My very own Vacheron Constantin

My very own Vacheron Constantin watch! This is the crown jewel of my antique watch collection and I cannot wait to have it professionally restored!My very own Vacheron Constantin My very own Vacheron ConstantinMy very own Vacheron ConstantinMy very own Vacheron Constantin

03/25/2016 - 00:44

I hope the person that does your restoration can take care of finding an appropriate balance system for it, as well as hands and other items.  It looks like a tough and long project.  Patience will be rewarded.

The 24-hour dial looks like it was made for railroad use?

I think too small for railway service Dan
03/25/2016 - 05:34

The American railroad standard circa 1908 were 18-size with smaller 16-size just making an appearance. These measured to about 43 to 45mm, while this one is quite small, ladies pendant I'd wager.  As you've noted, it has already been roughly restored then scavenged for parts; not a watch any longer. The chipping-out of the dial center hole is usually done to accomodate an ill-fitting cannon pinion, which also appears to have caused the cracks.  I wonder if we're having our collective legs pulled with this one? 

V&C's railroad watches also featured the wonderful "endless screw" micrometer regulator.

I think too small for railway service Dan

Thanks Dean for the AD, I haven't seen this one before
03/25/2016 - 11:08

And its from EER yes

I recall other VCs pulled in to RR service that may not have been made with this specific intent, so they do not necessarily have the "endless screw" regulator.  Though they definitely had to be 18 or 16 size in 1908.  Later on, only 16 size was acceptable.

Thanks for your input my friend!  BR, Dan 

Re: My very own Vacheron Constantin
03/28/2016 - 06:01

Thank you for showing us your treasure.

It has very magnificent and sublime dial!