Need help on (2) vintage LeCoultre watches

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Frank A.
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Need help on (2) vintage LeCoultre watches

Postby Frank A. » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:42 pm

Hi. My wife's grandfather passed away and left her with 2 vintage LeCoultre men's watches. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help with the dates and approximate values of each.

The first is in a 35mm, 14k gold case. The watch has the cal.480/CW movement and runs, but the sub-seconds hand has come off. The case reads: Cased and timed in USA by LeCoultre,14k.gold, 230C317, 164923. The movement reads: LeCoutre Company, Swiss, Seventeen 17 jewels, Unadjusted, VXN, 480/CW, 1059393.

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The second is in a 34mm 10k gold filled case. The watch runs and has a power/wind indicator. I believe it is a cal.481, but am not sure as I could not get the caseback off.

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Thanks in advance for any help!

Regards,
Frank A.

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Re: Need help on (2) vintage LeCoultre watches

Postby zafbasha » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:51 pm

Will check dates for you tomorrow.

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Re: Need help on (2) vintage LeCoultre watches

Postby Frank A. » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:50 am

Thanks!

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Re: Need help on (2) vintage LeCoultre watches

Postby zafbasha » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:42 pm

This first watch dates to 1954. The second one, probably very close as well. The 481 was made from 1949 to 1959.

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Re: Need help on (2) vintage LeCoultre watches

Postby Frank A. » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:51 pm

Thanks! Any idea as to approximate value? Thanks again.

Frank


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