Hello everyone, i was about to buy a watch on the internet, but was not 100% positive about its authenticity.
It is a 35mm mid 40's chronograph in rose gold from vacheron and constantin.
i am attaching pictures to this message.
For now i have gathered these informations :
the movement is probably a valjoux 23 (they seem to have been used by v&c since 1938)
the serial number on the movement is correct for a mid 40 watch
the VXN sign means it was a watch imported to be sold on the US
The doubts i have are the followings :
-first, i never saw a dial with these types of numbers, and it just seems too clean for its age.
-on the movement, the vacheron & constantin signature is behind some wheels, quite hard to read, is it something v&c used to do back then? Seems odd.
-on the back case, the serial number only have 4 digits when it is supposed to have 6, right?
That is all the info i have, can you please help me to solve the mistery of its authenticity?
I went to vacheron & constantin shop in paris with these pics and they were not able to give me a 100% sure answer but were doubtfull too.
Besides if you believe it is an original, can you advise me on a right price to buy it?
Thanks a lot.