You can see the reference number (19) and case number (303204) on the case back, and the movement (?) and calibre number (V153, 8 lignes) on the movement. Date of manufacture is about 1948 but if you provide the case and movement numbers to Alex, he may be able to give you a better date. The dial looks undamaged, just needs a professional cleaning.
You have most of the info...
05/21/2009 - 18:45
Nice little watch
05/21/2009 - 19:24
Movement looks to be in pretty decent shape, probably from late '50's - early '60's. Just needs a little cleaning of the dial (don't have it refinished though) and the movement to be checked). Congrats! JB
The numbers of movement and case and model,
05/21/2009 - 22:31
indicates end of 1940's. The movement seems to be in fine condition. Find a good watchmaker to overhaul it a little Cheers Doc
Re: The numbers of movement and case and model,
05/22/2009 - 04:16
Hi Mats, My estimate was off the top of my head, before I had a chance to consult any references. Cases starting with "303" could have been made between 1947-1950. It would be helpful to know the movement number too. VC didn't start stamping caibres on their movements til the late 1940's so that could fit. However, it is entirely possible the movement was made later and "cased" later. I have seen a watch with the case number beginning with "29..." which was assembled in 1961. Regards, Joseph
This is a VC from 1948.
05/22/2009 - 12:20
Hi Joseph, this is one of my VC's from the 40's , in this case (!) from the magic year 1948... The case has number 300731. This is from 1950, number of case 319322 And Cal. 153 is an 'old' movement, a base caliber, that for sure has been lying on the shelves for many years, before they put it inside. Small 15,08 mm in diameter, 3,40 mm high, 17 rubies, Breguet spiral and 18.000 vph. It was still in a catalogue from 1949, that contains all Swiss movements. Many ladies watches have this cal. because of it's small size so it could also have been used in watches made later. But my guess of this watch is still 1949, because of the case number. Anyhow it couldn't have ben done before. Cheers Doc
thank you all
05/22/2009 - 13:26
Thank you so much to all of you Very helpfull to me i know a bit of the history of this watch.İt has been bought for the wedding of my grandmother in 1949.So it has to be produced before 1949 iguess.