My $20 watch

My $20 watch Just wanted to share a picture of my $20 watch. I think it's quite unique in that the watch is housed within a $20 coin. Just curious if other collectors have had any experiences with coin watches. I wish I could obtain VC instruction manuels or boxes for this watch...I bought the watch without any paper work. Thanks.
Reloj
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More pictures
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Here are some other shots
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Last Picture
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Final one!
Forgot to mention
08/31/2009 - 01:40
The pictures are not from my camera but were donated by the person I bought the watch from...just wanted to clarify. Reloj
Re: My $20 watch
08/31/2009 - 01:44
YThese watches used a 1003 movement I believe and came in both leather straps and gold bracelet. Very novel. No mystery to the operation. just like any 1003 You can send it to VC for a certificate. I believe that  Audemars-Piguet made one too. Very nice piece, wear it in good health. Joseph
Past Thread
08/31/2009 - 07:33
You might enjoy reviewing a past thread from Alex on the VC coin watch click here to see the post. It really is a fascinating sub-catagory of watches...beginning with coin purse or pocket watches, then coin pendant watches, and finally coin wristwatches. In addition to the beautiful work of Vacheron, Patek, Piaget and Audemars at the high end, makers such as Bueche-Girod, Eska, LeCoultre and Universal Geneve also made coin watches.  Of course, Corum is well know for their version in continuous production since 1965, mostly with the simple non-hidden case.  Their latest model has an automatic movement. Here are a few movement pics from the internet: Patek Audemars Piguet Universal Geneve And the superb VC caliber 1003 skeleton (pic courtesy of Foversta)
The last one is magic ! nt
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