Ref 9386 & 3015: The "Ford" Memovox Versions

Jul 14, 2010,23:36 PM
 

In 1955, Henry Ford II issued Memovox watches to his top salesmen (and their wives) in a special boxed set. The men's watch was a U.S.-model Memovox reference modified with a Ford emblem on the dial at the 12 o'clock position. The lady's watch was a Longines model. The pair were packaged in a special custom-made his/hers tandem case with the Ford insignia and dual-signed by LeCoultre & Longines-Wittnauer (the U.S. distributor for LeCoultre watches). This presentation case is probably a much rarer find than the Memovox watch.

The men's Ford Memovox was issued under a couple of different references, case ref 9386 and ref 3015, both with flared lugs. There were also 2 different dial styles (stick hour markers or 3,6,9,12 arabic numerals) and also 2 different alarm dial styles, 2 different hand styles and 2 different sweep second colors. All of these variations are factory original and correct.

Below are a few examples of the men's Ford Memovox, showing the different variations. Trivia question: can you identify the car in the background? (Hint: it was produced the same year as the watch):








The case reference 3015 version:





For comparison, a couple of non-Ford examples of the ref 3015 showing a couple of dial variations:





And here's the special presentation box that the Ford watches came packaged in:








Enjoy!

Greg

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MEMOVOX Roll Call !!!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 13th, 2010-13:01
Hello Everybody! Let’s have a MEMOVOX Roll Call! Vintage or Modern, LC or JLC, Light or Dark, Big or Small… …makes no difference! Memovox lovers, please join in! I will start with my old trust worthy Beater; The JLC Memovox Compressor! Best Memo wishes Bl...  

Looks like you need company

 
 By: jml_watches : July 13th, 2010-14:21
Hi looks like you need company - here's mine I'm surprised I'm the first to follow on! Cheers JML...  

Ah, the Cal 914! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-04:02
A very beautiful and interesting Memo! Manual movement and with crystal case back. Yes, JML – I always like company! What fun would a forum be without it? Thanks for joining and showing your beautiful Memo! Best Blomman

Thanks

 
 By: jml_watches : July 15th, 2010-15:26
Hi thanks. What I really like is that it would now be considered quite small. Though it fits my wrist perfectly. Also it fits its movement perfectly. I'm also constantantly surprised at how black dial and ostrich strap work together. But then I do like an... 

Did someone ring?

 
 By: respo : July 13th, 2010-14:54
Here's mine. By the way, Blomman, I love your "Beater." respo This message has been edited by respo on 2010-07-13 14:56:45...  

TTP 65 Paris edition! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-04:50
Yes, Resop – I did ring, and you answered! Good to see your “Perfect Memo”! Have you found your perfect Reverso yet? Best Blomman

Still working on that...

 
 By: respo : July 14th, 2010-06:21
...the perfect Reverso remains elusive, unless I just go ahead and get the Grande GMT, which may be THE ONE. We'll see in 2011. Thanks for recalling that I did find my perfect Memo. Best, respo

How can I forget, my friend?! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-14:10
When you are showing it like this?! Best Blomman

before waiting for 2011 piece...

 
 By: Stefan : July 15th, 2010-07:51
... you should seriously consider in getting Grande GMT first, look forward to seeing you joining our club by the way, as Blomman said, i also like your "perfect Memo". stefan

Re:

 
 By: bchankai : May 29th, 2016-14:29
What we really need is for JLC to make us a reverso memovox! Until then, I can vouch that a rotation of the grande GMT and the cal 914 is a happy combo! Brian CK

Here is mine

 
 By: nilomis : July 13th, 2010-15:17
After a small drop and panic (nothing happened with the watch, movement etc. JLC is approved), here is: My AMVOX1 says: "Salud!" to all, Nilo...  

AMVOX 1! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-05:20
Salud, Nilo ! Good to hear that your new AMVOX I didn’t take any harm from the drop...! Stunning photo, I have to learn how to take this kind of photos! Best Blomman

A couple for the pot...

 
 By: pplater : July 13th, 2010-17:15
Cheers, pplater....  

Cal 914,AMVOX 1, TTP 68, TTP 65! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-08:08
Wow, Pplater ! What a great collection of Black Memos! I think you and me are sharing the same obsession as our dear moderator! Best Blomman

Thanks for an already eye-opening thread. I can only sit and watch.

 
 By: Ruckdee : July 13th, 2010-19:21
But enjoying all of your watches thoroughly. Ruckdee

+1, very cool idea for a post! [nt]

 
 By: DRMW : July 13th, 2010-22:19
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Thanks, MW! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-09:30
I hope to see some Incursions join soon! Best Blomman

That would be awesome! [nt]

 
 By: DRMW : July 14th, 2010-17:30
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Just sit back and relax, Ruckdee! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-09:20
And enjoy the ride! It’s wonderful to see the great diversity of the Memovox line! Best Blomman

Very interesting…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 13th, 2010-22:56
So far the oldest from the 90thies and only black dials! Well, I don’t blame you – you all know in which basket I have put the most of my eggs… Thanks guys for joining in! Very homogeneous so far. I wonder if this thread will show how diverse the Memovox ...  

Great Reveil

 
 By: jml_watches : July 14th, 2010-13:38
Hi Blomman Great Reveil - another great Memovox. Really like yours and the strap looks great. Have been sorely tempted by this model in the past. Cheers JML

Thanks, JML!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-14:13
Yes, one of my favourite dress watches! This one was the one of open my eyes for Memos… Good or bad?! I don’t know, some times I wish they didn’t tempt me so much! Best Blomman

Yes indeed, Stefan! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:19
Thank you! The numerals and hands are pure JLC DNA! One detail that is not that common on JLC’s are the bezel. The profile of the bezel is high but not very wide, a detail I really love on the Reviel! Best Blomman

Let's begin by the beginning...

 
 By: amanico : July 13th, 2010-23:29
My latest catch, which is chronologically an early model, the Ref E 851 ( This one was made in 1955 ). I couldn't resist... Best, Nicolas This message has been edited by amanico on 2010-07-13 23:31:50...  

A killer!...

 
 By: pplater : July 14th, 2010-03:35
Envious congratulations, Amanico. Cheers, pplater.

I'm still on the hunt for a few ones...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-03:46
Like a clean example of the Memovox with the roll lugs ( the first Memo ), your black Memo housing the Cal 914, a World Time Ref 3160, the infamous Polaris 65 ( the original, of course ), and a double signature, like a Gubelin, a Dunhill or a Cartier... B... 

Here are some of mine.....

 
 By: manish : July 14th, 2010-04:12
regrds. manish...  

2nd...

 
 By: manish : July 14th, 2010-04:17
...  

3rd and last. a gold memovox..

 
 By: manish : July 14th, 2010-04:29
regrds. manish...  

Ref 3159, Cal K814?

