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Some may recall that I had a few issues with a 6694 that returned from factory service with a few condition problems and minus the Certificate of Authenticity that was ordered.

Well, yesterday the Batman returned once again.  This time, however, it's staying put in my newly created Vacheron & Constantin display case Concluding Chapter.  The work done to remedy some heavy brushing and scratches is remarkable and renders the previous problems invisible.  I am truly grateful to Laurent Mugnier, the Customer Service Director, for taking a personal interest.  Thanks Alex, for hooking me up! Concluding Chapter

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The Certificate is a compact but informative document that is worthy of display alongside any timepiece.  It was so inspiring that I mimicked it's format to create some 4x6 data cards for other pieces.

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02/13/2009 - 02:12
Dean, its great to hear that things worked out for the best
02/13/2009 - 08:49
in the end.  Batman looks beautiful. My 101 year old CR pocketwatch is in Geneva for service and a Certificate of Authenticity as well (though it will take a year to complete everything - VC is making a new balance shaft for it by hand and replacing the center wheel jewel on the mainplate). I'm sure I'll get the same exciting feeling from the CofA as you have.  Thanks for showing some of the detail that comes with one. I'm getting myself in trouble, I've been eyeing a another 1907 VC pocketwatch - a minute repeater crhonometer with chronograph.  (I just have to figure a way to get it past the wife and economy ). BR, Dan
the wife is the hardest part Dan :-) (nt)
02/13/2009 - 10:40
Amen to that Alex, Amen :-)
02/13/2009 - 11:12
Wow, Dan!
02/13/2009 - 18:25
That new piece you are considering sounds delicious .  You know you waaaaant it!
Dean, You bet I want it :-)
02/14/2009 - 12:59
We were in Shanghai Maison last week and she saw a beautiful 1949 model 4310 with a 466/3B movement.  It's 35mm in diameter and a classic beauty, which she fell in love with at first sight.  I've been trying all week to convince her to buy it (or let me buy it for her), but she refuses and had declared that she will KILL me if I get it for her without her approval. But without her getting it, I have a tough time convincing her its time for me to get one any time soon.  BR, Dan
Classic Piece
02/16/2009 - 02:43
That ref. 4310 is a beauty and nicely proportioned for a lady's watch today, even if it was a man's watch back in '49.   So if you offered your wife a present and she declined, can't you still buy something for yourself?  It's the thought that counts, right?
Great to hear things worked out (nt)
02/13/2009 - 09:43
Congrats Dean ! nt
02/13/2009 - 12:22
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02/13/2009 - 15:11
All's well that ends well! Congrats, Dean. It looks like they did a very fine job. Regards, Joseph
Congrats Dean
02/14/2009 - 16:22
It's nice to see and have a Certificate of Authenticity for such a chrono! Patrice
C of A
02/16/2009 - 02:48

I think in this day of fakes and frankens, a vintage Vacheron's pedigree is greatly enhanced with the Certificate of Authenticity.  The more valuable the piece, the more important the provenance.  While relatively expensive, I think the investment will pay off in the distant future when my heirs sell things off in some Antiquorum auction...

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02/15/2009 - 03:49
always nice to have a pleasant ending. those kinds of headaches we all wish to avoid. enjoy and regards, Matt
Perseverance is key to success...
02/15/2009 - 19:35
You made it through and came out a winner, Dean Congratulations