VC spring bars

I just bought a new VC malte in Pink Gold from an AD, but strangely enough the buckle spring bar is steel, not in PG like the buckle itself. All my previous VCs had matching spring bars. Is this something new?

Thanks.

Welcome to the Lounge :-) Normally the buckle spring bar should also
08/04/2007 - 17:49

be in gold.

Which Malte model is it? I'll ask VC and get back to you rapidly.

Re: Welcome to the Lounge :-) Normally the buckle spring bar should also
08/05/2007 - 16:32

It's a Malte manual wind chrono. Thanks!

Nice watch :-)! The spring bar should be also in gold, I suggest
08/06/2007 - 13:17

you take it back to your dealer and ask him what happened. Do you know if he had the strap changed before selling you the watch?

In any event the spring bar should be gold and he should be able to supply it to you.

Hope this helps

PS: Please do post scans of your watch

Re: Nice watch :-)! The spring bar should be also in gold, I suggest
08/07/2007 - 07:40

Thanks, Alex.

It's very strange that this morning the local (Singapore) VC service center called me back and said the buckle spring bar should be steel. This is certainly not what I found in earlier purchases. So, I don't know what to do because I think if I go back to the dealer he'll say the same thing.  May be I should go and have a look at some of his other pieces. 

VC Geneva tells me the pin is in fact white gold and
08/07/2007 - 13:55

not steel, but this is the case for the fixing pin in the deployant clasps of the Malte Chrono (this watch is delivered with a deployant and not tang). Is your buckle a tang buckle?

Re: VC Geneva tells me the pin is in fact white gold and
08/07/2007 - 20:07

Hi Alex,

If I have a white gold tang and case, are the three springs bars steel or white gold?

in your case the spring bar is in WG. The spring bar is in the same
08/07/2007 - 20:25

metal as the tang buckle, the only steel spring bars are used in the steel case models (ie Malte Tonneau chronograph)

Re: in your case the spring bar is in WG. The spring bar is in the same
08/07/2007 - 23:20

Alex, Thanks.

Re: in your case the spring bar is in WG. The spring bar is in the same
08/09/2007 - 12:10

Alex,

Mine is a manual wind chrono in Pink Gold with a tang buckle. The 2 main spring bars are PG. The buckle spring bar is steel (not shiny). This is different from my previous purchases. The surprise is that the local service center now says this is normal. Also, I went back to the AD and they showed me a YG regulator having the same steel buckle spring bar. Now I'm really confused...

I'll get back to you as fast as I can on this (nt)
08/09/2007 - 17:58

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email sent (nt)
08/10/2007 - 18:54

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