Can Someone Please Tell Me About This VC Atmos Clock?

Hello,

I was hoping that someone  tell me a little about this clock.  It's an ATMOS and has a number of 55456.  I've attached photos herein.

Additionally, any instruction on how to properly use and care for the clock would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks kindly,

Trip

Can Someone Please Tell Me About This VC Atmos Clock?

Can Someone Please Tell Me About This VC Atmos Clock?

 

The dial clearly says LeCoultre
06/04/2016 - 23:59

and a Google search will turn up the owner's manual.  That s/n is from the 1950s so perhaps the box also mentions Vacheron & Constantin?  If so, that was a marketing partnership for North America (research the Galaxy wrist watch for a similar situation) and doesn't identify the clock as a V&C.  Hope this helps, please post a picture of the V&C marked bits.

an example
06/05/2016 - 18:12

an example

Picture from the 'net.  Vacheron & Constantin-LeCoultre Watches, Inc. was a company started by Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co. of New York to market products in North America.  It was a necessary replacement following the demise of V&C's previous American agent, Edmond E. Robert Co., and not coincidentally came with the merger of JLC and V&C.  This distribution arrangement also led to the assignment of VXN as their shared American importation code found on the movements of LeCoultre and V&C watches sold in the USA from 1938 to 1965.  As you can appreciate, these "name games" continue to cause much confusion in the marketplace.

 

Re: Can Someone Please Tell Me About This VC Atmos Clock?
06/08/2016 - 15:27

I was in London this past week and visited the British Museum.

In their clock collection was an ATMOS with a description you might find relevant.

 Can Someone Please Tell Me About This VC Atmos Clock?

 

 Can Someone Please Tell Me About This VC Atmos Clock?