Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

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    Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    I have an interest in purchasing this one, any help is appreciated.

    Does anyone know if this is the correct dial (not refinished) and movement?
    Its stamped Turler as well.





    I also have a question regarding this watches original condition, is this the correct movement and dial for this 14K gold LeCoultre watch?

    LeCoultre 14k Yellow Gold Men's Wrist Watch "Mint" | eBay

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    Re: Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    The one in the picture looks like it has a Cal. 800/C:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: LeCoultre 800/C

    Turler is a renowned jeweller in Zürich and it is not uncommon for watches to have that name on the dial as well. As for whether the whole thing is entirely genuine, only a JLC expert would be able to tell. It looks convincing enough to me, though.

    Much the same can be said of the second watch. Dial looks good and only the expert would be able to vouch for it. The movement is a Cal. 480/CW which is of the right period for that watch. As for it being the original for that watch, ask the experts.

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    Re: Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    The gold one is earlier (40's or 50's) but, as Hartmut says, only a JLC expert could say if the movement is original to the case and dial.
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    Re: Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    My feeling is dial is refinished with Turler added then.
    It should be marked Jaeger-LeCoultre (note the dash)
    Quality of print was known to not always be up to scratch with JLC, but I am sure that '-' should be there

    Case and back look all correct to me
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    Re: Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    On the Ebay cal 480 the rate adjustment lever is set "max" slow. The coils on the hairspring look funny as well. I'm far from an expert but you have to factor a potential service cost into that watch.

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    Re: Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    Thanks, I lost the bid on the Ebay one. Still working on the Turler dial JLC. Its hard to tell what the hell has been franken or original.

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    Re: Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    Here's a vintage IWC with Turler on the dial. Maybe it will help verify authenticity. It's worth a shot, anyway.

    SOLD - Vintage 1960s SS IWC cal. 8531 Automatic Date w/ TÜRLER Dial

    Edit: And an Omega.

    http://omegaforums.net/threads/vinta...serviced.8673/

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    Re: Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    I think both look genuine from your pictures, and as Adam and Hartmut suggested. And Turler is quite often seen on a wide variety of high end brands. As for the dial...it doesn't look in great shape, does it? Good price?

    Quote Originally Posted by MKIVdan View Post
    Thanks, I lost the bid on the Ebay one. Still working on the Turler dial JLC. Its hard to tell what the hell has been franken or original.

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    Re: Question about a Vintage Jaeger Lecoultre and LeCoultre 14K watch

    Quote Originally Posted by ImitationOfLife View Post
    Here's a vintage IWC with Turler on the dial. Maybe it will help verify authenticity. It's worth a shot, anyway.

    SOLD - Vintage 1960s SS IWC cal. 8531 Automatic Date w/ TÜRLER Dial

    Edit: And an Omega.

    http://omegaforums.net/threads/vinta...serviced.8673/
    Yes TURLER is OK
    But I feel that Jaeger(no dash)LeCoultre is incorrect on OP watch
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