European Futurematic with US case

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Vanclaw5
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European Futurematic with US case

Postby Vanclaw5 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:04 pm

Hi all,

I’m considering purchasing a steel JLC Futurematic, which by the JLC branding appears to be a European model. The concern I have is that the inside is the case back indicates that the watch was cases and timed in the USA. Would this suggest that the watch is a Franken or is it possible that a case/case back intended for the US market was used on a European model. Most of the stainless steel European models have screw backs whereas this one is a snap back. I also haven’t seen this lug design on other European models.

Also any comments re: the dial and whether it may have been refinished would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
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Re: European Futurematic with US case

Postby zafbasha » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:15 pm

That back does not belong on a European watch.

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Re: European Futurematic with US case

Postby Vanclaw5 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:59 pm

Thanks Zaf - the seller has listed the watch on eBay. Here is the listing:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-LECOUL ... SwBG9cmL~c

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Re: European Futurematic with US case

Postby zafbasha » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:31 pm

It's a Frankenstein.


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