Hello there!

 

 

 

Hello all,

 

                I'm Domenico Tortoricci and I am a new member of The Hour Lounge. I have been collecting antiques and I've followed in my great grandfather's footsteps (he had a fascination with watches and left them to me) and I have started to collect antique and new time pieces (like pocket and wrist watches). I love antiques from toys (my favorite theme to collect) to wrist and pocket watches and everything in between. To me these are real time machines that allow us to physically touch something from the past. I recently acquired an antique Vacheron Constantin movement and I am very excited to learn more about it. The reason I joined this discussion forum is so I may learn more about antique Vacheron Constantin time pieces and the collecting of them. I am looking forward to meet you all and I hope I will learn more about antique time pieces from one of the world's most primer brands: Vacheron Constrain.

 

              Domenico Tortoricci.

 

 

 

P.S.

 

         I have not received my antique Vacheron Constantin Movement yet; however, I would like to ask my first question:

 

The movement serial number is: 341382. What year was this approximately made? Will upload pictures as soon as it arrives and I will be asking many more questions!

Welcome to THL Domenico
03/21/2016 - 06:36

I'd love to see pictures of your antique collection, both VC and non-VC.

I believe the movement number you provided, 341382, was made in the 1900s (1900-1908).  It could have been a few years later before it was actually put into a case and the complete watch was manufactured. 

Best Regards, Dan

Re: Welcome to THL Domenico
03/24/2016 - 23:27

Dear Dan,

                    Thank you for welcoming me to The Hour Lounge, I know I will learn many new things about Vacheron Constantin and other antique watch brands for you guys!  Thank you for helping me in identifying the age of my Vacheron Constantin movement, I really appreciate that. I will post pictures of my antique watch collection soon and in a few I will post pictures of my Vacheron movement that came to me all the way from Poland. Thank you again and it was nice meeting you!

                                                          Domenico Tortoricci.

welcome Domenico, good to have you with us and you'll soon find out that
03/21/2016 - 09:16

you are surrounded by vintage fans here!

Re: welcome Domenico, good to have you with us and you'll soon find out that
03/24/2016 - 23:32

Dear Alex,

                   Thank you for welcoming me to The Hour Lounge; I am excited to learn new aspects of antique watches including my new favorite brand, Vacheron Constantin. I will post pictures of my antique watch collection soon. Once more it was nice to meet you Alex!

                             Domenico Tortoricci

Re: Hello there!
03/22/2016 - 05:17

Hello Domenico.

Please cherish watches your great grandfather left to you.

I'm looking foward to look at pictures you will upload.

io

 

Re: Re: Hello there!
03/24/2016 - 23:35

Dear io,

                                Thank you for welcoming me to The Hour Lounge! I promise I will soon post pictures of my antique watch collection to shear with you all. I have many questions about antiques watches in general and many about Vacheron Constantin ones. Thank you again and it was nice getting to know you,

                      Domenico Tortoricci