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Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced

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Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced

Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced
Up for sale is a Rare Beautiful Railroad Model Vacheron Constantin in Amasing Mint Gold Filled Case. The Dial, Hands and Glass Crystal are in immaculate mint condition please see the pictures. The case is in Excellent Mint condition. The Watch size measures 2 3/4 with bail and 2 1/4 in diameter, which is equivalent to American size 18, Gold balance screws. It’s Stem Wind and LEVER set, Adjusted to. All functions are excellent. The watch was recently serviced, running STRONG and keeping an excellent time. The watch Has Serial Number 320980 which dates it to be was manufactured around 1908, Specially Designed with Lever Set and to fit all. American Pocket Watch Cases, and was approved by Time Service. Department and accepted on U. In the mid-1880s, and into the early 1890s, Chas. Leo Abry, 63 Nassau St. New York, NY was the sole agent for V. Ads of that era, such as a May 1887 Ad offered V. Movements to fit American size cases and noted that private labeling was available… By the mid-1890s, the firm of Edmond E. Robert, 3 Maiden Lane, New York, NY, had become V. S agent, an arrangement that lasted at least as late as 1910, if not much longer. With that transition, the ads showed that the watches are… Adjusted to Heat, Cold, and Positions. Promoted movements for railroad time service in ads such as were published in the trade press on June 10, 1908 and September 23, 1908. These movements met the usual requirements, being lever-set and adjusted to at least five positions (expressed on as “Adjusted” – a term generally used to indicate adjustment to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions). Watches were accepted on those U. Railroads which didn’t require American-made watches. The Canadians, not having a domestic watch industry to protect, accepted Swiss watches as readily as it did American watches. To compete in the North American market, V. S watches were fitted with a lower center jewel (a jewel having only a debatable function and not generally provided on European-made watches), making the watches 17, 19 or 21-jewel, in lieu of the 16, 18 and 20-jewel watches marketed in Europe and elsewhere. Please look closely at the pictures as they part of the description. Thank You and Good Luck!!! Brief History: Vacheron Constantin Watch Company. Vacheron Constantin is one of the oldest continuously operating watch manufacturers in the world. Founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, who was both a talented young watchmaker and a good businessman (an unusual combination), Vacheron quickly established a reputation for producing finely crafted watches, including some of the first “complications” and the first engine-turned dials. Abraham Vacheron, Jean-Marc’s son, assumed control of the family business in 1785. Abraham guided the company through the difficult years of the French Revolution, and was succeeded in 1810 by Jaques-Barthélemy Vacheron, who was the first to export the company’s watches to Italy and France. It was Jaques-Barthélemy who foresaw the need to expand the company’s markets and he knew he would need a partner to accomplish this goal. He formed a partnership with François Constantin in 1819 and the company became known as Vacheron & Constantin. François Constantin, whose job was primarily sales and marketing, traveled the world seeking new markets for Vacheron & Constantin’s watches, and Constantin began distributing watches throughout North America. It was Constantin who first coined. In 1839, the company hired Georges-Auguste Leschot, one of the true pioneers of European watch production. Leschot’s interest was in the application of mechanization and standardization to horology, and he is credited with helping to develop the ebauche system of watch manufacturing and the standardization of watches into calibers (or standard sizes). Before Leschot, virtually every part of the watch was cut, formed and finished by hand, which made every finished watch a “one of a kind” piece. There was no interchangeability of parts as each piece was hand-fitted to the watch and was slightly different than the same piece in the next watch. Leschot’s contribution was in the design of machines which could produce parts of sufficient quality and precision that they could be used interchangeably across multiple watches, with minimal hand-finishing. (note that parallel efforts were taking place in America, under the guidance of pioneers like Dennison). The greater manufacturing efficiencies achieved by Vacheron allowed them to become a major supplier of components and raw ebauches to other manufacturers, and this contributed greatly to the company’s survival and growth during these challenging years. It can be said that Leschot helped transform Swiss watchmaking from a handcrafted, cottage industry to modern mechanized production. After the death of Vacheron in 1854 and Constantin in 1863, the company was run by a series of Vacheron or Constantin heirs. The name of the company was changed in 1877 to “Vacheron & Constantin, Fabricants, Geneve, ” and in 1880 the company adopted the use of its iconic “Maltese Cross” logo (inspired by the maltese-cross stopworks piece which is sometimes used within the watch to limit mainspring travel). It was not until 1970 that the “&” would be dropped from the name. In 1938, Jaeger-LeCoultre acquired a partial ownership position in Vacheron Constantin, and George Ketterer (a Managing Director of the holding company which owned JLC and a portion of VC) took the helm at Vacheron. George Ketterer or his son Jacques ran VC until 1987 when they became part of the Richemont Group, one of the largest Swiss luxury-brand conglomerates. Richemont currently owns the following watch brands: Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, IWC, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Sohne, and Panerai. The item “Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced” is in sale since Wednesday, August 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “ticker-ticker” and is located in Chatham, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Style: Luxury
  • Pocket Watch Size: 16
  • Material: Gold
  • Movement: Mechanical: Hand-winding
  • Country Made: Swiss
  • Features: Easy To Read
  • Year of Manufacture: 1900-1909
  • Closure: Open Face
  • Brand: Vacheron Constantin
  • Serial Number: 320980

Mega Rare Railroad 18s High Grade Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch Mint Serviced

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