Inexpensive watch non-gold in the 1970's

Appreciate some help, did Vacheron make any watches in the 1970's which weren't gold? I have one with a sapphire on the winder, but no reference to Vacheron on the movement just 17 jewels. I was told this is authentic. It also has Geneve Suisse underfneath the name rather than just Geneve. Many thanks
Can you post a photo? However, from what you wrote I don't
04/03/2013 - 21:48
think it is genuine
Re: Can you post a photo? However, from what you wrote I don't
04/04/2013 - 01:20
Hi Sorry dont know how to send photo!  thanks anyway
Re: Inexpensive watch non-gold in the 1970's
04/04/2013 - 01:27
Well made but the movement gives it off, it is a fake
04/04/2013 - 01:58
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Re: Well made but the movement gives it off, it is a fake
04/04/2013 - 02:21
Hi Thanks, when we took it to the Auction house that never said it was fake a few years ago, in fact they told me I could put in in the auction.  We have had this &  another one in the family still 1979, and the winder is sapphire (confirmed) so we thought this was okay, even though it was not gold! We read that they had a period in the 70's where they produced  cheaper watches, make of brass etc. We have  had the misfortune of having an early copy!! My grandfather must have been drunk when he purchased this! Appreciate your help though.
Unfortunately, the auction houses will get it wrong on occassion
04/04/2013 - 10:15
It is not unheard of for auctions to have non-authentic pieces. VC made some non-god watches in the 1970s, but they were steel or platinum, and labelled as such. Vintage steel watches tend to be rarer than the gold versions.