Another VC Newcomer

I have had a VC for about ten years.  Its been in the family since my grandfather purchased it in Geneve in 1957.  Other than the fact that it is self wind and platinum (or perhaps white gold), I know little about the watch.  From the pictures below, can you tell me what type and model it is or any other information about it?  Also, is there a list or other resource for locating a competent appraiser for a VC?  It isn't currently insured and I don't know whether it should be (since I have no idea as to its value other than sentimental).  Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

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Another VC Newcomer

Re: Another VC Newcomer
05/16/2008 - 06:27

Hi and welcome to our little group.

The watch would be  white gold if the number is ".750" on the bracelet; Platinum if its ".950" I can't make it out from the photo.

Secondly, given the dial and lugs, I cannot give you the exact model number but it looks like a 31-32mm diameter and i would be willing to guess that it houses a Calibre 1003 movement, which is their thinnest. Are you sure its self-winding (ie automatic winding, you don't have to turn the crown to wind it. Or do you mean you have to wind it yourSELF?) The 1003 is a manual wind.

The watch is likely from the late fifties-early sixties (as you say) but the calibre is still being produced. Its a terrific movement and a very elegant watch.

I've see a few of these but never one with a gold bracelet.

You're a lucky man.

Wear it in good health!


Wellcome to HL!
05/16/2008 - 10:53


Hi and welcome to the Lounge. Your warch looks like a ref 4961 made
05/16/2008 - 12:32

end of the 50s. As Joseph said the movement is the extra flat cal 1003 which was made in 1955 for VC's 200th anniversary and at the time the slimest movement in the world.

You have a heirloom there

Welcome on board mbl!!
05/17/2008 - 14:22

...the bracelet of your watch is amazing