Good news if you own vintage VC

Thought fellow loungers might be interested by something I read in the Fondation d'Haute Horlogerie magazine February 2010 edition. It's an article about prospects for the UK watch trade in 2010 and quotes the well respected David Duggan (owner of a very eminent used-watch shop in Burlington Arcade, London) as follows:

'He also insists that early 1950's models from Longines, Omega and Vacheron Constantin remain undervalued, even in these difficult times'. 

Vulgar though it may seem, I hope he's right!

Here's the link if you are interested in the full article:
08/21/2010 - 00:42
that's our little secret
I have been saying that for years,
08/21/2010 - 23:43
since I have sold out some of my vintage collection, both G-P's and VC's during this year and still is,  I also noted a rising interst especially for vintage VC's I'm sure they will rally! Doc
N.B. i missed last part of quote; it should read...
08/22/2010 - 23:12
1950s and 1960s (see link for confirmation of this)
definately undervalued and I have no idea why, its a good market for
08/23/2010 - 11:47
buyers but not sellers!
Some guesses...
08/24/2010 - 19:04
Well Alex, we've discussed the state of VC's vintage market a few times.  Some of the often-mentioned reasons why VC pieces may be undervalued are the lack of research documentation, lack of knowledgable ownership base, lack of reasonably priced repair facilities, and lack of factory support.  My feeling is these factors make potential investors/owners wary of the VC vintage market, and honestly, they should be!  But as we know, those that make the effort to research and exercise patience will be rewarded with one of the most elegant timepieces of all time .