Julien Le Roy vintage w/ handwind movement. Questions
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    Julien Le Roy vintage w/ handwind movement. Questions

    Hi Guys,

    My first post on Wus . I got a vintage 1970's black dial Julien Le Roy unisex watch with a handwind movement from my mom that I would like to have serviced. The movement seems to work just fine even though the watch must have have been unused for over 25 years or so. I just love the dial, it's so vintage yet so modern.

    My question is if it is worth it. A Google search on vintage Julien Le Roy watches did not bring up much useful information. Are they well regarded watches? What movement would be inside? Any information is welcome!

    P.s. my mom bought it in the Dutch department store 'Bijenkorf' if that is of any help.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Julien Le Roy vintage w/ handwind movement. Questions

    Welcome to watchuseek.

    I have never heard of this brand, and there is no Microlisk listing that I could find. I expect this was a "fashion" watch of the era, and as such it would have little monetary value, especially since the plating seems to be failing on the lugs. There is no way to tell what movement is inside without opening it, but I don't expect to see a high end movement. Financially it would make no sense to have this serviced. But if it has sentimental value to you and you want to keep it for the future, then you should make the investment. On the other hand, if it doesn't mean much to you and you just want to wear it now and then, then I would recommend skipping the service; just wear it until it dies. Presumably it was produced as a disposable watch anyway.
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    Re: Julien Le Roy vintage w/ handwind movement. Questions

    I read Julien Le Roy and stop breathing but my thoughts have been at least 250 years earlier . I agree with badbackdan. They took an old very famous watchmaker name for a fashion brand. ( Just if you're interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julien_Le_Roy )

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    Re: Julien Le Roy vintage w/ handwind movement. Questions

    at first glance of the title, i thought perhaps it was l leroy et cie.

    i've always wanted one of the peseux 260 chronometer movements.

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    Re: Julien Le Roy vintage w/ handwind movement. Questions

    I opened the case, there is a 17 jewel Peseux 7050 hand-wound movement inside. Sadly the case is just in such a poor condition that it use useless.

    I am now considering having the movement cleaned, adjusted and placed inside a new case. Would any of you know if there are companies that offer such services in the EU?

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    Re: Julien Le Roy vintage w/ handwind movement. Questions

    making a new case would be expensive
    replating a current one could be the best option
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    Re: Julien Le Roy vintage w/ handwind movement. Questions

    I personally feel that this would be throwing away your money, but you could replate the case.

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    Re: Julien Le Roy vintage w/ handwind movement. Questions

    Ok thanks guys.

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