Help on origins of watch

Hi I didn't intend to start a new thread on this subject, but I updated the below thread and felt it was too old to receive a reply. I also tried to send private messages to Alex and tick-talk, but the site seems to fail or time out it says. http://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/help-on-origins-of-vacheron-amp-constantin-watch-please_54175_54175.html As I said in the thread, these messages are written by my Son, as I'm not particularly computer literate, hence the replies and posts being so far apart! It was mentioned if I got the numbers from my watch I could obtain more information on it's origins by contacting VC. I have the numbers and wondered whether someone could point me in the direction I should now go please? How do I go about contacting VC directly, or perhaps someone here can help? The numbers I obtained, and this is the exact note from the watchmaker, which to me sounds quite hard to understand, "There are 2, 18K 0.750 and the number is 371854 on the Bezel is 854 and CAL 1005 movement." Hope you can help! Thanks CherryAnne
04/13/2011 - 18:52
04/14/2011 - 17:32
04/14/2011 - 18:34
Sorry Cherry Anne...
04/13/2011 - 18:52
unfortunately your information is not yet complete .  You have the case number 371854 off the case back, of which the last 3 digits "854" are repeated on the bezel to confirm that both pieces belong together.  You still need the movement number before Alex can ask the Patrimony Department to research the year of manufacture and reference number.  It appears that the movement number of the caliber 1005 is not readily visible and may require partial dissassembly!!
Re: Sorry Cherry Anne...
04/14/2011 - 11:49
No problem tick-talk, you're not responsible! Presumably that's the number under the winding wheel? I'd feel a bit embarrassed taking it back to the same watchmaker, is it something my Son could do with some small screw drivers or is there a risk of damaging something? Thanks again! I appreciate your help.
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04/14/2011 - 17:32
Best leave this to a professional...it does appear that some dissassembly is needed to reveal the movement number.  What you are seeing is the caliber.  I'm amazed your watchmaker didn't discuss this if he understood your needs!  Maybe try another .  While it is possible to give you most of what you want from just the case number, VC policy requires both to verify originality in the event that another movement was substituted during the watch's lifetime.
Re: No No NO NO NO...
04/14/2011 - 18:34
:D OK, I'll find myself another professional. Thanks again!