JLC Memovox Parking

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orestes
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JLC Memovox Parking

Postby orestes » Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:56 am

Hi! I've come across a Memovox automatic with parking function, claimed to be original.
I have some doubts about this combination, I have only seen the parking dial on manual Memovox.
Has a parking version combined with the cal 825 ever existed?

Does it make sense to think that the parking dial is a later replacement, added in order to make the watch more valuable?Could it be a combination put together by the importer of that time?

Thank you for the help!
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Re: JLC Memovox Parking

Postby zafbasha » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:17 am

I have not been able to confirm or deny its existence. I think it's a later addition, but I have no definitive proof.

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Re: JLC Memovox Parking

Postby orestes » Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:26 am

Hello Zaf and thank you very much for your authoritative opinion.

My suspicion was that the disc of another Memovox had been set on this watch, so I assumed that the parking dial was genuine.
I've been told that the parking dial is repainted, do you find elements which support that?

More pictures here:
https://ibb.co/vq1F8T1
https://ibb.co/S0PxjGP
https://ibb.co/ZSHjL1n
https://ibb.co/xjQWk77
https://ibb.co/w42h7W9
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Re: JLC Memovox Parking

Postby zafbasha » Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:18 am

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.

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Re: JLC Memovox Parking

Postby gatorcpa » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:36 pm

I think Zaf is correct. I've never heard of an automatic JLC Memovox with an original "parking" dial. But I suppose the insert would fit.

Not sure if this picture is detailed enough to show what Zaf meant by the marks being closer to the edge of the dial:

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I only chose this image (my watch) because I know that the parking dial is original, due to the Gubelin logo.

Hope this helps,
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