Looking for more info.

Hello Gentlemen, i'm a newcomer in the lounge. First I wishing to all loungers a fantastic new year 2014. My 2014 started with this new gift. It's my first VC; a vintage VC without any paper's or box. So, now, i'm looking for more info about this timepiece. The member's of this lounge , i hope,  can help me to to identified some data, the most important. First the watch it's authentic VC or it's a fake? if authentic,  Which is the manufactured date? The integrated case bracelet is it tipical of VC production?  What is the current Value ? Best regards Marco from Italy

Looking for more info.

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Looking for more info.

 
Welcome. I am sure some of the experts here will answer
01/05/2014 - 15:57
your questions, but just out of curiosity, if you are not sure if it is genuine, why did you buy it?
Re: Welcome. I am sure some of the experts here will answer
01/05/2014 - 16:15
Simply, I haven't bought the watch. The watch originally was dressed from my father for many years. Now he give me it. 
Re: Re: Welcome. I am sure some of the experts here will answer
01/05/2014 - 17:03
Oh ok. If the watch was passed down to you, is there any reason you doubt its authenticity?
ouch! Here comes the body shot. (nt)
01/05/2014 - 17:34
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Re: Re: Re: Welcome. I am sure some of the experts here will answer
01/05/2014 - 17:53
it's easy,  the watch was passed down to my father too.  
Re: Looking for more info.
01/05/2014 - 21:31
Hi Marco, And welcome to the Lounge. In my limited expertise, I would say the watch is genuine. The movement and dial look authentic. The gold bracelet also has a style suggestive of the 1940-1950's. But I would recommend the following: Since dan open the case easily enough, get the watch serial number. It is located in your first photo at the 2 o'clock positin. I believe it is there but it's not clear enough to read. You may need a loupe. The movement calibre is P453, quite common to that era. Secondly on the inside of the back of the case there should be a 4 digit number which is the watch reference. It may or may not be there. There will also be a case number which has 5, 6, or 7 digits. Get that as well. You can post those numbers here or ask our moderator, Alex, if he would be so kind as to check with the Heritage Department. Those steps should help. Joseph
Why should VC
01/05/2014 - 22:46
provide you with an insurance valuation on a non-current model, at any cost?  It is not part of their obligation unless you bought the vintage piece from their collection, in which case it would come with a Certificate of Authenticity but still no valuation.  The marketplace determines the value of vintage pieces, and its only as good as the last auction price and current state of the economy.  Seriously, you are expecting VC to do your research?  I'm sorry Marco, but you are losing my sympathy broken heart
Apologies Marco, this reply to previous thread....
01/05/2014 - 22:50
Ooops blush