It wont work if you just sit like fat members in our Club,

reading papers, sipping spirits and smoking cigars SCANDAY SCANDAY ! COME ON !

You got to be ACTIVE members, these dishes wont be served by us forever,

without your help SCANDAY SCANDAY ! COME ON !

So come on girls, preferebly, and guys, and DO something SCANDAY SCANDAY ! COME ON !

Just because the moderator is laying back in Corsica, well earned, after his tremendous job,

to get this Club open, that's no reason to run away!

I expect at least 15-20 answers to this post, which I have been woking with for some hours !!

AND, I have also received 18 patients today !

Now I need food, and, even more RESPONSE !

 Today At work I wore this one, descreete, and from 1939....


Came home, rain pouring down, out with the two labradors,


Sorry the pic is not taken today.

OK, it's the old DTR, perhaps you don't think I have any other VC,
but it is THE watch of all, that has growned most on me over the years (OK, perhaps, the old Speedy,
but that's my son's now anyhow). 

Anyhow came in quite shitty after 2 hours with the dogs around the Estate,

cleaned my DTR, which I had changed before the rough games of apportingSCANDAY SCANDAY ! COME ON !

And what do I see ?

Have a look of a HARD worned Vacheron & constantin, I always get blamed by Alex because I swim with it,

but it's stands water proof to 30 meters on it, and at level I NEVER am SCANDAY SCANDAY ! COME ON !

Some shots withy my old T3.



Inside a DTR when the officer's back is open. ( I'm also a MajorSCANDAY SCANDAY ! COME ON !)


My daughter came back from a trip to USA,

West to East,

and it was just marvellous to press the alternative button SCANDAY SCANDAY ! COME ON !

This is a man's watch ! SCANDAY SCANDAY ! COME ON !

Cheers all my friends


07/09/2007 - 19:59
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07/10/2007 - 19:02
Just got back from vacation and this was on my wrist for 10 days
07/09/2007 - 20:45

sorry not a VC but this si my only rugged sports watch (sorry Doc I can't be like you and consider a DTR as a beater!!) but my next sports watch will definately be an Overseas

I'm quite sure you bought it in De Macedo shop
07/10/2007 - 13:42

were we met us 5 years ago.


Not even! Antoine is a friend and he would never let me buy a watch
07/10/2007 - 14:01

like that one

07/09/2007 - 23:01

Nice to see Alex back from "les corsaires"!!

For me this summer is Overseas-Forever.

Next week I will be visiting "La Maison" and I think it will be dificult this year to resist temptation: vintage, LE, tailor made??

Who knows.....



looking forward in hearing your impressions of the Maison (nt)
07/10/2007 - 20:16


will do it!! (nt)
07/11/2007 - 15:07


07/10/2007 - 05:42

Here's my "2 cents" worth, quickly snapped with my handy Sony T-30...

JB, that's a beautiful 240 years model!
07/11/2007 - 11:17
very rare these days. even if they surface somewhere up for sale they are extremely expensive. Can you give more background info on the watch?
Re: JB, that's a beautiful 240 years model!
07/12/2007 - 04:27

Thanks, for the kind words, Radek.

I can't tell you that much about it except that it came out in 1995. I'm not even sure what movement it has. I've never had the back off.

Alex would probably know.



The movement is the automatic caliber 1127 (nt)
07/12/2007 - 18:49


Re: JB, that's a beautiful 240 years model!
07/12/2007 - 04:32

Hi again, Radek,

Here's some info from Antiquorum. The watch pops up there from time to time. They've had YG, WG and PT.


"Jubilee 240" Vacheron Constantin, Genève, "Jubilee 240", case No. 657012, Ref. 47240/J. Made in 1995 to commemorate the 240th anniversary of Vacheron Constantin. Very fine, tonneau-shaped, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with 40-hour power reserve and date. Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate. C. Two-body, solid, polished, case back with 4 screws, fluted curved teardrop lugs, sapphire crystal. D. Guilloché silver with applied yellow gold radial Roman numerals and pyramid index, subsidiary dials for the seconds at 6 and the days of the month at 2, sector for the up-anddown indication at 10. Yellow gold "feuille" hands. M. Cal. 1127, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 45 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 33 x 43 mm. Thickness 9 mm

07/10/2007 - 07:38

Same old rainy weather, same old Toledo, some old lousy shot.  Sorry Doc, no access to better photos at the office.

