Today's offering showcases this uncommon World War II era Jaeger-LeCoultre with 24-hour military style dial, made for the U.S. market.
During World War II, while other watchmakers switched to inferior materials and sacrificed quality for the sake of cost, Jaeger LeCoultre refused to compromise, continuing to deliver very fine wristwatches. As a result, their War era wristwatches meet the same high standards of finishing as many of their pre- and post war vintage watches.
While many similar style watches were fitted with chrome plated tops, this watch's case is all stainless steel.
It features an uncommon 24-hour two-tone dial, done in a military style with large luminous Arabic markers and original beautifully patinated luminous diamond hands.
As a mens midsize, it is well suited for someone with smaller wrists.
It is in pleasing and honest condition with all original parts down to all hands and the winding crown. Its case is in better than excellent condition and does not appear to have ever been polished.
Its dial may be a nice early vintage restoration. Its fine handwound caliber P450/2A Jaeger-LeCoultre movement is keeping very accurate time.
Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled it. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a NATO strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Whether your battlefield is an important piece of ground or a business boardroom, this classic Jaeger-Lecoultre is sure to be enjoyed on the wrist.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 295,992
Year built: c. 1944
Functions: Hours Minutes, Waterproof (originally), Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men (today a unisex size)
Case material: Stainless Steel
Case condition: Solid stainless steel, two-body, polished and brushed, stepped bezel, snap back waterproof, 34mm wide (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dimensions: 31.5mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Signed LeCoultre, two-tone silver, sweep seconds, pleasantly toned luminous material, may be a nice early vintage restoration. Presents very nicely.
Hands: Original, luminous blue steel diamonds
Movement type: Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 450/2A, the hacking version of this movement family was used in the company's renowned Mark XI military watch, , elegant Geneva stripes, rhodium finished, Breguet hairspring
Movement markings: LeCoultre, P450/3, Seventeen Jewels, VXN
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: NATO strap, can fit a variety of wrist sizes. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty
Box/Papers: Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.