LeCoultre watch identification?

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WoundCrown
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LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby WoundCrown » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:18 am

Hello all and thank you for the ad.
I'm from central Pennsylvania and I've been collecting watches for a number of years, primarily Omega, Longines & Movado. Lately, some classic pocket watches as well but I've never had a JLC until today.
I was wondering if anyone could offer information on a watch I bought recently. I have not yet received it so, unfortunately, I'm only able to post the pictures from the auction.
I'm not too familiar with the brand and only today realized there is a difference between Le Coultre and Jaeger Le Coultre. I've Googled "33mm 10K gold filled Le Coultre" but overwhelmingly the responses are in regards to the Memovox, very little information is available for other models.
This is not a "How much is it worth" post but rather I'd like to know what model it is and approximately what year it was produced.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
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Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby zafbasha » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:52 am

It may or may not have a model name. You'd need to find it in an old catalog, I don't have them all.

I can date it for you and identify its case reference once you get shots of the insides.

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Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby WoundCrown » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:41 pm

It may or may not have a model name. You'd need to find it in an old catalog, I don't have them all.

I can date it for you and identify its case reference once you get shots of the insides.
Thank you. It is scheduled for delivery on Thursday, I'll post pics then.
Thank you again,
Greg

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Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby WoundCrown » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:49 am

It may or may not have a model name. You'd need to find it in an old catalog, I don't have them all.

I can date it for you and identify its case reference once you get shots of the insides.
Zaf, the watch was delivered a day early. It's hard to tell if the case back will separate on the inner circle or the outer edge.
Any ideas?

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Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby WoundCrown » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:55 am

Sorry, the picture didn't attach.
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Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby zafbasha » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:29 am

If it says "use wrench XYZ" that usually indicative of a one-piece case. You'd need to remove the crystal and drop the movement out from the front.

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Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby zafbasha » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:29 am

If not, it's the outer arrow that would be the pry point.

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Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby WoundCrown » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:32 pm

If not, it's the outer arrow that would be the pry point.
My watchmaker received the watch today and was able to send me a picture.
I am completely unfamiliar with JLC so the movement doesn't tell me much.
Do you recognize it?
Thank you again, your help and expertise is greatly appreciated.
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Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby zafbasha » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:05 pm

It's a caliber K480/CW, dates to about 1963.

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Re: LeCoultre watch identification?

Postby WoundCrown » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:33 pm

It's a caliber K480/CW, dates to about 1963.
Thank you, I had written to JLC to ask about the age and all I got was a letter telling me I could buy the watch's history for $270.
is the K480/CW movement a decent one as far as their movements go?


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