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by zafbasha
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Help identify name and year of watch
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Help identify name and year of watch

USA market, it would be 1949-1950 best guess. Most likely with the Universal Geneve caliber 285 movement.

I don't think you'll find a model number or more information that this.
by zafbasha
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Help Identifying Vintage JLC?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Help Identifying Vintage JLC?

I think it is possible yes, but it is atypical.
by zafbasha
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Jaeger LeCoultre RAF Mk.VIIA Weems dials
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Jaeger LeCoultre RAF Mk.VIIA Weems dials

...and I'm liking the rightmost one the most. The left one does exists for RAF but should be sterile in my opinion. Does Knirim show the backs on all 3 pieces?
by zafbasha
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Help Identifying Vintage JLC?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Help Identifying Vintage JLC?

Apologies for the late response. I think your dial is legit. It is likely the dials were stored without radium and the luminous material was done in batches as the need arose. When they started using tritium, they added a T (or maybe it was there to begin with) and lumed them in tritium. This all ha...
by zafbasha
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Jaeger LeCoultre RAF Mk.VIIA Weems dials
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Jaeger LeCoultre RAF Mk.VIIA Weems dials

I'm liking the right 2 dials for RAF.
by zafbasha
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Rare European steel Futurematic - should I restore the dial?
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Rare European steel Futurematic - should I restore the dial?

Generally speaking a dial restoration, i.e. a repaint reduces the watch value by 30 to 50% and on some rarer models even more. It's only original once and repaints never really match the print of the original.
by zafbasha
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: More information on this JLC?
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: More information on this JLC?

Definitely a redone dial and the crown has been replaced, maybe the hands as well.

Value no more than $400-500, Max.
by zafbasha
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Is this Memovox ref. 855 real?
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Is this Memovox ref. 855 real?

It is real, the model would typically have signed crowns. If you feel a bumper automatic it's a cal 825.
by zafbasha
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Help with a Jaeger calendar
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Help with a Jaeger calendar

I'm pretty confident that dial has been refinished, but hard to say 100% with the photos being a little blurry. Typically, on the 1-31 of the calendar, the 6 and 9 are open, not closed. The tick marks on the sub seconds are not that heavy. It's a good job though, just some details appear to be off.
by zafbasha
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Rare European steel Futurematic - should I restore the dial?
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Rare European steel Futurematic - should I restore the dial?

The 500 figure is not accurate. It's much higher than that. Probably closer to 3-4000.

The watch would probably worth less with a restored dial.