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by gatorcpa
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Original Buckle/Clasp for my JLC Memovox Cal 489
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Original Buckle/Clasp for my JLC Memovox Cal 489

The "JL" piece is not straight. That is a cause for concern, although it could mean nothing more than it fell off and was re-soldered on. However, while the buckle may be an original JLC piece, it is highly unlikely that it would be original to that watch. The "JL" logo started to be used in the lat...
by gatorcpa
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Thoughts on this stainless Futurematic anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2159

Re: Thoughts on this stainless Futurematic anyone?

No. The Futurematic wasn't marketed in Europe until 1953. It was common practice for movements to be produced and sit in inventory for a time.

It is possible that the watch was originally sold around 1954.
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by gatorcpa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: JLC (Cartier) triple calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Re: JLC (Cartier) triple calendar

Here is a page from an original JLC catalog that shows the case reference.

This looks like the Ref. 2723 in steel. I did some research on the watch because I was interested in acquiring it when it was listed on eBay.

Hope you got it!
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by gatorcpa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Thoughts on this stainless Futurematic anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2159

Re: Thoughts on this stainless Futurematic anyone?

Looks all correct to me.

We do not see too many of these in the US.
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by gatorcpa
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Military Watch Forum
Topic: Movado 6B/159 serial numbers?
Replies: 4
Views: 5859

Re: Movado 6B/159 serial numbers?

Here is a reference for determining the approximate date of vintage Movado watches by reference number. https://movadolookup.wordpress.com/ I have to warn you that it is not easy to follow. First, you have to use the first set of tables to determine which calibers go with the case reference number. ...
by gatorcpa
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Help identify name and year of watch
Replies: 6
Views: 2521

Re: Help identify name and year of watch

The numbers on the inside of the case back are actually a Universal case serial number and the model number. The serial number puts the case as made in 1946 to 1949: http://people.timezone.com/pauld/tzpics/UGserial_list.gif The other number is the model number of the watch, which may be unique to Le...
by gatorcpa
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Correct buckle/strap for 68 Memovox
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: Correct buckle/strap for 68 Memovox

It is possible that it originally had an 18mm X 13mm strap and buckle like that. It could have also had other combinations. It is impossible to tell without more information, such as a catalog entry, or production date from the factory. What you have there is a gold-plated LeCoultre buckle from the ...
by gatorcpa
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Help with this Le coultre
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

Re: Help with this Le coultre

I think the guilloche engraving on the dial is original, but the printing on the dial has been redone.

It is a 18K gold case, which is unusual for a US market LeCoultre.

Value is gold melt, plus a bit for the movement. I would not consider this watch a collector's item.
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by gatorcpa
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Questions on parts for a Gubelin Ipso-Vox
Replies: 7
Views: 3857

Re: Questions on parts for a Gubelin Ipso-Vox

Zaf -

Thanks for the information.

The search continues!
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