A gentlemans' 10 carat gold filled Memovox alarm watch from Jaeger LeCoultre, manufactured in 1953. This timepiece is one of the earlier versions of the alarm watch, signed "Wrist Alarm" on the dial (not "Memovox" as with the later 1960's models). It is in excellent overall condition. The case looks great, the stunning black enamel dial has a sweep seconds hand and an alarm arrow marker on the inner section. The crowns match and the manual movement is running strongly and keeping time, with the alarm function working correctly. A new genuine crocodile calf strap has just been fitted. The watch is signed in three places, on the dial, case and movement.
Case: 10 carat gold filled with a stainless back in very good condition indeed, measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the matching crowns (replaced due to normal wear) and 40 mm in overall length. The inside of the rear screw back cover is marked "10K Gold Filled Bezel Stainless Back" and signed "LeCoultre". This watch has been carefully looked after during the last 66 years. It is a used watch and therefore has the expected marks from responsible use but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of significance that I could see to draw to your attention. All that I could see is a tiny pin ding on the side of the bezel opposite the crowns which I mention for the sake of accuracy.
Dial: in great condition with a black enamel finish and is signed “LeCoultre Wrist Alarm Swiss”. Raised gold coloured batons and Arabic numerals mark the hours. The recently replaced crystal is clean and clear. The dial looks to have been expertly restored within the last few years.
Movement: high quality 17 jewelled manual cal. K814 movement, running strongly and keeping time. The watch is wound and set by the lower crown and the alarm is wound and set by the upper crown. Both functions operate correctly.
Strap: fitted with a lightly used good quality black genuine crocodile calf strap. Fitted to the watch it measures approximately 198 mm from buckle tip to last hole.