Does it like a genuine VC watch pocket?

Does it like a genuine VC watch pocket?

Does it like a genuine VC to you? The watch was dated circa 1870.

Any hint will be most welcome.

Gunshot.
the writing on the back looks fishy but do you have scans of movement?
01/19/2010 - 10:33
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Re: the writing on the back looks fishy but do you have scans of movement?
01/19/2010 - 11:17
Thanks for your interest. I am enclosing two additional pictures.
Re: Re: the writing on the back looks fishy but do you have scans of movement?
01/19/2010 - 11:22
And here is the second one. Those are all the pictures I have got. The owner claims the watch is dated around 1870. Thanks again for your comments and your interest. Brainwatch
Re: Re: Re: the writing on the back looks fishy but do you have scans of movement?
01/19/2010 - 11:29
Here is the second picture:
I'd be pretty confident...
01/19/2010 - 17:05
that its the real deal!  Interesting variation on the dial signature and the cuvette script but I've seen both before.  The movement is typical in layout and signature...one of the unique indicators of Vacheron architecture is the slightly radial alignment of the finger bridges rather than a parallel placement. So the next steps are to examine the hallmarks and to have the serial numbers confirmed by the Heritage Department.  The movement may have to be removed to find it.
Re: I'd be pretty confident...
01/19/2010 - 19:59
Dear tick-talk. Thanks for your interest and sound comments. It seems that the only way to verify that it is a genuine VC will be to have it sent to the Certificate Department. Brainwatch
Re: Does it like a genuine VC watch pocket?
01/19/2010 - 18:28
Hello, I am a little bit surprised by this pocket watch. I have never seen the wording "Echappement horizontal" written on a pocket watch and reading it, it brings in my mind that it is an "english anker (ancre de coté)" escapement type. Looking at the movement it is a cylinder type one. Am i wrong ?. Best regards. Patrice.
Re: Re: Does it like a genuine VC watch pocket?
01/19/2010 - 20:05
Dear Patrice: Thanks for your comments. The watch has been dated around 1870, but I don't know if what say may confirm that it is a genuine VC. I am not quite sure. So, I feel really puzzled about purchasing it. Any other hints? Regards, Brainwatch.
Similar 1830 script
01/19/2010 - 22:57
This Vacheron is from 1830.  Note the similar script and earlier case number.
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01/19/2010 - 23:03
This piece is a bit later judging by the number and is engraved in English but the V&C script is identical to your watch.