Ref: 48002 - Case back?

Hi,
I am considering purchasing this watch but after researching similar models they appear to have engraved case backs!
This one does not so would anybody know if this case back is genuine or a replacement?
Thank you.
Ref: 48002 - Case back?
Ref: 48002 - Case back?
Ref: 48002 - Case back?
09/21/2012 - 13:47
KBS
09/21/2012 - 14:56
09/21/2012 - 19:19
JB
09/21/2012 - 21:26
Hello Stvn.
09/21/2012 - 14:56
The watch seems genuine to me. I have a similar model  48002.  The serial number which on your watch is on the back of the case is on the inside of the back on my watch. On some models/ ref numbers I own from VC there seems to be changes from piece to piece when I compare with a similar model. Sometimes serial numbers are on the inside of the back of the watchcase and sometimes they are on the outside of the back. I have made an archive of VC watches and the one that I have seen with the engravings on the back is a ref 48002/1.  I’m very fond of my ref 48002. It’s so simple and elegant. This timepiece is always the one that I return to when my eyes need peace from some of my other VCs. Some people don’t like the movement inside the watch and it is not comparable to the 1120 but few movements are.  The critique is often that the rotor isn’t in gold.  I have enclosed a couple of pics of my 48002. They were taken a year ago so the quality is not as high as I would try to make it today. I wish you a nice weekend. KBS
Calibre 1130
09/21/2012 - 19:19
FWIW, the calibre 1130 movement is based on an F. Piguet ultra-thin ebauche also featured in the Phidias: If you send the serial number found inside the case back to Alex, he can confirm its authenticity.  I must admit to only having seen those with "Vacheron Constantin" engraved on the back.
Re: Ref: 48002 - Case back?
09/21/2012 - 21:26
Hi Stvn, If you open the case back, the inside should have a VC logo, the number .750 or gold content and the case S/N. There may be other markings as well. You can check the movement S/N too. They will be different numbers but the should correspond in VC's archives. As Kent says, Alex should be able to verify them. Regards, Joseph
Re: Re: Ref: 48002 - Case back?
09/22/2012 - 01:42
Thank you guys. I have sent an email to Alex...I hope it is the correct Alex ?
32mm case - Ladies or Gents?
09/28/2012 - 18:11
I have 6.5 inch wrists but I am a little concerned that the size of this watch 32mm is too small for a man! Does anyone have a picture of this watch on their wrist and is this really a Gents watch or was it really made for the Ladies? Thank you