Possible purchase - thoughts and issues

Hi Guys, 
I have seen the attached watches and I quite like them.
I am considering purchasing one or both.
Can you give me any feedback about
1. Condition
2. Do they look ok - i.e. all original parts
3. Are they good examples from VC
4. Is CAL 454/5b a good vinatge Cal.
Sorry for the newbie questions
Thanks
Hamish


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they are both beautiful! I have a soft spot for the crab lugs which
11/26/2012 - 10:39
has quite a bold design and wear mine with grat pleasure Its hard to comment on condition from the photos but they both look fine other than one which has scratches where the case back is snaped open but that's not a big issue. Cal 454 is a VC work horse, tried and tested and stands the test of time so you should be comfortable on that front. If you give me the case and movement numbers of the watches I'll see if all is genuine
You make my heart sing, Alex.
11/26/2012 - 12:27
What a beauty. You are indeed a man of many faces. Looking at your watch collection of time pieces it seems as though both Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde is represented in your personality smiley How on earth do you get the dials in that incredible condtion ? Is the dial redone by Vacheron Constantin?   A great way to start the day and I really like the picture you have taken.   Yours Kent
Re: they are both beautiful! I have a soft spot for the crab lugs which
11/26/2012 - 13:27
Hi Alex,  Thank you for your post about the batman watch I am interested in. Do you know the ref and is it unusual that it has a Cal 454? Thanks
probably a ref 4659
11/26/2012 - 13:31
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I love the piece with crab lugs. Would love to see a
11/29/2012 - 04:49
modern intrepretation of it. Alex, the third photo from top - is that one of the original inspiration for Patrimony Traditionelle manual wind? Looks like the Traditionelle got its inspiration from that one.