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by zafbasha
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Jaeger Lecoultre cal 145 open face pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Jaeger Lecoultre cal 145 open face pocket

It's probably some period retailer, unless Raymond Weil was not founded until 1976.
by zafbasha
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Jaeger Lecoultre cal 145 open face pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Jaeger Lecoultre cal 145 open face pocket

"Weil" would be the retailer, usually a jeweler or a department store.
by zafbasha
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm

Without a Jaeger LeCoultre movement serial number, I can not precisely date it, but it would be from around 1954. You have a fairly rare 18k version of that reference (3155 to be precise). I have not had one in 18k recently, but in gold filled they're around $1000-1200, I'd imagine in 18k, it's doub...
by zafbasha
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Looking for information on this vintage JLC
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

That is an indication of how thick the gold is. The reason that put that, is so that unscrupulous people don't shave the case thickness in half and harvest the gold.
by zafbasha
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Vintage Wrist Watch Appraisal Corner
Topic: JLC Vintage Ladies Watch
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: JLC Vintage Ladies Watch

Where are you getting this serial number information and come up with 1953/54?
by zafbasha
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Gold or steel?
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Gold or steel?

It definitely was a chrome-plated top case, with steel back originally.

However, I'm not convived that is an original case, to begin with. In my opinion, the movement and dial have been re-cased.
by zafbasha
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Gold or steel?
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Gold or steel?

Can you post a picture of the back, insides as well if possible?

It looks like they polished off your chrome plate and completely ruined the profile of your case! ... and changed the crown!?
by zafbasha
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Gold or steel?
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Gold or steel?

If the back has a serial number and a "B" on it, then the case top would have been chrome plated. Gold plated for a European market watch would be unusual.

Why would they plate it without your permission??
by zafbasha
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Looking for information on this vintage JLC
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

I think it was a normal watch with a leather strap, made in the 1940s then later modified to add the bracelet.

This is probably the movement family:

http://jaeger-lecoultre.org/Caliber-det ... er_408.jpg

Value is going to be mostly that of the gold + the movement value.
by zafbasha
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Looking for information on this vintage JLC
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Looking for information on this vintage JLC

This is actually a watch that was made in the 1940s but was then subsequently modified by a jeweler. Most likely to add an integrated gold bracelet.