Aluminium

Hi All,
I was wondering if anyone knows of the significance of Aluminium power watches that VC used to make?  Pretty much the entire watch is made from that material, although some I have seen show that only parts of the movement is in that material.  I believe that there used to be some compannies in the US that was in this industry and gave it to long serving staff as they retired or reached milestones with the company.

Cheers, happy watching

justindependent
Re: Aluminium
05/25/2012 - 07:17
VC made some aluminium pocket watches for the Corps of Engineers in the USA and also for some private labels such as Birks Jewelers in Canada. I don't believe the movements were aluminium but I'm not sure. Tick-Talk owns one or did (?) but I/m sure he has more info. I've never heard of an aluminium wrist watch though...
Re: Re: Aluminium
05/25/2012 - 13:41
Yes I am refering mainly to aluminium pocket watches.  Although now that you mention it, i believe I have come across an aluminium wrist watch
Re: Re: Re: Aluminium
05/25/2012 - 14:08
Then I;d recommend you check-out this article on aluminium pocketwatches from purists written by tick-talk: http://vacheron.watchprosite.com/show-nblog.post/ti-482796/ Best, Walid
He has also posted something here on THL
05/25/2012 - 14:26
A simple search should turn it up. JB
Here's a link to Dean's excellent article
05/25/2012 - 18:51
http://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/my-first-pocket-watch_28746_28746.html Not only was the watch case in aluminium but so were the large majority of components
Aluminium movement, that's really amazing, considering the race for
05/25/2012 - 21:52
New lighter materials in today's watchmaking I wonder why no one has made an aliminium movement in a wrist watch