Jaeger Lecoultre Navy SEALs Automatic.

May 18, 2020,22:58 PM
 

Nowadays, Jaeger Lecoultre plays the Polaris Card, when it comes to sports watches. 


Before, we had the Master Compressor family, and among them, the Navy SEALs line. 

The simpler certainly was the Navy SEALs Automatic, with its 42 mm steel case. It came with its Cordura Strap, or an articulated rubber bracelet. 

Issued in 2010, it was a limited edition of 1500 pieces. 300 meters water resistant was enough, for me.

On its articulated rubber bracelet: 



On its Cordura strap.



The famous case back.



I would have preferred a screw in case back rather than these 4 screws. For the rest, it is not far from perfection. 

THAT was a superb alternative to the stars of the category, mainly the Rolex Submariner. 

Best,

Nicolas


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Thanks for sharing my friend

 
 By: singingbee : May 18th, 2020-23:19
Haven’t seen pics of this watch for awhile and almost forgot about it. Definitely one of the nicest sports watch from JLC, wish they can make watches like this again.

This captures very well the time

 
 By: W72 : May 19th, 2020-00:02
when I felt many exciting things were happening one after another at JLC. Just wonderin' where has that feeling gone? I remember looking hard at this particular watch but in the end it was just too big (and thick) for my small wrist. Thanks for bring this... 

That was a good looking watch.

 
 By: jlux : May 19th, 2020-00:37
I als do miss a modern (not vintage style) real sports watch in the JLC collection.

Same here! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : May 19th, 2020-07:02

Haven't seen this one ever before.

 
 By: George Gently : May 19th, 2020-02:18
Quite a statement watch en looking very up to the job in my eyes. Nicolas, as far as know, has JLC supplied US Nave Seals with watches similar to this one? Thanks for showing. George

Thanks :) [nt]

 
 By: George Gently : May 19th, 2020-07:56

Which one? The Sterile?

 
 By: amanico : May 19th, 2020-07:03
...  

Yup that one [nt]

 
 By: Gelato Monster : May 19th, 2020-16:37

My kind of diver!

 
 By: Ted-Lo : May 19th, 2020-07:21
I love it. Me thinks too many are caught in the mainstream of Subs and 300s for this to ever be financially viable for JLC. Maybe I am wrong. This is on my list, I do worry about the rubber bracelet, or whatever matter that is. Sure it’s sturdy enough tho... 

Definitely. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : May 19th, 2020-11:34

The Navy Seals diver is a great watch. Had one and gave it to a family member since I also have the NSA. The articulated rubber and Ti bracelet is uber cool and comfortable...

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : May 19th, 2020-09:22
hopefully JLC will realize how great the Compressor line was and put more focus on something similar in the future.

Agreed 👍 [nt]

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : May 19th, 2020-11:24

;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : May 19th, 2020-11:30

Great watch

 
 By: iulianbutum : May 19th, 2020-11:31
I have the Master Compressor Diving GMT in 46mm witch also came with four screws back ,but 100 ATM and I was wondering how JLC managed to achieve that water pressure performance with just four screws.

Crown

 
 By: iulianbutum : May 19th, 2020-13:02
Yes of course,but from what I saw the compressor system it looks more prepared technically to achieve the seal then just four screws that must put the right amount of pressure on a circular rubber seal .Luminox use the same four screws back for their watc... 

Beauty

 
 By: Jurry : May 19th, 2020-13:05
I love it and especially the fact that its linked to the Navy Seals makes my heart tick just bit faster. You mentioned it as an alternative. But wasn’t it so that there was a kind of Holy Trinity for those type of watches: Rolex FF and this JLC? The screw... 

FF 1953 [nt]

 
 By: Jurry : May 22nd, 2020-06:34

FF January 1953

 
 By: Jurry : May 22nd, 2020-12:17
No idea but it just sounded nice and competitive haha

LOL! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : May 22nd, 2020-14:33

I really want one!

 
 By: WatchEater : May 22nd, 2020-09:47
These look amazing. Just wish it had an exhibition case-back. I know it's not normal with divers but it's not like anyone is taking a $$$ watch diving anyways lol

Used prices? [nt]

 
 By: WatchEater : May 23rd, 2020-13:08