Scanday Scanday !

With a hint of "The Mamas and The Papas" old hit,

"Monday Monday", from the sixties,

which I'm old enough to rember :-)

I think it would be nice if we had Monday as a day for posting pics of watches (VC or not),

preferably with some information about them.

It could be technical, how you got it, where you saw it,

what you are longing for, but most of all,

it's a good start of the new week !

I take the opportunity by sending a picture that I took some minutes ago,

of the watch I'm wearing today, so it will be a "wristshot",

but that's not the meaning of this idea that it should be just wristshots.

Scanday Scanday !

It' s "only" 34 mm, a quite ordinary size 1959/1960.

I have never seen any of the same Vacheron&Constantin, still the &,

model 6454.


Silverdial, with YG indexes.

Movement Cal. 1002 with Geneva Seal.

Scanday Scanday !

Here some pics of the dial glass,

and not least, the bezel,

with it's fancy look :-

Scanday Scanday !

Scanday Scanday !

And last, the contrasting rough back against the high polshed sides of the case.

So typical Vacheron&Constantin, please compare the surfaces on the OverSeas !

Scanday Scanday !

That's all for me on Scanday Scanday!

Now I leave the thread to you,

Ladies and Gentlemen.

Fill it up :-)



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Stars on Monday
05/14/2007 - 13:38

Grat idea Doc, nothing better than to make the first day at the office a bit less difficult

Your watch is simply stunning, the facetted crystal is a work of art in its own right!!

Here's mine dating from the late 40s with the iconic tear drop lug case. What makes this watch interesting is the different guillochage of the dial, a basket weave pattern on the exterior and vertical on the center, but most of all what makes this dial combination rather rare is the star markers. Caliber 453

05/14/2007 - 14:13

I love that watch.

Those lugs!

The guilloche and above that,

the STARS!

This watch is a proof of VC's possibility to make things come together.

I can't think of any of the two, three top brands that would even dare.

Perhaps Girard-Perregaux and Luigi Macaluso, but he is an exception.

As the architect and artist he is, he dare and has a wonderful perception,

for unusual combinations.

But not GP at the time when your's and mine watches were produced.

The cal. 453 with the swan neck and big balance,

it's a classic !

Thanks Alex for this beauty :-)


Now I have a reason to look forward to Monday>>>
05/15/2007 - 01:30
thanks to all the members for their scans and no comment on the lugs on Alex's entry--I will give him a complex! Best to all, Tim
Re: Scanday Scanday !
05/14/2007 - 14:16

Beautiful watches, congratulations. At the moment I haven't timepiece because my Patrimony is in the Vacheron's service .



Re: Scanday Scanday !
05/14/2007 - 14:39

Not a VC !! and quick shot.

Best regards.


Hi Patrice!
05/14/2007 - 15:09

Nice Cartier with sapphire at the crown,

is it WG ?

Do you know from which year it is?

Anyhow, it's first a sister brand, and second,

it hasn't to be just VC's presented here, in my opinion !

It's only nice with some fresh other brands!

That only gives us a greater horizon.

Thanks for a nice watch,

Cartier is Cartier,

and surely has it's own style :-)



Re: Hi Patrice!
05/14/2007 - 16:20

Hi Doc, The story of this watch is funny. I bought it as second hand in about 1985 in Dubaï. At this period i used to go for business and run each time as soon as i could in the "Souk". I found a very fiendly Indian "watchmaker" that on his 1/2 square meter table, sold batteries and replaced broken watch glasses by cutting adjusted pieces into a large one and polishing the sides with abrasive paper !!. He did not speak english, and i did not speak indi !!. Anyway we start an animated discussion, drink tea, and among the lot of rubish rusty movements and wrists i found this Cartier that i have now. It is a gold plate on silver with bottom screwed. I never find the same model, and i keep it because its beautiful, not because of the quality of the movement that is not at the level of the design !!. Best regards. Patrice.

Nice story. I stumbled on an article yesterday with a picture of the
05/15/2007 - 12:08

same watch. It's called the Cristallor.

Thanks Patrice!
05/15/2007 - 19:43

That's a wonderful story!

It's the whole meaning with collecting, in my oint of wiev,

nor for the collecting as a thing in itself,

but the storie behind!

Next "Scanday Scanday" I shall tell you a story about a watch,

also with some unusual background:-)

This is a watch that will THE watch for you always,

whatever you buy!

Thanks to Alex and coincidence you also now knows a little more about it :-)



OK, my turn...
05/14/2007 - 17:57

my Patrimony reserve de Marche buyed in 2005: perfect dress watch: discret, out of time, confortable, elegant. My photo skills will be improved in the future and will show you more. This is my first photo-post. Great idea Doc. Best Kiko. Thanks Alex for your patience and to show me the way....

Nice classical watch which has now been discontinued. It will be now
05/14/2007 - 18:40

available in the Malte case and manual wind. More on this model soon....

05/14/2007 - 18:15

Another one, in this case of my day wearer: the perfect sport-watch, I played tennis, swimed, jogging...+- 2 sec/day. I travel without worry when it goes under the x-ray control(antimagnetic). I was reluctant at first due to his size: 42mm but now I find it fit perfectly: the bracelet it's outsanding.

overseas wristshot.
05/14/2007 - 18:17

LOL how many watches are you wearing?! :-) I have had a love/hate
05/14/2007 - 18:44

relationship with the Overseas. However in the past 3-4 months I've been eying it differently and wondering if finally its not the ultimate sports watch. I'm debating between the chrono and the dual time...

