Old VC pocket watch...can someone help with basic info?

Dear Sirs, I have recently received a beatiful 18k gold VC pocket watch. It is a family heirloom which has been passed on to me by my grandfather as a gift for my graduation from law school.  The watch is in great condition, but I haven't been able to obtain much information about it. I just know that it belonged to my great grandfather and my grandfather himself doesn't know much about the watch his father had purchased. 

If I provided the case's and movement's serial number could someone help, maybe providing some basic information on it...such as the period in which the watch was presumably manufactured?

The case number is: 228338

The movement number is: 366291

Thanks in advance!

hello and welcome? Can you share some scans?
06/23/2011 - 18:12

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Re: hello and welcome? Can you share some scans?
06/23/2011 - 18:25

Gladly, and thank you for your welcome. I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures!

Re: Re: hello and welcome? Can you share some scans?
06/23/2011 - 18:27

And a view of the movement.

a true heirloom. The archives show that the watch dates from 1916
06/24/2011 - 12:06

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Re: a true heirloom. The archives show that the watch dates from 1916
06/24/2011 - 16:58

Thank you so much for the information!

Wonderful heritage!
06/24/2011 - 01:37

A classic elegant simple Vacheron&Constantin in 18K.

I have had several like this one, both in 18K gold and in silver,

also as hunting pocket watches.

Yours I would say is from 1918 to 1919.

This is the same movement from a hunting cased V&Cfrom 1919.

But what you got is a fantastic family story, a real treasure.

Keep in your family, because in that way it's invaluable.

Otherwise the value of these wonderful pocket watches, is in my eyes way to low,

so I recommend all V&C aficionados who not own a pw from V&C, to buy one when they still are 'cheap'!

I promise they will be a lot more expensive in a few years time!!

Congrats and wear it in good healthsmiley

Doc

Re: Wonderful heritage!
06/24/2011 - 09:42

Thanks for the information, Doc!

I agree with you, it is a small priceless treasure!