JLC Jaeger LeCoultre 37mm Memovox Worldtime K829 Bumper Automatic XL Steel Case | eBay
The JLC Memovox jumbo is high on my wish list (although I'd prefer the no-date version), and the world-timer is particularly desirable to many people, but as we all know, there are many frankens and re-finished dials, etc. I'm pretty certain this one is a bad example, but it would be very educational for me if people could point out their specific concerns, and explain WHY they think this is a refinished dial. I'm trying to get better about recognizing the types of details that some of you are good at seeing. Just to be clear, the asking price is far too high in any case, so this is more an educational exercise than a watch I would pursue.
(1) The condition seems to good to be true - but this is not proof.
(2) The lume dots are all the same color, but this isn't proof of an complete re-dial, just new lume dots.
(3) Some of the markers are not aligned with the lume dot circles (they are askew), suggesting they have been re-applied. Is this a reliable concern, or are some original dials imperfect in this way?
(4) There is a funny extra ink mark above the "E" in "MEXICO". Looks like an error. Could this have been an original factory error?
(5) The lume on the hands is too bright; this is obvious.
(6) The back is over-polished, but this is just a condition issue.
(7) Somebody has been very sloppy with a screwdriver when working on the movement. Lots of scratches. Again a condition issue.