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Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Movement Alarm Mechanical Vintage Watch 1950's
You are viewing a very rare and noteworthy achievement to watchmaking. At his price if you was to sell on in the near future do not think you can lose money. A fine investment opportunity into vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre watches.
This classic example of a LeCoultre Memovox has a 10K gold-filled case with flared lugs with the high demand original features and fully working alarm.
As mid-century approached and lifestyle paces moved faster and faster, top Swiss firms needed a way to enhance the experiences of their now frequently traveling top clients and to help him better organize and govern his most precious possession - his time. In response to this need the engineers at Jaeger-LeCoultre created an alarm wristwatch in 1951.
The watches featured a fully mechanical alarm system. To pull off this difficult task, Jaeger-LeCoultre equipped these watches with significant inner alarm gearing and even an additional stem and crown, making elements of second movement that worked seamlessly in conjunction with the normal timing portion.
The two-tone dial is original and untouched. If you shake the watch is may hear a clunk sound. Do not be worried, this is perfectly normal with these watches as the fitting the alarm complication into 1950s as no mean feat.
Please be advised vintage watches are smaller than today's standard's so ensure you are comfortable with the case size which is approx 34mm.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Alarm (Reveil), Sweep Seconds
Case material: 10K yellow gold filled
Case markings (outside): 10K Gold Filled Apex
Case condition: Very good vintage condition with light wear as you would expect with a watch from the 1950s
Dimensions: 34mm approx
Dial: All original
Movement type: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cal. 814, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Movement markings: LeCoultre Co. Seventeen Jewels, Swiss, Unadjusted, 814
Jewels: 17 rubies
Case ID / Ref: 9386 / 54016022
Strap / Band: Black
Width between lugs: 18mm
Working: Yes, it was recently cleaned and oiled
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