How to play a “Perfect Game”..?

May 29, 2011,07:22 AM

In many sports there is a term for a well played game – a “Perfect Game”.


A team or a player that achieve something extra ordinary!


I was wondering if this term would be applicable on vintage watch collecting.


Is it? I don’t know…


But here is my attempt for a “Perfect Game”!


My game started many years ago…


I stumbled on a watch that in many aspects was “totally wrong” for me.


First; Lecoultre, at this point I preferred Jaeger-LeCoultre as I didn’t really think that LeCoultre was real JLC’s.


Ignorance from my part – luckily we learn, we evolve


Second; Small, with a diameter of 34mm it was too small for my normal interest at this time.


I was young and wanted my watches to be big and bold – we grow older, we changes.


Third; Gold plated, I like solid metal, stainless steel is preferred.


I still do prefer SS material but are warming up to more precious metals.


OK, lest start play – the watch I stumble upon and caught my interest was the Memovox Ref 3041.



What made me interested was of course that the watch has the Memovox function and the absolute perfect condition of the watch!



I used the watch for several years without thinking much about it more then a “nice watch”.


Then I learned more about LeCoultre and realized this is not just a nice watch…


Lot knowledge gathered from this forum – thank you ALL for helping a newbie learn more!


I started to hunt accessories for my watch.


So what do you need for a “Perfect Game”?


First you need to find the box.





Then you need the paperwork.



What proved to be the most difficult was to find an original strap and buckle.





All together it becomes a “Perfect Game”?!





I want to mention that I have no proof of this being the right box or paper for the Ref 3041, but it is as close as I have been able to find out so far.


If anyone knows more about the LeCoultre history, please chip in!






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Definitly looks like the perfect game.

 By: grigo : May 30th, 2011-03:20
Even if the box might not be exaxctly the right one. Best regards, George

It’s an attempt..

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 30th, 2011-13:37
But I am far from sure how to define a “Perfect Game”! Thank you, George! Best Blomman

Home Run ! .. OR: .. Nice way to touchdown !. Great set ! :)

 By: hs111 : May 30th, 2011-04:47
He, Blomman: - you have been active again ! - nice find this one, really, ) liked the quest to complete it with a box and all the print-itmes of that period ! And the strap with the LeCoultre imprint is a special treat ! Congrats to another so succesful "... 

Homerun, touchdown…

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 30th, 2011-13:40
Perfect Game… I wonder what a watch collecting term would be?! These extra accessories really give some extra pleasure to the watch! Another hunt, another quest… Thank you, HS! Best Blomman

Another hunt .. another Quest .. Same Joy ! :))

 By: hs111 : May 30th, 2011-13:56
Well, my friend - well said: But it is also the same passionate journey, - where this Journey is in fact our reward ! CONGRATS again, Blomman ! Keep on "Loading the Bases !" Very best, Hs PS: - many send their greetings from IGOTT - nice to know, how many... 

Yes, I will try to load the bases… :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 31st, 2011-14:06
Thank you, my friend! I so wish I was there with you guys! From the look over at the Home forum you have a blast! Best Blomman

When I hear about "Perfect Game"

 By: dr.kol : May 30th, 2011-04:54
from Sweden, I started to think about the recent ice hockey finals... 6-1! MVH, Kari

LOL, Kari! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 30th, 2011-13:43
A “Perfect Game” would have been 6 – 0 ! Yes, the Swedish Tigers really got to feel some Finnish sisu! Congrats to the Gold! Best Blomman

It seems as if ...

 By: nwp627 : May 30th, 2011-07:47 have created a perfect, little time capsule. A beautiful addition to your collection. N

I wish I had…

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 30th, 2011-13:44
I wish I had a time machine to go back and see how the original packing looked like! And maybe take some watches with me..? Thank you, N ! Best Blomman

A clear case

 By: nilomis : May 30th, 2011-09:29
Of "Never say never". I also stay away from watches of this size (34mm) and, horror, "gold plated". But, as you stated, our taste changes or evolves and here you have... A perfect game!! Cheers

Never say never…

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 30th, 2011-13:48
Indeed that IS true! Recently I experienced this first hand! Will put together a post later this summer… It’s a summer’s watch! Thank you, Nilo! Best Blomman

The paperwork and watchband....

 By: gatorcpa : May 30th, 2011-10:25
....are the hardest part. FWIW, I purchased one of those large, red LeCoultre jewelry boxes a couple of years ago. Like the one in this post from earlier this month: Inside was the same Memovox instruction book that you show. So maybe...  

JLC/LC had several different boxes at this time

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 30th, 2011-13:56
Including the same papers, AFAIK. But I agree, this might not be correct paperwork for this watch/box. Or even if the watch and the box are correct for eachother… My hangtag is blank on the backside, but if you look closely it looks like something has bee...  

Yeah, I really don't know either...

 By: gatorcpa : May 30th, 2011-19:18
...on the back of my tag is printed "ATMOS 15 Jewels". I have always thought the large red boxes were extra cost options anyway. Take care, gatorcpa

One day I hope we will find the answer..! [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 31st, 2011-14:18
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excellent blomman, nothing beats a "matching numbers" watch

 By: georgeszaslavsky : May 31st, 2011-01:58
Very nice job blomann, original bracelet, buckle, papers and box. What can one ask more? You have the very best. congratulations regards georges

More of the same..?! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : May 31st, 2011-14:23
In the hunt for perfection, this setup would be preferred for all our watches… Piece by piece, bit by bit… One day maybe… Thank you, Georges! Best Blomman

perfect game indeed!

 By: playtime : May 31st, 2011-19:09
just a gorgeous piece! J

Thank you, J ! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : June 3rd, 2011-08:01
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Thanks for sharing

 By: shw24 : May 31st, 2011-20:04
Hi Blomman, I've been away from this forum for quite sometime due to workload lately but it is good to come back and read a very inspiring post. I'm still about 50% or less for my rolex 1625, but still a long journey for my memovox lol..... Thanks for sha...