New Vintage Vacheron Constantin


I just bought a 1960 vintage VC dress watch with a manual 1002 movement.

Initially I was disappointed with how well it keeping time.  It's rate was all over the place.  I asked my watchmaker to overhaul it and he was a little skeptical about how well a 45 year old watch could be timed.  He wasn't used to working on a movement of this quality.

I just got the watch back last week and am very happy with the result.  On the wrist 10 hours per day and then stored dial up during the night the watch loses about 3 seconds per day.

Not only does the watch look great, but its rate is unbelievable.

When measured, the rate is +6, the beat error is 1 second and the amplitude is 230.

A photo is atached as I was hoping someone could ID the watch for me. 


New Vintage Vacheron Constantin
Hello to Cow Town
10/29/2008 - 17:05
Just kidding.... Barry, if you obtain the 4-digit reference number from inside the case back, you can check it against the database listed in the Recommended Threads section.  It's a beautiful example! Dean from Edmonton
C L E A N !
10/29/2008 - 17:34

What a beauty! Congrats Doc

10/29/2008 - 18:05
Exactly the kind of watch I like
Re: New Vintage Vacheron Constantin
10/29/2008 - 18:27
Hi Barry, Congrats on a real beauty! Wear it in good health. It might be a model 6031 which did use the 1002 movement. If so, there were a few variations on the dial mainly the hour markers. But Dean is right. You can check the S/N on the inside of the case. Regards, Joseph Toronto
Thanks for the Kind Words and Feedback
10/31/2008 - 04:40
Wow Toronto, Edmonton... I thought this was a European forum (not a Canadian one). When I last had the case open, I noticed a 6 digit number on the caseback (379867)and another different number on the movement. I didn't notice a 4 digit number on the unscrewed caseback. I'll make sure to check next time. Thanks again Barry
VC didn't start sytematically using ref n°untl the mid-late 50s and it
10/31/2008 - 10:54
isa possible that your watch does not have one. In any event it is one hell of a fantastic looking watch How about a scan of the movement? Welcome to the Lounge.
Re: VC didn't start sytematically using ref n°untl the mid-late 50s an
10/31/2008 - 12:46
Hi Alex, Correct me if I'm mistaken, but movement numbers also didn't start appear until about the same time as reference numbers. Many movements from before 1950 or possible the late 40's did not a movement number on the movemennt itself. After that the number was etched in gold on the movement and a ref number on the inside of the case. Since this watch is from the 60's it should have both. However, the ref number isn't always that conspicuous. Regards, Joseph
cal ref numbers started being used in the 40s (nt)
10/31/2008 - 17:56
Movement Picture
11/01/2008 - 04:31
Just happen to have one
Re: Movement Picture
11/01/2008 - 05:25
Lovely condition, Biffo, with a Geneva Seal too. You're a lucky man! Regards, Joseph
nnniiicccce :-) nt
11/01/2008 - 11:10
10/31/2008 - 20:10
simple and elegant - it reminds me of the Patrimony Contemporaine