TONY'S pictures!

I'll post your pics and you write the text and story.
OK?
Little brother.

For all VC aficionados!

TONY'S pictures!

TONY'S pictures!

TONY'S pictures!

TONY'S pictures!

TONY'S pictures!

TONY'S pictures!

TONY'S pictures!

TONY'S pictures!

TONY'S pictures!

For Tony by 

Doc
Sweet Suite!
06/03/2010 - 01:55
LOL, a funny homophone!  A complete set of boxes and papers is often called a "suite", and yours is the sweetest .  It looks brand new!  The integrated bracelet is so modern-looking.  I think you have the best of the best and obviously have treasured it .
can't believe the watch is 50 years old! So pristine! (nt)
06/03/2010 - 12:53
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gorgeous
06/03/2010 - 13:32
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a watch older than me, but more youthful! integrated bracelet is
06/03/2010 - 13:57
really a gem and a rare find if kept in such condition. wonders what happens if becomes loose and whether VC will have the parts to replace ?  anyway, with such immaculate provenance, it is definitely a keeper. doc, thanks for yr effort to share.
stunning! a true collectors watch
06/03/2010 - 16:18
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Wow, thanks for posting these pics Doc!
06/03/2010 - 18:47
This watch is incredibly beautiful inside and out. Tony is lucky to have this one, I think it is a keeper! Thanks again, Mike
It sounds impossible but Tony is finer than the watch!
06/03/2010 - 21:08
It's been one of my life's priviliges to meet Tony. An absolute gentleman, every inch. Thanks again Tony to you, Sir, making the trouble to meet a junior like Doc Doc
DOC gets the show on the road!
06/04/2010 - 00:41
Having experienced problems downloading the pictures myself I am most grateful to DOC for his help on this occasion. Going back to 1960, some fifty years ago, it was my 21st birthday and my parents decided to buy me a watch, not any old watch, it had to be "the best watch in the world!" A dear friend of the family, a watchmaker, was commissioned, without my knowledge, to find the 'finest' watch. He advised my father that the required item, albeit there was no chance of seeing one, was made by Vacheron and Constantin. It's worth mentioning at this point that V & C were far from being a household name at that time. Who? My father, a successful businesman, could not accept no as an answer. He therefore insisted that every effort was made to obtain one of these mystery watches. As a result of an intensive search and with the help of a few leading contacts in the watch market a V & C was located. There was no question of having a selection to look at - there was one watch -  and a decision had to be made in a matter of hours. That one watch is the one I have today. It was so beautiful who could refuse it? This was the watch that DOC admired so much when we met-up in London recently. It's the one he wants all fellow loungers to see. The meeting was historic, the watch was stunning. Thank you for dropping by and sharing the dream and the moment.
Re: DOC gets the show on the road!
06/07/2010 - 17:50
Speechless to comment the excellence of this fine timepiece!! I apologies to divert this thread with my question, but I see some engravings on the buckle; is this common? I can notice some similarities of the engravings and buckle text, with the one I'm currently assessing and evaluating to acquire, posted on the forum under "Is the Maltese Cross where it should be?". Can someone provide some additional details or a picture how this text and engravings would look on a lather band buckle, as the one I'm considering has a lather strap? Thanks, Elior