Vacheron in doubt...

I have inherited several watches from my father.  All of them have been purchased brand new over the years with original boxes, paper work, warranty cards, and receipts except for a couple.  This is one of them.  I have no idea where and when he had purchased it and if it's even real.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you kindly.

Vacheron in doubt...


Vacheron in doubt...


The movement looks like a pocket watch movement, and given the S/N
10/08/2012 - 02:19
its from late 19th - early 20th century. But it has been recased into a wrist watch. I don't believe the dial, hands or case are genuine VC for a niumber of reasons. It looks like a recent recasing. The dial should say "Vacheron & Constantin" from that period. Both the case and dial look new. I don't think VC used those type of hands in any wrist watches. They look like they belong on a long-case clock. A photo of the back of the case (inside surface) would be helpful. JB
Re: Vacheron in doubt...
10/08/2012 - 06:33
and to add to everything that Joseph said, the movement isn't V&C.  Serial #175553 is inconsistent with the numbering sequence in use for the period of this movement style, circa 1875.  Also, I really don't like the shape of the barrel bridge or hairspring stud and frankly the logo looks like an afterthought frown.
You are quite right Dean. I did not extrapolate back far enough
10/08/2012 - 07:23
and should have looked at my references instead of relying just on memory. But the other thing here is that the movement looks NEW. I don't think VC used blued screw either in that period. In fact I believe they are a more current development. JB