PT case pocket watch

it is a PT case pocket watch.  i think its in an art deco style.

i donot know the follew question:

1、when  it was made ,maybe in 1930,before the Second World War?

2、the case was made in USA ?  why the case without the case number?

3、the character of  "vacheron&constantin"  is  Enamel ?       PTcase with Enamel dail  is rare in VC pocket watch ?

4、the diamonds in the case is origional ?  

                                         thank you 

 

The unmarked case should not have come directly from V&C
05/22/2016 - 00:41

The movement serial number has me estimate that it was made in the 1920s.

The dial and hands look original to me, thought I cannot tell for certain from the picture if it is an enamel dial. 

I've never heard or seen that enamel dials and platinum cases are a rare combination for VC pocket watches.  What do you base this on?  (besides the fact that Platinum VC pocket watches are rare to begin with wink)

The overall style of the case looks quite Art Deco to me, especially the numerals, which I like.  This also supports the idea that this watch is from the 1920s (?).  The case looks Verger-like, but a Verger case would have appropriate markings on the case.

Re: The unmarked case should not have come directly from V&C
05/22/2016 - 01:30

thank you yes

but i still cannot understand  your words "The case looks Verger-like, but a Verger case would have appropriate markings on the case."

Verger-Freres was a very famous French designer
05/22/2016 - 04:35

And VC worked with him during this time period on some beautiful Art Deco designs.  This is one of the reasons why V&C has what many consider to be much more style and flair when it comes to watch designs when compared with other Swiss Brands. 

Remember, the Swiss were under heavy utilitarian, protestant, influence when watchmaking started up in Geneva.  So their styles tend to be more subdued.

Re: Verger-Freres was a very famous French designer
05/22/2016 - 12:30

ok

Cannot add more than Dan has, but...
05/23/2016 - 14:50

I L-O-V-E that Art Deco dial.  Wow.  Beautiful.