vintage Vacheron steel manual

vintage Vacheron steel manualHello Alex

here are some pictures of the vintage steel

I like it very much but I am a little bit puzzled about the ref. number as you can see there are only three numbers

I never saw that before with Vacheron

Also i am not 100% sure about the cal. I think it is the P453 but it might be earlier

What do you think about it

Best regards

Victorvintage Vacheron steel manualvintage Vacheron steel manual

The ref n° looks unusual, can you post a full scan of the case back?
04/19/2007 - 21:55

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Re: The ref n° looks unusual, can you post a full scan of the case back?
04/20/2007 - 00:18

Hello Alex

here is a full scan of the back case

Regards

Victor

Re: vintage Vacheron steel manual
04/19/2007 - 23:08

This may be a very early version of this movement from the JLC ebuche. I have a similar one, and somewhere under the balance wheel (mine is bi-metallic) it says 452, which I assume to be JLC's number for the caliber.

Alex, can you get us the history on this?

Bill

Re: Re: vintage Vacheron steel manual
04/20/2007 - 00:24

Hello Bill

I will have a look under teh balance wheel tomorrow don`t you think 452 might be a Vacheron cal. and the 453 is the later version

I am very anxious what Alex has to say about this

ps. did you finaly receive my mail?

Regards

Victor

I look forward to getting more info on this too...
04/20/2007 - 01:13

It could well be that 452 was an earlier version. VC would later add more jewels as well as a black-polished cap on the escape wheel cock, a swan neck regulator, and perhaps other details too.

I did get your email. I will respond later.

Bill

I'm looking into this. I'll get back as soon as i get a reply from VC
04/21/2007 - 00:43

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Just got the answer: the 3 digit number is not the watche's ref
04/23/2007 - 12:57

n° but the case makers ref number.

Re: Just got the answer: the 3 digit number is not the watche's ref
04/23/2007 - 22:03

Dear Alex

thank you very much for your answer

I have to admit I was a bit scared that something was wrong with the watch

but [geat relief]it is not

about the movement is it the 453 or not?

Sincerely

Victor K

ps. don`t work to hard take some time off whenever you can

Did you find the movement number somewhere under the balance? if there
04/24/2007 - 12:12

is no caliber ref then its one of those ver first VC movements before they actually started giving ref n° to their movements.