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Vacheron Constantin: definitely, most beautiful!

I think VC's skeletonization work (or should I know call it open-work?) is some of the very best IMO. As many know, V&C's reference numbers used to refer to the specific case design. So the only difference between 57100 and 57500 was the diamonds set into the case. I love both versions.
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By: dshao1
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Vacheron Constantin: Correction, I'm not sure if all of the monochrome dials are engraved

I'm sorry, it's been awhile for me to remember all the details. So I can't say for sure if all monochrome dials were engraved. Still a big time lover of vintage V&C, but have stepped away for awhile.
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By: dshao1
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Vacheron Constantin: I'm going to guess it stands for Time only function

As it's the only thing in common I can think of between the Mercators and Pocket Watches that are shown. Various dials were made, the monochrome ones were engraved and there are some beautiful, colorful, enamel dials as well.
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By: dshao1
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Vacheron Constantin: I haven't seen one of these in a long time!

They are beautiful! The Les Complications collection was roughly from the late 90s-early 00s (don't remember the exact years) The watch was 43mm in diameter and ultra-thin. The movement is Cal. 1701SQ. It was the last true Pocket Watch movement used by VC and had a 41 hour power reserve ( 21,600 vph
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By: dshao1
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Vacheron Constantin: Nevermind Tony, I just read the link in your original post.

And see that Tick-Talk mentioned the details. Congrats again!
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By: dshao1
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Vacheron Constantin: Welcome to vintage VC!

The watch looks great. Do you know what movement is inside? A VC from 1955 with an automatic movement is a rare bird. Congratulations!
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By: dshao1
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Vacheron Constantin: Congrats on the beautiful quartet

The Guilloche really makes these watches stand out, but I love the classic cal. 1120 inside of them just as much!
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By: dshao1
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Vacheron Constantin: Depends on your level of "fake"

Hi again. The dial looks like it was cleaned and some of the original text was "cleaned" too much, causing some deterioration. The hour markers look like they have been re-applied and the holes behind some of them are enlarged (they were definitely not visible when the dial originally left the facto
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By: dshao1
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Vacheron Constantin: The earliest versions of cal 453 and 454 from the 1940s did not have swan neck regulators

Hi, this can be all original. Besides not having swan neck micro-regulators, the early versions of these movements also did not have the movement number engraved on one of the bridges. VXN indicates the movement was imported into the US, and cased by the AD/jeweler in the US. This was common for a p
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By: dshao1
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