1953 Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Mens Memovox Wrist Alarm - 10K Gold Filled


Item No. 3992

Around the mid century, as lifestyle paces moved faster and faster, top Swiss firms needed a way to enhance the experiences of their now frequently traveling top clients and to help him better organize and govern his most precious possession - his time. The engineers at Jaeger-LeCoultre rose to the occasion by creating an alarm wristwatch in 1951.

The watches featured a fully mechanical alarm system. To pull off this difficult task, Jaeger-LeCoultre equipped these watches with significant inner alarm gearing and even an additional stem and crown, making elements of second movement that worked seamlessly in conjunction with the normal timing portion.

The LeCoultre wristwatch featured in today's offering is an original example of one of these watches. The gold-filled case has a distinctive horn lug design. The alarm dial is original and in good condition.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the watch. Included with the purchase is a full one-year warranty on the movement and all of its functions, and a new timing certificate, and a copy of the repair manual for this model detailing the movement parts and their operation.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 971,740
  • Year built: c. 1953
  • Model: "Memovox"
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Alarm (Reveil), Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 10K yellow gold filled
  • Case markings (outside): LeCoultre, 10K Gold Filled
  • Case markings (inside): Cased and Timed in U.S.A by LeCoultre, 10K Gold Filled, 8733005
  • Case condition: Excellent with spots of wear to the bottom of the lugs
  • Dimensions: 32mm diameter (excluding crowns), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver with gold baton indexes and radial Arabic numerals at the primary hours, inner revolving alarm disk, inner minute track in blue, 100% original, good condition with toning
  • Hands: Original, luminous tipped gold batons, blue steel sweep seconds hand
  • Movement type: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cal. 814, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring  
  • Movement markings: LeCoultre Co. Seventeen Jewels, Swiss, Unadjusted, 814
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity box; PAPERS - Vintage period LeCoultre instruction and guarantee booklet; 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.

    To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


    Category: Leather Ski, Mens, Solid Gold

    Type: WATCH

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