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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Seriously?

Thats a civil watch dating to 1945, case engraving is a plain fake and the scratched-in broadarrow on the movement really hurts! Whats the movement caliber? P478? Watch itself is a reference E159 but this has nothing to do with the military inscription 6b/159. Sorry for the indeed bad news.
2Y
By: Ilja
2

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Thanks Larry...

...no next watch, this particular watch is my keystone. Finished with collecting once and for all. Might sounds weird but there is nothing left on my list. Just doing a bit of research for Zaf's JLC book. I.
2Y
By: Ilja
0

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Re-writing LeCoultre Chronometre History

It took me ages, to be specific 17 years, of hunting and observing the vintage JLC market to end up with my final catch. The most mysterious and rare as hens teeth LeCoultre product, the caliber 476/2 bumper automatic Chronometre for the north American market. Nico covered the watch before, but with
2Y
By: Ilja
5

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Some input...

But first I need to correct you, the movement used for the 333 is not 438. 438 is a rectangular movement and the last evolution step of 11U, Your shown round Etanche watches house most likely a cal. 9" (Paris Lignes) later called 408 and derivates. The rectangular reference E3 (E5 center second) is
4Y
By: Ilja
1

Jaeger-LeCoultre: First water-proof references are E3 and E5

When it comes to E for 'etanche' references. See page 98 Artcurial theme auction '170 years of JLC' catalog from 2003. ;) I.
4Y
By: Ilja
2