a look at a very rare water resistant VC wrist watch ref 4128

This model was one the first and rare VC watches from the 30s with a screw back water resistant case, another rarity element is the fact that it was made only in steel.

18 pieces were made in 1936
15 pieces were made in 1938 
24 pieces were made in 1939 (only the 1939 models had a reference number)


a look at a very rare water resistant VC wrist watch ref 4128

a look at a very rare water resistant VC wrist watch ref 4128
I like it!
01/29/2010 - 16:08
I'm guessing that during that period, as the world was in turmoil (economic and political), that using steel was both a way to make watches more affordable and limited access to precious metals? I like that even during these tough times, VC came up with the idea of doing something a little different, i.e. using a screw down back. I'd be thrilled to be able to wear one of these watches today. BR, Dan
Re: a look at a very rare water resistant VC wrist watch ref 4128
01/29/2010 - 17:00
This dial configuration reminds me of another "flavor". Regardless it's a wonderful vintage Vacheron. Miki
... input to the Forum watch debate?.. nt
01/29/2010 - 20:55
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How big Alex?
01/31/2010 - 02:53
Boy those 1930's production numbers were low!  Judging by the movement, it must have been a smallish watch, like 30mm?
good eye; its 28.5mm (nt)
01/31/2010 - 09:09
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Re: a look at a very rare water resistant VC wrist watch ref 4128
01/31/2010 - 20:43
nice... it will be nice to have a renew of that watch ..water resistant and steel.. it should make sales
A modern day version of this piece would be awesome...
02/01/2010 - 17:58
Does it have a screw-down crown?  Thanks for sharing Alex. Best Regards, Mike
an Hour Lounge watch ? ;-) (nt)
02/01/2010 - 18:27
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What a great idea Alex, that sure would be sweet! :)
02/01/2010 - 22:50
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Re: a look at a very rare water resistant VC wrist watch ref 4128
02/03/2010 - 05:49
Quite nice to see how far we have come :)).  Thanks for sharing. Matt