A stunning 10K gold filled Art Deco gents wristwatch manufactured by Jaeger LeCoultre in 1951. The case has gorgeous hooded fluted lugs and the dial looks great. The crystal is facetted, very popular in the 1950's. The movement was serviced in January 2018 and has hardly been used since. I have owned it for some 12 months where it has sat in my collection, being religiously wound once a month to keep the oils circulating. Needless to say it is running strongly and keeping time. This work retails upwards of £175. The next service should not be required for some years, so please factor this in when considering the competitive price I am asking for this watch A new good quality leather strap has just been fitted so this eye catching watch is ready to wear. Art Deco gents watches from this period were made much smaller than contemporary watches (see the dimensions given below) so this watch is also suitable for wear by a gent or for a lady looking for a vintage watch oozing with retro appeal.
Dial: in excellent condition, having just been restored back to as it looked when new. It has a satin silver finish and is signed "LeCoultre". Gold coloured Arabic numerals and batons mark the hours and a subsidiary seconds dial with cross hairs is located just above the six o'clock position. The facetted crystal is clean and clear. Please note that the distortion you see in the photos is caused by the crystal.
Case: 10 carat gold filled with hooded fluted lugs, in very good condition, measuring approximately 23 mm across, excluding the crown and 38 mm in overall length. The outside back of the case is hallmarked as 10K gold filled and signed "LeCoultre" and hallmarked on the inside. The case shows the expected light marks from use over sixty six years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention. There is light brassing to the lugs.
Movement: Swiss made 17 jewel cal. 438/4CW movement, signed “LeCoultre Co”. Serviced in January 2018, it runs strongly and keeps time.
Strap: fitted with a new brown leather strap which attached to the watch measures approximately 212 mm from buckle tip to last hole.