Vacheron Constantin Geneve Overseas

My Partner has found a watch and would appreciate some knowledge as to the genuine article, I have attached a picture of it.
we were hoping that it might be real, but there's millions of fakes out there.
Vacheron Constantin Geneve Overseas
its a fake
01/13/2011 - 11:02
Now there is a million and one! (nt)
01/13/2011 - 20:01
Re: Now there is a million and one! (nt)
01/14/2011 - 06:48
would you be so kind to explain your response, please
LOL !!!! nt
01/14/2011 - 16:10
Re: LOL !!!! nt
01/15/2011 - 06:41
Can you please tell me why I should be LOL (laughing out loud), I don't understand.
Please don't take offense
01/15/2011 - 07:45's unfortunate, especially if you have paid money for this piece, but you'll perhaps forgive us for having a bit of fun with your observation that there are a million fakes out there. If it is really necessary to deconstruct the joke, for me the analogy is to the old joke about the dinosaur bones at the museum.   Museum visitor: "How old is that dinosaur?" Museum employee: "4 million and six years" Visitor: "How do you know exactly? Employee: "It was 4 million years old when I started working here, and that was six years ago!" The humor is in the unexpected juxtaposition of the two time frames, one precise and one imprecise.  So too in your case -- "a million" being a figure of speech and "a million and one" being a figure of speech plus your watch... I'll also note that some considerable number of posts to this forum are of the form of "is my watch fake?"  So, there's perhaps some embedded humor in the million-and-first inquiry of this type as well. Somehow I guess that you knew all of the above, though, and are finding fault with the gentle poking of fun... Best, Gary
witty, gentle and curtious ;-) Bravo, Gary! nt
01/15/2011 - 11:38
Thanks Radek -- great meeting you tonight!
01/17/2011 - 02:35
Will look forward to Monday's adventure... Best, Gary
Re: Please don't take offense
01/15/2011 - 11:55
Well said. I always wonder at what fantastic luck that people find this greeeeat site to ask the question "Is my watch a fake / real / worth a lot of money", but somehow fail to notice (or avail themselves of) all the high end retail store space where they could walk in and ask the same question (VC franchise or not) where they may laugh respectfully as well.... perhaps that's it... less shame and time wasting involved this way? G
Elegantly stated Gary
01/15/2011 - 16:38
The watch in question was listed on ?bay the same day as the initial post here.  Though, to his credit (?), the seller has listed the authenticity as uncertain.  I think it would be fair to conclude that the lack of authenticity has been confirmed. BR, Dan
Appreciate it, Dan
01/17/2011 - 02:36
Great meeting you tonight as well -- looking forward to getting to know you better. Best, Gary
Re: Vacheron Constantin Geneve Overseas
01/18/2011 - 19:24
Certainly you have now received expert confirmation on its authenticity. Sometimes when we find watches in question looking inside is the real test. Have heard from several friends about their experience in finding a fake movement inside. While traveling in Istanbul I came upon some beautiful watches that on first look appeared so real. The store owner was kind enough to have signs posted "Fake Watches" and listed with prices of $ 100 to $200 as these were higher end fakes:)). They had automatic movements to even fool one too! So my colleagues here and I have learned a lot about being careful on our watch shopping experiences. Thanks for sharing. Hope we have helped you here.  Matt