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    Old Jaeger Lecoultre

    Hello, can anyone help me identify this Jaeger Lecoultre, at the back it only says: "10k Gold Filled" and "Use all proof wreng 1335" , the strap is not original and i has an alarm (it is stucked at 2) and if anyone can tell me how to open it, thanks.

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    Re: Old Jaeger Lecoultre

    Its a JLC Memovox, hands look all wrong to me but Im no expert on JLC, this is one of those watches that I would love to own they are still making them now.

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    Re: Old Jaeger Lecoultre

    Yes its a JLC MEMOVOX (alarm watch)

    Here is mine for an example:










    Classic and great watch from 50s
    Hands and crowns look wrong too
    Yours probably uses the Caliber 814 (1953 - 1964) 17J and Parachoc

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    Re: Old Jaeger Lecoultre

    Classic and great watch from 50s
    Hands and crowns look wrong too
    Yours probably uses the Caliber 814 (1953 - 1964) 17J and Parachoc


    So it may be fake? I cant open it so i have not seen the inside

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    Re: Old Jaeger Lecoultre

    what it says on the back is you need a special wrench to pop the crystal off and the movment is accessed through the front-so-no. If you dont have the # tool they specify or another specialized tool for removing 'top loaders' you will have to go to a watchmaker to have him open it. And while he is in there you might want to ask him to clean it and find a minute and hour hand that are better matched the the watch (or source originals) the small triangle pointer for the alarm is correct though its on a disc, I believe. good luck with it. Its a highly collected and valued watch here.
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    Re: Old Jaeger Lecoultre

    To any neophytes reading this:

    NEVER place uncased watch movements on textiles unless their next stop is the watchmaker. pithy
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    Re: Old Jaeger Lecoultre

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    That's a joke that becomes less funny when we each have attained a certain age. : 0
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    Re: Old Jaeger Lecoultre

    Doubt it's fake; the dial (with the alarm indicator) would probably be more trouble to "fake" then it's worth, and the movement with dial is mated somewhat to the case, which again is reasonably unique to this particular watch (being a front loader with two split stems and all). Its probably more a case that the lume on the originals stopped glowing years ago, and the watchmaker replaced them with whatever he had on hand in the spirit of a more efficient (read: faster and cheaper) repair. Or possibly it didn't originally have lume, and the previous owner wanted it to glow. Lots of possibilities.
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    Re: Old Jaeger Lecoultre

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Doubt its fake; the dial (with the alarm indicator) would probably be more trouble to "fake" then it's worth, and the movement with dial is mated somewhat to the case, which again is reasonably unique to this style of watch (having two split stems and all). Its probably more a case that the lume on the originals stopped glowing years ago, and the watchmaker replaced them with whatever he had on hand in the spirit of a more efficient (read: faster and cheaper) repair. Or possibly it didn't originally have lume, and the previous owner wanted it to glow. Lots of possibilities.
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