movement bridges I would say the watch is from the late 20s and up. As beautiful and pristine as it is I would say that it is quite in line with VC's production at the time. What kind of information are you looking for? Vacheron Constantin does supply a certifivcate of authenticity for watches with the exact date of manufacture and sale but you would ned to send the watch to Geneva.
Hope this helps
well.how i do for send the watch to geneve? expedition with poste italiane? but is sure?
It is possibile that the watch is a Watch art deco? one man have offer me 2000 euro but others forum italian have done stime between 3000/3500 euro. It's possibile?
Excuse me for my english Alex
time only pocket watch especially only via pictures. Depending on the overall quality of movement, case and dial it could be worth in the prices you quote. However what I suggest is for you to send it to VC via Vacheron Constantin's offices in Italy (check VC web site for details), you can also recieve an appraisal certificate for insurance and you can have a rough idea on price.
Another solution would be to take it to an inmortant auction house: Antiquorum, Christie's or Sotheby's and have it appraised.
Even though it may date from the art deco erra (ie 20s) the watch does not have the typical two tone dial which are related to that period.
i send it in vacheron office in italy. and then i write you.
hello doc,can you help me? FANTASTIC!!!!
THE NUMBER on the inside of the back is 255245 and the number of the moviment is 406116..
It's made about 1926-27.
Go to Antiquorum :
Chose language, and than write in search catalogue,
in the upper right corner : Vacheron 2552.
You'll then get up two (!) watches with the same numer and specs, which is impossible,
but only 1 number from your movementnumber !
I think Antiquorum has put the wrong pic on one of them,
because it's the same watch they are describing at both times!
NO Vacheron&Constantin has the same number as another.
Anyhow one of them are very similar to yours, even though you have Breguet hands,
which I like!
Doc you are jem,it's true.
But this is good for my pocket watch o not good,especially for Value?
My pocket watch is not fake i hope?
Why second you Antiquorum have a picture of this watch only?
Thank you Doc and Thank you Alex.
What you can read out of these figures,
is that you have a movement that's made just after the watch sold at Antiquorum,
but the watch is made 9 numbers after the one at Antiquorum sale.
Often they made a batch of movements and some could be laying for several years,
yes even decades, before used!
In this case you can say it's used the same year since it's only 8 watches,
between your's and the other pocket watch.
These could have been either pocket watches or wristwatches with anyhow different movements
So take care of and enjoy it!
It's the best with PW's, you really can see everything in full scale,
without any sapphire between !
A last question Doc and then you will be free , second you the value that gives Antiquorum is true?