Members of the forum, is there anyone interested in collecting vintage V&C produced in 1920s——pre 1940s
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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A real beauty!
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...
V&C calibre 7''' 17/24
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
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 ？
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. ...
A VXC movement!
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...