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-12:00
That one looks really nice, Manish! Is it a Ref 3159, Cal K814? Best Blomman

yes blomman ..thanks. [nt]

 
 By: manish : July 14th, 2010-22:15
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Actually, I believe that's a ref 3151 powered by a cal 489

 
 By: GregB : July 16th, 2010-13:49
The ref 3159 was produced immediately after the ref 3150 barrel-lug model and shares the came movement caliber and dial styles and back. All that changed was the lug type. Greg

I don’t recognise this one, Manish

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-11:26
Is it an early E 855, same calibre as your first? Best Blomman

yes cal. 855.. [nt]

 
 By: manish : July 14th, 2010-22:17
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Here are some additional pix of that model showing case details...

 
 By: GregB : July 16th, 2010-16:10
The case reference isn't marked internally, but appears the same as the E855..... just houses a cal 815 non-date instead of the cal 825 w/date. Warning - very old pictures taken when I had a poor camera:...  

E 853?

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-21:41
Yes, Greg, almost the same case, just different lugs; compared to the E 855. Nice pics! Best, Nicolas

Good eye, Nicolas! I believe E853 is correct

 
 By: GregB : July 16th, 2010-22:11
From the front, both the E855 and E853 look the same, but from the side profile, the lug tips are a bit different. Good catch! Greg

Easy, as I'm looking for one! :) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-22:13
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Great to Manish!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-09:33
Love the ebony indexes! Best Blomman

+1...

 
 By: Stefan : July 15th, 2010-07:58
... i don't think i can resist this anymore. stefan

beautiful dial nicolas.. [nt]

 
 By: manish : July 14th, 2010-05:15
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Thanks a lot, Manish. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-08:17
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E 851! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-09:27
What a beauty, Nicolas! It looks to be in stunning condition, and the patina is to die for, Mocca-late! Huge congrats, my friend! Cal 489/1 inside? Great idée to start at the beginning! I did as well, I started with my first Memo, and from there it’s been... 

Here you are...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-09:45
Cal 489 inside. Will post a kind of photo essay quite soon. Best, my friend. Nicolas...  

Stunning! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-12:03
Imagine that the movement still looks that good after 55 years! Fascinating ! Best, my friend Blomman

awesome Vintage...

 
 By: ocwatching : July 14th, 2010-20:16
wow...like fine wine...

gorgoeus--just gorgeous

 
 By: playtime : July 15th, 2010-20:36
thanks for sharing!

Another one I kept under my sleeve for a good occasion...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-03:55
Memovox Ref E 871 housing the Cal 916: Funky, yes, but not uninteresting... IMO. Best, Nicolas...  

E 871 Cal 916! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-12:40
You have very long sleeves, my friend! Maybe instead of Mr Vlad your name should be the Magician?! Maybe I will slide something out from under mine soon…?! Looking great! Congrats, again! Best Blomman

Well, Blomman, I still hide a few...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-12:57
And among them, one I own for quite a year, now. I had to make some researches about it, and will post it in September. I'm quite sure you don't know this one. Well, the standard model, certainly, but not this version with some interesting History behind.... 

Very intriguing, Nicolas!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-14:16
Sounds like September will be a good month! Best Blomman

Finally, Stefan! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:22
I was wondering why you holding them back..! Great to see your three Cal 916! Best Blomman

Mamma mia!

 
 By: swiss made : July 17th, 2010-06:33
The round blue dial watch is amazing. Perhaps at the end of this month I may extend my collection of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches with a second vintage.

Not sure if this qualifies...

 
 By: Goh : July 14th, 2010-05:20
Not Memovox but a Reveil: Goh ...  

Master Reveil! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-12:50
It qualifies very well, Goh! I already put mine in… Memovox, Reveil or Alarm… They are all Memos in my book! Best Blomman

This is killing me

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : July 14th, 2010-07:31

Aaah, this one? :)))

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-10:58
A great one, for sure! Best, Nicolas

yeah....

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : July 14th, 2010-12:20
that one

not funny

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : July 16th, 2010-07:13

Tssss, Baron, we are waiting for you, my friend!

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-07:18
Best, my friend. Nicolas....  

well thanks Nico....

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : July 16th, 2010-12:21
I keep my personal identity quiet... now everyone knows what i look like. Your safe is killing me

No, Baron…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-12:54
…take it easy! I think some of the members have only just started… …and are holding back! So far only three Polaris for example… I hope this post will go on for a while! And if we are really lucky some of the vintage guys will join... 

love to see this roll call finally arrived...

 
 By: Stefan : July 14th, 2010-08:36
Blomman, many thanks for taking up this great initiative. hope to see more and more vintage and modern Memovoxs from others to join this call. for this roll call, among all my Memovoxs I have here, i picked these two to join the party. both are considered...  

Cal 601 and IpsoVox! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-12:58
Yes, Stefan – they are very rear! Congrats again! But please don’t hold back, let all your Memos join the Party! Best, my friend Blomman

E 875, Speed beat :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-09:16
Wonderful to see all these Memos all together! Here is the next one to join; E 875, Speed Beat Cal 916. With a beautiful discoloured dial, original blue. Best Blomman...  

Looking great, Stefan! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:24
Soon I will join you with my blue...! Best Blomman

A little late to the party...

 
 By: Patrick  : July 14th, 2010-11:57
... but here you go...  

A conspiracy...That must be a conspiracy...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-12:27
One of the rare Memox I don't have, yet... Best, Nicolas

I feel for you, Mr Vald :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-13:04
And at least one more will join the party…! Best 333

I have to hunt it very seriously, Blomman.

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-13:23
There are 2 watches which cause me some issues, this Cal 914, and the bloody sister, the Memo 65. Each time I am at the poit to get them, they escape! Damn watches... Well, moon is out, time for night life! Best, Vlad..Dracul.

Ghost watches, my friend! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-14:19
We all have some that hunts us in our dreamd… Best Blomman

Ah, another Cal 914! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-13:02
Another beautiful Cal 914! No problem, Patrick – the party just started...! Best Blomman

What about a small NSA?

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-13:01
Best, Nicolas ...  

NSA, small?! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-13:07
It’s the biggest so far in this thread … Looks great - love the strap! Best Blomman

It was indeed a way of saying...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-13:24
Small in an affetcuous meaning. Best, Nicolas

One more NSA

 
 By: mirador : July 15th, 2010-03:17
How about an Incursion ? BTW, get a bucket, GregB is on fire !!! some awesome shots there, what a collection (not my photo)...  

The first Incursion! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:29
I was wondering were they where hiding! Great photo, thanks Michael! Best Blomman

Let’s go back in time…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-14:46
1950, Ref 3150 Cal 489/1 with tubular lugs. Best Blomman...  

The Mother of all the Memos...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-14:48
Another one which is in my wish list... Lovely and so special with these tubular lugs! Best, Nicolas

The lugs are great! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:33
Actually they fill a purpose! The make the case “lift” from the wrist, so it is very comfortable to wear! + They are very nice looking! Best Blomman

An Army of Polaris.

