Abm. Vacheron Girod

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Hi, I was told by a Forum Member that if I asked nicely the Moderator would find out the date that my movement was manufactured.  This is the first movement that I have got made by Vacheron Constantin.  Regards Ray 
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Upload picture please
08/09/2013 - 00:46
Ray, can you upload your picture to the forum?  The photobucket link just connects to their homepage, plus many do not want to use outside links for security reasons. If you click on Respond, then the icon that looks like a color photograph in the middle of the bar, the rest will be easy to follow.  Cheers,
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08/09/2013 - 01:05
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08/09/2013 - 01:07
Good pics
08/09/2013 - 18:56
August is usually called the month for Watchmaker Holidays in Switzerland so Alex may be away, but I'm sure he will check in.  Your 34127 movement is marked Abraham Vacheron-Girod.  Like you, I couldn't resist picking up an orphaned verge and fusee movement.  Here is my earlier example 30878 marked Vacheron & Constantin.  You'll notice how they've carved the balance cock to spell out VACHERON&C heart.   I have already told you my best guess offline regarding the date of manufacture for yours but lets wait for official confirmation.
Re: Good pics
08/10/2013 - 20:04
Hi, what diameter is your movement?  Regards Ray
30 mm diameter (nt)
08/10/2013 - 21:12
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Re: 30 mm diameter (nt)
08/11/2013 - 01:10
Hi ticktalk, the movement that I purchased is is 38mm in dia and 7mm thick.  Regards Ray
And that means?
08/11/2013 - 06:44
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Re: And that means?
08/11/2013 - 15:41
Hi, I am not sure what it means, but I thought that it may help to know what size it is.  Regards Ray
Small verge and fusee movements
08/12/2013 - 19:18
I understand it was the greatest challenge with verge and fusee movements to make them practical timekeepers as they became smaller - within 15 min/day was considered acceptable for even the larger sizes.  V&C were admired for their thin construction of this type, before the lepine style changed the game. I had the pleasure of spending a day at the Musee International d'Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds recently and found their miniature verge and fusee watches fascinating.  One example of German manufacture from the early 17th century measured 12mm wide x 8mm thick, including case! With sufficient space, and restricted in positions, they were superbly accurate and useful well into the 20th century, as evidenced by boxed and gimballed marine chronometers.
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08/09/2013 - 01:09
the movement dates from 1835 (nt)
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08/21/2013 - 00:09
Hi, I was lucky enough to get another  Abm. Vacheron Girod; this time almost complete; just missing one Hand and a Case.  Regards Ray