My first VC

Hi, Can someone please look at this vintage VC and tell me their opinion of it. I have always wanted a VC over every other brand including Patek, Audemas and Breguet and have finally taken the plunge.
My gut feeling is that perhaps the case back and crown are not genuine but I need an experts opinion.

My first VCMy first VC

 
Do you have any pictures of the movement?
12/05/2013 - 15:47
Do you have any pictures of the movement?
Re: Do you have any pictures of the movement?
12/05/2013 - 18:09
No. I think there may be a special tool to remove this design of back?
Re: Re: Do you have any pictures of the movement?
12/06/2013 - 04:26
It should be a screw down back. I've use one of those watchmaker inflated balls made to remove these types of backs. VC has used this type of back in the past, so it could be original. The dial looks nice. Welcome to THL! BR, Dan
Re: Re: Re: Do you have any pictures of the movement?
12/07/2013 - 21:54
Thank you for your reply Dan. I have never heard of using an inflatable ball to remove a watch back and I have now ordered one. It is however very reassuring that someone else has seen this type of back before on a vintage VC. I took the watch into the new VC boutique in London's Bond Street for their feedback and I must say they were terrific. 10/10 Nicholas, a senior sales advisor checked the VC database, showed the watch to his colleague and their on-site watchmaker and I was offered advice on the best way to proceed, have it sent to Switzerland in January after the xmas rush. If I can remove the case back when the ball arrives I will post close up quality images (any tips on this procedure). Overall, I am 'over the moon' with this watch and have to stop myself from just starring at it as though I am in a trance, just need to find the best time now to let my wife in on my dream purchase.
Great to hear that Steve!
12/08/2013 - 15:48
I love it when the passion hits and that you have the VC bug! Just be careful, don't stare at it too much while driving, :-)
Re: Great to hear that Steve!
12/11/2013 - 22:20
Can anyone tell me the Year/Model of this watch and any other information. Should I be concerned about the missing screw Thank you.
beautiful movement, I think it would be a good idea to have a screw
12/12/2013 - 10:52
put in the hole. Can you please give me the movement number?
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12/11/2013 - 22:22
Dan, The inflatable ball worked a treat....Thank you.
Picture of the inside of the case back
12/11/2013 - 22:26
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ref 6903 from 1966 (nt)
12/12/2013 - 16:30
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What does (nt) mean?
12/12/2013 - 16:45
Please excuse my ignorance, but what does (nt) mean?
nt = no text put in subject title so you don't click on post and find
12/12/2013 - 16:56
out there is no text in body :-)