Welcome to Watchuseek. The case of your watch looks a little timeless but the watch itself looks definitely post-WWII. Since it says "Swiss Made" on the dial, this raises its chances of that even further. A quick search on Mikrolisk reveals that "Vantime" was registered by Marcus Purchasing Co. Inc in New York in 1960 so that confirms that part.
I would think that it will have a small, ladies movement inside and might have been made in the late seventies when the quartz crisis made the demand for small watches with ladies movements plummet and all makers were desparate for ways to get rid of their old stock of movements.
But I would not call the posted example a desperate reuse!! It looks to be a nice piece of jewelry. Duplicating it today would not be cheap.
Men often don't admit to the jewelry aspect of watches. I didn't.... but I came 'out of the closet' after I bought my Ebel Classic Wave Automatic - the Worlds Most Beautiful Watch The Ebel is really a bracelet. Necklaces like the above haven't made it to men yet...
As Hartmut says, the watch aspect of this piece is not of much interest... unless it doesn't work. Then the piece is devalued.
Hey, I like it! ... with advancing age I find my tastes getting more eclectic.
"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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