I recently purchased a JLC Memovox E855. It's my first vintage watch purchase and I haven't been able to stop myself from wearing it or admiring it. That said, a few things have caught my attention that make me question the originality of the piece and would appreciate some input from the forum:
There are two items that caught my eye:
- "AUTOMATIC" sits really close to the minute chapter
- The "26" on the date disc is "smudgy" with what looks to be ink blobbing or smearing
I'm wondering if these are indications of a sub-par redial/frankenwatch or whether quality in the 1960s was a bit variable and I got an example that's less than perfect.
Thanks for your help!