Lot 86: Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Wristwatch, Ref. 2953, c.1945
October 26, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Wristwatch, Ref. 2953
Switzerland, circa 1945
Manual movement, caliber P450/4C, 17 jewels, No. 394408; hours, minutes, seconds
Metallic Silver sunburst dial with applied gold Arabic numeral and Baton hour-markers, minutes outer ring; Gold Dauphine and blued Fils hands
18kt Yellow Gold case, crown, and snap-on caseback
Black alligator leather strap with Plated pin buckle
Hallmarked on the case, inner caseback, and buckle
Case No. 394408
Case Diameter: 35.5mm
Good age-related condition with minor traces of wear: case has minor scratches, dial has discoloration on the lower outer edge, hands show some age-related patina and seconds hand is slighlty curved; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.
Since the founding of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the brand has had a very inventive history developing over 1,249 mechanical calibers and registering over 400 Patents, playing a tremendous role in the development of the industry as a whole. Whether it is the keyless watch, caliber 101, or the iconic Reverso, it would be difficult to imagine a historical account of watchmaking without the mention of Jaeger LeCoultre.
Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.
Conditions may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches with water resistant cases may have been opened to inspect the movements; however no warranty is given that the watch(es) are currently water resistant.
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