Re: LOL how many watches are you wearing?! :-) I have had a love/hate
05/14/2007 - 22:58

If you decide yourself you won't have regrets, you will see. You can also use it in every situation. I was like you initially about overseas and it's a watch who grow on you. The chrono has the special attraction to stop the time in special ocasions, you play with it. Maybe it's stupid, I use the second hand to point the week of the year and avance it each week one second, this way I have an extra functionality, :-)).

For me now it's time to catch a nice vintage VC in yellow gold. After seeing your's and Doc's beauties and knowing the new service from La Maison, surely I will fall in my next visit. I'm still a "novice" but I like to take my time, after all "le chemin se fait en marchant". Best, Kiko.

05/14/2007 - 18:52

Suddenly you got it right :-)

Two very nice watches so far,

and your name suggest another one ....

Nice to see pics, at last from you.

When you see how easy it is,

you hardly know how you could miss it :-)

Let them come! Doc

Re: Saltarello!
05/14/2007 - 23:08

Hi, Doc!!

My name was my reason to first approach VC. I'm always attracted by original dials and ways of reading time. I found saltarello very poetic as Explorateurs...

Now after the 2 modern watches you saw, I will do a visit to La Maison to see the special vintage watches they have: after months seeing yours and Alex fantastic vintages, I catch the virus. A yellow or rose gold one will make the affair! :-)

I'm like you: I love watch pics and I jump when I see the posts include one. Now that I fixed the way to do it (the system as Alex informed me doesn't works with Safari on my Mac), count on me for this game.

Best, Kiko.

Re: Scanday Scanday !
05/15/2007 - 00:39

Here is my Carree in rose gold. 

I like that pic!
05/15/2007 - 09:46

It's a very nice wiev but it would be nice to see the front side,

and why not from the side

because it is a very nice example of Les Historiques,

not so often seen!



Yes it is a rather "poetic" picture! (nt)
05/15/2007 - 12:07


Thanks Alex, glad you liked my photo...
05/15/2007 - 19:07

I kind of like the capsul shaped glass back, and so I thought I'd just share a pic of the back.  Most watches either have a round saphire back or rectangular one to show the movement, a capsul shaped glass back seemed a bit different. 

Best regards,


The reason behind that particular crystal back shape is that the
05/15/2007 - 23:29

movement is oblong!

Re: I like that pic!
05/15/2007 - 19:00

Hi Doc,

I just figured the times when I do see pix of the Carree its usually just a shot of the front so I figured I'd share a photo showng its capsul shaped glass that reveals its movement.  But here is and old picture showing the front.  I need to take some newer photos and practice my watch photography

Best regards,


Yep Dino,
05/15/2007 - 19:54

that's the beautiful face and the corners.

I would really own one :-)

I really like the Les Historiques,

it's a underestimated serie that I'm quite sure will be very sought after,

in sooner time, then we believe.

It is already hard to get watches from the serie,

because people wont part from them!

Two of mine Les Historiques.

The last one only made in 30 pieces, in this way with diamonds, RG and WG,

and of course a blue sapphire :-)



Nice Historiques
05/15/2007 - 21:52

Hi Doc,

I really like the Historiques line of watches.  While there are several modern VCs I like,  I find the Historiques are a great bridge between their elegant designs of the past and modern watch making.  The 2 VCs I own are both based on older designs, the Carree and the 1972. 

I have only had an opportunity to handle a Jalouse (spelling?) once, but it was an amazingly beautiful watch.  Wear it in good health and thanks for sharing.

Best regards,


When you have such a phenomenal past you can not turn your back
05/15/2007 - 23:42

on it, that's why the Historique collection has been revived (since 2006). Today it includes the Toledo 1952 and something new shall be added in the comming months

The only criticisme I may have on the previous Historique models is that some pieces were plain copies and not reinterpretations of vintage models and not reintepretations making them lack the vintage aura of the original and the up to dateness of modern pieces.

Thanks for the info Alex...
05/15/2007 - 23:54

Something new in the Historiques line is music to my ears.  The Historiques are one of my favorite lines from VC, and I can't wait to see their new offering!  Any hints you can share with us?  If not, I understand.

Best regards,


can't say more but its worth the wait :-) (nt)
05/16/2007 - 00:14


How about this one ...
05/15/2007 - 01:34

Here is my Overseas - I almost traded it this weekend but came to my senses!


You made a good decision!
05/15/2007 - 09:48

Soon these will be thought after!

Classic, with the "old" hair ripping bracelet :-)


good to hear you didn't go for that trade :-) (nt)
05/16/2007 - 00:13


Its already Tuesday here and its the Toledo for me today...
05/15/2007 - 02:58

Sorry for the old file photo.  I must really find some time to take new and better photos of my darlings. 

Best Regards, Kazumi


You are right!
05/15/2007 - 09:55

Fantastic watch that deserves better pics

So, make a try, and give us some more Toledo pics,

a watch that you can't see to many pics of!

You know it was the former CEO, Proellochs,

favourite watch, because he had got it as a present,

from his employed comrades. A WG like yours !

I never saw him with another watch !



I really miss mine :-( (nt)
05/15/2007 - 12:08


Fantastic watch...
05/15/2007 - 12:43

Doc wrote that Proellochs got it as a present from employed comrades. He had to be happy. I'd like to get such present .  Best regards Mariusz

Nice wrist shot of your Toledo...
05/15/2007 - 18:51

It looks great.  It reminds me that I definitely need to practice taking some photos of my watches. 

Best regards,