Vacheron Harmony Quartz

Love them or hate them, the seventies and eighties quartz designs are now becoming collectable. I have just picked up a Harmony super slim quartz bi-mettalic and it doesn't work! I have put a new battery in and still nothing. Apart from sending the watch back to Vacheron HQ does any of the retailers take these repairs on? If so I would love to find one who could look at the Harmony for me.
Many thanks
I suggest you either take it to a VC retailer or even better contact
07/08/2009 - 19:30
VC in the UK (details on the VC web site) and they will tell you to whom you should take your watch. Please do post scans and comments once it returns!
Collectable Quartz?
07/08/2009 - 22:44
I hope Alex's info was sufficient for your needs but I must comment on quartz watches being collectable! Aside from any jewellery value or their gold content, I'm afraid that a quartz movement will never make a watch collectable.  While you can enjoy the convenience of quartz, the prestige of the brand name and the style of design, even the power of  Patek, Audemars or Vacheron cannot make a silk purse from a sow's ear .
Re: Collectable Quartz? - Is this possible ?
07/08/2009 - 23:28
Unless we are talking about the early electronic 'tuning fork' type movements by the likes of Omega and others,which have an historical curiousity value,I am with tick-talk on this one - I have had a couple of Omega 'hummers' and they are interesting to wear and listen to,but otherwise,what can replace the beating heart of a mechanical watch - especially a VC ?
funny you bring this up, William Rohr - the Antiquorum CFO...
07/09/2009 - 02:11
CEO in reality, when asked a few months back during a private dinner what he was into collecting those days he answered: quartz Patek from 70's and gave a very informative answer and rationale behind it... they are rare and very difficult to come by in a working condition since they get broken easily and Patek has no idea how to repair them - supposedly the movement was a loaner from an outside supplier... they are very large in size even for today's standards!    
07/09/2009 - 19:52
Hi Radek .  As Dr Strangelove said, those pieces are curiosities and may have some significance to a collector assembling a representation of their brand's history, but I stand by the thought that quartz will never be mainstream collectables. As much as I adore the Overseas, this piece just doesn't warm my heart...