Below are some more photo's of the case as requested as well as another far more detailed photo of the back of the watch in which the serial number is visible HOWEVER, as far as I can see the only inscription on this case is "14" It looks like there may have been more somewhere else though it's worn down? I've also decided to give you guys a brief detailed history of the watch before I had it as well as after. Some of it is quite emotional, so please bear with me!
The watch was purchased by my Grandfather in Geneva on a business trip there in the late 1940's. The exact date...not sure. He died in 1967, long before I came to be and the watch then passed to my mother. It then sat in a safety deposit box until 2001 along with various other watches which passed down to my mother, including two IWC's and a solid gold Rolex which I've only worn once due to it's sheer size and weight....I don't like dragging my arm behind me! These watches, including the VC were given to me on my 21st Birthday as I've always liked watches and all I wanted for my 21st was a nice watch.
The watch has since protected the peace in Banja Luka in Bosnia for seven month's then Kosovo. It also invaded iraq and was the first watch to cross the Iraqi border from Kuwait when we got given the "GO!". It had also spent six month's in Kenya on exercise as well as six weeks in the jungles of Belize.
After another five month's in Iraq in 2007 and an interim period back in the UK, the watch, accompanied by me finally went to Afghanistan. on December the 5th, 2008 our vehicle hit a road side bomb and I nearly lost my right arm. I suffered a massive shoulder dislocation of 12 inches (24cm) and lost conciousness. I had no feeling in the right side of my body and one of the only things I could think of was if my watch was ok...However, I couldn't move what was left of my right arm to reach and feel the watch on my left. I couldn't see either as a piece of shrapnel had pierced my face and my eyes were caked in blood.
After being sent back to the UK remarkably, unlike ME the watch survived without a scratch.....thank goodness. After multiple titanium plates and various other goodies and a few nasty scars, I'm back to work and ready and willing to head back there again....WITH the watch on my hand once more!
As for the case, as far as I know it IS the original case that came with the watch although it has absolutely no markings on it that I can see OTHER than the number "14". There is what looks like used to be an inscription further down from that as well. It fits the watch perfectly which gives me no reason to think it wouldn't belong to the watch although what do I know, I just wear the thing...you guys are the VC nutcases!!! :D
The condition as you guys can see is pretty good, there are some tiny scratches and the red 1, 2, 3, and 4 date markers are worn down and I'd love to have that restored. I havn't had a chance to go to my local dealer, which is in Bond Street in London yet but it's definitely on my to do list in the very near future!!
Here are the photo's......Please let me know your thoughts!