I'm new here...

Hi to all ,

As a newcomer I'd like to salute all of the members of this forum .

I'm looking and searching around to get info on my very old Vacheron.
Maybe , an expert on this forum will be able to give me the answer to my question :
How old is my watch ?
The one in my possession is given since at least 6 generations ( as I was said ) to the
oldest son . I'm that one now ...
The inner lid shows inside the inscription : LIVRE
The outer side reads : VACHERON
                              Cylindre 10 Rubis

The outer lid shows K18 on the inner side .
The outer side is engraved .

Photos can be send to anyone interested .
Hope to get an answer in order to date my watch .

My thanks to all of you .

Best regards ,

Hi and wellcome!
03/30/2010 - 00:49
Please send some nice pictures so we can see. By numbers it's always hard to tell. Looking forward to some photos cheers Doc
Re: Hi and wellcome!
03/30/2010 - 17:40
Hi Doc , I'll post some pics asap . Kind regards , Danny
hello Danny, you can insert photos by clicking on the mountain/sun
03/30/2010 - 09:10
icon on the right of the Smiley.
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03/30/2010 - 17:42
Hello Alex , I'll try to post some tonight . Best regards , Danny
Here are some pics
03/30/2010 - 18:49
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03/30/2010 - 18:51
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03/30/2010 - 18:59
Sorry for the quality of the photographs . The gold is much less red than showed . As you can see ,the watch has been much used and abused although it didn't see the daylight in the last 70 years .
Vacheron pocket watch...
03/31/2010 - 18:38
Hi Danny, That is a nice old pocket watch you have. The only problem is that I do not believe it is actually a Vacheron & Constantin pocket watch. Therefore, it will be difficult to find the date of production for your watch since V&C is not the company which produced it. Hopefully the experts here at the Lounge can add to this or correct something I may have said incorrectly.  Beautiful watch anyways which could be restored and brought back to life after so many years. Best regards, Mike
don't believe it is a VC, the Geneve on the back looks like
03/31/2010 - 18:47
an afterthought and the Vacheron doesn't look good either
Sorry Old One
03/31/2010 - 22:28
it's a nice pocketwatch but for sure it's no Vacheron&Constantin, sorry to say. Anyway it's a start and it's always good to start from the bottom... I'm sure that next time you post you show us a genuine Vacheron&Constantin! If you not have any good knowledge about pocket watches,  I believe it's better to start with a cheaper wristwatch from V&C. More watches to compare with, and pocket watches is a difficult territory, believe me, who has been in them for over 10 years! I also have bought a probably 'fake V&C' in that meaning that it's a genuine case, dial and movement but the movement is 2 year younger than the case,  and than it's not a genuine Vacheron&Constantin. Hard but true Good luck and keep searching Doc
To Mike , Alex and doc
03/31/2010 - 23:11
My greatest thanks to the Experts . Your conclusions are immensely disapointing as I believed I had a genuine sample of VC production . Anyway , I will still consider the watch as part of our patrimonium . My grandfather (1903)  traced it down to his own grandfather and that was in the early 19th Century . I will ask a goldsmith for a quote to restore the casing and a good watchmaker to take care of the movement . Doc , I didn't buy this watch . It's im my possession for over 30 years now and I never thought about it till my son asked about the history of the watch . At least , that point remains to be resolved . My sincere thanks to you who helped me so far . Kind regards , Danny
Having it for over 30 years,
04/01/2010 - 01:48
in my eyes makes more worth than a newly bought V&C This is a non function movement from 1790-1810 which I love, even if it has no big market value! Still it's always at my desk in front of me and when I look at it now and think it's at least 200 years old, I feel it has an enormous value to me So whatever you do, never sell that fine watch you have! Cheers Doc
Re: Having it for over 30 years,
04/01/2010 - 18:14
Doc, Thanks for sharing that pic. Ray