Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch

I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago while at the SH Maison, but Internet access has been troublesome recently where I am, so I'm able to now post.

This watch is on my wishlist, albeit the pocket watch version.  I just think it's cool and fun to have a coin in my pocket that can tell time (yes, I am a watch geek, laugh).  It would also fit my collection nicely, as I like to collect VCs based on their movements and this would be my first cal 1003...and a skeleton version is just icing on top of the cake!


Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch

Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch

Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch

Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch

Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch

Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch

(After extensive training in VC's finishing techniques, I know how to do this perlage as well,  cheeky)



Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch

I wasn't sure how to read this watch at first, as I didn't know if the crown was at the 1 o'clock position or the std. 3 o'clock position.  (I now know the crown is at 1 o'clock and the little lip that let's you lift the watch out of the coin case is at the 12 o'clock position.

Best Regards, Dan
Pretty funky, not sure I would wear one but like the idea of a hidden
04/13/2012 - 10:35
Watch
...hence the PW version :-) (nt)
04/13/2012 - 12:41
v&c
love the philosophy but not sure its really wearable
04/13/2012 - 14:36
VC
Precursor of Metiers d'Arts
04/13/2012 - 17:09
Beautiful, artistic, rare, surprising...just like thet concept behind Metiers d'Arts.  I'd wear it in a heartbeat heart
Exquisite
04/13/2012 - 17:18
Dan, I love your theme of collecting VC watches by movement.  I have thought of doing just the same, but I am not sure I can pull it off.  The cal. 1003 is surely one to get, and this implementation of it in the skeletonized coin watch is wonderful on so many levels. Like Alex, I am not sure I woud wear it, but it certainly would be a beauty to have in one's collection.   The skeletonization of the movement just seems particularly exquisite in this case.  This watch really is like a jewel box with a true gem inside.  I am glad you were able to post these images. Best, Robert
A safe queen
04/13/2012 - 21:25
Without doubt, a stunning piece, but alas I tend to agree with some of the other comments here: if I had the opportunity to get my hands on one (assuming in comes in WG or Pt, of course), I doubt it will get any wrist time... Best, Walid 
Dan's been away again with camera at the ready!...
04/13/2012 - 23:31
Thanks Dan for taking the scans and adding some interesting copy. A fascinating piece in many respects  -  'the jury is out at the moment on this one!'indecision Always good to hear from you. Regards Tony
Re: Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch
04/15/2012 - 14:23
I saw one at the NYC Boutique a week or two ago.  The skeletonized movement is beautiful, but it also small and hidden.  I would guess that this watch would provoke a lot of interest from anyone who sees it on your wrist, but I prefer to be able to look at a watch and tell the time without using both of my hands.
Re: Some quick scans of the $20 Coin watch
04/23/2012 - 17:03
All this time I thought Corum is the only watch company who does coin watch. Now I know VC has one also and it is an interesting piece. Thank you for sharing.