if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

yes this is very watch !!! and the promise made to Mats (doc). :) this is the watch only meant for personal use and collection.

it all started with an opinion sought of an vintage V&C, and ended with a beautiful watch and a second V&C, and now a rekindled interest in a VC collection. i am grateful to mats for his grace of handing over this rare piece for my care at at a more than reasonable price.

the review will be short, with my baby girl tugging my shorts and asking for attention. 

the watch originates 1936, with a tri-bridge formed movement. the case fluted and well-maintained for its age, its curviness truly tells art-decor and workmanship. its comes with a no-frill quick-change for strap lugs, strap change is done by pushing the leather a little to put in the strap, however, as the strap only hangs on little pin attached to the lugs, one must be careful when wearing. nevertheless an interesting feature i have never come across. let the pics do the talk...


if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)
 
it few more pics to share my contentment of a beautiful acqusition..

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

now this is what impresses me at first sight .... amazingly, it was the strap that catches my attention, notice the print, the font, 
the strap holder, the shape of the tail. nothing i have seen before.

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

now i have 2 V&Cs

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)


finally a shot on the wrist ...

if u see this for sale, call the police ....(lots of pics)

what i really want to say is, thus far, this is the most enjoyable time of the watch hobby. more than the collection, it 
is the friends u make along the way, and especially with VC, i have made the most, namely alex, doc, vilit, kh tan and jiaxian.
thank u guys for yr opinions and the email exchanges as well as sharing some aspects of life.

i await with much anticipation of my next watch with the rekindled passion for VC and making friends along the journey.



aaron you know that its too late don't you? Already the
09/26/2009 - 11:18
VC bug is hard to shake but once you go vintage....only God can help you now Fantastic addition to your Topolino and great story May it time only happy moments
i go in this addiction with my eyes open and full of courage,,,,,,,,,,
09/28/2009 - 07:48
the heritage of V&C is rich and full of inspiration. this 2 piceces ,most probably, will not be worn often, and most willing to be lent to VC to draw inspiration for their new watches.  VC has the undervalued equity of name, logo and heritage, and deserve to be re-rated in the market, i hope for one day will be fulfilled further.  i feel it deserves the attention of kari and marc brogsitter and other independents, if it had produced those watches which it is capable of, drawing its proprietary vintage pieces and iterated in a more contemporary way. the 1755 is a good example of such, in my opinion, which can be worn more often.  
I agree with every word you say! (nt)
09/28/2009 - 11:14
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Congrats on the new watch Aaron!
09/26/2009 - 13:35
Looking at those lugs makes me nervous. Did you ever think of modifying it in some way to get a more secure fit for the strap? - SJX
lol. i will retain its authenticity which makes it so special for me..
09/28/2009 - 07:50
as most probably it will be kept for appreciation than worn.
I'm so happy!
09/26/2009 - 17:33
My dear friend, it couldn't have come to more nice owner than you, and it's funny what a question can lead to I always thinks, that life is a series of coincidences and this is an example, so good as any! I'm also very pleased that you now are deep in the Vacheron&Constantin collecting With two so beautiful pieces, as a base, you will be a threat to anyone Most of all I'm glad to have let it over without the big profit of your friendship! That is worth more to me than money Wear in ever good health Doc
my respected doc, the feeling is mutual. please read my reply to alex.
09/28/2009 - 07:56

above as my hopes for VC.   threat not, i prefer to be the blessings of V&C collectors who know that these beautiful crafts are in good hands and shared, like yours truly. thank u for yr kind words.

Congratulations, it is a true V&C jewel! (nt)
09/28/2009 - 19:00
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Congratulations Aaron.......
09/28/2009 - 20:03
a true beauty!!! Best regards, Tom
Congrats!!
10/02/2009 - 09:04
The watch looks really nice on your wrist It is a really nice art deco piece, and it is nice to know that it shall remain within the "Lounge Family"... CHeers, Francois