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    Interesting watch?

    I just came across this watch while doing my usual cruise of the 'bay, what do you all think of it?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-RARE-Vac...item35a7fa2e27

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    Re: Interesting watch?

    The seller says "I haven't been able to find another one like it." ..... hummmmmm, I wonder why??
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Interesting watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by carpevicis View Post
    I just came across this watch while doing my usual cruise of the 'bay, what do you all think of it?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-RARE-Vac...item35a7fa2e27
    It looks like a legit LeCoultre mystery dial watch but somebody has engraved Vacheron Constantin on the case back.

    Maybe we need to make a new post in the "Does engraving harm a watches value" thread to note that a watch with another watch brand engraved on it, DOES hurt the value.

    I guess it's still OK as a LeCoultre parts watch. Too bad though, LeCoultre cases are hard to find due to gold scrapping.

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    Re: Oops - double post

    I would think a good goldsmith could fill the engraving and salvage the case. I would want to see the hallmarks to be sure its solid gold.

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    Re: Oops - double post

    Just a sugestion:
    Vacheron is known as a Jewelers watch, As they have en enourmous knowladge in setting stones and jewelswatches,
    Isn't it possible that the 2 worked together on this one?
    the engravement is very finely made, and why bother making a Vacheron out of a Lecoultre??? doesn't make sence as they are both high-end watches.
    Just sugesting, I don't know it either.
    But it is plausible
    being critical is ofcourse important, you should see the watch!

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    Re: Oops - double post

    And here's another one - sold through Christies, no less:

    http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/l...jectID=5084957

    and another

    http://www.goantiques.com/detail,lec...e,1968517.html

    and

    http://www.yorktime.com/search?cid=19:sku=478

    This is from a replica site, so no link:

    "The Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre continued to prosper through the '40s and '50s. The company introduced the Memovox, Futurematic, Geomatic, and Geophysic watches. The Atmos and Baguette clocks. The remarkable Compass camera. It also continued to produce peerless ebauche for the other Swiss houses. It is also during this time that Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin developed close ties. The two companies, through the ownership and management of George Ketterer, began an arrangement whereby Jaeger-LeCoultre provided the movements and Vacheron Constantin became an etablisseur , or a compiler and marketer of watches. This relationship ends in 1965 when George Ketterer moved entirely to Vacheron Constantin , severing his ties with LeCoultre and Jaeger-LeCoultre."
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    Re: Oops - double post

    Our Googlemeister has found some good leads. Now we need the brand specific people to join in. I know we have one in the Caribbean...
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    Re: Interesting watch

    BTW, does anyone else think these are hideous?
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    Re: Interesting watch?

    I don't like jewelers watches.
    I hate for example that Harry Winston stuff.
    Old Fashioned Dutch Protestant Heritage I think

    nice day,
    RJ van Melle.

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    Re: Interesting watch

    Yes, ugly. That won't prevent people from wanting them though as they are 'branded'. I would rather want a simple dress watch from the same manufacturer.
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