Frankentime? or Just Fake?

In looking at some Vacherson Constantin examples for a recent member query, I ran across this watch. It is an incredible combination of a Constantin & Vacheron movement (pre-1920 according to the seller) and a later Constantin Vacheron (post-late-60s). What I'm trying to decide is whether the whole thing is fake or the seller just took two different VCs and slapped them together.

Frankentime? or Just Fake?

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What do you think? A Frankie or Fake?...or have I become too cynical and it's a perfectly good VC?

 

where to start?
04/21/2016 - 15:26

similar movements (which could have been originally made for pendant watches) can be found up until the 1930s in VC wrist watches. The dial is definately from the 70s (no &) and the whole thing is ugly angry

where to start?
04/21/2016 - 16:10

similar movements (which could have been originally made for pendant watches) can be found up until the 1930s in VC wrist watches. The dial is definately from the 70s (no &) and the whole thing is ugly angry

In general, I do not believe in coincidence
04/21/2016 - 20:51

And just happening to get identical serial numbers for the case and movement to make up a franken is too coincidental for my taste.  

As far as I'm concerned, something was faked.

(BTW, the ampersand "&" on the movement looks funky).

To repeat what Alex said, it is ugly.

Ebay Poster Child for Fake Vacheron Constantin!
04/23/2016 - 12:28

This gets even better. In looking for a V&C caliber matching the one in the Frankenwatch using the Google search term, "Vintage vacheron&constanine calibers images" I saw the face of the Frankenwatch:

Ebay Poster Child for Fake Vacheron Constantin!

I assumed that the image linked back to the Ebay page selling the watch, but instead it linked to an Ebay article on "How to Spot a Genuine Vintage Vacheron Wristwatch." I read the article and was impressed by the author's knowledge of Vacheron Constantin. (From Ebay no less!) The author of the article was listed as "mewatchyou" of whom I had no knowledge. However, at the bottom of the article was a 2015 copyright notice by "Tack Talk" -- it was Dean's article! Since Dean refers to Ebay as "Fleabay" it was a double surprise. Even more ironic, that Frankenwatch face was not in the article at all, and I have no idea of how it was the link-image to an article on how to spot fakes.

I hope that when Dean returns from dodging Yetis in the mountains, he'll provide additional insights. In the meantime, if you haven't read the article, you can finding it HERE.