Early bumper automatic

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vincereynard
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Early bumper automatic

Post by vincereynard » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:01 am

Zaf,

I was looking at an 18K (1949?) automatic USA cased LeCoultre.

It shows a 476/2 movement but I cannot find a mention in your book.
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Am I missing something?

Lovely dial .
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Vince

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Re: Early bumper automatic

Post by zafbasha » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:43 pm

Hi it didn't make the book as it's just a round time-only watch that isn't chronometer. This model does however exist as a chronometer, and I've been trying to buy one for a few years now. When I do, that will go into the book.

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Re: Early bumper automatic

Post by vincereynard » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:03 am

I was looking at the Powerwind section last night (Page 150) and the 476 is mentioned.

"a direct descendant of calibre 476, LeCoultre's first bumper movement."

So it was there all the time!

Solid 18K approx 1950.
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Is the case reference stamped inside the rear case?

The seller wants $2100, is that reasonable do you think?

Naturally I would want to see the movement.

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Re: Early bumper automatic

Post by zafbasha » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:05 am

One of my consignors has a better example in my opinion:

http://www.classicwatch.com/graphics/rxvi0456.jpg

It's on my web site.

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