receive the watch).
    3. You bought a watch with a damaged movement and it just will not work period so you may have to return it, exchange it, or have it repaired
    These are the 3 reasons why your watch could not be working. The reason will fall into one of these 3 categories, so I hope this helps!

    Jan 05, 2009 | Croton Watches

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