Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !

Yes it's a vintage, from the same year as I was born!

Which means that I'm a vintage Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !

About this watch I know a great deal.

Vacheron&Constantin started manufacturing it 1948,

same as with me, because I'm born in the end of October Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !

Vacheron&Constantin still had the watch in inventory in December 1949.

The watch was sold 1952 to a Mr Rosenwasser in Le Havre at the price 750 Francs!

Some pictures I have taken today and the whole procedure has taken me,

..........3 hours!!

Still unused to this advanced camera,

but I will learn over time Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !

Please notice the lugs, the dome shaped crystal and the finish of the movement,

could as well had been a Geneva Seal on this workmanship!please.

It's all yours, ladies and gentlemen!

Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !

Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !

Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !

Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !

Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !



I see you love the rectangular
04/15/2008 - 19:16

shaped watches.  Very nice watch Doc. I really like the look of the micrometric device

It is in perfect condition and looks very nice Doc
04/15/2008 - 19:17

could you give us measurement of the case?

24 x 38 mm with lugs !
04/15/2008 - 20:10

The watch is only 26 mm without lugs, but since are so dominating,

they are in this special watch, to be seen as the full measure.

It really "fills" the wrist, in no way giving a small look.

I use it often, very nice to wear and of course keeps time perfectly


Thanks, It will be nice to see it on your wrist (nt)
04/15/2008 - 20:34


04/15/2008 - 22:34

Especially for you, taken 5 minutes ago

What do you like it?


You were right, it does not seems too small, thanks (nt)
04/15/2008 - 23:34


It fits perfectly on your wrist Doc.
04/16/2008 - 01:56

And you look like very smart; congrats again for this new purchasing.

Striking! Congrats Doc, looks great (nt)
04/16/2008 - 04:43


Amazed by your photography skills, I can also see where VC got
04/15/2008 - 20:00

inspiration for the 240 lugs!

PS: I remember that watch

Yes they are quite alike, but I like the more
04/15/2008 - 22:20

"substantial" lugs on the 1948, that's the main reason why I bought it!

They are more a part of the case, often you see lugs that are more or less, "attached",

as in some way, on the Tonneau, looking like just something to fasten the strap in

Thanks for your positive comment about my pics,

it definitely takes more time,

but you can do a lot more,

and the quality is in another dimension



Beautiful specimen!
04/15/2008 - 22:39

Very nice watch, Doc! And judging by the quality of your pics, you made a good investment in your new camera also

I agree that the lugs are beautiful... it's a stretch in terms of comparison, but they remind me a little bit of a rounded version of the Malte lugs...

I also really like the dome-shaped crystal  - it looks cool from the side

you never cease to amaze, Doc!
04/16/2008 - 00:52

and your love of vintage is getting to me... slowly though ;-)))

had you not sold your beautiful 1972 to some shady vintage dealer, I would have taken the plunge into the VC vintage world right there from the hands of the Ma(s)tts(er) ;-)))

On a serious note, there is a little story on a Malte DTR I have to tell you. While in Geneva, Kazumi and I went to the VC boutique. We were serviced by the boutique director, Salvatore Latrofa. He was wearing a WG Malte DTR that day and it looked so gorgeous on his wrist!!! It just grabbed me right and there... I actually had never seen anybody else wear the watch 'live'. The beauty of the watch struck me yet again... So thank you, Salvatore, for making me rediscover my own Malte DTR...

Hi Radek!
04/16/2008 - 01:16

An especially nice thing with the 458/3B movement, is that it has chronometer quality!

And as you see it's a very beautiful worked movement!

Yes it's a pity that we can't sell to each other on this site.

I talked with Alex, who tried to get some agreement with VC,

but they are still hesitating...

I think it would be wonderful to deal with each other,

knowing that your beloved ones comes to a true aficionado

Yes, I have seen the DTR only once, on another person's wrist, and it sure is gorgeous

Some people got taste

I think that is one of the modern VC's that will be sought after.

Mainly because it's so unique in design, and that's why I kept it,

even though it been in Geneva three times !!



Very interesting indexing system
04/16/2008 - 02:27

I don't believe I have seen this kind before.

Re: Vacheron&Constantin 1948 !
04/16/2008 - 02:52

This rectangur watch is very elegant.

It's fantastic the curvee glass: is a caratteristic that I love!

Compliments for another great watch!

i'll visit your museum when u are ready :) nt.
04/16/2008 - 04:37


Great wristshot !
04/16/2008 - 10:55

And amazing pictures in general. I think Deniz should start worry.  

How do you find such beautifull watches in such excellent condition?

I think Hl should organise a trip to your house so that we can admire your great collection.


This is a stunner. Congrats Doc.
04/16/2008 - 13:30

Anyone knows what type of the regulator is that?  It looks different.  May be, our VC godfather Alex will help.



In French its called: " Fourchette" meaning fork. As far as I know
04/16/2008 - 13:50

this type of index regulator was used only in the cal 458.

04/16/2008 - 17:47

Doc sent me a mail saying that I used the wrong term which should be Conducteur de raquette in French or in english index-cam or regulator cam (By turning the cam it's possible to shift the index much more exactly). Thank you Doc