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-14:58
...  

Unless you prefer them in Salad?

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-15:01
...  

Or ...A Grand Cru?

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-15:02
...  

Rated X?

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-15:05
Now, that is true Porn Watch! Best, Nicolas ...  

Do I see double?! 8-) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-21:31
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Ah, Polaris! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-21:28
Original, TTP, TTP! Best Blomman

Maybe, my friend…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:38
You have to redraw your “line”..?! As I have and when opportunity knocks, you do an “upgrade”..? Only problem with that tactic is that you will end up with pairs…! Good hunting! Best Blomman

Hey, Nicolas, are you holding back from us?!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:41
I know some that are missing, and maybe you have some more new under your sleeve?! Best Blomman

AMWOX 1! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-21:38
Great to hear that you love your new watch! And it looks like you found a new strap as well? Looks very good! Best Blomman

I think the strap looks great! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:44
The stitches match the numbers very nice! If you are tired of the strap, you can always send it to me and I’ll put it on mine! Best Blomman

AMVOX strap option

 
 By: charleslan : July 15th, 2010-13:58
Hi everybody, I don't usually post but this is a great thread with some wonderful waches! On my SS AMVOX1 I asked my AD to order the 22/20mm lightly perforated, black calf strap with white box stiching. You will need a 20mm pin buckle as well but I much p... 

Welcome here, Charles!

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-14:02
You should join us in our Memo Roll Call! It is one of the craziest Roll Call I've ever seen! Best, Nicolas

Sounds very nice and sporty, Charles! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-21:22
Maybe you could try to share a photo with us here? Welcome! Blomman

AMVOX straps

 
 By: thiP : July 17th, 2010-08:13
Hello Robert, here are some ideas of straps I bought for my AMVOX: one NATO James Bond and one grey genuine galuchat. Cheers....  

AMWOX 1...?!

 
 By: Stefan : July 15th, 2010-08:24
... AMVOX or AMWOX? anyway, my AMVOX 1 is going to knock my door very soon. stefan

Its titanium sister:

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-11:38
...  

And what a sister! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:45
If I had the chance I would date them both! (And their mother…) :: )) Best Blomman

Really, Stefan? Congrats in advance.

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-07:01
The dial will fascinate you. The ruthenium turns into brown under some light condition, it is really captivating. Keep us posted, please! Best, Nicolas

i hope...

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-07:16
my first AMVOX can reach me in time before this roll call closes, then i can post it here stefan

Your first?!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-13:18
Congrats, Stefan! And yes I think you will make it, because we never close…! Look at the Polaris Roll Call, still popping up new entries! So you did go for TI version? Best Blomman

My first vintage Memovox...

 
 By: Zsolt : July 14th, 2010-20:38
...is an E 855 model from 1967. But it definitely not the last one... Best regards, Zsolt...  

E 855 Cal 825! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-21:42
Wow, Zsolt! Looks to be NOS! Please tell us more. Best Blomman

E 855

 
 By: Zsolt : July 15th, 2010-03:21
Hi Blomman, It is not a NOS piece but it's in a very good condition. The case has been polished before but it still looks nice....this is my favourite E 855 model. And thanks for starting this Roll Call! Zsolt

If I have to add one more E 855 in my Memo collection, this will definitely be ...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-22:54
This one, Zsolt! I love these Ebene Indexes and these hands so much! They add Elegance to Elegance. Best, Nicolas.

It looks even better in real life...

 
 By: Zsolt : July 15th, 2010-03:35
...a very nice dial in my opinion. By the way, I bought my 5th Memovox

5th Memo?

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-03:37
Come on, you can't keep the silence anymore... Best, Nicolas

Oops...

 
 By: Zsolt : July 15th, 2010-03:43
....somehow the second part of that line disappeared.... Anyway, that is the TTP 68 Polaris with the "wrong" dial what I mentioned to you a couple of weeks ago....and thanks to your advice I finally decided to buy it. It is a great watch and I will post s... 

Cool! You will have to post it on the

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-03:47
Polaris Roll Call, and here, on this Memo Roll Call. Can 't wait to see your pics! Best, Nicolas

Let's talk about love!

 
 By: JoeT : July 14th, 2010-20:54
Thanks for giving time & space to talk about our love Regards, ...  

Cal 914! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-21:48
Yes, Joe – the Cal 914 IS a pure love story! Best Blomman

The next one who posts a picture of a Memo Cal 914...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-22:11
I ban him... Or I ban myself. ) Lucky mate, I love and miss this watch so much! Nicolas

Nicolas, there is at least one more to join…! :) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-22:18
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A conspiracy theory!!!

 
 By: JoeT : July 15th, 2010-08:14
(nt)

Pair of E 872 Cal 916! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 14th, 2010-22:00
Aprox 1970, Ref 872 Cal 916 one with original strap/buckle and one with original bracelet. Best Blomman...  

A trio of ref 3150s (original Memovox barrel lugs)

 
 By: GregB : July 14th, 2010-22:20
The reference 3150 was the very first Memovox model released by JLC and came in several different dial/hand styles. Here are (3) examples I've had in my collection (I've had a couple of others but can't find pictures at the moment): Greg...  

These 3 ladies are awesome, Greg.

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-22:26
I love their very clean dial, and the weird lugs. Best, my friend. Nicolas

Hello Greg! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-07:47
Great to see that you have joined the party! All I can say is WOW!!! Your display of Memos just blows my mind! Will have to look closer tonight! If I know my self right after seeing this I won’t be able to sleep… Best Blomman

love this barrel lugs very much...

 
 By: Stefan : July 15th, 2010-08:30
... can't resist to this beautiful lugs. i must hunt one for my collection sooner or later. stefan

I posted the ref 3150s but left out the 3151.... my bad.

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-21:51
Here's the next Memovox issued after the barrel-lugged ref 3150. The ref 3150 also came in many dial variations and hand styles. I can't find the pix of the 18K version I had, so the stainless model is all I have to share for now: Greg...  

I don't know if I can forgive you..You forgot the 3151??

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-22:08
Damn, Greg, you had them all or what? I am dizzy, now. What a Roll Call! Best, Nicolas

Variations on a 14K Ref 2744 Date @6

 
 By: GregB : July 14th, 2010-22:36
Here's a U.S.-model reference 2744 in both a worldtime and non-worldtime versions. The original dealer catalog shows the worldtime version with the 2nd version of the worldtime dial: Interesting bit of trivia: both worldtime dial styles (concentric and ra...  

That was what I feared...

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-22:51
The arrival of the Memos World Time... Another one I'm hunting... This would deserve a dedicated post " JLC and the World Time "... Best, and thanks for these rare pictures, Greg. Nicolas

Sure!

