Vacheron 4709 with Gold Bracelet

I have a Vacheron 4709 with Gold Bracelet, i was wondering if its a collectors watch and how much is it worth? 

Discussing money on this forum is vulgar and bad taste....
08/01/2011 - 05:30
Sorry - but this is just bad manners. Does it matter if this beautiful item is worth alot or not? Why does it really matter? Vacheron is a brand that does not deserve this type of vulgar discussion.
Re: Discussing money on this forum is vulgar and bad taste....
08/01/2011 - 05:51

Really Sorry, i did not know about the rules in this forum.....

The point is, I wonder if this watch is a collectible  item or not...

I wolud like to post a picture a could do it...

Sorry again...

All Vacheron pieces are collectable....
08/01/2011 - 05:56
All Vacheron Constantin pieces are wanted/collectable. The brand is a leading brand - probably in the top 3 of the world's best makers....
Hello Rafael, welcome to The Hour Lounge!
08/01/2011 - 10:13

The case design of Ref. 4709 is quite unique and special (a serrated bezel).  I'm sure there are watch fans out there that would be attracted to that style, but like any form of art:  some would love it, some might not.  Please post of picture of it when you can.

Archie is right, in  that we do not discuss monetary values on this forum because true value (like beauty) is really in the eyes of the beholder.  If you really want to get an understanding of it's monetary value,  you might want to contact one of the major auction houses.

Best Regards, Dab

Re: Hello Rafael, welcome to The Hour Lounge!
08/01/2011 - 19:26

Dab:

You are very Kind for all of this information.

I would like to know more about this watch, it was a gift from my Dad and it has more than 40 years, maybe more... Where can i find this information?

Best Regards

Re: Re: Hello Rafael, welcome to The Hour Lounge!
08/02/2011 - 01:25

You can do a search on the major auction houses, such as Antiquorum, Christie's, Sotheby's, etc.

If you did a search for ref 4709 on our forum, you would have found this link:

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=34564&id=34564

It appears your model watch was made in the early 1950s.

Best Regards, Dan

Ref. 4709
08/02/2011 - 20:11

Nicknamed "Ship's Wheel", this case design was also used by LeCoultre.  Depending on year of production (early to late 1950s), yours with sub-seconds should have the caliber 458 movement with 17 jewels or the later 466/3B movement with unique fork-shaped regulator.  There was also a version with center-seconds.  Typical for the period, it has a smallish 34mm case but the exaggerated lugs give a larger presence IMHO.

I'm wondering how you learned it was a Ref. 4709?  Do you have pictures of the movement and inside case-back markings to share?

Welcome Rafael.
08/01/2011 - 18:03
I'm not familiar with this model. Could you please post pictures? Sounds interesting.
Re: Welcome Rafael.
08/01/2011 - 19:17

I attach a picture of my watch

Picture of Vacheron 4709 with Gold Bracelet
08/01/2011 - 19:30

I attach a picture of my watch...

a stunning watch of extremely avant garde design. The bracelet seems
08/02/2011 - 12:51

to have been added at a later date

Re: a stunning watch of extremely avant garde design. The bracelet seems
08/02/2011 - 18:44

Alex:

I really dont know anything about this watch, it was a gift from my Dad, I dont know if this bracelet is original or it was added at a later date...

Can anybody help me?

Does the bracelet have any markings? Does it have the
08/02/2011 - 18:57

Vacheron Constantin name or logo on it?

Re: Does the bracelet have any markings? Does it have the
08/02/2011 - 19:29

No, It does not have any marking ot logo...

that's why I think the bracelet was added after.
08/04/2011 - 13:55

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