Thank you for this post
Very well illustrated! Thank you for sharing your nuggets.
The futurematic is a very interesting watch that deserves being highlighted as it offers:
- a powerful case design : purely round without the crown, fully symmetric with both subdials.
- a complex movement that cannot be manually wounded, with a specific mecanism to stop and keep enough power reserve in order to start immediatly when back on the wrist.
I see this watch as the output of an extrem approach of Automatism. Almost a concept watch!
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Vintage Ads: The Series – Part #1 Futurematic
Hello Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Lovers, First in this series is the Futurematic! According to some sources the Futurematic was introduced in the US 1952 and in Europe 1953 and was produced until 1958. What confuses me about these facts is that I found a re...
That is one serious post. I loved it and the Futurematic. I hope JLC does a TT Futurematic. Best regards, George
I have been posting…
I have been posting less serious post lately… Thought it was time for some thing with more substance! Thank you, George – I really hope that JLC is considering a TT Futurematic! Best Blomman
Superb post and is only on part 1!!!
Blomman you should be on of the list as one of the must visit site in Sweden. I am happily amaze. Are you on a hunt for one these? Images from Montres Anciennes Best Tyler...
I guess .. pretty much everyone.. :)
would love to be on the hunt for this nice one.. Portholes.. ss .. ) thanks, Tyler for this kind share, in addition to Blomman's great 2 subdial one (RM and second) Enjoyable, both of you ! best, hs
Sooner or later…
Sooner or later, yes – I can see a Port Hole in my future..! But right now I have to focus on JLC’s with alarm… Thank you for your kind words, T Bomb! Best Blomman
Thanks a lot, Blomman, for spending all this time to post such extensive piece of information. Very useful indeed. Karmin
My pleasure, Karmin!
To write about a watch is a great and fun way to learn! Thank you! Best Blomman
Blomman Allow me to say in Portuguese: Que maravilha! I just wait to be amazed when you land on the Memo ads. Cheers
Muito obrigado, Nilo! :)
The Memovox will be even more complicated… I think I have around 50 different ads and catalogue-pages only covering Memovox! That topic I think I will have to split up in several posts… Thank you for your kind words, my friend! Best Blomman
WOW.. What a Jump start .. Enjoyable, plus a notion..
Hello, my friend, - THAT was putting the benchmark for the rest of your series high again - what a pleasure read ! So nice, to again see the representation of this wonderful "concept watch" - a watch almost too good for its time, - or as it seems too good...
Well, we will see how the future parts will become... Much is depending on time and what kind of material I have. But hopefully I will be able to highlit some interesting points in each and every one! I have already a couple of topics in mind… Thank...
Very kind of you, Georges!
I find vintage ads and catalogues are very interesting... You may find a lot of information in these that helps you a lot when hunting watches! Thank you! Best Blomman
Some informations about the meaning of the letters RAE, Blomman.
R stands for Round ( while C stands for carré ). A stands for Automatic. E For Etanche ( waterproof, which suggests a screw in case back ). Back to your watch, you know all the love I have for the Futurematic, a very charismatic and representative watch, ...
Thnx.. knew you would set that straight ! .. Now I remember :)
Well - Got the R(onde) and A(utomatique) right, - erroneously thought E(tanche) was SHOCK- proof, instead of WATER-proof. Malheureusement, ma langue Française, c'est limit?.. Anyway, always great to read and learn .. Agree, Futurematic is very nice .. Wel...
I knew it...
You can't imagine how often I look at this picture, even if I have it in the real... I muust be completely crazy. Best, Nicolas.
There always is more .. :))
.. than one: - The one in front, and the one inside ourselves.. ;-) But YES, as you can imagine my friend: - Watson aka Dr Harker looking already for their equipment and - well, either some garlic or the purse.. I said it once: "L'enfer, c'est les autres'...
Thank you for the clarification, Nicolas!
I know, I know... I have to learn French! Actually some moths ago I found something that makes this issue even more urgent... No, no, not a girl! Will bring to Paris and show you... The Futurematic is easy to “forget” when talking about vintag...
I've enjoyed it a lot. Very nice pics and ads. Your Futurematic looks fantastic, love it. Thanks. Vte
Last year when I was...
Last year when I was visiting the Le Grand Maison was the first time I saw the Futurematic in the metal. I got enchanted by its charm – I knew I had to find one! Thank you, Vte! Please post more photos from the Promised Land! Best Blomman
Thank you for this post
Very well illustrated! Thank you for sharing your nuggets. The futurematic is a very interesting watch that deserves being highlighted as it offers: - a powerful case design : purely round without the crown, fully symmetric with both subdials. - a complex...
Thank you very much, Marv! I hope you got to see some new once – as I know you also have a lot of ads... Yes, the Futurematic was, IMO the AMVOX II of the 50’s! Best Blomman
Hi Blomman Great post, its alway good to see stuff on the Futurematic. Glad Ive got this one Its good to see how it was promoted and some variations that were available. The downside is though more people will want one & it'll make my task of getting a po...
On the hunt for a PH..?
Thank you for your words and sharing your Futurematic, JML! If JLC would make a TT Futurematic? Sign me up! Best Blomman
thx for setting the background of the futurematic--never knew there was a range of models J
It will take some time…
Thank you, Chrono! It will take some time to put together future parts… But stay tuned – more in the tube! A beautiful piece! Congrats! What case size is it? Best Blomman
Futurematic as a starting post...
... Futurematic is also one of my favorite JLC vintage watches, fortunately, i also have one (only one) in my humble collection. the vintage ads really can help foster our love to these vintage watches, your #1 post with these ads have done the great job ...