🇫🇷Vintage 1958 Jaeger LeCoultre 古董積家 10k Gold Filled Powermatic Automatic Watch With bumper Movement
👉🏻初次鐘錶收藏家詞彙資訊一覧 http://carousell.com/p/118437107/ JAEGER LeCOULTRE 10k Gold Filled Powermatic Automatic Watch Power Reserve: 40hours with indicator at 12 o'clock Year: 1958 Case Width: 34.5mm Case Width w Crown: 36.5mm Lug to Lug: 40mm Movement: LeCoultre 17 Jewels Bumper movement cal. 481 Dial: original and very clean with SWISS mark at 6 and power reserve indicator at 12 ABOUT this Jaeger LeCoultre watch... Advertisement: https://www.ebay.com/itm/362075258838 A fabulous gentlemen's Jaeger LeCoultre Powermatic, power reserve, 10k gold filled watch dating to 1958. This is a very rare watch with this condition and all working well and in excellent condition with a very clean movement (see picture). The "Powermatic" is an automatic “bumper” vintage watch with a power reserve indicator on the dial which shows 40 hours running time when the power unit is fully winded and it runs down to zero (show in RED color otherwise WHITE) when the watch is unwound. Case: 10k gold filled, in very good condition, measuring approximately 35 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 43 mm in overall length. There are the expected minor marks on the case that you will always see on a used watch of this age but no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention. The back case outside is hallmarked as "10k Gold Filler" and the inside is signed LeCoultre. Dial: signed "LeCoultre Automatic". The dial is finished in stainless stell silver with hours marked by applied gold coloured batons and an Arabic number 12. The power reserve indicator is located just under the 12 o'clock position. Movement: high quality cal. 481, 17 jewel automatic bumper movement signed “Le Coultre Co Automatic”. The bumper unit is an early automatic movement which was first seen in watches in the late 1940's, with many LeCoultre and Omega watches housing them during the late 1940's and early 1950's. Unlike modern automatics where the rotor which sits on top of the mechanism and rotates through 360 degrees, the bumper mechanism rotates through a little over 300 degrees, hits a stop and then bounces back and forth with a hammer action. The movement has a springs at the end which cushion the impact of the hammer action and bounce the rotor back over to the other side of the movement. As with most automatic watch mechanisms, the movement can be also manual wound. It should "kick started" when first used by manually winding the watch. When it is fully wound the power indicator will go out of the red and show a 40 hour charge. About Jaeger-LeCoultre In 1903, Paris-based watchmaker to the French Navy, Edmond Jaeger, challenged Swiss manufacturers to develop and produce the ultra-thin movements that he had invented. Jacques-David LeCoultre, Antoine’s grandson who was responsible for production at LeCoultre & Cie., accepted the challenge, giving rise to a collection of ultra-thin pocket watches, including the thinnest in the world in 1907, equipped with the LeCoultre Calibre 145. The same year, French jeweller Cartier, one of Jaeger’s clients, signed a contract with the Parisian watchmaker under which all Jaeger movements for a period of fifteen years would be exclusive to Cartier. The movements were produced by LeCoultre. Edmond Jaeger also acquired the patent for the atmospherically driven clock Atmos from its inventor Jean-Léon Reutter and licensed it to LeCoultre from 1936 for France, and in 1937 for Switzerland. Some collectors and misinformed dealers have made the erroneous claim that American LeCoultre is not associated with Jaeger-LeCoultre Switzerland. The confusion stems from the 1950s, when the North American distributor of LeCoultre watches was the Longines-Wittnauer Group, which was also responsible for the distribution of Vacheron Constantin timepieces. Collectors have confused this distribution channel with the manufacture of the watches. According to Jaeger-LeCoultre enthusiast Zaf Basha, the "Galaxy", an upmarket mysterious dial diamond watch, is a collaboration between Vacheron & Constantin and LeCoultre for the American market. It features “LeCoultre” on the front and “Vacheron & Constantin — LeCoultre” stamped on the case. The LeCoultre trademark expired in 1985 and was replaced by the Jaeger-LeCoultre trademark. I hope you will like this watch as it is one of a kind with such condition and a rare find. If you like what are listing please make sure to follow us. We have other Rolex , Omega , Seiko vintage watches in other listing and will post various watches every week. :) ~sometime.sometimes
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