Vacheron Constantin Mesh Doll 7943 WG Blue Dial "NOS"
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18K White Gold
Integrated 18K White Gold Bracelet
Watch and Bracelet Only
No Box/No Paper
Original sticker still attached on the caseback
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
Not polished in the service
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority
Vacheron Constantin is a watch brand founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1755. It is considered to be the oldest watch brand in the world that has continued uninterrupted since its inception.
Along with Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, it is said to be one of the three most luxurious watch brands in the world.
This watch is reference 7943 Meshdor, manufactured in the 1970s. As the name 'Meshdoll' suggests, it features a woven, integrated bracelet, which shows the craftsmanship of the Maison at its best.
The case is a barrel-shaped tonneau case made of 18K white gold, with a "bark" finish applied to the bezel and caseback. Bark means "bark" and is so called because of the similar carvings in the irregular patterns.
The bracelet is also made of the same white gold as the case, and has a design that is integrated with the case. Like the case, it has a bark finish and has a woven structure, giving you a sense of the craftsmanship.
This watch can be called a work of art, but the bracelet is very flexible and fits your wrist, so you won't feel the weight of the gold when you wear it, and it is also very practical.
The dial is a shiny blue dial with sunray finish. Although it has been around 50 years, there is almost no peeling of the paint and it is in very good condition.
The shorter bar index has four areas on the top, bottom, left and right that are thicker and have more surfaces. The hands are thin baton hands and have a very simple design in contrast to the exterior of the watch.
The movement is equipped with automatic Cal.K1120. The K1120 is a customized movement from Jaeger-LeCoultre Cal.920, which was supplied exclusively to Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe.
At Audemars Piguet, it was installed in various automatic watches as Cal.2120, including the first-generation Royal Oak reference 5402.
Introduced in 1967, it was for several decades the world's thinnest automatic mechanical movement with a central rotor. A special feature is the 21K gold rotor with ruby ball bearings.
The legendary automatic movement that remains in watch history allows the watch itself to be thin.
The sticker from when it was originally sold remains on the caseback.
So it can be said "New Old Stock" condition.
The length of the bracelet is for approximately 18cm wrist.
Only minor adjustments are possible at the buckle part, but if you would like to shorten it further, additional cutting work will be required, so please consult us.
[About Leather Strap]
Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator/Lizard leather overseas.We will replace the strap with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
Or we will send the watch without strap if we don't have stocks of them.
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Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
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We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.
1.Can I reserve it?
-Since it is also sold on the website, it cannot be reserved.
2.Can you adjust the bracelet?
-If you fill in the approximate arm circumference when ordering, we will send it after adjustment.
(*Riveted bracelets and folded link bracelets require some time to be adjusted by a repair craftsman.)
3. How long does it take for "delivery after complete service?
-Please consider it to be about 1 month from the date of your order.
(*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of our watchmaker and the degree of congestion.)
4.Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
-If we cannot confirm the payment within 2 days after placing the order, the order will be canceled.
5.Can I order by cash on delivery?
- Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept it.
Our stance is that "customers can use good products with peace of mind for a long time."
In order to achieve this, the presence of a skilled repair craftsman is essential.
How well the work is done depends largely on the thoughts of the craftsman.
The watchmakers who Arbitro asks are craftsmen who do not cut corners in such areas, so we ask them to carry out the repair work with peace of mind.
About Complete Service
Complete service, sometime called overhaul is the work of disassembling a mechanical product down to its individual parts, cleaning and reassembling it to bring it closer to its new state of performance.
Roughly speaking, the overhaul procedure is as follows.
1. Separate into case and movement
2. Disassemble the movement
3. Inspection and pre-cleaning of wear condition of each part
4. Wash parts with a special machine
5. Lubrication and assembly
6. Waterproof test
7. Final adjustment and running test.
Some movements are made up of hundreds of parts, but it is a very meticulous process of disassembling them one by one, inspecting them all, cleaning them, and reassembling them.
If you don't overhaul, the oil will deteriorate just like a car, and the risk of wear and damage to parts increases, causing a decrease in accuracy and, in severe cases, not working.
There is also the reason that it will be very expensive to replace parts after they are found to be damaged, so we recommend overhauling once every 2-3 years for economical and long-term use.
Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has rounded corners that were originally sharp, and has many small scratches even though the mirror finish should be beautiful. state.
At Arbitro, some watches are sold with a new finish, based on the idea that you can purchase them in beautiful condition and use them for a long time.
In particular, gold-cased dress watches are finished to bring out the best of the precious metal case.
The watches sold by us that have been given a new finish are shot in very high definition, so you can see that the edges stand out and the light is reflected by the mirror finish.
Also, depending on the case or bracelet, there are cases where multiple finishes such as mirror finish and hairline finish are mixed, but there are not many craftsmen who can distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.
In addition, the “thinness of the case” is also a part that is greatly influenced by the skill of the craftsman.
A watch that has become thinner and has thinner lugs is far from its original design, and the appearance becomes unbalanced.
It is a very precise work that brings the case closer to the original finish by eliminating scratches and dents while reducing the thickness of the case to the utmost limit.
Of course, there are cases where it is better to use the watch as it is, in order to emphasize the history of the watch and its original condition.
We look at each watch and judge whether it is best to finish it before selling it.