Just got this "second tier" beauty back, ;-)

I just opened the box with my restored, second-tier, watch back from VC's masterful restoration team. smiley

This pocket watch was manufactured in 1914, by Mathey-Tissot on behalf of Vacheron & Constantin, hence the "Fabrique Pour" inscription above the "Vacheron Constantin" engraved on the inner cover.  The watch sounds great, actually it sounds better when both covers are open (the minute strikes are occassionally muffled when the cases are cloesed, but not always...a bit strange but I'm still trying to figure out the interaction between the movement and the case that might be causing this).

The movement is 19 lignes and made from German Silver.  25 jewels, bi-metallic balance, hairspring with terminal curve and a "silent strike regulator" that is not silent at all laugh.  (The silent regulator on VC's cal 1731 is amazing! wink)


Just got this

Just got this

Just got this

(a personal note: I used to love Norse mythology and Thor...coincidentally, I love minute repeaters and hammer pictures)cheeky

Just got this

Just got this

Just got this

Just got this

An interesting side note: although I cannot find the Trident trademark logo anywhere on the watch, the CofA states

"Manufactured under the name 'Trident', trademark of Vacheron Constantin between 1884 to 1940."

Gorgeous Dan...Second tier in name, but Top tier by any other conceivable
04/08/2015 - 09:45


thanks kk! (nt)
04/09/2015 - 15:45
Definitely a beauty
04/08/2015 - 13:22

I love the very traditional time only repeaters.  And I like the Thor reference!  I think you should call it Mjolnir!

:-). For the record, I was interested in the vikings and Thor well before the Marvel movies (nt)
04/09/2015 - 15:47
Such a tease, Dan
04/08/2015 - 17:03

Wow, that restoration is stunning!  Although IIRC, the watch was in pretty nice condition to start with.  Did they share what was needed mechanically?  Fascinating info from the archives re Trident.  Can you post a copy of the cert?  I'd love to know how they described the watch and movement, etc.  Oh, and how 'bout a sound clip?  In return, here is a pic of a Fabrique Pour case also marked Trident.

Such a tease, Dan

CofA copy
04/09/2015 - 15:43

CofA copy


CofA copy

The original estimate says they would need to hand make several new components, but they would not officially tell me which ones.  I'm hoping Alex can help me get more info the next time I visit the Manufacture angel

Dan, it looks magnificent!
04/09/2015 - 08:51

Looks like it was made not 1914, but 2014! )))

thanks, VC always does an amazing job with restorations! (nt)
04/09/2015 - 15:50
video/sound clip
04/09/2015 - 17:56

Thank you Dean for putting this up on youtube for me, so I can post it here:







Re: video/sound clip
04/09/2015 - 21:52

Hi Dan

It wasn't posted on my computer so here is the link:


It sounds wonderful by the way...


Thanks Dave! (nt)
04/09/2015 - 22:05
Re: Thanks Dave! (nt)
04/10/2015 - 19:34


I have a gold Waltham pocket watch that was made some time between 1868 and 1869 that belonged to my grandfather and his father before him.

It doesn't do anthing but tick and tell the time but I prize it as high as or higher than my VC OS.


that Waltham is precious!!!
04/10/2015 - 20:21

I'm glad to hear it s in your hands.

Re: Re: video/sound clip
04/10/2015 - 13:53

The governor is pretty quiet too.  Congrats Dan, she's a beauty inside & out.

Thanks, the governor's noise is more noticeable in a quiet environment
04/10/2015 - 14:55

I took this video clip at my car dealership, while getting the car serviced.  I picked a cubicle while waiting and took pictures.  I'm sure others had no idea what that chiming was about, :-)

I can't wait to hear this one, Dan.
04/12/2015 - 05:08