Vintage VC Help Needed

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    Vintage VC Help Needed

    buddy asked me to help him with some research on his VC. The watch measures 33mm without crown. According to a chart I found, the 481xxx serial number places it as a late 40s production? The watch appears to be original, with the possible exception of the crown. Any help is appreciated.



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    Re: Vintage VC Help Needed

    That is a 40's watch, and was available as shown with the subdial seconds or without any second hand - this version usually had the cross between 12 and the name on the dial. It's a caliber 45x (probably 453 or 458), but I can't tell which exact one from the picture. There were a few variants like /2B and /3C, etc. Very nice watch with most likely the original dial (or the best friggin' redial I've ever seen!). I don't think VC used names for their watches back then.

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    Re: Vintage VC Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    That is a 40's watch, and was available as shown with the subdial seconds or without any second hand - this version usually had the cross between 12 and the name on the dial. It's a caliber 45x (probably 453 or 458), but I can't tell which exact one from the picture. There were a few variants like /2B and /3C, etc. Very nice watch with most likely the original dial (or the best friggin' redial I've ever seen!). I don't think VC used names for their watches back then.
    Thank you sir!
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    My Grandfather's Movado Sub Sea Automatic

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