First post here. I was gifted the family heirloom on my wedding day - A Vacheron Constantin 6087. It is still in beautiful shape, though there is one item of note. The round pushers appear to have had their caps cut off - see pictures attached.
The 'repair' appears contemporary with the rest of the watch, but I have no idea what would have caused someone to do this.
I am saving up the means to have this timepiece repaired. Vacheron has indicated that the minimum service cost is an eye-popping $3,100 USD. That is presumably before replacing / re-manufacturing these pusher caps.
After authentication, etc. it's likely the cost will rise to well over $5,000 USD. Worth it? Perhaps - though it will be several years before I get there.
Any thoughts out there as to what could have led a watchmaker to perform this action? I haven't a clue.