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-23:40
And especially the Ref 3160... Looking forward to admiring it, Best, Nicolas

Stunning, Greg! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:50
And very interesting to see the pocket WT as well! Didn’t know JLC made pocket WT. Best Blomman

Ref 9386 & 3015: The "Ford" Memovox Versions

 
 By: GregB : July 14th, 2010-23:36
In 1955, Henry Ford II issued Memovox watches to his top salesmen (and their wives) in a special boxed set. The men's watch was a U.S.-model Memovox reference modified with a Ford emblem on the dial at the 12 o'clock position. The lady's watch was a Longi...  

Funny how I know so few things about the Lecoultre production.

 
 By: amanico : July 14th, 2010-23:56
I never heard, till now, about Lecoultre made for Ford Best Sellers! And I'm working, at this moment, on Master Mariner watches, and more specifically, on a certain ...Chronometer made in 1958. To say all, there is nothing on the net about these special M... 

How many people have seen the AMC Motors version?

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-00:39
The 1955 Ford special-edition Memovox models shown in my earlier post are relatively easy to find, but how many people know that AMC (American Motor Company) also commissioned a special edition Memovox as a sales presentation award? It was a 2-tone (stain...  

thanks so much, Greg...

 
 By: Stefan : July 15th, 2010-08:41
thanks indeed for this very informative post. i have never known these interesting information before. it is really educating to me. but i have a question regarding these two special case numbers 9386 and 3015, interestingly these two casings were not cap... 

Hi Stefan.....

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-09:33
No, the 2 models don't appear in Zaf's book. I don't think Zaf makes the claim for his book to be an exhaustive reference on every Memovox model ever made (that would be a much much thicker book). In fact, his book is quite light on covering many of the U... 

hope Zaf's 2nd edition to be coming soon...and ...

 
 By: Stefan : July 15th, 2010-09:38
... and also he can cover more US models in his 2nd edition. after seeing so many your beautiful Memovoxs, just feel so much that i don't know... it is long way ahead for me! thanks so much for sharing your collection! stefan

I never was a Ford kind of guy…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:53
But now I might have to reconsider! Super cool stuff! Love the His and Hers! Best Blomman

I'm not a Ford guy either. My vice was early Maseratis...

 
 By: GregB : July 16th, 2010-22:00
Nobody attempted the trivia question I posed about the car in the background (very recognizable for U.S. collectors): 1955 Thunderbird (same year as watch). More trivia (complete with answer): Did you know that Henry Ford II commissioned another special w...  

No more no JLC watches...

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-22:03
I had the Ford T in my mind...To say that I was far from truth, about the period and the car! Best, my friend. Nicolas

WANTED TO KNOW

 
 By: gonzalez20us : May 29th, 2016-12:08
I have one as well but I wanted to know how do the origin band for these watches look. The one I have is a spandex band and is the same gold color as the watch.

A few Worldtime dial Memovoxes...

 
 By: GregB : July 14th, 2010-23:57
A 14K gold case reference 2744 (manual cal 911) shown in one of my earlier posts: A circa 1967 14K gold case reference 2672 (cal 825): A 2-tone case reference (unknown) cal 825 My "special" 14K Memovox cal 825. Please excuse the picture quality, as the pi...  

Greg, you're a killer!

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-00:03
I tjink you also have a very special Memo WT, which belonged to a prestigious personality, if I'm not wrong... What a thema! Thanks, once again, for the share! Nicolas

these WT Memovoxs are truly eye-opener to me!

 
 By: Stefan : July 15th, 2010-09:18
many thanks, Greg once again. stefan

Worldtime! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-11:57
World class, Greg! Now it’s official – I won’t be able to sleep tonight!!! Actually I am surprised that no one have joined with the new one yet. I might have to make a change of that… Is your special the one form the book..?! Stunn... 

Variations with a common dial style......

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-00:12
I thought this was interesting..... a few different case references that share a common arrowhead dial style: A gold-filled case ref 3041 caliber 814: A gold-filled case ref 2676 cal 911 A case ref 2904 caliber 911:...  

Finally one I have! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:06
Unfortunately one of the common once… But at least I have one of all they marvels you are showing us. Best Blomman...  

A couple more random 14K gold U.S. models

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-00:25
A 14K gold case ref 2744 cal 911: A 14K case ref 2102 cal 814...  

Polaris II ...

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-00:32
...  

The Polaris II ! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:09
Oh, Nicolas – now you are hurting me again! Stunning! Best, my tempting friend! Blomman

Temptation is my pleasure, Blomman... :) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-12:11
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What about some Memovox Pocket Alarms?

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-00:56
A NOS gold-filled case ref 3107 Memovox Pocket Alarm money clip (all original) A NOS rare aluminum-cased Memovox Pocket Alarm cal 814 (no case ref imprinted) A NOS circa 1966 Memovox Pocket Alarm cal 814 Greg...  

Awesome stuff, Greg. A.W.E.S.O.M.E!

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-03:24
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Pocket Alarms! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:12
I love pocket alarms! So beautiful! Greg – you are killing me!!! Best Blomman

i think i will hunt for one or two soon...

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-21:35
Greg, they are beautiful Memovox Pocket Alarms. you know i was seeing one Memovox Parking Pocket Alarm, but that time i am not sure the center disk with parking numbers are correct or replacement. i did not go for that! did you know JLC had make Memovox P... 

AFAIK, no Memo Parking Pocket Watch, Stefan.

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-21:58
But A World Time Memo Pocket Watch existed, indeed. Best, Nicolas

Re: Parking Pocket Alarms...

 
 By: GregB : July 16th, 2010-22:18
I haven't personally seen a Pocket Alarm with a parking dial and don't remember seeing one in my catalogs. I'll look again. It wouldn't surprise me that they made such a model since they are from the same period as the Worldtime dials and Pocket Alarms we... 

A visual comparison of the cal 601 Memovox and its U.S. cal 489 cousin

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-02:15
I've been lucky enough to find 4 examples of the scarce (2,000 made) caliber 601 Memovox (alarm pointer hand instead of rotating alarm disc) for my collection, but I recently noticed that I also have its twin in a U.S. version watch. The cal 601 movement ...  

my one is out of 2,000 made :-)

 
 By: Stefan : July 15th, 2010-09:26
...  

Greg, you are rolling out the LeCoutre history for us…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:19
…a history I and I think many others didn’t know about! And for that I thank you greatly, even if it will cost me a lot of sleepless nights! Best Blomman

Blomman, glad you liked the posts!

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-21:46
I suppose I've tended to collect a lot of the U.S.-model LeCoultre watches in the past because the history was so undocumented and interesting. I've slowly been able to piece some parts of the puzzle by collecting old dealer bulletins, documents and catal... 

Memovox Parking, Ref 3161.

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-03:32
...  

Beautiful piece...

 
 By: Zsolt : July 15th, 2010-03:48
...it's on my list but seems to be hard to find specially in this condition.... Cheers, Zsolt

It would be my pleasure, Stefan! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-12:06
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I really like that Parking model.

