Any information on this VC?

Got this watch from my uncle who had passed away and he had this watch sitting in his drawer.

Any information will be helpful.

serial on caseback #281553

Movement # 435661

I am not sure if I want to keep this or sell iot.

Hoping I can get more information so I can decide what to do with this VC.

Thank you,

Channing

It should be from the late 1930s - early 1940s
08/10/2016 - 04:46

The movement is cal. 435.  I don't think the metal bracelet is original to the watch.

Re: It should be from the late 1930s - early 1940s
08/10/2016 - 07:44

Thank you Dan.

And yes, this is not the original band that it came with.

Aloha,

Channing

Re: Re: It should be from the late 1930s - early 1940s
08/10/2016 - 07:50

Does anyone know if this is a rare VC?

Would this be worth it to get this watch restored?

Thank you!

it is rare because VC made very few watches at the time. As for restoring
08/10/2016 - 14:29

I would say yes. It is always worth getting a watch restored but if your question is "if I restore it can I sell it for a substantial premium?" my answer will be I don't know!

Re: it is rare because VC made very few watches at the time. As for restoring
08/10/2016 - 22:44

Thank you Alex.

If I do get this restored, I would probably keep it for myself.

 

Where to get a Vacheron Constantin restored?
08/11/2016 - 02:49

I've been following this discussion, and were I to find an interesting VC in need of restoration, where do you go to have that done?

the best is to send to VC unless you know an independent restorer whom you fully trust
08/11/2016 - 11:00

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The obvious answer is VC of course!
08/11/2016 - 12:08

VC commits to being able and willing to restore any complete watch that they have ever made in its history, from 1755 to today.

 

Now they are probably one's most expensive option, but only they can take care of all parts of a watch and bring it back to as close as original condition as possible, if desired.

Didn't know that VC did restoration
08/11/2016 - 14:12

Thanks Alex & Dan,

The last hobby I had where restoration was an option was airplanes. Cessna and Piper didn't do them, but several independent restorers did--love to see an old Bellanca restored!. (Same with the RROC--restoration--lots of auto restorers as long as genuine RR parts were used.)