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    Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    So this watch is up for auction at a local place near me. I've never seen one just signed Jaeger but I've found two other examples online. I know it's tough with only this picture but has anyone seen this before? Also I'm curious what something like this might go for should I decide to put in a bid. You could pm if it's not allowed.
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    Re: Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    My gut feeling is that this isn't JLC, but a different company. I think those are signed either Jaeger-Lecoutre or Lecoultre.

    I could be wrong, but in any case it looks like a decent diver-type.

    I have seen vintage clocks signed Jaeger, like car clocks and the like, but I think it's someone else.
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    Re: Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    A couple things leap out at me. Almost 100% sure this watch has nothing to do with JLC at all. The dial is odd in that it has no mark at the bottom which would typically say Swiss or Swiss made. Also the second hand looks a heck of a lot like the second hand on a Seiko 6105 diver. This watch doesn't sit right with me at all but I may be crazy.
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    Re: Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    Looks very much like the logo of British Jaeger Instruments who made vehicle dashboard instruments. Part of the Smiths Group I think at one time.

    Probably a presentation/ marketing gift.
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    Re: Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    Thanks guys! I did some thorough research last night and came up with two other examples on forums so it is legit. It seems like these were made by a company owned by JLC and made for the French market. I guess it's kind of like LeCouture for the US market except the movements weren't made by JLC. Still can't find an estimate of what I should bid, any thoughts?
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    Re: Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    Have you compared the logo to that of British Jaeger?


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    Re: Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    Here is the original Jaeger-LeCoultre logo:

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    Compare it to the dive watch logo. and we have a match.






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    Re: Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    Here is a thread from another forum, the 20ATM is about half way down. Looks like it has an ETA movement.
    http://www.watchprosite.com/?page=wf...913&pi=6996693
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    Re: Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    1930's advert.




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    Another match, definitely Jaeger, from the French factory as noted on the Watchpro link.

    Hope you get it Charlie!

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    Re: Curious about a vintage Jaeger (JLC) diver?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
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    Another match, definitely Jaeger, from the French factory as noted on the Watchpro link.

    Hope you get it Charlie!
    Nice, thanks Bob. Unfortunately I can't make the auction but I'll put an absentee bid in and see what happens. I'm just not sure what this would be valued at? An ETA with distant ties to JLC, it can either go cheap or way too much. What do you think?
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