Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

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Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

Postby aap » Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:47 am

Hi all,

I was wondering what vintage pre-1970s JLC movements (manual, automatic, chrono) would you guys consider among the best? Thanks!

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Re: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

Postby zafbasha » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:42 am

The movement found in the vintage Geopysic (P478/BWSBr) and the Mark 11 (488 Sbr) are probably the best.

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Re: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

Postby aap » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:52 am

Thanks Zaf! How about chronos?

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Re: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

Postby aap » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:54 am

The movement found in the vintage Geopysic (P478/BWSBr) and the Mark 11 (488 Sbr) are probably the best.
Also, were these movements used in other references / models aside form the Geophysic and Mark 11? Thanks!

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Re: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

Postby zafbasha » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:38 pm

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.

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Re: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

Postby aap » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:44 pm

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.

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Thank you so much, Zaf!

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Re: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

Postby Eddie_C96 » Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:02 pm

Zaf,
what about caliber P469 ?

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Re: Recommended Vintage JLC Movements

Postby zafbasha » Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:36 pm

It's the same family.


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