FC Vacheron pocket watch

FC Vacheron pocket watch

Hello! I recently bought a 15 Lignes, 18k Gold pocket watch. It is signed on the center wheel bridge FC Vacheron. It has the typical early 19th century Vacheron Cylinder movement with 8 jewels. It also has the serial number 13606 stamped booth on the movement and the golden case. Could you please inform me about the production date of the watch? If you can give me any available information for that watch I would appreciate it very much.

Thank you very much in advance.
Marios

FC Vacheron does not ring a bell! Do you have scans of the dial and
10/05/2007 - 11:16

cuvette?

Re: FC Vacheron does not ring a bell! Do you have scans of the dial and
10/05/2007 - 11:56

Hi Alex, Thank you very much for your response. Here are some pictures from the dial and the case.

I can't decipher what's written on the back cover. can you
10/06/2007 - 02:29

help me out?

Re: I can't decipher what's written on the back cover. can you
10/06/2007 - 18:44

Hi Alex, on the back cover it is written 'CYLINDRE HUIT RUBIS'

I don't think your watch is from Vacheron since other from the fact
10/07/2007 - 16:50

that the case is not signed the name FC Vacheron is not one Jean Marc Vacheron or subsequent Vacheron watchmakers signed their watches.

Hi Marios! Wellcome to our Club!
10/05/2007 - 12:43

I'm sorry to say that I don't believe it to be a true Vacheron&Constantin.

I have never seen that sign before and can't find it in the litterature.

Anyhow it's a nice pocket watch with a fine dial,

so take care of it

Cheers

Doc

Here's my favorite. An 1840's model
10/05/2007 - 23:42

Hey, that's nice! Wellcome to our Club!
10/06/2007 - 23:38

Could we get some close up's,

and the movement to, please

Congrats and

Cheers

Doc

Re: Hey, that's nice! Wellcome to our Club!
10/08/2007 - 05:39

I"m not a good photographer. I keep getting either blurry pictures or a lot of flash reflection when I try either close-up or macro photographs.  The porcelain face has no cracks, stains or hairlines.  There are tiny screws at the edge of the face by the numbers 3 and 9.  The crystal is the original 'bulls-eye'.  The back is green guiloche with no loss.  There is one mine-cut diamond missing.  I have not replaced it as I'd rather keep the watch original than put a modern cut diamond.  The numbers on the case and dust cover match in three different places.  The dust cover is engraved:

Vacheron & Constantine

In Geneva

Cylinder Escapement

N (o with a pair of parallel lines angled up through it) 58037

Four Jewels

The two winding holes are labeld, with the left (center) one "Hands" and the right (outer) one with an arrow with a double tail wrapping around the top of it.  The movement is engraved "Vacheron" over "Constantine" in letters so finely done that I needed a magnifying glass to read. 

I collect pocket watches, with a pair of Vacheron & Constantine among the bunch that I have (Waltham, Labrador, Elgin, Longines and a few small shops, for example).  I think that there are few wristwatches that are as beautiful as the old pocket models, with these including the older Hamiltons, some Gruen, Waltham and Omega models, and most everything made by either Patek Philippe or Vacheron&Constantine.

That movement nimber indicates
10/08/2007 - 21:49

somwhere bettween 1840 and 1850

Take good care of it !

Doc