Need your help identifying this VC

Hi, Dear all members,

I am a newbee to this forum, allso new to VC watch.
I recently got some photo below of a VC from a dealer, but am not sure about the watch authenticity. 

Thank you very much for your input.

Need your help identifying this VCƯ
Need your help identifying this VC
Need your help identifying this VC
Need your help identifying this VC


Need your help identifying this VC


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Hi and welcome. The watch is genuine and dates from 1941
01/28/2014 - 15:41
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Re: Hi and welcome. The watch is genuine and dates from 1941
01/30/2014 - 03:07
Thank you Alex for your expert comment. It seems to me the face was redialed.  I would like to know more if the crown is original ? and how much the price should be ?
I can't see from your photo if the dial has been redone, but this is
01/30/2014 - 15:17
something quite difficult to see from just photos. The crown looks OK As for price we do not give any quotes but I suggest you look at auction results from Antiquorum, Christie's or Sotheby's for similar watches
Re: I can't see from your photo if the dial has been redone, but this is
02/02/2014 - 02:20
Thank you so much Alex. I am thinking to have it as my first VC. For this kind of series, I could not find any same one on the web. It seem to me from this ads:
Excellent sleuthing
02/03/2014 - 05:44
satoken! It does indeed seem that your find is an example of the watch in this advertisement. I have read in more than one place on this forum, that Vacheron Constantin at one time. and for an unknown period of time, followed a practice of producing only twenty-four identical copies of a given reference before changing some detail of the watch, usually but not always the dial. Based solely on what can be seen in the ad's illustration, it seems that the dial (for the advertised watch) might have a two-tone finish, the hour chapter "ring" more reflective than the center. Since the photo of your find doesn't seem to show a dial with this two-tone finish, it is not clear whether this was a detail change executed by the manufacture following its "twenty-four" practice, or evidence pointing to the possibility that the dial of your find has been refurbished. Irregardless, this watch is very handsome, and in my opinion would make for anyone, a wonderful first Vacheron Constantin.
Apologies for the typos above.
02/03/2014 - 08:26
I think I shall refrain from posting from my iPhone in the future. Anyway, here is the corrected version of my previous post: Exellent sleuthing, satoken! It does indeed seem that your find is an example of the watch in this advertisement. I have read in more than one place on this forum that Vacheron Constantin, for an unknown period of time, followed a practice of producing only twenty-four identical copies of a given reference before changing some detail of the watch, usually but not always the dial. Based solely on what can be seen in the ad's illustration, it seems that the dial (for the advertised watch) might have a two-tone finish, the hour chapter "ring" more reflective than the center. Since the photo of your find doesn't seem to show a dial with this two-tone finish, it is not clear whether this was a detail change executed by the manufacture following its "twenty-four" practice, or evidence pointing to the possibility that the dial of your find has been refurbished. Regardless, this watch is very handsome, and in my opinion would make for anyone, a wonderful first Vacheron Constantin.
Re: Apologies for the typos above.
02/03/2014 - 18:25
Thank you very much Mamehta for your kind comments. perharp, the dial of the VC in my first post has been repainted.  Since it is not easy to find the same dial, I have found other two sample dials of that VC watch, as below: #1 #2
Re: Hi and welcome. The watch is genuine and dates from 1941
02/20/2014 - 03:42
Thank you very much Alex and Mammehta. Would you please also help identify its Refs number or some catalogues with similar ones.
there is no ref number on this watch (at the time not all VCs had
02/20/2014 - 17:05
reference numbers)
Re: there is no ref number on this watch (at the time not all VCs had
02/20/2014 - 20:30
Dear Alex, thank you. You are always around to help....