1935 Vacheron & Constantin Vintage Mens Tear Drop Lug Watch - 18K Gold

Vacheron & Constantin

Item No. 6983

Since the early 1800's, the elite Swiss firm Vacheron & Constantin has had as it's motto "Do better if possible... and that's always possible." The result of their carrying out this commitment has led to the development some of the most exceptional timepieces in the world.

As the world's oldest watchmaker, Vacheron & Constantin sets the bar for what constitutes a world-class timepiece. Prized by kings and queens, heads of state, and prominent public figures, their timepieces rank among the most exclusive and expensive in the world.

The handsome mens watch featured in today's offering is one of the company's desirable tear drop lugs model.

It is a mens midsize, suitable for someone who doesn't have a large wrist.

Elegant yet understated, it appeals to the man who is satisfied knowing that he is wearing one of finest watches in the world and does not need to parade it. Equipped with a high-grade Vacheron & Constantin movement it possesses all the necessary capabilities to earn it its place among the finest hand-wound timepieces in the world.

Its 18K gold Vacheron & Constantin case has a Florentine texture to the top. It is in excellent condition. Its silver dial has been restored and its high-grade Vacheron & Constantin movement is clean and keeping time.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. We have installed a brand new mineral glass crystal to give the clearest widest view of the dial.

For the finishing touch it has been equipped it with a new-old-stock strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 428,572
  • Year built: c. 1935
  • Model: Ref. 8224
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case condition: Excellent with light wear and light signs of having been polished.
  • Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin, 14K, 8224. *Note the numerous hand-engraved watchmaker marks showing an extensive service history.
  • Dimensions: 29.2mm wide (excluding crown, 32mm including), 36mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Signed Vacheron & Constantin, silver, gold applied indices, inner minutes track, subsidiary seconds dial, restored
  • Hands: Original, gold batons
  • Movement type: Vacheron & Constantin, very high grade, adjusted to temperatures, manually wound, rhodium plated, “fausses cotes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Breguet balance-spring
  • Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Adjusted to Temp, 203
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
  • Band: Lizard, fully stitched, padded, vintage new-old-stock. We also stock a variety of other new straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide

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