Lefty vintage V&C up for auction today

but I'm very leery of it frown

Lefty vintage V&C up for auction today

Asked the seller some weeks ago for a condition report and got a reply just hours before the auction saying they can't open the case to show markings or movement!  There are so many shabby auction listings like this, without case or movement serial numbers, inadequate photos, and a link to obtain a condition description which might as well go to the virtual garbage bin considering the replies that may or may not come.  I don't understand how they stay in business?

What I was most interested in determing is if the dial was simply installed upside-down enlightened

They did favor me with front and back close-ups.  Seems to be a redial, so the diamonds may be suspect too.  Stylistically the red cabochon crown is an odd mix with a white diamond dial.

Lefty vintage V&C up for auction today

Lefty vintage V&C up for auction today

Ut fugit Hora Brevis - Sec tua vita perit: As the hour is too short, so your life vanishes crying

 

Re: Lefty vintage V&C up for auction today
08/20/2017 - 21:08

Dean, I think you have the right approach to thgis one, the dial is redone and might be upside down and the red cabochon has no place in thisone; without a proper picture of the inside of the case back and the movement I would stay away from it...

Re: Lefty vintage V&C up for auction today
08/20/2017 - 23:12

Given the left-hand design and the Latin quote, it may have been a custom order, the red cabochon as well.

Without a look at the inside it's a real gamble especially if they're asking a lot.

As for the dial VC made a number of interesting dials in the 1950-1975 period, of various materials not commonly used.

Certainly the s/n's would be of great help.

Joseph

Re: Lefty vintage V&C up for auction today
08/20/2017 - 23:40

As far as i could search I found that the only model offered in both right and left hand was the original 1921, in yellow gold and only for the American market, with the unmistaken design to be read while driving. As JB mentioned it could only be a special order and I would stay away from it unless the price is on the lower spectrum, the risk is too big if the price is up there...