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I picked this up several years ago at a show in Wichita. There are no marks on the movement which is a bar type but the inner cover is marked 'Vacheron /Geneve /Cylindre /6 Rubis' The case is numbered 66084 but I don't find a number on the movement. Are there any thoughts as to whether this is genuine or some other Schweizer trying to trade on Vacheron's name.

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Posts: 15 | Location: Newton, Kansas U.S.A. | Registered: September 02, 2004
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Vacheron & Constantin did make keywind lever movements. This partial movement I have is probably genuine. Does yours look anything like it? I do not know if they made cylinder escapement watches.

[edited to correct reference to cylinder escapements]

 
Posts: 1455 | Location: Los Angeles, California USA | Registered: January 14, 2003
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Here's a scan of the works.

 
Posts: 15 | Location: Newton, Kansas U.S.A. | Registered: September 02, 2004
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Donald, your movement looks to me like a fairly common, low-grade bar movement. I doubt that it is a V&C and suspect you are correct that a retailer just put the name on the cuvette to try to improve the appeal of the watch.
 
Posts: 1455 | Location: Los Angeles, California USA | Registered: January 14, 2003
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