Is this strap genuine?

Hello all,
Can you please advise if this strap is a genuine Vacheron Constantin strap.
I want to add a genuine VC strap to my beautiful VC.

I hate fake things.... I want to ensure it is a genuine VC strap.

Kind regards,

Is this strap genuine?

Is this strap genuine?

Re: Is this strap genuine?
09/16/2011 - 12:31
Hi Archie,  I'm not sure about vintage straps (the "Vacheron et Constantin" logo is no longer used), but I believe modern VC straps have curved ends where they attach to the watch.  (Is this true for all modern VC straps, or just for round watches?) BR, Dan
Dan
09/16/2011 - 13:56

Nice Poster! (referring to the graphic)
09/16/2011 - 17:22
I'm going to save it - good reference material for me (moderator-in-training) smiley
Re: Re: Is this strap genuine?
09/17/2011 - 07:36
Dan, The vintage straps, many of them, were not curved but straight at the lugs like this one. There are many photos of VC watches from the 50's showing this. I believe the gold leaf stamp was also used more often in that period as was lizard and snakeskin as a material. Unfortunately, the backs of the straps are never shown in the photos so you have to find a VC from that era with a genuine strap. There is a pretty decent chance it is genuine. I also have a strap very similar to that one with the identical back. I also have a small catalogue of VC watches from the 50's. Its very small but leather bound and the leather cover is embossed identically to the strap. Joseph
Thanks JB! (nt)
09/17/2011 - 16:09
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