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by zafbasha
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Vintage Wrist Watch Appraisal Corner
Topic: 1950s Gubelin Watch
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: 1950s Gubelin Watch

If I am interpreting the colors correctly, it's a stainless steel back. If that is the case, the top is usually made of a lower Karat gold, like 10k or 14k.
by zafbasha
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Vintage Wrist Watch Appraisal Corner
Topic: 1950s Gubelin Watch
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: 1950s Gubelin Watch

Can you provide a photo of the back? It would tell me what the case is made of.

These are made by Jaeger-LeCoultre and have a similar valuation.
by zafbasha
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre watch identification?
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

They won't have anything about that watch's history beyond what I told you as they have no record of what was done to USA watches. They only shipped the movements out of JLC CH, the case was made in the U.S.A. JLC CH was no records other than that of the movement.

Save your $.

Cal 480 is decent.
by zafbasha
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre watch identification?
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

It's a caliber K480/CW, dates to about 1963.
by zafbasha
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre watch identification?
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

If not, it's the outer arrow that would be the pry point.
by zafbasha
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre watch identification?
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

If it says "use wrench XYZ" that usually indicative of a one-piece case. You'd need to remove the crystal and drop the movement out from the front.
by zafbasha
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre watch identification?
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

It may or may not have a model name. You'd need to find it in an old catalog, I don't have them all.

I can date it for you and identify its case reference once you get shots of the insides.
by zafbasha
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Identifying numbers on JLC watch
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Re: Identifying numbers on JLC watch

Only the factory will be able to align a case serial number to a reference number.
by zafbasha
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Crown part number for JLC Memovox E873 Speed Beat
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: Crown part number for JLC Memovox E873 Speed Beat

I do not have the specs of crowns cataloged for each model. 6mm is however correct. A 0.2mm difference passes. They're not the same, but it's hard to notice.