Identifying a VC wristwatch

Hi everybody,

I inharited a VC wristwatch which i dont know much about except that it was manufactured sometime in the 1930s-1940s.
A photo:

vc watch
Problem is my insurance claims its worth 10000$ and my watchmaker tells me its worth 100$, if you could help me figure that out it will be very helpfull.

Please note that the watch doesnt have its time set pulley.

Thats it..
Thank you for your time, looking for you replies! THX!
Re: Identifying a VC wristwatch
10/27/2008 - 14:17
Hello and welcome, You should move to another insurance company and another watchmaker because I would say they are both wrong. According to its size and conditions, your watch should be worth from 2500 to 6000 $: but it will depend of many parameters. It is always better to go to Vacheron Constantin or an AD and ask about it. I am sure that Alex and some other loungers can give some good advices. Regards, Bernard
Re: Re: Identifying a VC wristwatch
10/27/2008 - 14:52
Bernard thank you for your quick reply. Im not sure as they are "wrong" or just trying to take an advantage of my lack of knowledge. Sorry for being ignorant but what is AD ? Is there a special place for VC collectors i should publish this watch in a case i want to sell it ? Thx again!
"ha ha"!, that is always the point "to sell it", Bernard you
10/27/2008 - 20:04
should give him the clue
Re: Identifying a VC wristwatch
10/27/2008 - 16:49
This looks like a fairly decent watch probably from the 1940's. It has nice tear drops logs and dial. But from the photo it does not look in very good shape. I can't tell whether the watch is gold, steel or chrome plated. An AD is an Authorised Distributor, BTW. It would be nice to get a look at the inside to see the case and serial numbers and make sure everything is authentic. Is the crystal cracked or is that just the photo? I think Berny is a bit optimistic on the value. If it needs major wrestoration, the current value woud be closer to $1000USD depending on the metal. There are many sites where you could offer the watch for sale. Send me a private email and I can give you a list of some of them. But I would be inclined to fix it up and keep it. Regards, JB