One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

I discovered not a crater on the moon,

but The Stamp Tool One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

You seen the pics before in original shape but after 3 hours,

stamp tooling,

I just have to share it with you.

The watch is a Vacheron&Constantin from 1928.

The priniciple was invented by Verger.

A firm named originally FV, Ferdinand Verger,

but after his sons took over it was renamed VF.

Verger Frères, Verger Son's One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

They were representing Vacheron&Constantin for many years in Paris.

Vacheron delivered all their movements and in the end became 100% owner.

The principle is as you can see on the pic.

They even believed it should take over the wrist watch market One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

They searched patent several years after they launched it,

because it became very popular in some circles.

The symbol of the Verger is a fruit tree, since Verger in French means orchard !

You can see it on at least one or two pics.

OK, here they comesOne small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

Long story about one watch,

but it's quite unique,

and I love it One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

But as you can see Deniz,

I still desperately needs you,

for the future One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!

Cheers

Doc

very cool
11/20/2007 - 21:29

Having the actual drawings and also the watch....wow

This night I will fall asleep a little less clut...
11/20/2007 - 21:35

...thanks Doc for this scan and the pictures!! But keep  secret your discoveries, let us discover them in your future book!!

The influence of Verger Freres on VC watches still lasts today, the
11/20/2007 - 21:37

partnership has had a long lasting influence on Vacheron Constantin designs continuing til this day. The Parisian chick and somewhat Mediterranean flamboyance can still be felt in VC designs.

Have a close look at VC's production since the 20s (and the begining of the collboration with Verger) and you will see that VC does not represent (in terms of designs) the somewhat Genevan conservatism. 

Right on target!
11/20/2007 - 22:27

VC has always had some oriental influence,

not so strange that you love it

And my collegaue,

now sorrowly not among us,

he was from Balkan,

always said :

" It can't only be viking blood in you ! "

Cheers for Vacheron&Constantin,

and pray  for me on The Day,

you know which

Doc

Very interesting Alex and Doc, thanks! nt
11/21/2007 - 00:37

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Thanks Doc, very interesting
11/20/2007 - 22:51

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Re: One small step for mankind but a giant for Doc!
11/21/2007 - 00:03

A lovely little watch, Doc

Very elegant.

I really love the Verges et freres designs. They're the epitome, acme, height, pinnacle of Art-Deco design!

Thanks for the pics,

Joseph

knowing the lore behind the watch and brand is something .............
11/21/2007 - 02:36

it'll make the watch more beautiful to the beholder. alex, it is true that the chic-ness and flamboyance still flows in the blood of most VCs, that is why i love this brand. Doc, thanks for the knowledge and effort to enlighten us. btw, to me it is very much a "bond's tactical gadget watch" with a parisian flare.  great stuff, didn't appreciate since u first posted it  till now.

That's impressive Doc!
11/21/2007 - 09:44

I knew that you had the watch but to also have the actual design drawings...

Thanks for sharing.

I'll be here, for sure Doc !
11/21/2007 - 17:58

I'll very quickly see for a Spype equipment !

See us soon on the moon !

Deniz

Doc, you're "On Fire" these days!!
11/21/2007 - 21:26

Another great post, very interesting!!

As a few said, a watch can have so much more meaning when you know its history and origin...

and i think that for me, it's the first time I see this model open (I had seen a few of your posts when you show it closed)

I'm sure that can take a few pages in your book

Thanks!