Welcome back, Jefe.  I hope you have better (VC-esque) surprises for us than the Graham ;->

LOL Kazumi, my wife finds my Graham to be the ugliest watch
07/10/2007 - 13:24

in the world! I can't get myself to use a VC as a beater but I definately want an OS

I've always known that your wife was a wife person.... (nt)
07/10/2007 - 16:47


Read "wise person" (nt)
07/10/2007 - 16:48


She agrees with you :-) (nt)
07/10/2007 - 17:46


Welcome back Alex...interesting a Graham watch???
07/10/2007 - 18:39

I never would have pictured you owning a Graham.  Interesting choice of watch.  I have tried one on, but could not really decide what I thought of it as a watch.  Its not really dressy, and its not exactually what I would think of if I were looking for a rugged sport watch.  But certainly an interesting watch. 

Good to have you back.

Best regards,


Thanks Dino :-) Good to be back! I can understand people's recations
07/10/2007 - 19:27

to the Swordfish, its ugly and kind of cool all at the same time.

I can't get myself in finding a sports watch I really like, I don't want a Rolex, I used to have a RO chrono but I'm tired of seeing it on almost every other wrist, I have a Panerai but want someting with a steel bracelet yet I can't get myself to consider the Overseas as a "beater".

Maybe an Overseas Dual Time as a "week end" watch and the Graham for the beach or more dangerous activities such as playing with my sons?

The Graham is a tough watch when it comes to forming an opinion...
07/10/2007 - 23:41

I'm not sure I like it, but I'm not sure I don't like it.  It certainly is distinctive, and maybe thats something good about their designs.  It seems watch companies often make more interesting and distinctive dress watches than sport watches.  After a while most sport watches look a like.  Anything with a rotating bezel generally looks something like a Submariner. 

I'm not sure I could wear a VC or an AP as a beater watch.  They just seem a bit too fine to really put wear for rigorous activities...not to mention the AP RO chrono is only water resistant to 50m.  

Anyway, the Swordfish is a very interesting choice for a sports watch. 

Thanks for sharing some pix.

Best regards,


Can't show that watch to often! I would like one :-)
07/10/2007 - 13:45



Doc, indeed you're the most passionate VC fan in the whole world!
07/10/2007 - 11:39

Passionate about the brand, not about showing off (which we see the numbers are increasing these days). We definitely need more people like you...that way, passion for horology won't be corrupted by the greed for money. Hats off to you, Doc!  

I'm blushing !
07/10/2007 - 13:48

But yes, for me it's only one  watchmaker on this planet,

Vacheron & Constantin

Thanks for the too kind words my dear Rei


Doc !

You're welcome Doc! (nt)
07/10/2007 - 15:51


07/10/2007 - 16:22

Not a VC, but a large, very flat for the period (1945) Longines caliber 27MC.



that's really nice. What's the diameter? (nt)
07/10/2007 - 17:45


Re: that's really nice. What's the diameter? (nt)
07/11/2007 - 11:00

36 millimeters. Patrice.

Doc, you know that 1939 VC is my favorite of all your watches!!!
07/10/2007 - 18:34

Thanks for the inspiration.

Here are a few recent pix of one my VCs...

Best regards,


Only for Dino :-)
07/11/2007 - 14:40


that watch is a favourite of mine too

Best part is, that I saw it in the auction catalogue,

on a heavy retouched pic,

but I had a feeling, it could be something.

So when I picked it up, my heart made a jump,

and also Alex, who were with me at the time, did get impressed,

and that's an extra bonus

Cheers and thanks


Fantastic! Thanks for the extra pix Doc...
07/11/2007 - 19:01

If the watch impressed Alex, it must be really amazing in person.  Thanks again for sharing some beautiful pix with us.

Best regards,


since non-vc accepted ....
07/10/2007 - 19:02

Looking good Aaron :-) (nt)
07/10/2007 - 19:28


Been wearing this lately
07/11/2007 - 06:32


Re: Been wearing this lately
07/11/2007 - 06:37

i don't see the + icon
07/11/2007 - 06:50


Re: i don't see the + icon
07/11/2007 - 07:19

Its the icon that looks like a monitor with a yellow + sign on it.  Its beside the "Smiley" icon.  Hope this helps.

Nice chrono Milton! I uploaded the scan for you. Are you using Mac? If
07/11/2007 - 12:08

yes you cannot use the functionnalities if you have Safari or Conquest (not sure about the exact name of the latter) and would need to switch to Firefox.

It's a killer !
07/11/2007 - 18:52

Congrats from


Oh guys ! So many nice watches,
07/11/2007 - 14:45

except one.....

But on the other hand we know he has good taste

And everyone can slip sometimes........

Wellcome back Alex,

and thank you all fellows,

for your nice contributions !