Help wanted

Hello,

I'm new on this forum and first I would like to say hello to everybody. I would like to post some pictures of a Vacheron pocket watch, but it is asking me a image URL. How would i go about uploading an image

08/01/2011 - 17:33
08/01/2011 - 18:25
08/01/2011 - 18:26
08/01/2011 - 20:34
Re: Help wanted
08/01/2011 - 18:25

First click on the "image" icon above the text area (small square with colorful landscape 5th from left in  middle row), then click on "upload" at the top menu bar.  It will then allow you to download a picture directly from your computer.

Welcome Philip
08/01/2011 - 18:26

To post pictures:

1. click on the "Image" icon (which you already know)

2. You will see 4 tabs in the new window that pops up, select the 3rd one from the left, "upload"

3. Select "browse" and select the picture you want from your computer and

4. Select "Upload"

5.  After the picture has been uploaded, you can select the size - I usually use 480x640 or something close to those dimensions.

Looking forward to seeing you pictures.

Best Regards, Dan

Re: Welcome Philip
08/01/2011 - 20:34

Hello every one,

Thanks for the quick reply. I was wondering if somebody could give me some more info on this pocket watch. It appears to be from Vacheron. Now I was reading that Contantine got together with Vacheron round 1819 and before that it was Vacheron alone. Now this watch has been in my family for a very long time. My grandfather passed it down to me like his grandfather did with him. Can anybody give me some more info on this watch. When it was made. Anything that can give me some more feeling on what my family was like. Now it's just me and my sister left. The serialnumber is 9643. This number appears on several locations. It also has an 18K stamp in the inside and initials JP. Again any info is welcome, thanks..

The age of your watch is beyond my knowledge base
08/02/2011 - 01:36

I would not feel comfortable commenting on it as I am unfamiliar with VC watches from the 19th century. 

But I do know that VC's official record of hallmarks and logos does not indicate the one shown on your watch.

BR, Dan

Sad News
08/02/2011 - 06:41

Sorry to say that it is not a Vacheron & Constantin but rather one of the many Swiss-made fakes of medium quality from the late 19th century as revealed by its movement construction.  If the gold tests true for 18 kt, at least you have some value there.