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Cartier: 1970-80

go to chrono 24 website as they have a selection of these for sale which you can compare with yours and see the differences
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: birth of the first icon

the drawing you show for the original patent submitted by alfred chauvot shows no 159982 in the top right corner but i understand from jaeger lecoultre's own list of filed patents the original french patent for -reverso patent- was no 712868 submitted on 4/3/1931 with two supplements no 40330 and 41
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WatchTech: imperial graduted dial

i notice that the table has a imperial graduated dial for the table-i assume that you will be making the watch plates and bridges and wheels and pinions from plans. will this mean that you use imperial measurement plans or are they metric -maybe getting a dual reading dial could also benefit and mak
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: THE BIRTH OF AN ICON-the jaeger lecoultre- reverso watchcase

in latin reverso means-i turn over. the birth of the reverso watch case goes back to the original designer a french engineer called alfred chauvot who on the 4th march 1931 submitted to the french patent office a design for a new type of watch case the patent no 712868 was given to this patent and t
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Cartier: VINTAGE ONLY

the best book that i ever seen for the vintage collection (which i have a copy) is the limited edition -CARTIER-A CENTURY OF CARTIER WRISTWATCHES BY GEORGE GORDON it was printed in 1989 so may be hard to find. antiquorum the auction house did an edition of the vintage cartier watches that they dealt
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: should there be a photo

this model is an old one from the 1990's so there may of been a changing of the way they use the production numbers the reverso could never be faked as the cost of making the case would not make it worthwhile so would all be jlc numbering is just a strange anomoly. go for one with the newer calibre
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: movements not given in production only m or q- for this older model

if this had a ostrich/leather strap as original it would be 84 or 85 with a buckle or a folding clasp and not a 81 remember factory numbers that are used in assembly are slightly different to the ones in the brochure/booklet so the stamped number on the back will not match that in the yearbook as yo
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: this one should have a rice style stainless steel bracelet as original- the ostrich strap is not original fit to this model

try a 3858520 if you want a newer model not grand taille-but with the free sprung calibre 822/2
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: product line numbers

the numbers engraved on the caseback are production line numbers which are used at the factory when they are assembled for your watch 270=reverso grande taille case 8=stainless steel material 81=stainless steel matching bracelet-rice type my computer blocked your photos so could not identify in deta
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Independents: institut minerva de recherche en haute horlogerie- rue principal- villeret- bern- switzerland

yep-its still going - in the original minerva building and new building block they still make all the parts for the finest chronographs via upgraded diagrams on cnc machines such as the calibre 13.21 calibre 13.20 handmade plans/diagrams-20 century calibre 13.21 cnc upgraded plans/diagrams-21 centur
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