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-09:46
I've had the U.S. version of the Parking, but not the Swiss (pictures somewhere in my computer, but having trouble finding). I like the Swiss version much better. That's one I need to acquire some day. Yours is simply stunning! Congrats!

With a bit of patience, and some luck...

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-12:04
It will come to you, my friends. It was a nice surprise, as I began to desesperate till one of my friends called me to ask me if I had any interest on a Memo Parking. You can imagine my answer... Best, Nicolas

Memo Parking! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:22
Hey guys! Is it “let’s torture” Blomman day to day?!!! :: )) Another stunning piece of history! Best Blomman

Pair of E 861 Cal 825! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-07:49
Aprox 1965 and 1968, Ref 861 Cal 825 one with original strap/buckle. Best Blomman...  

What???

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-08:17
You have a pair of E 861??? Damn, I think I found crazier than me! Best, Nicolas

Didn’t you know?!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:26
Crazy?! No, just different tactic… Get one when you have a chance and if a better one comes along, do a upgrade! The only hitch in this tactic is that I have problem letting go of watches… Best Blomman PS. But to be honest, I might be a little crazy…... 

Interesting tactic, indeed.

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-22:39
But I still think you may be a bit crazy... Like many of us! Best, Nicolas

the next to hunt for - great:) [nt]

 
 By: rafalbar : July 15th, 2010-12:48
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Blue E 871 Cal 916! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-08:05
Same as Nicolas earlier, but in blue. Best Blomman...  

my favorite 815:) and E870

 
 By: rafalbar : July 15th, 2010-08:55
This message has been edited by rafalbar on 2010-07-15 08:56:29 This message has been edited by rafalbar on 2010-07-15 09:06:30...  

Rafal, happy to see you joining this party...

 
 By: Stefan : July 15th, 2010-09:32
.... WOW your Memovox diver is lovely one. seeing your AMVOX 1, i really hope my one can arrive to me in time so that i take some pics of it to join this party. stefan

so many memo - couldn't stop myself :) e872

 
 By: rafalbar : July 15th, 2010-09:42
Stefan - soon but I know how painful can be waiting - just to stay in the subject - still with old crystal - again yesterday it got a nos one - e872 cal.916...  

cal.825 ref.860

 
 By: rafalbar : July 15th, 2010-09:50
best Rafal ...  

the last one today ref 855 cal.825

 
 By: rafalbar : July 15th, 2010-10:06
...  

Beautiful tritium pearls! :) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:31
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Tritium or radium?

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-22:25
Superb photo of a great classic. Do you happen to have the movement number on this one? Just to compare with mine... Best, Nicolas

have no clue but the dial is marked with single T

 
 By: rafalbar : July 15th, 2010-22:43
serial 1660296 so ca. 1964 or 1965 best Rafal This message has been edited by rafalbar on 2010-07-15 22:43:43

Definitely Tritium...

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-22:49
Due to the year, and to the T marking on the dial. Thanks! Nicolas

Thank you :) [nt]

 
 By: rafalbar : July 15th, 2010-23:55
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Great trio, Rafal! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:28
The Polaris II is tempting me very much! Best Blomman This message has been edited by blomman on 2010-07-15 12:29:22

Thank you :)

 
 By: rafalbar : July 15th, 2010-12:42
The Polaris 2 was my target for pretty long time Thank you my best regards Rafal

The Deep Sea Alarm US.

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-11:46
...  

Aghfasrg*&%#”tizsgvmaagnk 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:39
Sgr=&%¤egpa arphig(/&”#!”#!rs pwarsgr……. You are killing me!!! Love the DSA – as soon as I have recovered from my latest acquire I WILL start to hunt this one!!! Best Blomman

YHFDFSWCVBGHH! :))) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-13:54
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amazing beauties !!!!

 
 By: rafalbar : July 15th, 2010-12:44
Both are beautiful but US somehow catches me more best Rafal

Hey Vlad! If you continue this…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-12:34
… torture I will have to ban myself from this forum!!! Otherwise I will lose my mind! :: )) Best Blomman

LOL, Thanks, Stefan.

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-22:00
I love this pair so much! I will post something about it soon. Best, Nicolas

Snowdrop E 877...Black dial.

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-13:59
...  

Drool…! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-06:22
A black Snowdrop is one I would love to add to my “Pure Black” theme! Best Blomman

As I mentioned, I love pocket alarms! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-14:22
Four Cal 911 and one Cal 814 Best Blomman...  

E 855 Cal 825 Ebony indexes! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-14:59
Best Blomman...  

Cal 825! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 15th, 2010-15:50
Best Blomman...  

a wonderful historical perspective

 
 By: playtime : July 15th, 2010-20:47
thank you everyone for sharing--what a broad range of dials and styles.....

A colorful U.S. "HPG" Speedbeat ref 3075...

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-21:19
Back to post a few more U.S. Memovox models. Very interesting dial markers on this U.S. model "HPG" Speedbeat (cal 916). It is a case reference 3075. The markers have a lapis-like mottled blue color that contrasts nicely with the red sweep second and red ...  

Colorful, yes, but appealing, too.

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-22:32
Another Ref I didn't know. Thanks, Greg. The Lapis Markers are a good idea, in my opinion. The onlly thing which is so so is the red second hand...Curious in such an elegant version. Best! Nicolas

Yes....

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-23:19
... the red sweep second does spoil the elegance a bit. I hadn't really noticed before posting that the red was carried onto the alarm triangular marker also. If they felt the need to add color, a blue sweep second might have been nice. Oh well....

Very cool Speed Beat, Greg! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-13:23
I like the red second’s hand, only if it was I little thinner… Best Blomman

The identical JLC version was the ref E874......

 
 By: GregB : July 16th, 2010-17:28
I just stumbled upon the twin of this watch (E874) in an old 1972 JLC catalog. The only difference on the JLC version: the sweep second hand and triangular alarm pointer were colored gloss black. The hand is the same thick shape, just a different color.

A nice blue dialed cal 911 ref 2676 date @6

 
 By: GregB : July 15th, 2010-21:25
I recall a thread on this forum recently featuring blue-dialed Memovoxes..... here is a U.S.-model manual (cal 911) to add to the list. I haven't seen this version here very often, with the square markers printed with Arabic numerals. Certainly haven't se...  

The location of the date at 6 is perfect!

 
 By: amanico : July 15th, 2010-22:36
You have to pay attention to notice the Date, with these square markers at 3, 9 and 12. Interesting, for those who don't like Dates, it can be a solution... Best, Nicolas.

68, 1968, 65 ...

 
 By: p@trice : July 15th, 2010-23:58
g Best Patrice...  

A pleasure to see these 3 Polaris having such a good life and

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-00:14
Joining this Memo Roll Call! Thanks, Patrice! Best, Nicolas

Beautiful plexi dooms, Patrice! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-06:25
My favourites! Looks like sea turtles on their way to ocean! Best Blomman

E 875 Cal 916:

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-00:21
...  

