Please help with vintage JLC club

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    Please help with vintage JLC club

    Please help me to identify this JLC watch.
    Is it rare and valuable model or not so.
    It seems to be gold.
    Look at the back of it please, is it a personal name of the watch maker?
    I know you are not usually valuating watches here. But is it looks genuine and valuable at all?
    Thanks in advance your information can really help me. I trust the opinion of the forum members.
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    Re: Please help with vintage JLC club

    I am not acquainted with your watch model but my gut feeling tells me that it is genuine. The back inscription is almost certainly not the name of a watchmaker. If you google "Bulten-Kanthal", you arrive at Swedish Wikipedia where my extremely limited Swedish tells me that the name is that of a company that was created by fusion of the two original companies (Bulten and Kanthal) in 1970. The watch must therefore be from then or thereafter. I suspect that the middle name is that of a valued employee of that company who got the watch for N years of loyal service or as some special company award.

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    Re: Please help with vintage JLC club

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Hartmut Richter
    Thank you.
    It sounds legitimate.
    Appreciate your help.
    If so it's really rare model, cause didn't found exact ultra-thin model like this in place on the net.
    Regards

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    Re: Please help with vintage JLC club

    I wah you could take pisc of the inside of the casing back and the movement

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    Re: Please help with vintage JLC club

    The JLC "Club" model line was created during a difficult time in the company's history. Many of these watches do not contain JLC manufactured movements.

    They were trying to compete with lower priced Swiss and Japanese competion in the late 1960's and came up with the bright idea of purchasing movements from generic makers like A Schlid.

    As a result, these watches don't have the collector value as earlier and later JLC watches.

    Although if your watch was solid gold, it would have considerable intrinsic value.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Please help with vintage JLC club

    gatorcpa
    It's very valuable information - thank you.
    Will open it and check the movement manufacturer.
    Anyway if it is JLC stamp on it, than it's probably more value for collectors?

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    Re: Please help with vintage JLC club

    The movement should have "Jaeger LeCoultre" engraved on it.

    However, that doesn't mean it was made in their factory.

    We'd need a picture of the innards get a better idea of what you have.

    gatorcpa

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