A question:

Hi folks,

could you help me in letting me know what is the VC reference 31556 / 206J-3 ?

Many thanks in advance,

Re: A question:
12/16/2008 - 01:40
I was wondering that myself. I couldn't find the reference on a search or in my catalogues, but I didn't really look very hard. Its a nice box though, but more than I want to pay. Regards, Joseph
+1 JB...
12/17/2008 - 07:36
I bid on that box but it went for more than I was willing to spend as well.  Berny, I am very glad to know the box is in good hands, I really liked it, and am sure you will put it to good use. Congratulations, Dan
here's the white gold model from the Essentielles collection, hope its
12/16/2008 - 11:16
not for you Berny
How about some controversy for a change.
12/16/2008 - 17:33

Well I am going to stick my neck out on the line here. As a community we have decided that jewelry watches are not worthy of the same appreciation as complicated or even simple watches. Why is this? Is it because they drain our resources for more worthy watches? Is it because they represent a sheer grab for money by the manufacturer? Is the art of manufacturing such a watch "less" than producing a complicated watch? Is it because they are too emasculating? Reviewing the watch that Alex has shown, it is slim and has a simple dial with diamond markers. I could do without the encrusted bezel but the wonderful heavy linen texture bracelet is what really makes this watch. I do hope it has a nice 1003 movement inside. This is certainly not a blinged out President, which represents gaudy excess to me. I see a beautiful, tasteful dress watch, which would be prefect with a Tuxedo. I have been reading the History of V&C, 250 years and the thing that I note is that when times are tough it is the jewelry aspect of the business, which gets the company through. I feel this aspect of watch manufacturing is as important as the manufacture of minute repeaters and perpetual calendars. If it were not for this I suspect the company would not be around today. They also represent a good value in the secondary market. Often they sell for such a fraction of their initial MSRP that they are worth more melted down than intact. So they may not be your or my taste but let those who enjoy them buy them and support the company, which does make minute repeaters, chronographs and perpetual calendars. Just my $.02 Canadian. Mike S.

for me definately not as worthy as comolicated watches just because
12/16/2008 - 17:37
all the work in a jeweled piece is in the gemsetting not the mechanics and no matter how difficult or time consumming the gemsetting is is still isn't horology which is what interests me the most. On the other hand I don't find gemset pieces of less interest than their simple time only counterpart. Just not my cup of tea... but to each his own.
Second Alex's Comments...
12/16/2008 - 18:33
that some pieces cross the line from being watches to being jewellery that just happens to have a watch included.  But even so, some jewellery watches can be very appealing IF they aren't dated in appearance.  That is my major problem with many of that type...being fashion accessories they were designed with a certain contemporary fashion in mind.  Once that period has passed, they are passé.  The basketweave bracelet for example is too dated for contemporary wear, IMHO.  Then they don't have horological value to fall back on. Now some designs are so representative of their genre that they survive the test of time.  But I'm having a hard time imagining many jewel-encrusted examples.....  I'm sure they are out there.....