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Vacheron Constantin: thin was in

I too am attracted to thin watches and, informally at least, they were considered a complication in their own right. But not all thin movement designs were as successful as the 1003 and 1120. It was carried to extremes with the VC calibres 1160/1170 and reliability suffered; the movements were so fr
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Vacheron Constantin: What will always distinguish old from new 222

Is the movement. The original was built around a record setting movement which was 40% thinner than the current calibre 2455. Doesn’t make either a better watch, but the significance of being original and innovative grants the first version a status that its homage cannot attain. I think this distin
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Vacheron Constantin: Nice :-)

Yes, the V&C is manual-winding
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Vacheron Constantin: comparison with JLC cal 601

Aside from finishing, other differences you can see with the V&C is the added bridge, shock protection, and a jewel to the hammer pivot. Like similar alarm watches from Vulcain and Bulova, the strike was transferred to the case so they buzzed more than chimed.
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Vacheron Constantin: Hee hee, your rant

has some good points, uncomfortably so. Enthusiast forums, which began as a counter to the marketing hype, have mostly become part of it. Purists must fight for connoisseurship in the face of these trends!
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Vacheron Constantin: I've followed the reinvention of 222 with interest

but am of mixed feelings if I'd prefer the old or new. VC has done a good job keeping their reissues faithful to the originals. As long as creativity throughout the model range isn't lost; it seems a shame that AP with their deep history is mostly known for the RO.
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Vacheron Constantin: the V&C Réveil

Ref 7778 with cal K1091 from the JLC base
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Vacheron Constantin: straying a bit off-topic

since they are not guilloche, but still showing V&C's electroplating magic. Because of their smaller vintage size, my wife and I both enjoying wearing them.
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Vacheron Constantin: Here you go

I'm very curious to know what differences there are in the text between Chinese and English so please comment. Secrets of Vacheron Constantin, Cologni
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