Can anyone help me identify this watch?

This was my grandfather's watch. I know it is platinum and the band is not original, but is is marked 14k. I have not found similar pictures, so any help in identifying it would be appreciated.
Thanks



Can anyone help me identify this watch?
this is one of those rare scroll lug models from the
05/29/2009 - 23:55
40s. Not sure it has a ref number but if it does it should be inscribed in the case back. Your dial with the star indexes are very rare and if indeed the watch is in platinum (can't really figure out from the scan) it makes it even more rare!! Patek also had a similar model, the ref 1491.
Re: this is one of those rare scroll lug models from the
05/30/2009 - 00:00
I have an appraiser checking it out. He opened the watch and told me it was definitely platinum. I will get the ref. #s. Thanks!
Re: Re: this is one of those rare scroll lug models from the
06/14/2009 - 03:42
Can you tell me any more about the watch based on this information: Model: 845981 #481140-458/28 I would love to know any additional details. Thanks so much
It should be a Cal. 458 movement.
06/14/2009 - 16:36
If 481140 was inscribed on the movement itself, this is the movement's serial number.  If 845981 was inscribed on the back of the case, I think this would be the case serial number because I believe VC's model numbers are 4-5 digits long. Through email, you can contact VC's Concierge Service in New York (available through VC's website).  Give them the movement and case serial numbers and they will be able to verify whether the case and movement left the factory as one unit (instead of being mixed and matched at a later date by somebody else) as well as the year of manufacture. BR, Dan
Re: It should be a Cal. 458 movement.
06/15/2009 - 04:12
Thanks so much...I appreciate the input and suggestions. I've never been much of a watch person but I'm quickly gaining appreciation for the history, artistry and passion since I've inherited this watch!