Great post Blomman with a rich history.
Sep 05, 2011,16:52 PM
I love the pics of your original deep seas as well. Thank you for sharing. Best,
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Vintage Ads: The Series – Part #9 Deep Sea Alarm
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 4th, 2011-12:38
Hello Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Lovers, I would like start with dedicating this part to my dear friend Rafal for making this possible! Rafal, I am deeply grateful! Lately there have been a lot of posts about the TT DSA here. IMO, the strongest watch from J...
These are 2 rare documents, for sure. But there is more.
By: amanico : September 4th, 2011-13:03
1/ A notice, coming with the DSA US, where you learn that the DSA is WR to 500 Feet ( + 150 meters ) ( Thanks to Karmin! ) 2/ An american ad: ( Credit pic: Clavi ) : At least as it seems that there is something else, but not communicable for the moment. E...
2 great posts...
By: BDLJ : September 4th, 2011-22:26
...from Blomman and Nicolas. Thanks, guys. These are great references. As for the 500' v 600' v 200m, I wouldn't hold too much store in the technical details of these documents, who knows how they were tested and these documents were likely to have been w...
There were some very approximative things, at this moment.
By: amanico : September 4th, 2011-22:33
From the catalog and the AD, by the way... Even if it is writtten in the ad or in the catalog that the bezel is not turning, it was easy for the AD to check that point. But, hey, this is also the charm of these vintage documents, AND this kind of approxim...
That's exactly it...
By: BDLJ : September 4th, 2011-22:44
...that's what makes these documents so enjoyable. If everything from history was absolutely precise, we'd lose the fun of piecing it together.
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 5th, 2011-12:40
Yes, you are probably right… But I can’t help thinking if maybe something there..? Some differences between the two versions..? Best Blomman
Great collection of rare docs. Another one
By: Clavi : September 5th, 2011-00:51
Here is the full size version of the above picture. To my knowledge, this is probably the only time the DSA was shown / advertised in a broad audience newspaper, the New York Times (all the rare documents you have shown come from brochures which were aime...
Some additional material
By: Clavi : September 5th, 2011-02:37
Interesting details on original package, as well as small hands and round font bezel version, obviously a true rare find: (not mine unfortunately and can't remember who to credit it for, this is a very old file from my archive, from many years ago)...
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 5th, 2011-12:53
Thank you for these, Clavi! Q? The image of the DSA (in red) is it showing the JLC version in the LC manual? I can’t see the Deep Sea Alarm the on the alarm disk… Best Blomman
Retail price of LC DSA ?
By: karmin : September 6th, 2011-06:23
This thread loooks like a real tresor hunt ! Thx Blomman for all this material, very useful indeed. Checking the pics posted by both of you, Blomman and Clavi, I have to admit a slight confusion in my mind regarding retail price of the LC DSA : your docs ...
Well, a thing often happened, at this time ...
By: amanico : September 6th, 2011-07:10
You often had a big gap between the year of fabrication and the year of the sale. I saw several Rolex which had a 5 years gap between these 2 moments. As for the discount, I'm too young to tell you if it is a modern thing or something which was usual at t...
It was a bargain, in any case
By: nilomis : September 6th, 2011-07:48
Considering that, based on the historical devaluation of the US$, the factor to convert US$ 135 (1966) to current value is 6.705, the price should be US$ 905,18!! We need, urgently, a time machine. We can return to 1966 and acquire two or more!! Cheers
Good question, Karmin!
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 7th, 2011-13:02
You raise a good question! Was the DSA not that popular and that’s why not so many was made?! In the end they were sold out at half price..?! Thank you for joining with your beautiful whole set! And for your kind words! Feel free to post more pics o...
Great ad, Clavi!
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 5th, 2011-12:48
I have like 6-7 different Atmos + multi watch ads… But no one with the DSA. Great find, my friend! Thank you for your kind words and scans! Best Blomman
Another riddle.. For the mythical ladies ..
By: hs111 : September 5th, 2011-01:19
Thx for this again so interesting complementing information, - seems, as so many times, not all what is written.. Is iron-clad 'truth', but serves a purpose, and helps to trace back, likely .. Fascinating always ! Further to that, a little double Q, as pe...
It seems that the only original hands are those skeleton pointed ones.
By: amanico : September 5th, 2011-01:31
Exactly like those which are on the TT DSA. I wrote " it seems " because we don't have a lot of material ( press files, ads, catalogs, and so on ) to affirm that the pointed skeleton were the only ones. BUT, from these docs, plus another one I saw, there ...
By: Clavi : September 5th, 2011-01:31
The hands of the actual watch which is placed above the DSA advert (your point 1) were replacement / incorrect The hands on Blomman's pics of the JLC-DSA EU (your point 2) are much more likely to be correct, although this combination, as is evidenced in t...
Nicolas and Clavi already answered about the hands…
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 7th, 2011-13:11
You know me, my friend – I am always curious and want to learn more! So always some questions included… Thank you kindly, KoC! I am sure you will enjoy your TT double even more the more of their background and history we discover here! Soon I hope to make...
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 7th, 2011-14:08
My collection wouldn’t fill a soda can… So no truck needed! Thank you for the offer, my friend But with some luck I will have it soon! Best Blomman
33 cl ! ;) [nt]
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 7th, 2011-14:19
No message body
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 7th, 2011-14:28
In that case – if I am the one left and you are the one to the right! Best Blomman...
By: VMM : September 5th, 2011-10:31
I love the first one, it's typewritten; fantastic!! Yes, thanks to Karmin. Thanks, Nico. Vte
How could I miss these documents?!
