My grandfather passed away several weeks ago, and my family has just got around to going through his things. My grandfather was born to a very prominent Swiss family in France, he grew up in a mansion on Lake Geneva. He was given a Vacheron Constantin watch for his graduation. The family then lost everything in World War II, but that's a different story.
The watch was given to my father, but my father is not really into watches and he knows that I am. He hinted that it may be passed to me sooner or later.
I just wanted to know a little bit more about it. Looking on Wikipedia wasn't able to tell me much. How much about is it worth? (Just out of curiosity, I would never sell it). How common is this brand? (I certainly haven't seen it mentioned a lot).
Just any info would be appreciated.
It is quite a beauty! (Sorry for the crappy picture).