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by zafbasha
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: JLC Memovox Parking
Replies: 4
Views: 997

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: 997

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: 1087

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 ...
by zafbasha
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Jaeger Lecoultre cal 145 open face pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Jaeger Lecoultre cal 145 open face pocket

It's probably some period retailer, unless Raymond Weil was not founded until 1976.
by zafbasha
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Jaeger Lecoultre cal 145 open face pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Jaeger Lecoultre cal 145 open face pocket

"Weil" would be the retailer, usually a jeweler or a department store.
by zafbasha
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm

Without a Jaeger LeCoultre movement serial number, I can not precisely date it, but it would be from around 1954. You have a fairly rare 18k version of that reference (3155 to be precise). I have not had one in 18k recently, but in gold filled they're around $1000-1200, I'd imagine in 18k, it's doub...
by zafbasha
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Looking for information on this vintage JLC
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

That is an indication of how thick the gold is. The reason that put that, is so that unscrupulous people don't shave the case thickness in half and harvest the gold.
by zafbasha
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Vintage Wrist Watch Appraisal Corner
Topic: JLC Vintage Ladies Watch
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: JLC Vintage Ladies Watch

Where are you getting this serial number information and come up with 1953/54?
by zafbasha
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Gold or steel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Gold or steel?

It definitely was a chrome-plated top case, with steel back originally.

However, I'm not convived that is an original case, to begin with. In my opinion, the movement and dial have been re-cased.
by zafbasha
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Gold or steel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Gold or steel?

Can you post a picture of the back, insides as well if possible?

It looks like they polished off your chrome plate and completely ruined the profile of your case! ... and changed the crown!?