is it a fake?

hi, yesterday i saw this one.

Ref. 2014     Model   750rg              Serial  x48112      Case   477704     Caliber  cal.1014     Year  1970s

the case no.477704 both on the caseback and caseinside,  i havenot seen it before.

i donot think the  Ref. 2014  is true.

is it a fake?  who can tell me the truth?

thank you!

I haven't seen this reference before but it looks OK, can you please give
05/04/2016 - 09:55

me the movement number which is on the bottom part of the plate

Re: I haven't seen this reference before but it looks OK, can you please give
05/04/2016 - 11:39

thank you for your reply.

the caliber no. may be 648112

can you please recheck the movement number?
05/04/2016 - 14:50

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Another discussion of a similar watch
05/04/2016 - 11:54

Last year, The Hour Lounge had another discussion of a watch with a k1014 movement--HERE. Whatever, the case, this is one of those interesting watches that have "Vacheron Constantin" on the face and "Vacheron & Constantin" on the movement--fairly common in the 70s and 80s. Getting the movement number to Alex should answer the question once and for all, though.

This watch is on E-Bay
05/04/2016 - 21:22

So the pictures shown are the only ones available and the seller did not list the serial number in the item description.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fine-Rare-Vacheron-Constantin-18k-White-Gold-Timepiece-Cal-K1014-Ref-2014-Thin-/281999670878?hash=item41a87d7e5e:g:ZAAAAOSw0QFXCpgD

The watch looks OK to me.  4-digit reference numbers that began with a "2" were used in the 1970s, so a Ref. 2014 is not unusual.

The case serial number being inscribed on both the inside and outside of the case is unusual, but the engravings on the inside all look authentic to me.

Follow up on Dan's link
05/04/2016 - 22:12

I followed Dan's link and sent a message to the seller (in UK) and asked him to double-check the reference number. (2014) I couldn't find another VC with that ref. either. When (...and if...) I hear back, I'll let you know.

Re: Follow up on Dan's link
05/04/2016 - 23:27

thank you

Re: This watch is on E-Bay
05/04/2016 - 23:25

thank you

Got a Response
05/04/2016 - 23:49

Hi,

I got the following response:

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Thanks for getting in touch. I too struggled to find more about this particular watch. At some point, I landed on a forum thread with a post which referred to the fact that watches in this time period were made in extremely limited quantities by VC. A particular watch would only be made in 29 watch batches, in each variation (yellow, rose, pink, roman dial, stick dial, etc). It did not go into specific details, nor have I been able to verify this, but I find that with these brands, there are rare official books that contain this type of information that only trickles down to internet forums etc.

 On any occasion, I was able to find this one: http://www.bachmann-scher.de/en/library/archive/Vacheron-Vintage-Gentlem... It's a yellow gold version, reference 2018 according to the listing. I've also come across one with a roman numeral dial and unsigned gold crown. I have also seen steel Vacheron crowns from this time period in the style of this white gold one.  I'll be frank with you. The watch is not spotless, but it's also almost 40 years old, and if you have the patience to wait for a nice matching buckle (I have seen them sell on eBay for 70-100 euro) and a nice thin crocodile strap, the watch is ready to go.  It looks stunning on the wrist and I'd keep it myself, but I'm on a three watch limit so it does need to find a new home. I've worn it on occasion and it's keeping excellent time. On any occasion, should you have any other questions, just let me know. -------------- This particular seller has a long and good reputation on Ebay, and he is both candid and thorough in his reply. Were I in the market with this inquiry, I'd feel pretty good about it. Also, we recently had a discussion about "Vacheron & Constantin" on the movement and "Vacheron Constantin" on the dial face, and that was pretty common in that time period. Good luck on this.