Vacheron Constantin Monopusher Chronograph

Nov 02, 2023,20:55 PM

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Hi everyone! New to the site, but been a long time collector. 

I have a Vacheron Constantin that needs some identification. I sent it in to Vacheron and they advised that it is “Counterfeit”. Maybe someone can give more context as to how it could be? Stampings seems very real and align with many others that I’ve seen around the net.  

Here is the watch:

This message has been edited by India Whiskey Charlie on 2023-11-02 22:22:22

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Not sure what else we can provide that VC itself cannot.

 By: vitalsigns : November 2nd, 2023-21:47
The dial printing and style does not seem legit, nor similar to any pieces accepted as genuine. The movement is very crude, much too crude for VC; and AFAIK, VC has never signed its name across a bridge like that. VC would never have been part of the Holy... 

Of academic interest

 By: Tick Talk : November 3rd, 2023-14:17
Although forum policy generally forbids posting counterfeit timepieces, there has to be leeway for us to examine and discuss the elements that establish this diagnosis, particularly with regards to vintage V&C timepieces which are so vulnerable to being a... 

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 By: Tick Talk : November 3rd, 2023-22:33
for the limited purpose of member education. There are some great resources here to help with research, in this case Best Of The Hour Lounge Wrist Chronographs . The movement is an early version of the Valjoux 22 trying to pass itself off as the V&C Calib... 

Thank you!

 By: Prashant_15 : November 4th, 2023-22:34
Thanks vitalsigns and tick tock! I too was surprised they gave it back. The boutique manager was also surprised as he used to work for JLC and they kept the watch if it were similar in circumstances. All vacheron said was counterfeit. Was wondering if may... 

Glad you have recourse

 By: Tick Talk : November 5th, 2023-00:29
And I hope it doesn’t make it back into the marketplace