Originality and Appraisal of this JLC

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4) Case diameter & overall condition.

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slique12
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Originality and Appraisal of this JLC

Post by slique12 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:47 pm

Hello,

I'm a new member on the forum - thanks for having me.

I'm seriously considering this JLC and wanted your thoughts on its originality and opinion on its appraisal.

Info from seller:
- dial, hands and movement are all original
- movement is the manual Calibre P469A
- the watch is in 31mm size which I find surprising as I usually see these watches between 33-34mm

I have a couple more pics of the crown and the case if that helps.

Thanks for your time and help.
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Re: Originality and Appraisal of this JLC

Post by zafbasha » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:43 am

Looks good to me, watches that are smaller, even when fairly nice like this one, struggle to go over $600-700.

It might be a French market watch.

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Re: Originality and Appraisal of this JLC

Post by slique12 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:31 pm

zafbasha wrote:Looks good to me, watches that are smaller, even when fairly nice like this one, struggle to go over $600-700.

It might be a French market watch.
Thanks for your input. You are spot on as this watch is indeed listed by a French seller at around $720USD. I'm still contemplating whether it's too small.
- What would similar watches in 33-34mm size go for? $900-$1000?
- Also, here's another watch (images attached) I'm considering - German Military Issue, 31mm, Manual wind JLC calibre 463, untouched case, dial and hands. Listed online by a UK dealer for 800pounds. Thoughts on condition and appraisal please?

Thanks again.
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Re: Originality and Appraisal of this JLC

Post by zafbasha » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:22 pm

I think long term you will be happier with 100% stainless steel cases, the German issue has never been proven on that model and it's a chrome plated top. It might be replated as well.

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