Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox stainless steel wrist alarm watch, dating to 1953, in very good overall condition. This watch is the stainless steel Memovox Wrist Alarm model which is not as widely available as the gold filled version. The case and dial present very well and the freshly oiled and adjusted movement, runs and keeps time, with the alarm function working correctly. The dial has a sweep seconds hand and an alarm arrow marker on the inner section of the two piece dial. The period domed crowns match. All Memovox timepieces are highly collectible and attract great interest when I list one for sale.
Dial: two tone satin silver finish, in excellent condition, signed “LeCoultre Wrist Alarm Swiss” with hours marked by gold coloured batons and luminous Arabic numerals. The hands are in good shape and the crystal is clean and clear. The dial has just been expertly restored back to as it looked when new.
Case: stainless steel, in good condition, measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the matching crowns and 41 mm in length. The inside of the rear cover is correctly signed "LeCoultre Co. Swiss". There are the expected marks from use over the years but no signs of abuse or blemishes of any significance that I could see to point out to you.
Movement: high quality 17 jewelled cal. K814 movement, signed "LeCoultre", just oiled and adjusted, running perfectly 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. The serial number dates the watch to 1953.
Strap: unused generic brown leather strap which attached to the watch, the strap measures approximately 235 mm from buckle tip to last hole.