My Uncle's father recently passed away and he inherited a few of his watches, mostly Seiko, Hamilton, Bulova, etc. Nothing too exciting but he did have a Vacheron&Constantin watch which is really beautiful. I know these are pretty valuable, can you help me identify it?
The watch is solid 18k gold and it was on a solid 15k gold bracelet. I took the bracelet off just to weigh it, I'm not sure if it's original or not but it's very nice. The watch is running good and in really fantastic condition. There's no markings on the case and I'm not finding this model on Google. I'm not a watchmaker and I don't dare try to take the case back off to help identify it.
He has an insurance valuation from November 1980 showing the watch to be valued at $8,000 and the bracelet at $1,800. I know this valuations are usually high. He's just looking to sell it, after browsing the sold auctions on eBay I made him an offer of $1,800 without the bracelet. Am I in the ballpark? I'm not trying to rip him off and I definitely don't want to get ripped off myself! Just looking for help identifying the watch and determining a fair market value.
Thanks in advance for any help!