70’s VC Reference 2097
I’ve been considering a vintage dress piece for some time. I love my modern Overseas, but have a bit of nostalgia for the 70s. Recently came across this piece in white gold. Trying to obtain some additional information on the reference. Purchase from a reputable dealer and questioned the slightly angled Vacheron & Constantin on the dial which was felt to be a production error. The watch is in great shape but there is some patina on the hands, Checking to see if it is keeping accurate time now. Wanted to share with the group. Feel free to comment/feedback. Thanks for looking!
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70’s VC Reference 2097
I’ve been considering a vintage dress piece for some time. I love my modern Overseas, but have a bit of nostalgia for the 70s. Recently came across this piece in white gold. Trying to obtain some additional information on the reference. Purchase from a re...
These are really elegant pieces.
But how were they initially sized by the AD when a client would buy? And when you say even washing hands is dangerous, you don’t mean little droplet splashes, do you??
When new they were cut & welded to fit the client’s wrist
Generally speaking, I do mean that many older dress watches have zero waterproofing, so best you take it off before washing hands, dishes, etc. Running to your car in the rain, ok. Sauna, not ok. Hot tub, definitely not. You’d be surprised how many Ladies...
There are 2 positions on the bracelet but otherwise it’s fixed. Thanks for looking!
Thanks for the feedback! Your comments are appreciated. Have you ever seems a logo misaligned?
Yes it is Onyx. There are some out there with Lapis. Thanks for the feedback!
It may be as simple as
the dial being misaligned in the case. In my catalogs, that style of case first appears in 1976 with automatic movement. Yours has calibre 1014?
I am told this is VC ref 2097P and it is manual winding. I have a great VC book but it isn’t in the book. I don’t have any historical catalogs or other references. Thank you so much for the feedback.
No doubts about your reference number
The auto has a different ref number. The manual has 9-ligne cal 1014, based on JLC 818 ebauche. Variations included 17, 18 and 21 jewels. Please share pictures when you have the back removed.