Watch ID

Watch ID

First post for me. I need to get an ID on the watch in the picture.

Can anybody help ?

Thanks and Regards


Hello Fergus, no pictures appear in your post
07/28/2011 - 12:35
Welcome to the Lounge. We would need to see good, clear pictures in order to provide any comments. Best Regards, Dan
Re: Watch ID
07/28/2011 - 22:40

Finally managed to post a picture.

Thanks for the dial picture
07/29/2011 - 06:43
Others may be able to provide a definitive answer based on this picture, but I would like to see pictures of the case back and movement if at all possible. BR, Dan
Re: Thanks for the dial picture
07/29/2011 - 14:01

Here you go. Movement will have to wait. I need some instructions on removing the case back and even then I am not sure that I will go that far. The watch was bought from a reputable bricks & mortar dealer with a 6 month guarantee so I have no doubt of its authenticity. Just trying to get an ID on the model number and the approximate age.

Are you saying that the only way to get the model number is from the movement ?

Thanks for your help on this BTW.

I would suggest having a watchmaker open the case back
07/29/2011 - 17:08

and taking pictures of both the movement and inside of the case back.  The movement number and case number can tell you about the age, and the case back will have the model's ref. number of a VC watch.

BR, Dan

Les Essentielles Automatic
07/29/2011 - 17:09

Les Essentielles Automatic from 2003, should measure 35mm across.  Movement is the caliber 1312, from a GP ebauche and non-chronometer version of the Overseas movement.  According to the catalog, it featured the Seal of Geneva!

The truly knowledgeable can always get by with less details
07/29/2011 - 17:12

Thanks Dean!  BR, Dan

Re: Les Essentielles Automatic
07/29/2011 - 20:29

Many thanks guys. This is a great help. So far I am super happy with the watch. It looks great, very understated, keeps great time. What more could you ask for ?