I don't understand the size of the movement

May 30, 2021,03:01 AM

7’'' 17 - 24

I guess 7’'' is the length of the movement

What does 17-24 mean?

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Best of The Hour Lounge: Vacheron & Constantin Tonneau Wrist Watches

 By: Tick Talk : May 28th, 2021-21:12
Inspired by the Harmony watches of fellow Vachonistas and the piece unique American 1921 recently introduced, I've reached into the vault for this feature on shaped watches. But first, an explanation of model numbers. Image credit Vacheron Constantin unle...  
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Great post Dean +++++

 By: patrickh : May 29th, 2021-06:15
I love the minimalist design of the ref 6589 produced in 1961. Do you have more details (size, 1001 movement) I also like the "cathedrale" hands ;-) All the Best, Patrick ...  
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Calibre 1001

 By: Tick Talk : May 29th, 2021-15:29
Thanks Patrick The 1001 is a very elegant movement with classic finger bridges, introduced in 1951. Based on the JLC 818 ebauche, it measures 9 lignes across with a height of 2.94mm. 18,000 vph and 17 or 18 jewels depending on variant. The one pictured he...  
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Many Thanks Dean +++++

 By: patrickh : May 29th, 2021-17:12
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I was quite excited by the Ref 6984

 By: Tick Talk : May 29th, 2021-15:39
A clever design to accommodate the larger automatic movement while still looking like a classic dress watch. ...  
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Ok but does not compare to Alex's Wedding Cake dial VC ...

 By: MikiJ : May 29th, 2021-16:17
Any chance you can post that beauty on the Front Page where these are posted-please?
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This is a thread on tonneau shapes

 By: Tick Talk : May 29th, 2021-16:40
there is no logical connection here, nor with Front Page as far as I can see. You have such a deep interest in this one piece, perhaps contact Alex directly?
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OK...I have spoke with Alex

 By: MikiJ : May 29th, 2021-16:50
Hard to believe it's going nowhere
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Thank you for sharing.

 By: teacher Sun : May 30th, 2021-02:50
This is a learning garden for vintage VC's enthusiasts. I find a variant of ref 6627 ...  
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I don't understand the size of the movement

 By: teacher Sun : May 30th, 2021-03:01
7’'' 17 - 24 I guess 7’'' is the length of the movement What does 17-24 mean? ...  
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Systems for measuring movement size and thickness

 By: Tick Talk : May 30th, 2021-16:18
Great question but I can only give you a partial explanation of the movement descriptions for these shaped calibres. There were industry conventions to describe movement sizes and we are all familiar with the ligne of 2.256mm used to indicate the width of...  
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thank you very much

 By: teacher Sun : May 31st, 2021-00:33
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