Doc's PDF. Many pics...

PDF stands for Philippe Dufour File, I didn't get any of his watches - yet!
OTH he didn't get any of mine Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

He really liked this very special Vacheron&Constantin pocket watch from 1920. Cieseld and gilt the old way.
Most of you have seen it before,  but i took some pics today and I thought you at least could sweep through them!
I will never seen any pocket watch alike and I will never part from it Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

BTW, I' shaved today Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Doc's PDF. Many pics...

Cheers

Doc
Doc
10/20/2010 - 21:31
10/20/2010 - 23:14
Doc
10/21/2010 - 01:10
Rei
10/21/2010 - 05:41
Doc
10/21/2010 - 21:06
Doc
10/21/2010 - 21:27
10/22/2010 - 11:07
Doc
10/24/2010 - 20:10
Doc
10/21/2010 - 21:45
10/22/2010 - 04:16
Soooo beautiful!
10/20/2010 - 23:14
You too, Doc
LOL!
10/21/2010 - 01:10
Yes the watch is very, very beautiful and one of the first two Vacheron&Constantin pocket watches I bought! I love it more and more, actually I liked the other, the hunting cased at first, but after some time I realised, that this was THE pw! One thing is very special, the glass, probably you dont see it but its slightly doomed like a macaroon!  Feels wonderful in your hand. BTW I'm now North of Lat 71°, at Jan Mayen, on page 666 (!), in the book I mailed you about, H.W. Tilman's book, 'The Eight Sailing/Mountain Exploration Books'. About the MAN : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Tilman, Dean, you got to read it Tomorrow it's the big boat on land day, I'll be working helping with three others and get help with mine. It will be sunny but windy and only +3 °C, but if you work hard you don't freeze, you if anyone knows In Hindi, there is one word for today and one word for yesterday and tomorrow, the same. I like that! Mats
Re: Doc's PDF. Many pics...
10/21/2010 - 05:41
Beautiful watch for a handsome young man. Well done Sir!
Hi Rei you make me
10/21/2010 - 21:06
 ! Doc
you lost the beard and I grew one :-) the work on that
10/21/2010 - 11:23
PW is just phenomenal, so delicate and subtle  here's my participation to the thread
Yes you got one,
10/21/2010 - 21:27
and it's so beautiful.What more, you have one of the first made! Honestly, what did you think when he upgraded the serie to two hundred from one hundred? I know how the Porsche guys reacted, when Porsche had published a very limited edition, the new GT3 RS introduced in 2003, and later was produced in a larger series than promised... OTH it's still go second hhand price, still a little bit to high for a certain doctor and his son Beard makes one look older, so I have heard and could be read on this post,  but it's very comfortably not to shave every day Doc
Sisyphus
10/22/2010 - 11:07
That's whom I compare Philippe Dufour to. I really don't have a problem with him making 200 Simplicities instead of 100 since it still remains an amazing watch and 200 worldwide isn't that much anyway and after all the toils and struggles I'm happy that he had "commercial" success. However he has been working on the same watch day in day out for the past 10 years and still has 3-4 years to go until he delivers the last Simplicity and when you talk to him about and read between the lines you feel that he regrets because he wants to move on and develop other ideas. As for the beard yes, I get to sleep 10 mins more each day now that I don't have to shave  
wise words from you! nt
10/24/2010 - 20:10
vc
Beautiful Doc, both you and the watch!
10/21/2010 - 16:09
I'm really been interested in pocket watches and my last few acquisitions have been in that direction, but with an American twist.  I wanted a couple of examples of the best made U.S. time pieces, which are pocket watches or larger. I picked up a beautiful 23-jewel Illinois Bunn Special Railroad watch made in 1931 as well as a Hamilton Model 22 Deck Watch made in 1943. They are both being serviced right now so I'm sorry about not posting any scans. Best Regards, Dan
Hi Dan,
10/21/2010 - 21:45
"I'm really been interested in pocket watches and my last few acquisitions have been in that direction, but with an American twist", you write. I have an interesting book that you should try to get.  It was introduced to me by IanS, when I stayed as guest at him fours years ago, nearly by the day, God how times runs!  I was guided to a little bookshop in Geneva by Ian and bought this book, where J.P. Journe reveals his secret passion,  gun metal watches!  I'd love to see that collection in flesh some day. It's a limited book worth searching for, you could always try with Ians if you are interested, blame it on me I also have 'cleaned', as you know my collection and begin to look more and more, once again, at Vacheron&Constantin pocket watches, where I once started! I think that you get so much beauty in a pocket watch and also that you can enjoy it by the eye,  whith nothing between the movement and eyes. No glass and everything in 'full scale' And they still are extremely 'cheap' considered what you get, remember these words in 5 years from now Take care Doc
Thank you Doc!
10/22/2010 - 04:16
I will start searching for that book, it looks very interesting! I hope to see you in Geneva during SIHH, as I've already planned to go.  (This also goes for all of the Loungers that I've met online!) As you know, my absolutely favorite pocketwatch is my Chronometre Royal which was restored by VC a year ago.  But as I'm learning more about chronometry and the history of chronometers, the Hamilton Model 22 was a must have and the one I have is in absolutely marvelous condition.  I've been reading the book by Marvin Whitney, "The Ship's Chronometer". The Illinois watch is representative of one of the best U.S. railroad pocket ever made, as I wanted a representative of the best Swiss and U.S. made pocket watches, which I now have :-) And as you've said, pocket watches are relatively "cheap", which is something I will not complain about! Best Regards, Dan
Fantastic Doc...Your V&C pocketwatch is a work of art.
10/21/2010 - 18:57

I can certainly see why you would never sell it. Mr. Dufour and I would recommend to never sell it, but if you have the need to someday, please let me know.  BTW, your clean cut appearance without the beard makes you look about 10 years younger Looking that young, people are going to wonder why you are retired Best, Mike

Mike you are too nice, I nearly suspect
10/21/2010 - 22:01
you trying to get the watch I promise you that IF I would sell it, you'll have the first call on it I also shall send you a note if I find something in the neighbourhood of it! BTW I'm not fully retired, I'm consultant in a company under construction abroad, and I also have some other small consult jobs. There are some, who values experience and wisdom, nothing you can get by how many examina you ever get. It's simply based on many years of life and all the waypoints you made during your travel through life. Im think that we in the Western World, especially in some countries in Europe, don't take care of the inexhaustible knowledge that are around almost for free!  I believe the Asian culture is more sensitive in this particular question. I would like the real life a bit more like hour Lounge, a place where everyone shares their knowledge for free, in order to help other fellows Cheers Doc
Love the pocket watch! [nt]
10/22/2010 - 09:04
[nt]
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :-) nt
10/23/2010 - 20:22
vc