Vintage Wristwatch Chronometre Royale types and quantity?

I was just reading through the 2010 WatchTime, VC special edition magazine.  In a section that talks about the CR wristwatch, I noticed some things that I didn’t realize before and possibly conflicts with the great article Alex wrote a few years ago.
Based on the WatchTime info:

1953-1962, less than 500 pieces manual CR wristwatch with cal 1007/BS & cal 1008/BS were produced

1953-1958, 630 pieces CRs with automatic movements were sold, with both sub & center second hand varieties (this is news to me, as I always thought the first automatic CRs were introduced in 1962 using cal 1072, 1072/1).  What automatic movements were used in these pieces?  Are there any pictures of these watches?

1962 – 1976(?), ref. 6694 CR with automatic cal 1072/1.   Were there any other CRs that used cal1072/1?  The only one I know of is ref. 6694

1976 - ?, cal 1096 was used in a rectangular shaped CR with integrated metal bracelet

Early 90s, there was a Phidias version of the CR, ref 47020 with cal 1126

1998 – 2006, 1,160 pieces ref. 47022  CR with cal 1126 were produced
 
The WatchTime article then says that a little more than 3,800 wristwatch CRs were produced.  If I subtract the known quantities that WT listed, then 1,510 CRs were produced between 1962 and 1998 (before the introduction of ref. 47022). 

Does anybody (Dean the Investigator AND Batman lover, are you online? wink) know how many ref 6694 or CRs with cal 1072/1 were made?  I don’t think it would be over 1,000 pieces.  I imagine the CRs with cal 1096 and Phidias versions weren’t really high volume pieces either.
 
I know VC isn’t always comfortable releasing production volumes, but if they could answer only one question, I’d like to know more about the 630 pieces made between 1953-1958, since I’ve never even heard about their existence before.
 
Best Regards, Dan
after checking with the Patrimony department it seems that
08/10/2011 - 15:32
what is written in Watch Time is incorrect.
LOL
08/10/2011 - 18:03
So now we are in the dark again angry
well not really as the info ...
08/10/2011 - 18:07
in the CR article here on the Lounge is the correct one smiley
Still much to be learned...
08/10/2011 - 18:24
Yes of course, but as Dan mentions, there are still a lot of holes in the history of CR production!  Can you confirm if there was a Ref. 6734 Chronometre Royal?
ref 6734 was an interesting model as its reference number
08/11/2011 - 11:10
changed with small modifications made to it (lug size, bracelet etc...) and you can have a 6734 CR with a different reference number but with 6734 inscribed in the back!
Thanks Alex, I suspected there were no automatic CRs during the 50s
08/10/2011 - 18:19
But needed authoritative confirmation, :-). Now if VC is willing to share production qtys., just to set the record straight, I really wouldn't mind. ;-). BR, Dan
Is this really Dan Shao ???
08/10/2011 - 18:27
Really ???  Post a wrist shot so I can compare with my database devil
Who else would be your "partner in crime" wanting this type of detail?
08/10/2011 - 18:45
This is my username on the Chinese Hour Lounge. The ??? Are my name in Chinese that doesn't show up properly on this Lounge. I posting from my IPad right now so I can't post a picture yet. But I can say you gave me your book during SIHH in Jan., :-)
Proof accepted!
08/10/2011 - 18:48
You never can be sure with V&C...so many fakes out there.  I bet my name in Chinese would show up as $*%&#@& wink