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by gatorcpa
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Memovox 3015 Ford edition
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Memovox 3015 Ford edition

I believe that the expandable band is original to the watch and is quite unusual to find. The case is a snap back (not a screwback). I would recommend that only a watchmaker open up the back. If you do it wrong, you could damage the case, the movement or both. Let a professional handle it. gatorcpa
by gatorcpa
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Watch ID Help: James Dean's LeCoutre from the 1950's
Replies: 9
Views: 11163

Re: Watch ID Help: James Dean's LeCoutre from the 1950's

Here is an example of a two-tone dial LeCoultre in a even fancier 18K yellow gold case:

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https://omegaforums.net/threads/vintage ... tre.35989/

Take care,
gatorcpa
by gatorcpa
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Watch ID Help: James Dean's LeCoutre from the 1950's
Replies: 9
Views: 11163

Re: Watch ID Help: James Dean's LeCoutre from the 1950's

Thank you for letting us know about that Watchonista article. I had not seen it before. Here is the link: https://www.watchonista.com/articles/history/unlikely-watch-collector-uncovering-james-dean-lecoultre Some points about James Dean watch: 1. It has been called a "Powermatic" in some web publica...
by gatorcpa
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: JLC Memovox Parking
Replies: 4
Views: 8765

Re: JLC Memovox Parking

I think Zaf is correct. I've never heard of an automatic JLC Memovox with an original "parking" dial. But I suppose the insert would fit. Not sure if this picture is detailed enough to show what Zaf meant by the marks being closer to the edge of the dial: https://omegaforums.net/attachments/34fdfe09...
by gatorcpa
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 5905

Re: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm

Not all US-marked cases were actually made in the U.S. for example the steel Futurematic cases were made in Switzerland. This is true. However, those cases are marked “Swiss” on the inside, not the outside. https://cdn.watchcharts.com/listings/632c9614-0e27-46f3-b696-34f123515089 https://cdn.watchc...
by gatorcpa
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 5905

Re: LeCoultre Wrist Alarm

This looks to be a US market model with "LeCoultre" on the dial, rather than Jaeger-LeCoultre. Generally, these watch cases were made in the US and are gold-filled or 14K gold. There are some US made cases with 18K gold, but you don't see them very often. The movement likely will also be engraved "L...
by gatorcpa
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Original Buckle/Clasp for my JLC Memovox Cal 489
Replies: 8
Views: 14346

Re: Original Buckle/Clasp for my JLC Memovox Cal 489

The "JL" piece is not straight. That is a cause for concern, although it could mean nothing more than it fell off and was re-soldered on. However, while the buckle may be an original JLC piece, it is highly unlikely that it would be original to that watch. The "JL" logo started to be used in the lat...
by gatorcpa
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Thoughts on this stainless Futurematic anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 21074

Re: Thoughts on this stainless Futurematic anyone?

No. The Futurematic wasn't marketed in Europe until 1953. It was common practice for movements to be produced and sit in inventory for a time.

It is possible that the watch was originally sold around 1954.
gatorcpa
by gatorcpa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: JLC (Cartier) triple calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 11466

Re: JLC (Cartier) triple calendar

Here is a page from an original JLC catalog that shows the case reference.

This looks like the Ref. 2723 in steel. I did some research on the watch because I was interested in acquiring it when it was listed on eBay.

Hope you got it!
gatorcpa
by gatorcpa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Forum
Topic: Thoughts on this stainless Futurematic anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 21074

Re: Thoughts on this stainless Futurematic anyone?

Looks all correct to me.

We do not see too many of these in the US.
gatorcpa