To buy or not to buy...

To buy or not to buy...

To buy or not to buy...

To buy or not to buy...

To buy or not to buy...

I have read the posts expressing doubts but I would like to get some ideas about value and age if that's alright. I hope not to  be breaking any rules by posting this request but you all seem like friendly and decent people.


03/27/2008 - 23:06
why I wouldn't buy...
03/27/2008 - 23:32

HI CWF and welcome to the Lounge.

Your watch doesn't quite seem right on a few aspects:

1- the case is signed Paul Buhre which was a Russian watchmaker and not related to VC

2- the movement is a pocket watch/pendant movement (the time can only be set by pressing the button at 4)

3- The case design does not go with the same period as the movement

I think that someone had a VC movement (I can't comment on the dial) and found a case to fit the watch in but you have a movement from one brand and a case from another.

There are some beautiful vintage VCs which can be found at relatively decent prices so if I were you I would forget about the Frankenwatch and look at some vintage Vcs if you are looking for a VC wrist watch.

Re: why I wouldn't buy...
03/28/2008 - 02:39

I agree with Alex.

This watch is "dangerous"!

Re: why I wouldn't buy...
03/28/2008 - 02:39

I agree with Alex.

This watch is "dangerous"!

Re: To buy or not to buy...
03/27/2008 - 23:49

Agree with everything Alex said plus if you look at the printing of "Vacheron & Constantin"on the dial the characters are irregular with some a little larger and not lined up, indications that the signature was added by someone else. 

Is interesting that the movemen is also a key wind and the calatrava cross on the movement does not seem correct at all. The balance bridge has been cut down and the Vacheron & Constantin signature on the other bridge also looks fake.


Re: Re: To buy or not to buy...
03/27/2008 - 23:53

Thank you- my palms are no longer sweating with the idea of parting with my money.  I needed to be sure and I thank both scholars/gemtlemen for their input.


Wellcome CWF!
03/28/2008 - 01:52

I see you already has got the answers to your questions.


The best thing you did was contacting us at Hour Lounge,

and now you are one of us

So "lurk" around and learn, that's how we all started at other forums,

before this exclusive forum was born, tomorrow, a year ago!

Exclusive in it's design, it's knowledge and in only concerning with one thing,

namely Vacheron Constantin, or as I prefer Vacheron&Constantin,

which have been the name for the major part of it's life.

The Old Firm is the oldest continously watchmaker in the world,

and only by that, the most exclusive.

It also happens to have done the most elegant and finest watches since 1755,

and are still doing

So wellcome as a member of this little club, that have about 12.000 visitors per month,

after just been going for a year!



Doc, V&C should put you in charge of marketing...LOL....nt
03/28/2008 - 04:27


Yeah, but why haven't they asked ?
03/28/2008 - 12:57

Perhaps I'm to old, nearly as the firm itself



Doc you are WRONG
03/28/2008 - 09:42

you need to triple the visitor number

As you says Alex !
03/28/2008 - 12:55

The more the better!


Re: Wellcome CWF!
03/29/2008 - 13:17

Thank you very much- it's nice to be here.  My watch interest is getting the better of me. I have a paltry collection which does not include a Vacheron&Constantin yet...

As I am about to move overseas no more purchases will be made but I must say the advice I was given was fascinating and exacting!  Thank you for your welcomes and please educated me pictorally- i.e. feel free to show off to a captive audience.

Best wishes