A Collector’s Coin Wristwatch

I received permission from a collector to share pictures of his watch.  It's a Ref. 7095 made in 1965, which uses a 1946 50 Mexican Pesos coin and has a cal 1003 movement.

A Collector’s Coin Wristwatch

A Collector’s Coin Wristwatch

 

I’d be willing to spend 100x 50 Pesos for this coin!  (OK, OK… I’ll even increase it to 200x 50 Pesos since it actually takes 2 coins to make the watch case)  winkcheeky

 

Hope you like it, and thanks to the owner for allowing me to share it with our Loungers!
Good to finally see a color photo of this watch!
04/27/2014 - 12:03
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Thanks for sharing Dan.
04/27/2014 - 14:12
It would have been nice also to have a view of the side with the engraving “Independencia y Libertad” and a photo of the back. A very impressive coin and the lady with the wings spread out looks great. It seems strange to me that the dial is not centered but it might be the way it was conceived. Anyway congratulations to your collector friend for having this piece. If he haven't seen these posts on coin wathces then it might be worth for him to check out. This is the links:http://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/a-look-at-vc-s-coin-watch-production_39874_39874.html   http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=71645&id=71645    All the best, Kent
Thanks Kent, I sent him links to these posts
04/27/2014 - 14:32
So hopefully he will see them, follow the links...and join us! :-)
The offset dial is very interesting
04/27/2014 - 21:09
I've only seen one other V&C example.  According to Alex's article on coin watches, this one should date from 1961, so I wonder if this characteristic can be attributed to the same casemaker. The 50 pesos watch would, at 38mm, "fit" well with today's larger wrist fashions.
Re: A Collector’s Coin Wristwatch
04/28/2014 - 00:13
Thanks Dan, Kent and Alex. A really interesting cocept beautifully executed by Vacheron. Nice collection of coins in these watches. Best, Joseph