My New Vintage V&C

Dear Fellow Loungers,

It is with much delight to share with you all my latest addition: a vintage Ref: 6272, manufactured around 1959.  I need a macro lens to get closer, so in the meantime this pic will have to do!

My New Vintage V&C

It has a K1002 movement and ticks very leisurely when compared to my Overseas Dual Time which has a much faster 'heartbeat'!

My favourite aspect of this watch are the lovely applied markers.  They are substantial and thick - I liken them to pieces of chocolates, wrapped up and ready to eat!  In particular, I love the 12, 3, 6 and 9 which have nice criss-cross facets that sparkle beautifully!

The watch is a bit on the small side at 31mm, but it is very light on the wrist!

The crown is not marked with the Maltese Cross, but I understand that this was common amongst watches of its period.

There is not much information on the Ref: 6272 that I can find.  I read that most watches in the 1950s only had 24 of each made...I wonder if that would apply to this one too?

I would appreciate any extra details about watches of this era that some of our more knowledgeable Loungers may have.  Look forward to your comments!

Best regards
JAMES
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very nice and bold case. Ref 6272 was made from 1957-1960 I don't
08/10/2009 - 17:45
have prodiction numbers but as you stated a catalogue from the mid 50s specifies that only 24 of each combination (case/dial) were made.
Thanks Alex!
08/14/2009 - 23:32
It's nice to know how long the watch was in production for!  I appreciate your help! Best regards JAMES
Elegant but Playful
08/10/2009 - 18:35
James, what a great watch!  The straight, thin lugs are a hallmark of Vacheron's ultra-flat watches and contribute to it's physical and visual appearance.  While this case style emphasizes elegance, the dial on your piece shows the V&C twist with it's playful use of faceted indexes.  The satin finish of the dial provides a great background for those meaty markers .  More pics please....
Thanks Tick-Talk!
08/14/2009 - 23:36
Thanks for cropping my image for a better closeup!  Unfortunately the lens that I can get closest up to is an 80mm.  Maybe I can borrow a friend's macro for more shots!  Stay tuned...! Best regards JAMES
Congrats!! nt
08/10/2009 - 22:41
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I am envious James !!!
08/11/2009 - 01:07
Hi James, What a beauty,that is exactly the type of watch I like - its solid,elegant and has the subtle details that define VC dress watches and yet it can be an everyday wearer.The trend to larger diameter watches means these can be overlooked,but they are fine and it is underpinned by a very fine movement - I am jealous ! Dr Strangelove
Re: I am envious James !!!
08/15/2009 - 13:16
Dear Dr Strangelove, Hello!  Thanks for your kind compliments on the 6272!  I have been waiting a long time to find a nice clean vintage V&C, and this one has certainly met my expectations! The movement is very nice.  Despite being 50 years old, it is ticking solidly! Best regards JAMES
Thanks Doc!
08/14/2009 - 23:37
I have been keeping my out for V&C vintage watches for a while now.  I have to be patient, as not many in mint condition (especially complete with buckle and strap) seem to be on the market these days...Being in New Zealand doesn't help either! Best regards JAMES
Congrats James!
08/11/2009 - 21:05
The watch looks really lovely, and I am looking forward to seeing the close-up pics... especially to see the details of the 3,6,9,12 hours markers. And at 31mm, I would think that it's a piece you'll be able to share with Ruby... Cheers, Francois
Thanks Francois!
08/14/2009 - 23:41
Hi!  Yes, I am hoping to take more pics once I have the right gear.  And yes, the smaller size does make it ideal to share with Ruby!  That was actually on my mind at the time I bought it...!  It is tiny and feather light, especially when I am quite used to the 42mm stainless steel Dual Time that is normally on my wrist! Best regards JAMES
Very Nice James!
08/14/2009 - 09:03
A wonderful keeper!  I'm sure you'll enjoy it immensely.  As far as I know you have this beauty and an OS Dual-Time, a great combo for all occasions! Best Regards, Dan
Thanks Dan!
08/14/2009 - 23:45
Yes, absolutely this is a great combination.  The Dual Time is perfect for casual and everyday use, and the 6272 is elegant for dress up and formal occasions.  I am now trying to think what other V&C might be suitable for other events! By the way, I have plans to travel to China later this year.  I am really looking forward to visiting the Maison Vacheron in Shanghai.  If you have time, maybe we can meet up there, or in Beijing? Best regards JAMES