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    Jaz Automatic

    I'm stuck indoors today waiting for FedEx to deliver Madame's birthday pressie, so rather than spending my time working with Madame in her veggie garden I've been cleaning up yet another French watch.
    From another murky fleabay photo, and rather vague description (I like those) came a decent Jaz Auto from the early to mid 1970's.



    I was pleasantly surprised to find it had virtually brand new glass and a not unpleasant brand new ZRC stainless bracelet, which, even more surprisingly fits perfectly!





    The case is a simple gold washed affair and has lost a lot of whatever sparkle it once had, but the slightly matte look is not that unattractive. Unusually, the face has a tiny "FRANCE" printed under the 6 baton, right at the edge of face, and it's pretty much obscured by the curve of the acrylic.

    It runs a FE 3612 auto, not the 17 jewel version shown on Ranfft, but a 21 jewel version, which, so far, works just as it should.




    As Jaz was mainly a clock maker I rarely see any Jaz watches, so it's certainly worth it's 13.50€ place in the collection.

    For once I don't have to do any research as there's an excellent feature on Jaz here, JAZ , une petite SAGA - it's in French, but "Bing" does a reasonably good job if you don't think your French is up to it.
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    Re: Jaz Automatic

    You seem to be increasing your collection at a prodigious rate John. Name:  sticking.gif
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    Great stuff - and all that Jaz.
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Jaz Automatic

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Great stuff - and all that Jaz.
    20 mins too slow for that pun.....

    As Marrick says..... your thread count is pretty high (even more than me) with all these acquisitions!!!

    Congrats on another great watch
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    Re: Jaz Automatic

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    20 mins too slow for that pun.....

    As Marrick says..... your thread count is pretty high (even more than me) with all these acquisitions!!!

    Congrats on another great watch
    There's been a surge of cheap French 3 digit brands of late, just trying to fill the alphabet, there's another couple of 3 digits on the way hopefully FOR the LOV of French watches
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