V&C 6594 , be polished ?

The photo of this watch comes from Antiquorum.


This 6594 product is not perfect.


 ears were polished . The case is not the original drawing.    crown and buckle are not original.


There is still a question: the caseback  drawing is a concentric circle shape ,


Model 6394 is a straight line drawing.


the concentric circle shape  drawing  of  Type 6594 is  original ?


My understanding of your question.
04/05/2016 - 16:21

You are looking at this yellow gold Ref. 6594 from Antiquorum.  You say the case is not original (or over polished?), and that the crown and buckle are not original.

When comparing the casebacks between this watch and your own white gold Ref. 6394, you noticed the brushing on the case backs are different. 

  • The YG Ref. 6594 case back is circular brushed
  • The WG Ref. 6394 case back is linear brushed

So your question is "Is the case back of the YG Ref. 6594 original?"

If I understand your question correctly, then I would say yes - the case back is correct.  I do not base this on the brushing of the case back, but on the information engraved on the inside of the case back (they all look original).

The brush direction of the case back does not mean anything (even if it was the same Ref., and more so when comparing the case backs of two different References).  

I think you may be reading too much into some of the details?  

Re: My understanding of your question.
04/05/2016 - 17:39

I suspect the caseback  because of the following reasons:  watche was polished but circular brushing so well preservedsmiley

i seen several watches, watchcase front intact, the back be polished lose the original flavor.

You're on to something
04/05/2016 - 16:56

Yes indeed, circular brushing was the factory finish of the & period.  Most jewelers and watchsmiths don't have the equipment to duplicate the circular brushing so they often substitute a Rolex-type vertical finish after polishing the case.  And some of those are pretty brutal if the mask isn't the right size, the wire wheel is too coarse, or they try doing it freehand.

circular brushing ,not original
04/05/2016 - 17:23
Tick-Talk is saying circular brushing is orginal, straight brushing is not (nt)
04/05/2016 - 17:36
Hi Dean, were they all circular brushed (when brushed) during that period?
04/05/2016 - 17:32

I don't have pictures on hand, and knowing there are no absolutes (especially with vintage V&Cs)wink

Was this something that all case manufacturers did for VC during that period, or not something specified...allowing different case providers to do it differently?  I know there are straight brushed case backs on some watches from the 70s, but don't know when that started.

And some watches had mirror polished case backs, which is why I added the "(when brushed)".

BR, Dan

Dan, observation of unrestored examples
04/05/2016 - 20:40

indicates that circular brushing came in with the first automatics and continued until they began engraving the case numbers on the back mid-70s.

Re: You're on to something
04/05/2016 - 18:13

circular brushing ,maybe not original brushing