Vintage Vulcain Help??
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    Vintage Vulcain Help??

    Hello everyone! Just picked this up off of Ebay, I bought it because I had never seen on before. Im having trouble identifying what it is model wise. Im using the sellers pictures as I haven't gotten the watch yet.

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    The seller say the serial is h 35 135..


    Thanks everyone!!!

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    Re: Vintage Vulcain Help??

    Any help is appreciated !

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    Re: Vintage Vulcain Help??

    Not sure about model of watch; but You have the GMT UT-30 C Manual Wind Calendar movement, Identified by this picture:

    Unfortunately, model info is most likely on that folded tag in left corner of case, no pictures of it unfolded.

    Picture from this listing:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VULCAIN-Worl...p2047675.l2557

    Edit: maybe their Grand Prix line because of sticker in top right of case?
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    Re: Vintage Vulcain Help??

    Thanks a Bunch ! thats a great starting point!!!

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    Re: Vintage Vulcain Help??

    Cant help with info,but i like these world timers. Heres mine.
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    That's super cool! Looks huge! Love the red second hand


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    Re: Vintage Vulcain Help??

    My two cents: Vulcain was founded in 1858. They have invented the alarm-complication for wrist watches. This innovation triggered the popularity of the Vulcain watches for Harry S. Truman and he made the brand 'the watch for presidents'. I know that other presidents had one too.
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    Re: Vintage Vulcain Help??

    Vulcain made their own movements but this one is by Fontainemelon, e.g.:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 969-4

    I am not sure whether Vulcain used these after wrapping up their own movement production and this is a "late" specimen or whether it's a complete mariage. Someone else might be able to help out there.

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    Re: Vintage Vulcain Help??

    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    They have invented the alarm-complication for wrist watches.
    They surely did not. They just invented the pretty loud resonance back, and realized the famous Cricket with it in 1947. Likely the oldest wrist alram is one in the watch museum in La Chaux de Fonds, made in 1876. And Eterna claims to have realised the first volume produced wrist alarm, patented in 1908.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
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