repost of JJL's question, this time with scan

I have a question regarding a watch that I hope someone can answer. Recently I came upon a VCG watch with an unusual face. Each of the even hours is represented by a number while the odd hours are represented by a dot. However there one exception - hour 4 is represented with a 5. I am curious to learn anything I can about this watch. Can anyone help me with this item. (I attempted to upload a photograph but I fear my efforts were unsuccessful)

Thank you. 


repost of JJL's question, this time with scan
Re: repost of JJL's question, this time with scan
01/11/2009 - 17:11
My first reaction is that the watch looks genuine. It probably has tear drop lugs too; Movement ? 453. But the watch has not been looked after well. Howevre, my guess is that the "4" fell off and someone put a number "5" there instead, having taken it from another watch. It is a different font and has been misapplied. Regards, JB
Re: Re: repost of JJL's question, this time with scan
03/04/2009 - 19:40
JB, You are correct.  I took the timepiece to a watchmaker. He confirmed the movement was a V453.
Re: repost of JJL's question, this time with scan
01/11/2009 - 17:35
I would agree with JB, it doesn't look to be in VGC. It is missing the hour hand as well. I would verture to guess the movement is 458, rather than 453, but it could be either one. Is the case diameter 31, 33 or 35.5 mm? It is worthy of a good resoration, you should consider sending it to Vacheron for a full service.
Re: Re: repost of JJL's question, this time with scan
03/04/2009 - 19:43
LSmith, A watchmaker looked at the watch and told me the movement was a V453.