Just a small update and a thank you!

Hi

I originally created this thread for help on the origins of my watch:

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=viewEntire&threadid=54175

And then posted this for further information, where I was told I need partial disassembly on the movement to acquire it's number:

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=viewEntire&threadid=56512

I have now taken it to the previously  mentioned watch maker again and he explained he would not be prepared to take it apart due to how delicate the movement is, so suggested it was sent to VC in London.

VC in London have now echoed the words of my local watchmaker and have gone on to say they doubt anyone outside of Switzerland would want to take apart this movement. It is now being sent directly to VC in Switzerland, so it seems this will kill 2 birds with one stone as they're also the very people likely to tell me it's origins!

Hopefully, I will shortly know everything about this watch, so I thank you very much for your help, CherryAnne.

(I will happily post the history of the watch once I get the details back should anyone be interested.)

Thank-you for the courtesy...
06/02/2011 - 04:00

of keeping us informed smiley

thank you for the heads up and please keep us posted
06/02/2011 - 13:25

x

Thank you Cherry Anne
06/02/2011 - 14:16

for keeping us informed.

I remember the man taking care of this delicate movement during my visit to the manufacture some months ago. Whereas most of employees are young, the person taking care of your movement is a very experienced man. He was previously retired but he wanted to work again because he loves watchmaking. And this special movement needed a guy with a lot of experience to be correctly adjusted, not everyone can do the job, a quite lovely story :) .

The work on the gemstone is also a piece of art, a domain where skilled people are required. The watch has required a lot of work and of skills at his creation.

All archives are also in Switzerland not far away, so you will get more infos.

Cheers

Francois