Looking for information on this vintage JLC

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Sanchezssz
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Looking for information on this vintage JLC

Postby Sanchezssz » Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:56 am

Hello,

My father died a few years ago and we found this watch storage in his locker recently.
I'm looking for information about it.
I already spoke with someone from JLC, but didn't help enough. He just said it was probably bought in Europe on 70s.
I would appreciate if someone could help me.

I'm trying to attach photos, but I only managed to add one. See bellow links to see more photos.
https://prnt.sc/1qvl304
https://prnt.sc/1qvl3wd
https://prnt.sc/1qvl5hn

PS: sorry for my poor english, I hope people can understand me
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Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

Postby zafbasha » Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:41 am

This is actually a watch that was made in the 1940s but was then subsequently modified by a jeweler. Most likely to add an integrated gold bracelet.

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Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

Postby Sanchezssz » Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:29 pm

Thanks for your answer.
You said that it was "modified by a jeweler" just because of the bracelet or there is another thing different?
Do you think it is real JLC? Wich movement is it?
Does this type of watch worth something?
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Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

Postby zafbasha » Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:50 pm

I think it was a normal watch with a leather strap, made in the 1940s then later modified to add the bracelet.

This is probably the movement family:

http://jaeger-lecoultre.org/Caliber-det ... er_408.jpg

Value is going to be mostly that of the gold + the movement value.

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Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

Postby Sanchezssz » Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:45 pm

Thanks for all the information.

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Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

Postby Sanchezssz » Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:59 pm

Just one more question.
What’s the meaning of “4/10” in the case?

Rgds

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Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

Postby zafbasha » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:45 am

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.


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