I really like the bi-coloured dial! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-13:28
And it looks to be in good condition too! As always..! Best Blomman

A very nice trio. [nt]

 
 By: Bill : January 12th, 2017-11:13

E 875 Cal 916 Speed beat, original Blue dial! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-00:29
Same as yours, Stefan! Best Blomman...  

thanks Blomman :-)

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-21:55
we should try to see whether we can take a family pic of these blue speed beater stefan

my modest contribution to a never-ending thread

 
 By: karmin : July 16th, 2010-01:15
Thanks for this nice initiative and the amazing thread. My modest contribution, from E855 to more 70's models (E87X and others) : and back in history to the latest arrival on board, the DSA: Thanks also to GregB for impressive and extensive overview of LC...  

Superb, Karmin...Superb!

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-01:22
What a great selection, my friend. When I look at your E 855, trio, I feel less guilty to want and hunt a 3rd one, tghe one with the Ebony indexes... You're absolutely correct, it may well be an endless story. Congrats on your E 857 Deep Sea! Best, Nicola... 

complete tribe

 
 By: karmin : July 16th, 2010-01:43
Thanks Nicolas. For the moment, I keep my eyes open for a pink gold 855 (and of course, for a nice bezel for the DSA...) What about you ? When will you provide us with a picture of your complete memovox tribe (you might need a wide-angle lens) ? karmin

Still looking for some of them, Karmin.

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-06:22
It may look like the follwonig list: Vintage Polaris 65. Memovox World Time Ref 3160. Memovox Double Signature ( Gubelin, Duhnill or Cartier ).. Memovox E 855 Ebony indexes. Memovox E 861. Memovox ref 3150 ( Tubular lugs ). The idea is cover all the Memos... 

Wow, Karmin! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-06:32
Love your E 855 collection! And the DSA – one that haunts my dreams…! Best Blomman

Another AMVOX I ! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-06:11
Fellow Memovox lovers! I am soon out of bullets, so I will start my end game with an AMVOX I in SS. The first one in a theme I call “Pure Black”! Best Blomman...  

NSA! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-07:32
Master Compressor Diving Alarm Navy SEALs Ref 183T470 Cal 956 956 956 956 Part #2 End Game, Pure Black! Best Blomman...  

TTP 68! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-07:56
This one don’t need any precentation! Part #3 End Game, Pure Black! Best Blomman...  

my last two memo for this roll call, both are in Cal 814.

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-07:11
This message has been edited by Stefan on 2010-07-16 07:13:52...  

That is damn crazy...

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-07:26
What a thread! And, now, Stefan, you come with these 2 Cal 814. What is the reference of your SS one? I'm totally dizzy, guys! Nicolas

case reference?!...

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-07:43
... i have also no idea about that. i have opened the case, but find no number on inside caseback?! for that SS one, the dial seems like refinished, but the casing and the movement are perfect! by the way, i also feel dizzy now... i just can't imagine so ... 

The ref is not always engraved on the inside case back, Stefan.

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-08:15
The interesting, very interesting thing is that we are many, here, to own more than one Memovox. It is really a cult watch, whatever is the version. As for the Cal 910 / 911, yes, we doesn't see many. I'm looking for my first one with the WT 3160... Best,... 

Stefan, The cal 911 seems much more common in U.S. models...

 
 By: GregB : July 16th, 2010-09:06
While the cal 911 is common here, the cal 910 (non-date) is far less common. Here is the way they were shipped from the Le Sentier to the U.S. for casing; with dials and hands pre-installed in batches of 10: Greg...  

no wonder...

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-09:55
...i have been recently checking Memovox with Cal.911, most of them that i can find so far are marked with LC instead of JLC. and also it explains why the Cal.911 housed in much more different types of casing! from my observation so far, i saw many Memovo... 

Fantastic pics of the movement package, Greg.

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-10:36
Even if I already know them , I am fascinated, each time I see them. A nice journey in time! Best, Nicolas

Another WOW, Greg! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-13:34
You are like a history library, section LeCoultre!!! Thank you very much for sharing this with us! Best Blomman

amazing, Greg... how can you know????

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-21:12
... you only look at the front view of my watches, i did not show you the pic of caseback. would like to learn from you more on how to identify that thanks in advance! stefan

Stefan, I've owned both models, so I recognized them...

 
 By: GregB : July 16th, 2010-21:27
I try to keep notes on the case numbers and calibers (as well as detailed pictures inside and out) on all the watches that come through my collection. I hope to someday publish the list with pictures when it is a little more complete. I haven't had as man... 

you should publish...

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-22:01
i see, no wonder you know the case reference of my watches straight away. i think your list is not completed yet, but the list of this kind would be very helpful and useful for collectors here. with this kind of important data, then more people can learn ... 

Stefan, I'm thinking about that ...

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-22:09
It will be a heavy work, as there are so many Vintage Lc, JLC, and Jaeger , but WE all can try to bring our knowledge and do it. Let me think about it, I will soon come back to you. Best, my friend. Nicolas

yes, heavy work, but meaningful right...

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-22:17
i think we may set up a database for that listing that everyone can contribute by adding/amending to the listing. in any case, this work will be helping us and next and next generation to carry on history and spirit of JLC in future. i am sure our grand c... 

Very nice, Stefan! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-13:31
Your last two? But your new AMVOX will come soon, yes? I am also almost out of bullets, but I think Nico is still holding some back from us…!!! Best Blomman

you are "almost out of bullets"....?

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-21:08
for me i am really out of of bullets, except my AMVOX1 in TI can arrive in time i will let you guys continue the party... stefan

Two E 855...

 
 By: thomas..m : July 16th, 2010-11:48
E855...  

He He Thomas, the French Connection is here!

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-11:51
We're still waiting for Kaiser Sauzée ( Clavi ) . Best, my friend. Nicola

That would be awesome! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-14:03
If Mr Kaiser Sauzée joins then almost all the "Usual Suspects" are here… and then this thread would be even more over the top! Never seen anything like this! What was I thinking?! I will not get a good night sleep in weeks after this…!!! ... 

What a beautiful pair, Thomas! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-13:38
Two stunning E 855! They both look very crisp and minty fresh! Best Blomman

Thank's Guys!

 
 By: thomas..m : July 17th, 2010-06:54
;-)

My Memovox.

 
 By: swiss made : July 16th, 2010-12:47
I hope you like it. Greetings from Spain... jlcmemovox1970...  

A Spanish E 872 Cal 916! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-12:57
Welcome Swiss Made! An E 872 in stunning condition! Of course we like it! You really choose the right moment for your watch to join this forum! Best Blomman

More pics.

 
 By: swiss made : July 17th, 2010-03:56
You are all very friendly. Thank you. I upload more pictures of my watch. Greetings from Madrid....  

Bienvenido aqui, Compadre.

