What is it?

I have inherited a watch with 'Vacheron & Costantin' (note incorrect spelling - no n) across the upper middle of the face and 'swiss' at the bottom it is very slim with a soft gold face with roman numerals.  I'm now assuming it's a fake any ideas?  There are no markings on the movement or back of the watch.

The incorrect spelling on the dial may not systematically mean its a
05/07/2007 - 19:13

fake but could be a mistake if the dial was redone. However if the brand name does not appear either on the movement or the case back I can't see it as being a genuine Vacheron Constantin watch.

Can you show some scans?

Re: The incorrect spelling on the dial may not systematically mean its a
05/07/2007 - 20:15

front of watchback of watch open

As this appears to be not the real thing would you have any idea when it was made?

Definately not a VC. The movement layout and finish are
05/07/2007 - 20:19

not what you see on VCs.

From the dial the watch looks as if its from the late 60s-70s.

Re: Definately not a VC. The movement layout and finish are
05/07/2007 - 20:25

Thank you, I'm a bit disappointed but not surprised.  It has been very interesting finding out about VC watches and finally realising this isn't one.  We won't have to worry about insurance now!

Thanks again

Suzanne

Sorry for breaking the bad news but please do
05/07/2007 - 20:46

stick around and you'll certainly find a real VC which will suit you :-)

Agree with Alex... fake
05/07/2007 - 22:32

The movement is way off. My avatar shows you part of a typical movement from the 1950s-1960s. Hopefully you can see the differences: the movement finish, the brand name and other writting, movement number, etc...

Don't worry, my first ever Vacheron was also a fake (the case was fake, the movement was genuine), but the guy I bought it from didn't know. When I complained he got hold of another VC (genuine this time) to exchange. He was as upset as I was.