Newly aquired 1950?

Hi all I am new here and new to owning a Vacheron Constantin watch. From what I know about it it was given to a priest who was a friend of the family back in the 50's as a 20yr gift, then given to my grandpa before their friend had passed. I got it looked at and given the movement  and case # and told it was a very nice watch to own. I had been emailing someone from Vacheron and he had told me it was from 1950 and the reference # was 4660 but of course cannot be guaranteed to be authentic unless examined in Geneva, and unfortunately I cannot afford that at this time so I was hoping someone could shine some light on this watch.I tried looking for it and found a catalog for 1950 but could not find the timepiece. My grandma told me they had never cleaned it or had it in repair(the guy who gave me the numbers said it looked like it had never been cleaned or fixed as well) but of course one day I will still get the certificate of authenticity. It has 17 jewels and is 18k gold but i'm not sure what the face is made of. Any help is appreciated and thank you in advance.

Sorry not the best photo's, Nikon isn't that good when you go cheap.
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a beautiful watch, it is in fact a ref 4660 from the 50s, however
09/02/2013 - 12:03
if it has never been serviced better not even try to wind it as the oils have dried up and you may break something in the movement
What a wonderful find !
09/02/2013 - 15:12
You got a marvel here, this "crab lugs" have a lot of personnality and the guilloche dial is fantastic, terrific combination ! take good care of it , it deserves it ! Francois
Hello Scasto.
09/02/2013 - 15:43
What a great watch you have bought. It has a lot of personality with those lugs and a stunning dial. You might find this link interesting:   Cheers Kent
Re: Newly aquired 1950?
09/02/2013 - 21:30
Thanks guys! Yeah I plan on getting it cleaned and working again real soon but before then I will not mess with the dial. That is a beautiful 1949 ref 4660, a little worn on the outer edges of the dial but still exquisite. When I clean mine I will repost pictures and try to get some pictures of the inside as well. It is too bad we cannot send the watch within the United States to get it appraised and certified. Just sayin.
It is a really wonderful watch, but I don't know
09/03/2013 - 00:07
what you mean "send the watch within the United Sates to get it appraised and certified."  You can't send any watch to one location for those two seperate results.  An insurance appraisal is based on replacement value from current selling prices in the market as the retail price no longer applies.  For this you must consult auction houses and dealers in vintage watches.  You can get an extract from the archives by contacting a local VC authorized dealer or boutique without sending the watch anywhere, but if you want it "certified" as authentic then someone with the brand knowledge, horological expertise, and production records at hand will need to examine it first.  That requires a trip to Switzerland where it was made.
Re: It is a really wonderful watch, but I don't know
09/03/2013 - 05:13
Your right, and not thinking when I was writing I said that but I just meant its too bad it can only go to Switzerland to get certified. What do you mean I can get an extract from the archives, that is new to me.
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09/03/2013 - 05:22
Re: Follow this link
09/03/2013 - 08:40
A request has been sent. Thank you tick-talk!