Valuation for this 24 hour JLC

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Valuation for this 24 hour JLC

Post by slique12 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:11 pm

Hi Zaf,

Happy new year. I've been looking for these 24 hour watches for some time, and found one that seems to be in decent shape but the crown seems incorrect. Could you comment on its authenticity, as well as what would be a reasonable price to pay?

Thanks so much.
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Re: Valuation for this 24 hour JLC

Post by zafbasha » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:30 am

I think it looks oK, crown my have been replaced. It's not a 24 hour movement, just a 24 hour dial.

About $1000-1200 maybe? I haven't had one in a while either.

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Re: Valuation for this 24 hour JLC

Post by slique12 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:16 pm

I wonder if you have any historical images of this reference to confirm? These watches aren't found in large numbers and the few I have found online seem to have four different styles of crowns. One style is on the watch above, and I am attaching three more styles below.

Thanks again for your assistance.
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Re: Valuation for this 24 hour JLC

Post by slique12 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:42 pm

And here is another example that is in nicer condition than rest. It seems the crown on this one seems identical to the watch I'm evaluating.
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Re: Valuation for this 24 hour JLC

Post by zafbasha » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:16 am

This looks like the original crown to me:

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