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by zafbasha
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

The majority of the chronos are made by Universal Geneve and a few by Valjoux. They are not JLC brand-specific.

The caliber P478 or any of the caliber 450 based family is quite nice too and can be found at a much lower price point than the Geo and Mk 11.

Zaf
by zafbasha
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Vintage Wrist Watch Appraisal Corner
Topic: 1934 Le Coultre Uniplan (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: 1934 Le Coultre Uniplan (US)

I'm pretty sure it's a Longines with a dial that has been refinished as a LeCoultre. Even for LeCoultre at the time, this would be very unusual.
by zafbasha
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

The movement found in the vintage Geopysic (P478/BWSBr) and the Mark 11 (488 Sbr) are probably the best.
by zafbasha
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Futurematic dial styles
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Futurematic dial styles

Yes with a non-lume model or it has fallen off. On the top example, you can still see signs of the lume. They were either dipped in lume at their tips or had conventionally filled dauphine hands.
by zafbasha
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Vintage Wrist Watch Appraisal Corner
Topic: Club Day Date
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Club Day Date

I'll need a movement photo, but these are typically NOT in-house movements. The serious JLC collectors do not regard them that highly because of that.
by zafbasha
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Futurematic dial styles
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Futurematic dial styles

Yes, but are correct. When they show luminous material on the dial, the hands are also supposed to be luminous.
by zafbasha
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Memovox E875 - acrylic glass replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

Re: Memovox E875 - acrylic glass replacement

You will not find an OEM crystal. No point in even asking around. SO.... whether you send it JLC for whatever they're installing these days, the service will cost you at least 2000 Euros. My recommendation would be to is to install whatever crystal works height-wise and have the shop fit a silver ri...
by zafbasha
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: JLC Memovox Parking
Replies: 4
Views: 6143

Re: JLC Memovox Parking

On the manual wind parking, the black arrows are much closer to the dial edge, and the print is sharper.

So yes, there is a good chance it's a refinish.
by zafbasha
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: JLC Memovox Parking
Replies: 4
Views: 6143

Re: JLC Memovox Parking

I have not been able to confirm or deny its existence. I think it's a later addition, but I have no definitive proof.
by zafbasha
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 3729

Re: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm

Honestly, I don't think I've seen what you have before, at least not in the past 20 years. It's an odd duck. Would be interesting to see what is marked on the insides of the case back and how the movement is branded. It is unusual to have Swiss hallmarks on the outside. Not all US-marked cases were ...