The missing V439 indication

Hi All,

One of my wish is to get an aluminium pocket watch as alrready described by TickTalk. I saw one from 1951 whith no caliber number on the movement !!. What do you think of that ?. Here is a picture of the movement.


The missing V439 indication


It seems perfect and original but ???. Any idea ?. Thanks

Best regards.

Patrice.


11/19/2011 - 18:34
11/19/2011 - 20:58
11/20/2011 - 02:42
Looks legit Patrice
11/19/2011 - 18:34
Patrice, I went through my photos and found these variations of caliber markings on the aluminum movements: V439, 439/6 and 439/7.  With the steel movements, I found these variations: V439, 439/8C, and an unmarked version similar to yours.  Assuming your movement is aluminum (check with a magnet), it looks completely legit, a typically untypical V&C yes.  If you provide case and movement serial numbers to Alex, he should be able to verify. How does the dial look?  One outstanding feature of these aluminum watches (dial included) is they don't oxidize so it should be in great shape!
Re: Looks legit Patrice
11/19/2011 - 20:58
Thanks Tick Talk. Finally i bought it and so can use the owner photos !!!.  Here they are : Could not believe it was not a legit one. Best regards and thanks again. Patrice.
Wilbraim Briere
11/20/2011 - 02:42
Patrice, I tried to track the original owner on a Canadian geneology site but nothing comes up.  Wilbraim is a very unusual name!  There are many Briere's though indecision.  You can also add 439/7C to the list for non-aluminum calibres.