Dear all. This is my first post. I found my way here through some of your active members who are also active on other forum sites. Thanks for welcoming me.
I'm on a hunt (maybe for a while longer) to learn what I can about Vintage Vacheron. I have learned much already from your site.
Today I'd like to learn by asking for your education around this specific watch.
It is a Cal 453 currently for sale. Movement number is 441143. Case number (or serial number?) is 281622.
There is one more number in the write up (33930). I don't know what this number is meant to represent. Maybe seller's inventory number???
First: As can be seen from the pictures (if i can figure out how to post them), this Cal 453 does NOT have a swan neck. On this site, I read that a few were made without . . . but one discussion said that these ALL should have a movement number starting 47 . . . . Should I worry? Does this (no swan neck) affect the value of the watch.
Second: the sub seconds has a black hand (and gold for the hour and minutes). Is this original.
Third: Using all of the numbers provided, can anyone estimate the date?
Finally: value -- what is the best way to determine a fair price for this watch.