Announcing the launch of Tick Talk's Blog dedicated to vintage VC

The site is a treasure of ressources for any VC lover.
Great job Dean yes

click here to discover
Absolutely fantastic
10/14/2011 - 14:20
Congratulations Dean!enlightened
That's gospel to VC vintage collectors! However...
10/14/2011 - 15:10
that just made collecting them more difficult because of the number of "franken" watches out there. Thanks for the head's up and congrats to Dean's blog. It's just wonderful !
Absolutely wonderful!!!
10/14/2011 - 15:32
Congratulations Dean,  it's a great blog...I'll definitely be a has been bookmarked in my web broswers  yes Best Regards, Dan
Love it !
10/14/2011 - 16:25
Congratulations for this very interesting blog ! If I can be of any help in providing some of my pieces...
Thanks to All :-)
10/14/2011 - 22:52
My very amateur site is only intended to gather information of interest to vintage V&C aficionados, and not to compete with official sources.  I would encourage those who would like to profile their watches to use the excellent American Heritage site if based on that side of the date line.  Otherwise (hope Alex doesn't want to kill me for saying this), a similar initiative for the ROW would be very welcome.  Meanwhile, please send in your suggestions on how to improve the site or what additional information might be valuable for your V&C collecting needs yes.
Really amazing. Thank you
10/14/2011 - 23:34
A toast to our "watchful eye" of the North, may
10/15/2011 - 20:42
he continue on his quest to educate and illuminate us all for as long as our watches tick! Seriously, it is a great place and I will enjoy every minute of pure Dean. Happy reading to all, Tim
Bookmarked, gratefully.
10/16/2011 - 10:13
Congratulations; it's already a great blog.
Fantastic job!
10/16/2011 - 18:35
Already bookmarked; this is a very valuable blog for all VC fans. Thanks ticktalk for sharing your knowledge & passion. K.
Thanks for this information!
10/16/2011 - 20:54
Great Job and thanks for the job done till now Dean. It is a great pleasure (I should write treasure) to have someone like you on the net.yes cheers Francois
Super Resource
10/17/2011 - 15:18
A new great resource.  May the blog thrive with excellent content and discussion. Robert
Really great site. Congratulations, Dean! You're a man of true passion
10/17/2011 - 15:38
(s). I can tell a lot of your research work has gone into creating this project. VC should buy you up and make you responsible for their new HL Vintage department... how about that, buddy? Certainly, that's what I would do if I were JC Torreswink. Now, he might read that post and follow my advice. This would be his investment of the year... Well, if you skip the purchase of the Packard watch, that iscool   
Re: Announcing the launch of Tick Talk's Blog dedicated to vintage VC
10/18/2011 - 05:59
Well done, Dean! An excellent site. All the best, Joseph
Dean's the Dream!
10/18/2011 - 07:44
Thanx for sharing. Best, Miki
Cool and very informative. Thanks Tick Talk. nt
10/19/2011 - 07:21
Dean my friend, you have done last !
10/19/2011 - 19:13
Dear fiend, What a marvellous site. Accurate. Well illustrated, would be nice with possibility to magnify the pictures. Pedagogic with impressive amount of facts that matters. Good structure. This will be the "VINTAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA" , we have asked for, and bit by bit, we have answered, but than comes the day when you search for a question...impossible. I don't know how many hours I been sitting in front of the Mac and searched, I know it's on the Lounge but where? Than I tried Official PuristSPro...phew. One thing, on the first and in my eyes exceptional nice first page is , that you don't mention 'ET', since it's quite usual and has generated so many questions, as long as I been member of PuristS and The Hour Lounge. Many people don't know that the official language in Genève is French, I seen at least three persons who has thought it to be a Franken because of the little 'ET on the dial! We all know their educational level, no, I haven't seen the movie, but the figure, and I think the world looks better than the figure, but not as good as &  laugh Congratulation to an enormous work and lots of tired and dry eyes! I'm always here, if needed, but it doesn't seems so smiley I happend to see, when I looked at your Observatory watch, the resembalce between your magnific movement, 21 jewels ,1914, and my Franken movement, actually the movement isn't Franken, it's the watch. The movement is a genuine Vacheron&Constantin movement with 21 jewels! I can't see the number of yours, but they are definitely basic the same movements, except for instance the index. Yours first, I turned them. and my 'Franken' Congatulation again and I will be a steady returning visitor as many, many vintage aficionados heart Cheers Doc
Vacheron et Constantin
10/19/2011 - 23:43
Hey Doc, that completely slipped my mind blush.  I have several pictures of Vacheron "et" Constantin dials circa 1845 to 1865 during the same period the "&" was also used.  I had always assumed it was determined by the intended market, as with American pieces that feature "Geneva" on the cuvette.  Can you provide more info? BTW, is your "franken" (I really hate to think of it as such) also 20 lignes?
I don't know!
10/21/2011 - 01:29
Sorry to say, because I don't have it any longer! I was more orthodox at that time, so I let it be sold. It was about 50-52 mm, so it could have been 20 lignes too, otherwise just 18-19. But I have a visual memory that it was quite big, I still guess 18 lignes, especially since seen on the pics your movement fills your giant wellsmiley You as all aficinonados knows that it was making SMALL movements, through which Vacheron&Constantin made it's break through. That's the main reason why Breguet ordered movements. Breguet or the other French fine brands couldn't make as small watches as V&C, and that's why V&C dominated wrist watches in the end of 19th and beginning of 20th centuries! They already had the sizes! Think of the ' jubileum ' watch 1935 (!), it was just an old small pocket movement lying on the shelves laugh That's why the gimmick with the crown on top, yeah a crown should be on the head not under the arm! Go on with your magic site, don't haste and re read this book time after time, you'll always find something new in it! Still the best little book! Definitely the best German book all categories cool Cheers Doc
Except the cover watch is a franken too!!
10/23/2011 - 03:54
Doc, check this thread here to see this post.  Even Herr Kreuzer was fooled it seems blush