Vintage VC dial

Dear all Loungers,

I have been offered a vintage VC manufactured sometime between 1949-1951 with movement cal. 453/3B and sub-secondhand.  I notice that the dial bears the wording of "VACHERON CONSTANTIN".

May I know whether the brand is called "Vacheron Constantin" or "Vacheron & Constantin" during that period?  Whether is it possible that the dial for that period will read "VACHERON CONSTANTIN"?

Your input would be much appreciated.

Regards

Ling

Hi Ling, it is most probably a redial as VC took the & out of its
03/05/2008 - 12:18

name in 1974, therefore your dial should read Vacheron & Constantin

Hi Alex, thanks for your prompt reply. You are a VC walking bible.
03/05/2008 - 14:18

This is what I suspected that the dial had been redone.  Thanks again.

Regards

Ling

1974,
03/05/2008 - 14:23

was a bad year for Vacheron&Constantin

I want the & back again

Vacheron&Constantin

Just look and enjoy, how beautiful the name is,

when it's spelled like it should !

Doc

keep on pushing, Doc, I am sure at one point you'll be able to
03/05/2008 - 14:48

convince them!

Lets start a petition ;) (nt)
03/05/2008 - 15:28

V&C

Thanks guys, I have an idea !
03/05/2008 - 17:13

Shouldn't we start :

                                The Hour & Lounge

                     The Vacheron & Constantin

                              Discussion Forum

LOL !!

Doc

LOL
03/05/2008 - 17:15

Brilliant idea Doc!

Exactly we can add
03/05/2008 - 17:36

Vacheron & Constantin since 1&7&5&5

ROTFLMAO! (nt)
03/05/2008 - 20:54

V&C

LOL! Doc & Alex, you guys give me GAS! (not the one my car can use)
03/05/2008 - 17:47

If Doc succeeds in putting the "&" back where it belongs, I will be forced to get another VC (V&C) with the new (restored) brand name on!

Still, it is worth a try!

Cheers,

kazumi

let me let you in on a little secret
03/05/2008 - 17:57

JC Torres (VC CEO) agrees with Doc

Let's see what the future has in line for us...

If the BIG guy is OK with it, it is just a matter of time then... nt
03/05/2008 - 18:09

Mr Torres is a fine man !
03/05/2008 - 20:57

You just made my day, Alex

Doc

OMG! There goes the neighborhood...
03/06/2008 - 00:52

Well, with Doc and everyone else's backing, maybe Mr. Torres can convince the gods at Richmonte HQ to revert back to V&C soon.

When that happens, I hope the new V&C will give us some of the old VC marked items as memorabilia for those dark days when V&C lost the ampersand.

Then maybe Doc will add another modern V&C to keep his Regulator company.

Let us keep our fingers crossed.

Ciao!

kazumi

The very first day I'll buy a new one :-)
03/06/2008 - 08:16

V&C

I think an even more modern version can be considered:
03/05/2008 - 20:23

V4ch3r0n & C0n5t4nt1n - in the hood since way before any of you was born

very hip, very "plugged-in", very "whatever-the-new-words-are-now".

Actually, it doesn't look like a bad password with all the letters, characters and all that. I'm always trying to find a stupid password I can remember.

LOL! I think I will stick with the "&" if you don't mind (nt)
03/06/2008 - 00:46

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