Any Information on this Vacheron Constantin is appreciated.

Hi,

I would appreciate any information and feedback, on this just purchased Vacheron Constantin.

I was told it is from the 40's.and that all is original.

Thanks

Nice vintage watch
02/04/2016 - 00:14

That looks to be in good oroginal condition. The dial looks to have some age, but not refinished. Original hands. The crown is a maybe. I've not seen anything relating to the type of crown on the 29mm case. From the late 1940's,

If it were me, I'd take off the expansion bracelet. They mark up the lugs pretty badly. 

good to see you back :-)
02/04/2016 - 09:31

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Re: good to see you back :-)
02/05/2016 - 00:55

Thanks, I lurk about.

I have a couple of interesting pieces coming in the next couple of weeks. I'll post some pics when they get here. Both vintage, kinda different ends of a spectrum ;-)

looking forward in seeing them :-)
02/05/2016 - 09:32
Congratulations on your purchase.
02/04/2016 - 04:47

I agree with LSmith and recommend that the non-original metal bracelet be removed.  The stainless steel case is great and many colored strap options would go great with it.

I'd check the serial numbers with VC to confirm the exact year that it was manufactured, there may be an interesting story to it.  The case number is from the 1940s, but the cal. 466/3B movement has a higher serial number than one I have (which was cased in 1953).  I love the micro-regulators in these movements...quirky but effective and rarely seen.  :-)

BR, Dan

not much to add on what the others have said other than the watch dates from 1951
02/04/2016 - 11:36

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Re: not much to add on what the others have said other than the watch dates from 1951
02/04/2016 - 15:33

Thank You.

Is the 297929 the Ref. #,

Would you be able to tell me if the Numbers Match and if you think any part beside the bracelet is not original?

Regards,

Re: Re: not much to add on what the others have said other than the watch dates from 1951
02/04/2016 - 15:42

the number you indicate is the case number and everything matches with the numbers that's how I managed to obtain date of make.

 

The crown may not be original (it is a bit too flat)

Re: Re: Re: not much to add on what the others have said other than the watch dates from 1951
02/04/2016 - 19:58

Thank you all for the information and feedback.

Now on fleabay
02/11/2016 - 21:21

unfortunately still with that Speidel twist-o-flex frown.