Vintage or vintage like buckles

I bought some vintage 1940s VCs, 4072 and 4178 and unfortunately they don't have an original buckle. I am bit of a perfectionist, so where can I find a vintage buckle. And btw, which style was used for the 4072 and 4178? Else, it seems I saw somewhere that there are some replica vintage buckles...that would be a start and better than what I currently have. Any ideas where I can source those, let me know. Thanks
The buckles from the time didn't have an exterior marking and
03/05/2014 - 16:23
a rectangular shaped buckle would look pretty close but I don't know where to find authentic vintage buckles However VC has also developped a vintage looking buckle which can be ordered via ADs or Boutiques
Here are a couple of posts with examples.
03/06/2014 - 12:25 Those should give you some idea of what you will be trying to find. Note: During some periods, Audemars, Patek and Vacheron used identical buckles distinguishable only by markings on the back. If you don't have a problem mixing and matching, you will have more opportunities to find what you want.
Thanks for that
03/06/2014 - 17:25
But were the one made in 1940s in gold or gold plated? I have asked my boutique to see if they can get me a vintage like buckle....let's see.
in gold... no plating (nt)
03/06/2014 - 17:49
Re: Thanks for that
03/06/2014 - 20:07
Did you receive my PM? Miki
Re: Re: Thanks for that
03/07/2014 - 12:33
yes I did thanks for that.