Anyone has seen this kind of vintage VC?

1) has the cross ever been positioned below the vc signature?
2) are there any vintage vc with "swiss made" under 6, instead of "swiss"?
The picture is from antiquorum catalog
Anyone has seen this kind of vintage VC?
The dial looks reprinted but the surprising part is that
01/07/2013 - 14:39
fron the photo it seems the dial has retained the sunray pattern which cannot be replicated when redoing a dial! I don't recall having seen the Maltese cross under the brand name even though on some pieces it is actually placed near 6 o'clock
Re: The dial looks reprinted but the surprising part is that
01/07/2013 - 15:22
The ref is 6131, which I can't find any information. Have you ever seen "swiss made" under 6 on vintage vc from 1950s?
A good reminder
01/07/2013 - 16:53
that even the biggies like Antiquorum can make mistakes sad.  Easy to find in their online database as it is the only Ref 6131 they've ever listed.  Unfortunately, my own database has a hole between 6130 and 6132 with no recorded examples either.   Notice the Maltese Cross is printed, as well as whatever process they used, I'm thinking an inkjet, also printed right over several hour markers - look at the 6 o'clock marker.  SWISS MADE was used briefly on timepieces following a change in export laws that occurred in 1972 when there was controversy between having Swiss parts vs being a Swiss watch.  Definately not appropriate to the claimed year of manufacture of 1958.  On the condition report, they describe the dial as 3 Good, Hands 01 Original. They do have a code for refinished dials so there was some negligence there!  OTOH, the case and movement numbers are appropriate for the 1950s, so its likely not a Franken - just a clumsy redial.
But Rolex has "swiss made" on their 40-60s watches, right?
01/07/2013 - 17:31
I however have never seen VC has "swiss made" on their vintage pieces
I have seen Rolexes from the 40s-50s with just Swiss. I don't think
01/07/2013 - 17:38
there is a definitive rule as to the use of Swiss or Swiss Made. I will need to check this
Re: I have seen Rolexes from the 40s-50s with just Swiss. I don't think
01/07/2013 - 17:56
I have seen Rolex used both "swiss" and "swiss made" on their 40-60s watches, but not seen "swiss made" on other major brand vintage watches. Also, there normally a space below the 6 o'clock marker so "swiss" can be printed there. But this watch leaves no space under 6, so it can only have "swiss" and "made" on each side of 6 in order to look balanced. Well, anyway, the "swiss made" seemed to be badly printed as it interferes the minute track.