Vacheron Constantin Vintage Wristwatch, Switzerland, c.1943

Starting price / Estimated price
$2,400 / $4,800
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Auction date: Oct 26, 2016

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Basic Info

Code 665-98
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year 1943
Condition 2 (fine)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, New York
Price $2,400
Availability On request


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber V 453
Number of jewels 17


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 34.7 mm
Dial Gold
Dial numerals Roman numerals


Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Brown
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Yellow gold


Small Seconds


Vacheron Constantin Vintage Wristwatch
Switzerland, circa 1943
Manual movement, caliber V 453, 17 jewels, No. 469135; hours, minutes, seconds
Gold dial with applied gold Roman numeral and Baton hour-markers, constant seconds subdial, minutes inner ring; Gold Baton hands
18kt Yellow Gold case, crown, and snap-on caseback
Vacheron Constantin Brown alligator leather strap with Vacheron Constantin 18kt Yellow Gold pin buckle
Hallmarked on the inner caseback and buckle
Case No. 301964
Case Diameter: 34.7mm
Good age-related condition with minor traces of wear: case has minor scratches, case back shows some small dings and indentations, dial is in overall good condition with a small spot at the 10-minute mark; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.
Founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest continuous watch manufacture, striving for precision and innovation for over 260 years. This long heritage has brought forth a great variety of innovations not only in the timepieces themselves, but also in how the parts are manufactured. Receiving the first Hallmark of Geneva certification in 1901, the standard by which Vacheron Constantin watches are produced was set at the pinnacle of excellence from very early on. Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.

Conditions may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches with water resistant cases may have been opened to inspect the movements; however no warranty is given that the watch(es) are currently water resistant. We do not warranty nor guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, including wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets, leather bands, and strap hardware, as repairs, restoration, and other subsequent work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.

Timepieces often contain extremely complex, fine, and rare mechanisms, as such, buyers should be aware that a general service, battery change, or further repair work, which is the sole responsibility of the buyer, may be necessary. No warranty of representation is made that any watch, clock, or timepiece is in working order and no catalog description of any lot should be interpreted as stating the aforementioned.

Condition reports are only for general guidance and may or will not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections. Please be advised that certificates are not available unless otherwise specifically stated. Prospective buyers acknowledge the aforementioned paragraphs and accept responsibility for investigating and inspecting to satisfy themselves of the lots in which they may be interested.

No guarantee on time keeping accuracy and duration.

AUCTION DATE: Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016, 9 pm CET
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