Members of the forum, is there anyone interested in collecting vintage V&C produced in 1920s——pre 1940s

Jun 03, 2021,02:55 AM

1. tonneau shape , rectangular shape , cushion shape ,etc. Wearing these watches is very personal.

2. Because of the low yield and the long history in this period, It's hard to find the same one.

3. The beautiful movements, tonneau, rectangular, are rarely used on modern pieces. Gilt dial, enamel dial, sector dial, antique charm makes you love it.

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Vacheron & Constantin of the 1930s; It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

 By: Tick Talk : June 3rd, 2021-15:57
I share your fascination with the period from WWI up to the merger with JLC, when the old V&C was irrevocably changed. This seems like a good opportunity to share a brief description of the period that I originally posted on The Hour Lounge. The World...  

calibre 1120 is still in use.

 By: xiaoxiao : June 3rd, 2021-22:56
but k453 & k454 stopped using.

Dickens' words always touch people's heart, and contain hope in sadness.

 By: xiaoxiao : June 3rd, 2021-21:56
You told us a part of important history just now. I think the cooperation between VC and JLC was a win-win situation in those years. High quality ebauches are ready for the golden age after World War II. Unfortunately, there are very few VC's information ...  

A real beauty!

 By: Tick Talk : June 3rd, 2021-23:39
The movement will tell us if it was before or after JLC ;-) Your dial is very attractive with its use of electroplating. These figures from the Annales show just how limited production was during this period, and how the calibres were distributed. Note, h...  

its a tonneau shape movement

 By: xiaoxiao : June 4th, 2021-00:22
case number 265226 i think its ref3861 ...  

V&C calibre 7''' 17/24

 By: Tick Talk : June 4th, 2021-02:30
in use from 1932 to 1941. Are you referring to a photo or model reference of 3861? The model reference 3861 was a very different watch! BTW, I've requested an explanation of the movement designation "17/24" from the good people at VC's Heritage Department... 

I just guess it

 By: xiaoxiao : June 4th, 2021-04:29
because of the case number is close to the number provided by 《the world of vacheron constantin》, ref3861. Compared with the picture, the two VC have the same shape. so i guess its 3861 16 and 17 lignes / 12 and 15 douz What does Douz mean for ?

Well spotted

 By: Tick Talk : June 4th, 2021-04:44
I see the photo reference 3861 on pg. 407 and agree it does indeed look like your watch, right down to the dial and hands, and case number only a few away from yours. Safe to assume your watch is from the same year of 1938, with a pre-JLC movement. Douz. ... 

Discussion with you made me feel like I was in THL.

 By: xiaoxiao : June 4th, 2021-06:04
I found that the beautiful 6 bridge movements was widely used in 1930s. They are all assembled in rectangular cases. maybe the ebauches not from JLC ...  

A VXC movement!

 By: Tick Talk : June 4th, 2021-14:52
Yes, V&C used other ebauche factories and had stocks of these to use even after 1938. They had joined the trust of ebauche makers in 1926, Ebauches SA, and in 1932, the "superholding" Société Générale de Horlogerie Suisse SA, both of which distributed... 

could you analyze the figures more accurately

 By: xiaoxiao : June 5th, 2021-02:27
I want to know 3,264 ebauches were only produced by V&C itself , or ebauches contain V&C own produced and external procurement