Help with a vintage Vacheron

Nov 24, 2018,04:33 AM

Please could members share their thoughts on this Vacheron that I am thinking of adding to my collection. The Vacheron in question is a a vintage 6290 from 1950s or early 60's. My issue is concerning the logo printing; the S looks very suspect. Does this look like a redial ?

Any thoughts and insights would be of tremendous help and greatly appreciated.



Redial ?

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Hmm, difficult to say.

 By: Walter2 : November 24th, 2018-06:22
First, the watch case is in a very good unpolished condition with some oxydation, this is normal. So the watch is a safe queen. Second, it is nearly imposibel to find this dial after 70 years without spots. So i think it is restored. The "S" also is not n... 

I don't want to annoy you

 By: Figij005 : November 24th, 2018-10:40
But think twice: Other than that, a beautiful and tasteful choice! Best, Jens

However, it occurs to me that the CASE may be suspect! V&C and AP produced the same watch with the same ultra-thin movement -

 By: kjkt3 : November 24th, 2018-15:58
calibre 1003 and 2003 respectively - and certainly shared at least one case design. Five sides of yours look correct. The crown side does not. Perhaps the photographs are misleading, but the case looks 'wrong'. Very.

Thanks for sharing your insights. I really appreciate it.

 By: RDP33 : November 24th, 2018-16:24
As enough doubt has been raised to arouse some level of caution, I think it best to pass. Also, at 25mm it's just too small.

a dial refinish

 By: timeset : December 29th, 2018-03:10
I guess the dial is at least a refinish, the 'S' in deed looks very strange. But the case of the watch looks sharp and nice. With no look to the inside, anyway you shouldn't buy. If this is a ref 6290, see case back, it probably come along with cal 1003. ...  

or a 'official' factory misprint

 By: timeset : December 30th, 2018-09:00
When you look a little further to the other 60's square ref's of V&C, like the ref 6290, 6702, 6908, 6559, 6787, 6919, 7297, then it might occur, you came across similar 'misprints' of the 'S'. Which naturally raises the question to me, if such an err...  

the V&C 1960 square ref's ref 6290, 6702, 6908, 6559, 6787, 6919, 7297

 By: timeset : December 31st, 2018-08:48
ref 6702, cal. 1003, ~ 25 x 25 mm ref 6290, cal. 1003, ~ 26 x 26 mm ref 6908, incl. bracelet, cal. 1003, ~ 26 x 26 mm ref 6559, cal. K1001, ~ 26,5 x 26,5 mm ref 6787, cal. K1001, ~27 x 27 mm ref 6919, cal. K1001, ~28 x 28 mm ref 7297, cal. K1001/2, ~28 x ...  

V&C squares 1930s vs 1960

 By: timeset : January 12th, 2019-02:56
The size grow over the time. ...