1954 Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Vintage Mens Reveil Wrist Alarm - 10K Gold Filled

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Item No. 4371

Today's offering showcases this classic example of a LeCoultre Memovox. It has a 10K gold-filled case with flared lugs.

As mid-century approached and 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. In response to this need the engineers at Jaeger-LeCoultre created 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 two-tone dial is original and untouched. Our watchmaker has freshly disassembled the movement down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, 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.: 989,451
  • Year built: c. 1954
  • Model: "Memovox", Ref. 9386
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Alarm (Reveil), Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 10K yellow gold filled
  • Case markings (outside): 10K Gold Filled Apex
  • Case markings (inside): Cased and Timed in U.S.A by LeCoultre, 10K Gold Filled, 54010266, 9386 
  • Case condition: Excellent with light wear and wear where the two case halves snap together
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter (excluding crowns), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Black outer dial with gold baton indexes and Arabic numerals for the primary hours, luminous hour dots, silver inner revolving alarm disk, inner minute track in blue, original, excellent condition with partial loss of luminous fairly and light aging
  • Hands: Original, gold epees tipped with luminous
  • 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: Our watchmaker has freshly disassembled the movement down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. 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.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate; Copy of LeCoultre repair manual for this model detailing the movement parts and their operation
  • 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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