Watch Box Evaluation - could be for sale

Hello everyone, My name is Leigh Walling, I am a Steelers fan, and a Jeep enthusiast.

First time post: I have a family heirloom that I am curious to know more about. Someone on the V&C website said that it was dated 1869 -1870 based on the certification date, and branding name within the box. I have photos of this piece. I tried to load them from my thumbdrive but it seems they need to come from a URL. Not that tech savy as of yet. Will load to FB.

This is my only unknown valued piece in any of my other collections.

If anyone takes the time to view my photos (no matter how low resolution) I thank them for their assistance in advance. This is how the VW and Jeep community work. Your posts seem very jovial and contain plenty of camaraderie passing congratulations to the site moderator. I hope that rings true to "newbies" as well.  If there is a way to post the photos here, send a reply, and I will attach them to this message, as was my intent.

Thank you for your time.

Leigh A. Walling
 

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09/23/2012 - 01:30
hi and welcome. to post a scan you need to
09/18/2012 - 11:09
click on the the icon next to the film icon (see below) and upload directly from your hard drive
Re: Watch Box Evaluation - could be for sale
09/18/2012 - 21:59
Alex, Thank  you for your reply. I posted images to my facebook that I wanted to put here. During my initial post, I attempted to pull photos off of a flash drive onto your site, and was met with an error "Image source URL is missing. I then posted them to my FB page, invited anyone from this group to view them, really not expecting much. Then, received your reply, saw that you were the moderator, who sent me the new password. I would also like to change my password back to something personal if possible... So I used the 5th icon in from the left (for photo) and used the appropriate tab, to paste from my FB link that all of the photos of the watch box, to this second reply. Unfortunately, the first email would not permit the link to pass through, the second box down needs something or I don't know what to put there. Any clues. Thanks again for you helpsmiley
here's what to do
09/19/2012 - 11:33
once the pop up window opens you click on  upload you them click on "choose a file"  and select a photo which is on your hard drive you then click on send to server then click on OK 
Re: here's what to do
09/19/2012 - 21:17
Photos
09/19/2012 - 21:21
Alex, Thank you, I was getting text in the box where the photo was supposed to show up. I am not sure how many photos I am permitted to paste to one message so I am putting 2 per message for easier viewing. Leigh
More Photos
09/19/2012 - 21:24
I tried to cover all angles on this item...
Last batch of Photos
09/19/2012 - 21:27
I had a duplicate there, sorry.
Re: Last batch of Photos
09/19/2012 - 21:32
I am curious to know if this is dated from 1869 - 1870 as the gentleman from the VC website on FB stated. Hoping that these photos provide some clarity. The ser#'s on the cert # and crystal match. I never saw, nor did my father ever lay hands on the pocketwatch contained within the box. Hoping someone on here has some literature or information I can benefit from. Thank you all. If any of you need any cleaning tips, that is my strength, carpet, marble, granite, drapery, whatever, I am at your service. Leigh
Charles Vacheron
09/19/2012 - 22:13
Charles César Vacheron, assumed the leadership of Vacheron & Constantin in 1869 upon the death of his father César Vacheron.  Consequently, the company name changed to Charles Vacheron & Cie while Jean François Constantin remained a silent partner. Unfortunately, Charles died only 18 months later, leading to another name change in December of 1870.  Jean François Constantin and the widows of César Vacheron and Jacques-Barthélémy Vacheron formed Veuve César Vacheron & Cie Successuers.  The original name of Vacheron & Constantin was again restored in 1875. I have not come across many pieces from the Charles Vacheron era so finding a watch to compliment your box may involve some patience.
Re: Charles Vacheron
09/20/2012 - 21:25
Thank you for the reply. It seems the deck is stacked against me here. My goal at this point is to move towards some type of an evaluation of this piece. What next. What type of range am I in? With certain items, I am well versed. This is not one of those types of items. Firearms, tools, antiques such as furniture I am a little better suited to make some type of estimate on an item. Here I am in the wind.  I have to think those watches posed above are in the $8900 range, but this still does not tell me about what the approximate ranged value of the box might be.  Could someone venture a guess? Thank you. Leigh Walling 
PM sent
09/21/2012 - 00:36
Leigh, forum rules do not allow discussion of values in our posts (that goes double for first-timers wink) so I'll send you a PM with some thoughts...
Response to PM
09/23/2012 - 01:30
Alex, I was unaware, or did not scrutinize regs well enough. Sorry. Thank you for you message. I do appreciate it. Not sure what my odds are of filling this watch box with the corresponding pocket watch with relative ease, or funds. So I am more apt to sell this off. So at least I know where I stand. So am I to understand no one transacts on this site, just passes information, but none of financial value (unless PM'd)? I would think who have an appreciation for such specific offering would have a "wanted" or "selling" section. People could connect through this sight. I do understand if it is not meant for that though. Thank you. Leigh