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 5th, 2011-12:36
Thank you very much for these out and to Karim and Clavi for posting the docs! Very honoured for you kind words and the reference post honour, my friend! Best Blomman
I am closing in…
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 5th, 2011-13:15
Soon it has to be the Memovox turn..?! Eh..? All I can say Nilo – is thank you, my friend! Best Blomman
By: nilomis : September 5th, 2011-14:36
When you release the Memo section I will be ready with a good stash of strong tranquilizers. Or, better, I can say that I'm on the dress watch phase, as a lame excuse. Cheers
You will need at least two tranquilizers’…
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 7th, 2011-13:20
As I realized that I will have to divide the Memo into at least two different parts… Be patient, my friend! Best Blomman
By: craniotes : September 4th, 2011-18:25
Nico, thank you so much for taking us on this trip down memory lane. What's more, your vintage DSA twins are simply divine! Regards, Adam
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 5th, 2011-13:31
Thank you for your kind words! Taking me for Nicolas feels like the greatest compliment! Best Blomman
Will try my best…
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 7th, 2011-13:26
To keep the level of info in this series! That is one of the reasons why it takes time for each part to appear here… Thank you very much, George! Best Blomman
By: DRMW : September 4th, 2011-23:26
I'm sure this one was a post that many were waiting for! Once again, well done and thanks to your friend Rafal. -MW
I thought it would be…
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 7th, 2011-13:29
Good timing now when all the TT DSA’s are surfing here..! Thank you for your always so kind words, MW! Best Blomman
Very nice number 9.. Pleasure read.. Still some puzzle-pieces
By: hs111 : September 5th, 2011-01:33
Thank you for this great addition to your Vintage ad-series, again a very interesting one . - as always, enjoyed to read it ! So all there remains maybe is a late summer greeting from the present - into the past, with this really quick morning shot of my ...
Aye, aye Sir.. Mon capitaine.. Will do so, asap..
By: hs111 : September 5th, 2011-01:49
..knew that would be coming, was not really happy with the res, myself.. ;-) But was actually a bit happy, that for the moment my new chain of upload from iPhone > Imageshack > Forum ( in fact using the direct link feature even from the mobile device) wor...
Ok, thx.. Tried this first .. Pls notice
By: hs111 : September 5th, 2011-02:06
Thanks for advice.. Will follow, Padawan's delight ! Also , it appears that the first iphone pic was by far not optimal in obtained focus, more focused on the flower, BTW - Have done better ones, as well, was just on-the-go.. Can just select 800 x600 or 1...
LOL.. Apologies.. I'll surrender :-/
By: hs111 : September 5th, 2011-02:57
It's strange: I can't identify an option to scale it down sizewise, without downgrading the resolution, actually don't know how to influence size.. - and I guess once the pic is uploaded from the initial source ( iphone in that case), it somehow takes the...
+1 on Surrender .. Played around for an hour.. ..
By: hs111 : September 5th, 2011-04:34
have to give up, can't re-scale it's size, tried others - still big.. :-( - have no ( zero !) idea if the iShack menu - choices on " resize image" refer to the dimensions ( pixel numbers) for HOSTING the pic or for the case, if one is uploading the pic; F...
Great post again
By: terenceho : September 5th, 2011-07:59
Learnt a lot from this post again to understand the origin of DSA from 60s. Thanks again.
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 7th, 2011-14:24
Thank you for your kind input! Please feel free to join with your stunning DSA US! Best Blomman
I think that V&C and LeCoultre...
By: gatorcpa : September 5th, 2011-09:21
... were still afflilated at the time that the DSA was imported. It's just that V&C was marketed in this country as a maker of dress watches only. Therefore, I'm not surprised that they aren't included in the specialty catalog. As far as the advertisement...
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 8th, 2011-13:20
Hey KoC! All these watches and documents always make you wonder… Sometimes you find “the answer” sometimes you don’t. But what’s interesting is to go back and read and re-think again after some time… What you thought was the right answer might be just ano...
Thx, my philosopher.. Very well said .. Always a real pleasure !
By: hs111 : September 8th, 2011-14:53
.. Lightning fast.. Well, the important thing is .. Enlightment, passion - but then patience ( not my biggest virtue), But I did learn, willlusten further and also enjoy, Also your great and significant posts, - I happily maintain with tipping my cap - th...
Patience is a virtue…
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 9th, 2011-13:54
That I am no good at (either)… But the only way of success when it comes to collecting vintage watches! Patience and time… Still many old documents and ads to go thru – think and re-think their meaning and content. Like this old document from 1938. Damn, ...
The vintage duo…
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 8th, 2011-13:24
The “problem” with these vintage DSA’s is that the love for them grows Deeper for each day! Not fair to my other watches… Thank you, Emc! Best Blomman
Another winner Blomman
By: Hororgasm : September 6th, 2011-14:29
Very educational, especially for DSA fans like me. Thanks for making the effort Best, Horo
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 8th, 2011-13:26
When it comes to these watches! Only love! Thank you, Horo – always so kind! Best Blomman
I would like to concur with Ubik and…
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 8th, 2011-13:31
Thank everybody for chipping in with info and shining a bit of light on this mythical watch! Thank you! And also thank you, Ubik for your very kind words! Best Blomman
sorry Blomman for my late responding...
By: FanFrancisco : September 23rd, 2011-08:15
... have been busy and missed your post and should read it earlier. WOW, as usual, great post again. currently, this DSA series is being missed in my Memo collection... must somehow be to catch up this soon, hopefully! stefan
Never too late, Stefan!
By: blomman Mr Blue : September 25th, 2011-12:55
Always room for one more! TT DSA or original DSA..?! Either way – you should! Thank you, my friend! Best Blomman