Hi! New to THe Hour Lounge

Hi All!


Happy to be part of the group! recently bought a VC6562 (after it was featured on Hodinkee) some US. 1 question i have, where can i get an original buckle from the same era (believe its from the 60s)


Thanks and looking forward to know more about Vacheron Constantin

Hello Cepheus, welcome to THL!
06/01/2015 - 07:12

Beautiful watch, it should have a cal 1071/1072 movement inside.

Getting an original buckle will not be easy as they do not come up very often.  The 2 options you can get from VC today are:

1. a modern, half-Maltese Cross shaped, buckle.

Hello Cepheus, welcome to THL!


2. A vintage style, square, buckle. 

Hello Cepheus, welcome to THL!


There is a deployant option if you wish, but they only come in with the modern, half-maltese cross, option.

BR, Dan

Dan, is that square buckle being reproduced?
06/01/2015 - 17:43

in steel or WG?

i know it is available in WG, YG, RG...i've never asked for about steel
06/02/2015 - 01:08

So I don't know.

Besides a steel deployant, I've never asked about steel, half-maltese, cross buckles either...so I don't know if they are available either.

Not much to add to what Dan wrote other than congratulate you on this amazing timepiece!
06/01/2015 - 10:26


lovely watch
06/01/2015 - 11:42

I usually like a black strap with white metals, but that is fantastic looking. Congrats and welcome to The Hour Lounge. 

One of the few steel models from inception
06/01/2015 - 18:06

Lovely heart.  Perhaps you've already done a search on the forum for the ref 6562.  There is a good deal of interest in the fact this reference was designed as a steel watch rather than being one variation along with precious metal cases.  It also came as date and non-date versions, and retailed about 30% less than similar gold V&C watches with same movement.  Ironically, today the steel watches are more scarce than gold!

Notice the differences in hands and indexes, a little refresh that happened every 25 pieces or so.

One of the few steel models from inception

One of the few steel models from inception

One of the few steel models from inception


Re: Hi! New to THe Hour Lounge
06/08/2015 - 15:24

Thanks all!!! Very Informative


The next watch i am looking at is a 222 Jumbo SS. If anyone knows of any leads, pls let me know!



I understand many Loungers are looking for it as well. :-0
06/09/2015 - 02:08

Best of luck to all!

Re: Hi! New to THe Hour Lounge
06/13/2015 - 16:53

Congrats on a beautiful watch and welcome.