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Lot 121: Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Memovox, Ref. E855, c.1960
26 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Memovox, Ref. E855
Switzerland, circa 1960
Automatic 'bumper' movement, caliber K825, No. 1999823; hours, minutes, seconds, date, alarm
Silver dial with applied silver luminous Baton hour-markers, date aperture, inner rotating disk and minutes inner ring; Silver luminous Obelisque hands
Stainless Steel case, crowns, and screw-down caseback
Black leather strap with Plated pin buckle
Hallmarked on the inner caseback
Case No. 1218409
Case Diameter: 37mm
Good age-related condition with minor traces of wear: case has minor scratches, bezel shows minor scratches, dial shows age-related patina on the inner rotating disk and some speckling, crystal shows minor scratches; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.
Since the founding of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the brand has had a very inventive history developing over 1,249 mechanical calibers and registering over 400 Patents, playing a tremendous role in the development of the industry as a whole. Whether it is the keyless watch, caliber 101, or the iconic Reverso, it would be difficult to imagine a historical account of watchmaking without the mention of Jaeger LeCoultre.Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.
Conditions may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches with water resistant cases may have been opened to inspect the movements; however no warranty is given that the watch(es) are currently water resistant. We do not warranty nor guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, including wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets, leather bands, and strap hardware, as repairs, restoration, and other subsequent work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
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