Last day at work, what's on your wrist?

On mine I have this, quite some time since I used it !

Vacheron&Constantin 1959, Ref. 6454, Cal. K 1002.

Geneva Seal as you can see.

Last day at work, what's on your wrist?

Qutie special bezel Last day at work, what's on your wrist?

Last day at work, what's on your wrist?

Caseback is lovely gilt frosted !

Last day at work, what's on your wrist?

And the movement.

Last day at work, what's on your wrist?

Cheers Last day at work, what's on your wrist?


03/20/2008 - 16:56
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03/22/2008 - 10:42
NIIICCEE, the bezzel is amazing! here's mine even though I'm working
03/20/2008 - 16:18


Gorgeous, but, there always is a but,
03/20/2008 - 16:49

I just can't stand the power reserve

Otherwise I would have got one.

The movement is so stunning


Re: NIIICCEE, the bezzel is amazing! here's mine even though I'm working
03/20/2008 - 19:09
A very nice Jubilee dial indeed...Alex. I like this watch a lot although IMHO the Geneva Seal looks a bit misplaced but I guess everyone can live with that :) Talking about the Geneva Seal, I'm wondering if all Mercators and Saltarellos carry the Geneva hallmarks? I got rather confusing information so - would appreciate your insightful thoughts. Thanks.
Very beautiful!
03/21/2008 - 02:25

Today even iwc 353601

Very nice, what is the case size?.....nt
03/20/2008 - 16:19


If you ask me,
03/20/2008 - 16:56

it's 34 mm, but looks bigger because the bezel is so special.

Since the lugs are just 2 mm longer it gives a more big look at the wrist.

Looks like a 36 mm watch.

I never seen one like this


Lounging around at home and don't have a watch on BUT
03/20/2008 - 19:19

if Alex wants to loan me that Jubile rose gold  I would put that one on in a New York minute.


Yesterday it rained...
03/20/2008 - 19:56

So of course I had a really nice vintage Vacheron on, and had to run around trying to not to get it wet.

So today I wore a Seamaster, and the sun comes out! Isn't it always the way?

As close as I get to a vintage...
03/21/2008 - 00:52

Hi Guys,

Its the Toledo for me today (after much effort to advance the day-of-the-week display). Even though I have to work tomorrow, its still good to know that we are almost through with the week.  Nice watch, Doc. 

You don't see much of those anymore, and it takes a connoisseur to appreciate such subtle details as the working on the bezel.  The movement is also a class act.

Alex, you know I love that watch!

Come to think of it, aside from both having the RG Jubilee, you also had a WG Toledo.  And now, chances are I might even acquire a boutique edition Contemporaine just like yours.  I can't really say I have good taste in most things, but in this case, I am just glad to know that I am in good company.

TGIF (a vintage expression)!!


Absolute favourite of mine!
03/21/2008 - 01:14

One of the best retro V&C ever made.

BTW, it was Proellochs favourite In WG :-)



Re: As close as I get to a vintage...
03/21/2008 - 02:48

Hi Kazumi,

Here's a pic of my WG Toledo, or part of it that I took for my screensaver.

Now look at the guillochage and you can see how the designer has used that specific pattern to combine with the shadows to produce the VC Maltese Cross.

I thinks its absolute genius!



Guilloche pattern
03/21/2008 - 05:32

Hi JB,

Thanks for pointing that out.  I hope that such effect was by design.  Otherwise we are giving credit for something only our VC-biased eyesight can see.



Perhaps we should have TTD on Thursdays!
03/21/2008 - 09:12

The Toledo Day

Can't see enough of it.

Have you seen the stupid DVD inside the book followed "Secrets of Vacheron Constantin" ?

The guy with the vintage one, that was fooled by VC and got a Toledo instead

Alex and I thought it was that years funniest "movie" !


LOL! Have I seen the stupid DVD? Doc, it was the biggest...
03/21/2008 - 14:04

Have I seen the stupid DVD?

Doc, that stupid DVD was the biggest influence for me to buy the Toledo!!

After buying my Jubile 1755, my AD gave me a copy of "Secrets".  Actually, it was not after a long while that I realized there was something in the back cover...Yes, I had missed the DVD completely.  Anyway, I was thrilled at my discovery and was completely immersed in the VC marketing material.

Needless to say, I fell in love with the Toledo and replayed the scenes with it over and over till my wife relented on letting me buy it (for the sake of her sanity she says!  "as long as I don't hear that "#$%&'" background music again!").

So, I don't know how many people VC will be able to brainwash into trading-in their valuable vintage heirlooms, but I sure know they convinced me into getting the Toledo!  Yes, marketing does pay off it seems.

Hope this made you smile!



The DVD is great other than for the scam at the end! it can be seen in
03/21/2008 - 15:00

the Goodies video section: A Journey to the heart of VC: The Secrets

I don't know if is was done on purpose but in any event its brilliant!
03/21/2008 - 11:10


03/21/2008 - 15:58

Wow, What a dummy I am!!

I didn't even know there was a DVD!

The English version I have definitely does not have one. I got that copy very soon after the book was released.

However, I also have a French copy which I now and just had a look at the back cover...and there's the DVD.

Thank you all for pointing this out. I don't think I ever would have found it except by accident.


Welcome to the club JB! Its good to know I am not alone...LOL (nt)
03/21/2008 - 17:45


Joseph you will be laughing,
03/21/2008 - 19:48

lying on the floor, when you see how VC fools him in the end!



Re: Joseph you will be laughing,
03/21/2008 - 22:13

The film was excellent except for the ending.

Oh Brother!!

Doc, it made me cry!

That little PR effort surely can't be aimed at watch aficianados??

Perhaps they must have given him a tourbillon as well.

His father must be turning in his grave!



LOL !! (nt)
03/21/2008 - 23:56


I'm the one who's in good company my friend :-) (nt)
03/21/2008 - 11:08


Re: Last day at work, what's on your wrist?
03/22/2008 - 01:20

Not today, but Saturday night to celebrate the end of Lent.

Another safe Queen, but one's on the way for Doc. Best, MikiDad's tie-tac is now used as a lapel pin.

I'm curious,
03/22/2008 - 10:42

but I if anyon e, think I'll have an rough idea,

how it will look

Nice Lange, that is!