my main message is to awake the "sleeping" interest for vintage.
We all know how important history is to mankind, and to our beloved VC,
so even when we buy new VC's, they keep all of them something of the past.
By learning through vintage watches, you also get a lot more out of the new ones.
The big problem is to find them, especially if you are not experienced.
Internet dealers and e---y are places that are easiest to find,
but could also be very dangerous.
I have bought watches from both, but I have a long experience,
and the more people gets interested in Vacheron&Constantin on the vintage market,
the more crap do you see. Some are very obvious but some are so exceptionally faked,
that you can't see it, on how many pics they ever offer!
Cases and movements are replaced, new dials, old dials on wrong watches,
and it's quite easy to sign a movement with VC's hallmark, and as easy on a case.
You must have good references to the dealer, and there are never any 100% safe.
I bought a pw VC from a e--y seller, with 100% feedback and over 1000 deals,
some years ago in USA, but it showed up to be a marriage, which means a real movement in a real case,
but they were not born together. So it's no VC....
I have asked you before, to check with Vacheron Constantin, if there could be any possibility for selling,
between us inside the Hour Lounge.
One way to go, could be that you weren't allowed to sell,
if you not had been a member for so or so long time,
or after 50-100-200 posts, or some other way.
Anyway this would be the safest way to buy and sell,
and the watches would come to a new loving parent