 
 By: amanico : July 16th, 2010-13:43
And thanks for joining our Roll Call with such a nice example! Best, Nicolas

thats the second white dial and 3rd E872 (Stefan has blue one)

 
 By: rafalbar : July 16th, 2010-14:02
amazing design - one of my favorites best R

I count at least five...

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-14:10
with this one... You, Me (2x), Stefan and Swiss Made... One of my favourites as well! Best Blomman

my mistake :) I have mised yours ones:-)

 
 By: rafalbar : July 16th, 2010-14:30
no hard feelings I hope best Rafal This message has been edited by rafalbar on 2010-07-16 14:33:43

Absolutely no hard feelings! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 16th, 2010-14:37
I think it's great that we have so many vintage and also so many different Memos shown here! Actually, I am surprised – the out come of this thread is much, much more than in my wildest dreams! Best Blomman

WOW, our Spanish WC Champion finally joining us!

 
 By: Stefan : July 16th, 2010-22:06
welcome to your Memo here! stefan

Nicolas, my friend – you are radioactive! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 17th, 2010-00:49
Love the aging on that one! Are the hands and pearls still alive and glow in the dark? Best Blomman

Not a strong lume, but yes, they still glow.

 
 By: amanico : July 17th, 2010-00:59
As all my radium watches... This white E 855 is among my favourites. The radium indexes and hands just gives it the necessary warmth to make of this watch an exceptional watch. Best, Nicolas

superb!!!

 
 By: rafalbar : July 17th, 2010-04:09

TTP 65! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 17th, 2010-01:01
Another one that doesn’t need any presentation! Part #4 End Game, Pure Black! Best Blomman...  

One of the dearest JLC in my heart, Blomman.

 
 By: amanico : July 17th, 2010-01:11
A fantastic timeless watch. If I had to keep one, only one... Best, Nicolas

If that was the case…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 17th, 2010-01:16
…only one watch. Then we would probably wear the same on or wrists! Did I mention that I saw one in the wild?! Well, at the Geneva airport – but still! Best Blomman

E 855 Black dial from 1967.

 
 By: amanico : July 17th, 2010-05:22
...  

That’s a black beauty, Nicolas! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 17th, 2010-06:03
Stunning! That is one I really MUST start to hunt… Best Blomman

Agreed, Blomman.

 
 By: amanico : July 17th, 2010-06:15
To me, this Black Memo is one of the nicest, with its gilt dial. A must have. Best, Nicolas

my year...

 
 By: Stefan : July 18th, 2010-06:57
love to see "black' attraction, and also it is the same year as my birth year, can't escape from this beauty, another one is in my shopping list stefan

Memovox International! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 17th, 2010-06:13
I am surprised that I am the first to add one of these to this thread. Part #5 End Game, Pure Black! Best Blomman...  

I saw it in Rose Gold, this week.

 
 By: amanico : July 17th, 2010-06:17
Great watch ,definitely. You have the honor to be the only one here to get it. But this monopole won't last too much, for sure! Best, Nicolas This message has been edited by amanico on 2010-07-17 06:18:28

Rose Gold?

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 18th, 2010-06:06
Yes, that version is very tempting! My AD was kind and brought both SS and RG for me to choose from. Both with my special number! My mind was racing to get both but… Luckily I could restrain myself, as you know I got something else instead…! Have you deci... 

We'll, I'm stuck in my decisions...

 
 By: amanico : July 18th, 2010-06:12
I have 3 or 4 watches in the pipe, so I really have to make my mind as I can't get all of them... Best, Nicolas

finally to see this modern classic!

 
 By: Stefan : July 18th, 2010-06:59
well done, Blomman. stefan This message has been edited by Stefan on 2010-07-18 06:59:33

any short/long term issue with hammer brake?

 
 By: bikecourier : October 2nd, 2012-08:42
Blomman, et al - I have heard issues that the brake on the hammer will unequivocally "go" within a couple of months and the watch will clang around when your wrist moves. Any longer term reports from you on this? Or have you heard this from others? Thanks... 

really?

 
 By: bikecourier : October 3rd, 2012-14:22
I had seen it posted in another forum that for about 30 minutes following an alarm indicator that the hammer would subtly strike the chime as you moved around. Apparently on the most current model they installed a brake to prevent this. But I heard that t... 

This is totally different. you mentionned the hammer brake as an issue.

 
 By: amanico : October 3rd, 2012-22:49
This is not an issue at all. This is the way the movement is built. Best, Nicolas

I'm in

 
 By: chronomtr : July 17th, 2010-08:05
...  

Great trio, Chronomtr! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 18th, 2010-23:48
Your vintage looks stunning! Best Blomman

Superb picture, Bernard.

 
 By: amanico : July 18th, 2010-23:53
And watches, too! Best, Nicolas

Nicolas, you may ban me…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 17th, 2010-17:25
If you want... But I can’t help my self! Here is; Part #6 End Game, Pure Black! Best Blomman...  

Please wait until I have posted my final End Game… :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 18th, 2010-06:09
Please I will soon post my last Memo… Best, my friend Blomman

You mean the Pola 65 Vintage???

 
 By: amanico : July 18th, 2010-06:11
In this case, I will ban you, for sure! Best, my friend. Nicolas

Blomman, i am telling...

 
 By: Stefan : July 18th, 2010-07:02
... this Master Memovox is the one i will get it in future time. in my mind, it is very special one among all the Memovoxes stefan

Final End Game! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 18th, 2010-06:48
Part #7 Final End Game, Pure Black! With risk to be banned from this forum (Nicolas, please let me stay! ) Here is my last and latest Memovox; The Vintage Polaris 65; And to visualize what I mean when I say “theme Pure Black”; To ALL Memovox lovers – a bi...  

That is indeed one of the craziest Roll Call I've ever seen, Blomman.

 
 By: amanico : July 18th, 2010-07:18
What a collection you have, my friend! I'm far behind you! I decided to keep on hunting some othrers, to complete the thema, and this roll call is another motivation to do so. But you know that some of them are my ghosts... Best, and thanks for all what y... 

Thank you for your kind words, Nicolas! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 19th, 2010-00:15
That means a lot coming form you, my friend! But I have difficulty to see that you are behind. Polaris 68, Polaris II, Snowdrop, Parking, Black E 855… Just to mention a few Memos… Yes, I know you have some ghost watches that haunt you, we all ... 

Blomman, family pics of my Memovoxes joining you too!

 
 By: Stefan : July 18th, 2010-07:22
Blomman, many thanks for this great initiative, it offers us a great opportunity to see all these beautiful vintage, old, new, classic, modern, and rare Memovoxs at one time. really enjoyed to share my little collection with other JLC fans here. hope afte...  

Stefan, your Memo collection has really built up in a short period of time! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 18th, 2010-23:59
And soon a modern AMVOX I is joining! Great to see, good job! You are working on a theme “Pure Blue”?! Best Blomman

Wow, Bill!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 12th, 2017-11:47
You found this old thread! The Memovox collection has grown substantially since then... One day I might do another group shot! Best Blomman

my two

 
 By: Pimousse : July 18th, 2010-14:02
...  

