I need help on the following VC machine

This is my first time to buy a VC. The machine is described by pics below:
I would need to learn from you experts whether the machine is:
1. Original
2. Worth a buy of 4000$
3. In reasonably good working conditions.

Please help and zillion thanks for your kind help.

I need help on the following VC machine

I need help on the following VC machine

I need help on the following VC machine

I need help on the following VC machine
Ref 7255 Vintage 1960s
07/17/2012 - 06:26
Hard to tell for sure with the blurry photos, but it looks like others I have seen.  Impossible to tell if there are any non-original parts, but the movement looks like a VC 1003, which is what should be in there.  Also impossible to assess condition without better photos. Is it worth $4K?  Well, it appears to be white gold, and others like it have sold at auction, so do a search at the major auction houses, Antiquorum, Christies and Sothebys to see if you can fine comparables.  Use the reference number to search.
Re: Ref 7255 Vintage 1960s
07/17/2012 - 06:49
Thank you Maberlin your help. Yes, I saw it read White Gold 18K solid. I will try to take better photos for your assessment (am a scientist, and an unskilled photographer). For the time being, I will take your advices and search around in those auction forums. Again, thanks for your kind and prompt reply.
as Maberlin said the watch looks genuine but it is
07/17/2012 - 11:23
complicated to comment on condition of movement just from photos.
Re: as Maberlin said the watch looks genuine but it is
07/17/2012 - 11:49
Thanks Alex. It looks "old" but details are still clear to see, from my observation. Its bracelet is quite elegant, although I have no clue whether it is made of silver or white gold (the case said 18K white gold). Following Maberlin's suggestion I tried to look up a number of well know sites, but found only similar models, none exactly the same. Most of models presented on those sites do not have tiny diamond pieces laid in the face of the watch like what I am holding. The making of the bracelet is also different, and mine gives me a guess that it is made of white gold wire rather than silver as shown by other 7255 models available on the Internet. Do you have any hint on what kind of machine I am holding now? Merci bcp.
the bracelet is white gold. As for the diamonds on the side of the
07/17/2012 - 12:12
bezzel I do not know, it is possible that the watch was either made that way or diamonds added at a later date.
Re: the bracelet is white gold. As for the diamonds on the side of the
07/23/2012 - 08:39
Thanks Alex. Sorry for this belated response since I trust came back from a conference trip. I tried to look at it again and have not seen signs of adding diamonds to the bezzel after the production and I guess doing so would hardly be possible without substantial further investment by the previous owner. Plus diamonds on both sides of the bezzel look quite symmetric with virtually no indication of flawed making, so I assume that they were originally there when the first buyer took it.