Antique Vacheron information

Hi everyone,

 

i got an old Vacheron watch from my father in law. He said he bought in after the 2nd world war in Japan nad it was some limited edition only sold in Japan. And it is suppsoed to be the thinnest automatic watch in the world up t odate. (not sure if that is still correct)

This is so far the only info i could find. I went to VC store in HongKong but nobody could help me with more information or the value of this watch.

If anybody could help with some more infos it would be really appreciated.

 

i didnt know how to upload photos here so i saved it here:

https://www.pinterest.com/tobibkk/watch/

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Tobias

Antique Vacheron information

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05/21/2016 - 15:46

Hi Tobias,

Just click "+Add Image" (Top of page), select the image from your computer (Choose), click (Upload) and then click (Insert). I uploaded 3 or yours for you.

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05/21/2016 - 17:19

Thanks a lot Bill. I must have missed that. :-)

 

Now i am jsut waiting for somebody who knows this watch and has some detailed info for me.

Based on the images and what you describe
05/22/2016 - 00:26

This watch was made in 1967 or after.  The "thinnest automatic movement" of that time was VC's Cal. 1120 and that movement was introduced in 1967.  AP and PP have also used this movement, which is based on a JLC cal. 920.  It is considered one of the best automatic winding movements ever made.

The design is pretty cool, with how the band and bezel match up.  I believe it is white gold?

To know anything for sure, you will need to open the case and share pictures of the movement and inside of the case back.  Also will need to provide us with the  case serial number and movement serial number (these two numbers will be different).

Welcome to the Lounge.

Best Regards, Dan

Re: Based on the images and what you describe
05/22/2016 - 08:16

Hi Dan,

 

thanks for your infos. Here are the pictures from inside. Hope this helps.

 

 

The movement is the cal. 1120 that I mentioned
05/22/2016 - 08:26

The 4-digit number is this watch's Ref. # (which is the "name" or product number that people use to identify the watch).  It looks like the number is 7585?  

Is there a 6-digit number on the other side (the exterior side) of the case back?  It should be there, because I do not see it on the interior side of the case back.  This number would be the case serial number.  

There is also a 6-digit number on the movement itself, that is the movemment's serial number.

Re: The movement is the cal. 1120 that I mentioned
05/22/2016 - 10:20

i think its 7595. but coudl be as well 7585.

those are all the numbers i could find on the watch:

 

Great, now its up to Alex and VC to be able to confirm the exact year it was made :-)
05/22/2016 - 10:39

Movement serial number: 638344

Case serial number: 457414

The watch is 18K white gold.

I estimate it was made in 1971 or 1972

Re: Great, now its up to Alex and VC to be able to confirm the exact year it was made :-)
05/22/2016 - 10:59

thanks Dan.

Waiting to hear from them soon. :-)

Do you have any idea, how many of those were produced and how much it is worth now a days?

Re: Based on the images and what you describe
05/22/2016 - 11:44

BTW Dan,

 

i totally agree with you. I am so in love with this band and how its made and how it goes over liek one piece with the watch glass. I have never seen anything like this before.

And its so thin, you dont even notice the watch on your arm msot of the time ( which is the exact opposite feeling when i am wearing my Roger Dubuis triple timezone. lol)

this VC is really my favourite watch ever.

Re: Re: Based on the images and what you describe
05/24/2016 - 00:22

Congratulations on the watch. It's a fantastic-looking piece.

And you are doubly lucky with the 1120 movement...still considered an outstandind automatic movement and still produced by Vacheron.

Joseph

Re: Re: Re: Based on the images and what you describe
05/24/2016 - 12:24

thank you JB  for your kind words.

 

I feel very lucky that i got this watch from my father in law. Since i dont think its possible to buy it (at least i never saw it anywhere).

Now i just want to find out how many of this watch were built and waht the rough market value is. Lets hope i get some infos here on this board.

 

I am really in love with this watch since it is absolutely unique in my opinion. :-)

 

Tobi

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05/24/2016 - 23:27
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05/26/2016 - 02:33

Thanks a lot JB. The article is amazing. :-) Great read.