Beautiful pair, Pimousse! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 18th, 2010-23:53
Lovely setup! Is that an original Tropical strap on your TTP ? Best Blomman

Not sure how I missed this thread...

 
 By: craniotes : July 18th, 2010-20:23
But here's Incurison #10/62 in all its incarnations: And, of course, an "action" shot: To say that I love it is an understatement of gross proportions. As a diver watch aficionado and fan of JLC (and, of course, of the marque's trademark complications), t...  

Craniotes, I was wondering when you would show up! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 18th, 2010-23:56
Great to see your Incurison join this thread! Now we have Memos from the very beginning to the very latest…! Best Blomman

On the glass, yes, for the Beverly Hills Boutique.

 
 By: amanico : January 14th, 2017-13:41
But there is even better... ...  

Thanks Amanico ! [nt]

 
 By: templetowers : January 15th, 2017-01:24

Late due to vacation but no less happy

 
 By: stromer : July 19th, 2010-01:12
to be able to contribute to the roll call. Pure Memovox: Best, Martin...  

Happy to have you on board, Martin! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 19th, 2010-12:06
Looks like you have a nice summer vacation! Best Blomman

Another late entry…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 19th, 2010-14:21
Had a small GTG the other evening, among us was my friend that now wears my previous Reveil RG (the one that got away...). So I could not resist taking some photos to share in this Memo Roll Call…! It wasn’t a Purists GTG, but from the look of my friend’s...  

AMVOX 1 Steel

 
 By: Tungsten : July 20th, 2010-00:58
...  

The first Memovox...

 
 By: Rafiki3107 : July 20th, 2010-13:42
...I had, it was this K825, n°8817xx from 1968 as the JLC told to me...

Hum, little problem with pics,

 
 By: Rafiki3107 : July 20th, 2010-13:53
I make a terrible mistake and sold a few years ago. Now, I've got this Pola,...  

Well, Rafa, the Pola is much more than a substitute, IMO...

 
 By: amanico : July 20th, 2010-14:03
And you can always find a nice Memo to make a lovely pair... Best, my friend. Nicolas

You're right Nico....

 
 By: Rafiki3107 : July 21st, 2010-12:29
... I agree with you, and in this case I'll perhaps find a gold Memovox or a fast-beat...!

Rafiki, I think you made a…

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 21st, 2010-13:09
Great trade – the Pola is really special! Of course, it’s always painful to part from a watch. But it’s not to late, there are always room for more that one Memo in the collection, right?! Best Blomman

3072 lecoultre

 
 By: rafalbar : July 27th, 2010-20:33
not totally finished - needs a second (right one) and new crystal but I am happy my best Rafal...  

That’s a “bulky” lady, Rafal! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 28th, 2010-00:48
Congrats Rafal! I am very fund of these oddly shaped 70thies memos! Please let us see an after photo when you are finished. Best Blomman

Finally, Stefan! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : August 5th, 2010-11:36
Great to see your AMVOX I included in this roll call! Best Blomman

Here is my humble memovox..

 
 By: EdwardL : August 5th, 2010-09:37
Greetings from Kolkata India....  

Nice Memovox! Anyone know the case ref?

 
 By: GregB : August 5th, 2010-09:55
I've seen this model before but don't know the case reference. If you've ever had it open, it will be stamped inside the back of the case. Any idea what the ref is? Cal 815 bumper auto? Regards, Greg

Greeting Edward! :)

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : August 5th, 2010-11:40
Very nice LeCoultre – haven’t see that one before! Horizontal index and the dial looks almost shaped like a pie-pan. Or maybe it’s because of the angle and light in the photo. Please tell us more! Best Blomman

Hi Blomman

 
 By: EdwardL : August 5th, 2010-19:22
Sorry I don't know what a pie pan looks like. I'm from India. Anyways I'll try and take better pics for fellow Experts to comment about it. All I know is that it was a LOVE at first sight... Thanks for viewing

more pics for the LC memovox

 
 By: EdwardL : August 7th, 2010-05:21
...  

Great dial, Edward!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : August 8th, 2010-04:28
The whole watch looks to be in great condition, congrats! Never noticed that kind of hour hand before, very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Best Blomman

Thanks .....

 
 By: EdwardL : August 8th, 2010-22:02
It is because of the impecable condition that the dealer got his price.... Well! I'm not complaining Greetings

another belated comer - Memodate K911 ...

 
 By: Stefan : August 15th, 2010-06:58
Got this few days, LeCoultre Memodate K911 Ref 2676 would like to join this Roll Call too. stefan...  

Stefan, your new memo looks great!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : August 15th, 2010-08:06
Is movement Cal 911? Same as in some pocket alarms from that time. An US version, goldplated or solid? It looks to be in really good condition! Congrats, Stefan! Wear it in good health! Best Blomman

many thanks, Blomman...

 
 By: Stefan : August 15th, 2010-08:21
yes, the movement is Cal.911 which used in more pocket alarms during that period. as Nico said in other posts, Memovox with Cal.911 is not very commonly found. that's why i have aimed to hunt one for my collection. to my knowledge, most of the time, i fou... 

That should not be too hard, Stefan

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : August 15th, 2010-08:31
As they are not that uncommon. I have seen some quit often… Good hunting! Best Blomman

My contributions to this post...

 
 By: nwp627 : August 15th, 2010-17:37
On original bracelet......  

Better Late Than Never

 
 By: NT931 : June 13th, 2014-07:23
I joined the Memovox club a bit late, but better late than never! A E855, bought with invaluable advice from Nicolas & Stefan, thanks to them both! I love it already... ...  

Good idea :-)

 
 By: Asimut : May 29th, 2016-20:27
Enter your post text Blue ...  

Memovox thread running since pretty long ago.. Re-stumbled over it.. Therefore here 2 more little Chip-ins.. ;))

 
 By: hs111 : May 30th, 2016-07:47
Here the very early one of the MMVs with these characteristic "hooded" lugs - An unusual way to mount the strap E 3150 And another classic handwind from the early days: Love this Beauty.. Balance & style E 1282 with WG nmbrs & indices Hope, you like them ...  

Great pair, HS!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 30th, 2016-13:18
Hm, I guess I should add some of my more recent additions as well... Best Blomman

Now that the bazar is again open....

 
 By: stromer : January 14th, 2017-09:16
... I found I have something to add too: Best, Martin ...  

He he... Epic shot! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 14th, 2017-09:24

I'll join in...

 
 By: logan2z : January 14th, 2017-09:43
...  

Oki Doki ....... :)

 
 By: templetowers : January 14th, 2017-12:50
No message body Classic E855 With it's box and papers 38 mm Oversized Funky Blue TTDS Henry Ford Memovox Inscription on Henry Ford ...  

Please post! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 14th, 2017-13:38