Brothers

Hello, 
I have just joined this forum as I have finally achieved a lifetime dream - buying a Vacheron watch.  The Patek was bought first - just like every millionaire buys a new Mercedes.  Once one has enjoyed the Mercedes for a while you can focus on other brands which sing loudly to the owner but not so loudly to the public.  VC is very similar to this in my opinion.

A good friend once said to me that you can tell a true watch collector by the presence of a VC in the collection.

I have been looking for a playmate for my Patek Philippe 5107. I wanted something completely opposite to my Patek in a dress watch. I mean by this, the following:-
1) small size - as opposed to the "grande Talle" ego of the Patek
2) yellow gold - as opposed to the descrete white gold patek
3) vintage - as opposed to the modern size and style of the 5107 patek
4) fancy bezel - as opposed to the smoove bezel on the Patek
5) subseconds at 6 - as opposed to the patek's 3rd hand

I found a vintage 6405 Vacheron from an Australian watch dealer.

The Vacheron needed a full service and polish - NEW pics to be posted once it returns. 

I love the 1960s style of the piece.  The aim was to make a small watch - no dinner plate specials please!

I think I now have the best of both worlds.

Opinions please.

Brothers

Brothers

Brothers

the engine turning on the bezzel is a sight for sore eyes! That's a
02/26/2011 - 04:50
fantastic choice Welcome to the world of VC and great words of wisdom from your friend
Welcome to the Lounge!
02/26/2011 - 10:38
The bezel is a small detail that most people, especially non-watch lovers, would not even notice.  But its what gives this elegant watch that little "oomph" and makes it even more special! Congratulations.  Best Regard, Dan P.S. no need to own a VC to join in our Lounge, just an interest in VC,
Your VC
02/26/2011 - 15:37
makes the Patek look very ordinary... enjoy your VC and the Lounge! Gary
a fine example of understated yet sophisticated elegance
02/26/2011 - 18:21
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what a beauty! may your watch time only happy moments and welcome!
02/27/2011 - 17:51
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