What's the last VC you sold and why?

Although I still believe it to be a special VC model I decided to let it go about a year and a half ago. 
I had simply grown out of love with it and hadn't given it much wrist time for a while. It had been a slow process, growing out of love, but eventually it found a new home in Paris... thanks to AlexWhat's the last VC you sold and why?. The money went to fund another great VC purchase!

A great piece... Malte Dual Time Regulateur in WG, officer's caseback, 38mm (a bit on the small side by current standards). Still a very original design and a rare complication that demands the utmost craftsmanship. VC at its best...

What's the last VC you sold and why?

What's the last VC you sold and why?

What's the last VC you sold and why?

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What's the last VC you sold and why?
Shock!
05/19/2010 - 03:15
I sold so many VC's the last year but not to anyone. It's to Vacheron & Constantin Museum and to aficionados, I have sold, and I'm going to sell 6 more VC's,  to only aficionados. I haven't made any profit rather loss, because I  sold them to what I onmce gave 10-5 years from now!  That's because they are in one of my companies, which I have to close. I have my jewels, some showed here, and some kept for myself. It will end up with about 10 utmost VC's that I love. Until now I sold these:    These will be at the Museum. I also sold to one of our best friends at HL this unique watch from 1937. Another watch to one 'in family of HL' is this I hope you both love them! Outside the forum these have left me... Tomorrrow I'm going to England with 6 VC's that I'm going to sell! Have anything left?  YES ! The problem was, it was running away, just too many, so I nearly lost the feeling.  By keeping the finest I have, even though a few I will still have the heart in Vacheron& Constantin  Doc
Mats the vintage pusher... ;-))) Good luck in London (nt)
05/19/2010 - 23:56
Re: Shock!
05/20/2010 - 19:08
Wow, Doc!  Those pieces are wonderful to see, even if already gone .  I really connect with what you are saying about collecting .
Old model Overseas.
05/19/2010 - 07:06
It was upsetting because it should have been the perfect watch for me and I really liked the way it looked. I became disillusioned with it after having some difficulties with the movement, notably that it would get "slightly" magnetized and would change rate by a few seconds per day. (I am quite particular about timekeeping; one of the key considerations when I bought it was its chronometer rating.) Also, I had difficulty getting the bracelet to fit and I had so much trouble getting additional links from Vacheron that I decided that I did not want to deal further with the company's after-sales service department. I therefore decided to sell the watch before it required factory service.
Dear fiend,
05/19/2010 - 21:49
it's nearly exactly how I felt for the famous Seadweller. I think it was one or two months before I sold it... You have expectations and they are not what you wanted But the fine thing is that there is always another person who is glad to made bargain Doc
I haven't fortunately.
05/19/2010 - 08:36
But I may have to one day if I wish to get a "better" watch...
i offered the CR to my g-father
05/19/2010 - 10:55
but it was too difficult to rewind it for him, si I sold it to a gentleman-connoisseur ! I had to sell 7x Vacheron & Constantin: it wasalways a pain ! All the best to my fellow loungers, Berny
Hi Berny,
05/19/2010 - 21:52
you are still a heavy collector, but at least you sell some, to finance new ones. It took me nearly 7 years to get it Take care my friend Doc
Re: Hi Berny,
05/19/2010 - 23:00
Take care, Doc. Amitiés, Berny
Like Rei, I haven't sold one yet either
05/19/2010 - 11:10
Hi Radek, Interesting question, I like reading how others feel about and what their motivations are for selling their VCs. As I stated, I haven't sold one yet and don't see myself doing so.  We don't have children of our own, but do have 2 godsons and 1 nephew.  While they are now between the ages of 7 and 15, I have started thinking about handing down a VC to each of them - when and if they become mature enough to value and appreciate this type of gift.  For all I know they might have no interest in watches whatsoever and pawn them off at the earliest possible moment. I think I would probably give one if not both of the Overseas (which are currently my daily watches) away.  But I have to consider what would be viewed as equitable to the 2 grandsons, as they are brothers.  I'm hoping that as they get older, their tastes and preferences for things will be different enough that they can each receive a watch that they truly enjoy. Best Regards, Dan
As a compulsive and Obsessive Compulsive buyer...
05/19/2010 - 11:37
...i also had to sell those new nice pieces to fund others: 31 mm 33 mm
Beautiful... nt
05/19/2010 - 21:54
vc
Re: Beautiful... nt
05/19/2010 - 23:02
but gone... cheers, Berny
Does your barber still have his DTR :-)
05/19/2010 - 16:51

Hi Radek, Like Rei, I haven't sold any of my VC's but, to be honest, after getting my Contemporaine manual (and with a much busier lifestyle now), I find that my taste for watches has changed.  I used to like watches with date complications but now I prefer them simple. I would like to sell a few of my watches but I have no idea of resale values or how to go about selling (a sucker in the making!!).  I know that most VCs have terrible resale value so I am hoping to make a direct sale to an interested party (as against selling to a shop).   In the want-to-sell list would be my WG Toledo and old Overseas chronograph (plus my PP 5146 annual calendar and simple Rolex).   I am interested in the American 1921 but since I haven't seen one in the flesh, I need to be convinced that its good looks are enough to justify the premium price (and possible difficulty in reading).  The Historiques 1955 seems interesting too but this one is also priced quite steeply and might be a tad too old-fashioned (or I might be too young for it yet). Kazumi

Tell us about the famous barber :-) nt
05/19/2010 - 21:53
vc
Just come right down to Warsaw and I'll get you a nice hair cut...
05/19/2010 - 23:41
at the fake VC beauty parlor and I have to tell you the barber will be sporting this beauty
My dear, Kazumi...
05/19/2010 - 23:48
you really have changed your tastes quite dramatically recently But hey that's what's beautiful about collecting in general Just keep us posted what you finally decide on. I am really interested to hear your comments once you get your hands on the American 1921. It is a rue masterpiece but to be completely honest it is not me... Wonder how you're going to feel about it when you see in the metal... 
Confessions of a Watchaholic
05/20/2010 - 00:11
LOL, nice to see others living the same drama .  For some of us now outed in this thread, watch collecting is a very dynamic activity!  Much has happened over the past few months.  These have gone: So that I can fund this: SummitPost photo Ooops...then I had to have that: It's a vicious circle
Re: What's the last VC you sold and why?
05/20/2010 - 19:22
Greetings, all, I sold one VC, a piece from the 1950, a very nice watch but one I wasn't wearing. I sold about a dozen all through Antiquorum but only one was a Vacheron. A few more will probably go in the fall for the same reason...too many watches and only 2 wrists; a few may be vintage pieces but nothing really extraordinary (VC at least). The other brands of which I am considering selling one or two are formidable. Regards, Joseph
my Palladium Quai de l'iIle but for a very good reason
05/21/2010 - 13:29
I wanted a customised palladium/titanium day date version and sold the automatic to finace the customised version, but I still do want to get an automatic QDI maybe in RG/titanium this time RIP
I sold this...
05/27/2010 - 00:28
To help get this.... ... but the chase was a bit more complicated than that! Now, I want to get the Patrimony back... I loved it. In the meantime I will have to stomach wearing the 'beast'! Best Gary