The Memovox is in for service, and my watchmaker took some photos for me. I have the dial to try a little clean-up, and the rest is getting the spa treatment. Thought I'd share some pics, and a nice turn of luck at the end of this post.
Some dial close-ups:
A little light elbow grease seems to be working combined with a lint proof make-up swab, but pictures of the dial after tonight's cleaning will come tomorrow morning with better light. Worst case scenario (meaning if I screw it up) is that it goes back to Le Sentier so they can work their magic on it. The caseback is in good shape, and this is an uncommon model - stainless back with a solid 14K case.
Of course, if you have the caseback off you have to have a movement shot, right?
Here's the bonus - any JLC with a serial number from 1,770,000 to 1,850,000 was made in 1966 so it's another birth year watch for the box.