Tell me about this watch

This watch was my fathers.  I believe he bought it sometime in the 1960s.

The factory says it is a:

Model: 49-gts18ktygmansubsecsilvdx&evenarbc

Individual number: 306233

I have also been told it is Number 4017

Said to have been mfg, in mid 1940s.

Any information would be appreciated.Tell me about this watch

I think that your watch is a ref 4071 and not 4017! This model was
09/14/2007 - 23:39

manufactured in the late 40s but I'm not sure it was manufactures up til the 60s. If you want to know the exact date of manufacture you can do so by requesting a certificate of authenticity from VC.

The caliber used is cal 453.

One thing interesting to note is that at the time VC made only 24 models of any one design as to preserve exclusitivity! I am not sure exactly when t his policy was abandoned but chances are that your watch was made in 24 pieces!!

Hope this helps