1953 Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Mens Modernist Dress Watch - 14K Gold


Item No. 8215SH

Long ago Jaeger-LeCoultre built their reputation as masters of watch design. In the 1950's, Jaeger-LeCoultre crafted a group of very distinctive dress watches just for the American market.

The very fine and classic modernist wristwatch showcased in today's offering is one of these watches. From the thin gold case with stepped Florentine bezel, to the textured bracelet and timelessly styled dial with retro markers, it showcases classic sophistication throughout.

As fine on the inside as the outside, it is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre's caliber 818 handwound movement. So advanced and well engineered is this exceptional caliber that its components were used by Vacheron & Constantin and Breguet (see comparative image of the two movements below).

It is original and presents in gorgeous condition. The only replacement part is the crown, which is a correct signed replacement.

Its untouched original dial is mint. Its midsized 14K gold case presents in mint condition. Its original integrated JL bracelet presents in mint condition. And its high-grade movement is near pristine.

The gold weight of the watch is 39.9 grams (25.7 dwt)

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new mineral glass crystal. It is keeping extremely accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 864,606
  • Year built: c. 1953
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case markings (outside): 14K Gold
  • Case condition: Presents as mint
  • Dial: Silver, signed LeCoultre, gold applied retro styled indices, original and untouched, gorgeous mint condition
  • Hands: Original, gold, batons, slight natural aging
  • Movement type: High grade, Jaeger LeCoultre caliber K818/1CW, shock protected, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, self-compensating flat balance spring
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
  • Band: Original, integrated, signed JL, two size settings in clasp, sized to fit a wrist up to just under 7.5 inches on larger setting, presents as mint condition
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, one of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping extremely accurate time. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - 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.

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


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