Vacheron & Constantin and (very) similar unmarked

Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by tgarnold, Nov 25, 2019.

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  1. tgarnold

    tgarnold Registered User

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    I recently bought both of these from the same seller. They are very similar as you can see. One is marked Vacheron & Constantin on the dial side and has serial number 263180 which puts it around 1903. The other is not marked V&C and has serial 15054 which would make it about 60 years older. Would V&C have made cylinder escapement watches during this wide a time frame? Did V&C have a period of time when they didn't mark their movements.

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  2. tgarnold

    tgarnold Registered User

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    I'm not sure what the links are for other than showing V&C made watches during that time period. Maybe I am missing something. These watches in most aspects are identical, but one is marked and the other isn't. The unmarked one must have been made for the US or English market since it is marked Fast/Slow. It just seems odd to have 2 movements made 60 odd years apart that are so similar (and with cylinder escapement).
     
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    roughbarked Registered User

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    I doubt V&C were making cylinder movements all that time. The images I showed. One was a cylinder 1824, the other 1869 was not.
     
  4. tick talk

    tick talk Registered User

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    263xxx V&C movements are circa 1890 and they offered both lever and cylinder escapements for smaller ladies pieces at that time. The cylinders were no doubt using up old stock for an advantageous price.
     
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