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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Try again.....

a picture of the caliber 104 movement inside the cufflinks another picture of the platinum cufflinks
8Y
By: GregB
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Actually, those cufflinks have a caliber 104, not cal 101

The platinum cufflinks pictured in your post once belonged to me and were sold a few years ago to the JLC Heritage Gallery. The watch inside the cufflink was actually an unmarked caliber 104..... much rarer than the caliber 101 and only a fraction larger.
8Y
By: GregB
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Early 1970s Model

You'll find that valuations/appraisals aren't allowed on most discussion forums, so I can't help you there. At the price you mentioned, I think you got an excellent bargain. I can tell you that your watch dates from the approximately the early-1970s, not 1950s as the seller claimed. I believe your w
10Y
By: GregB
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Superb article (as always) Nicolas!

Beautiful watches and some great insight into an important model. I've never owned one of these, but you've left me desiring one! Best, Greg
10Y
By: GregB
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Late 1930s...

A nearly identical JLC clock is shown in my vintage 1939 NY World's Fair watch catalog. Don't have the catalog scanned yet, or I would post pictures. Regards, Greg
10Y
By: GregB
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: A couple of those colors I haven't seen....

I can't recall ever seeing beige (other than an aged/toned white dial) and malachite-painted. Do you have pictures? I've actually seen a couple of variations on the execution of the lapis dials you mention. The burgundy dials are also quite rare and I've only run across a couple examples in all my y
10Y
By: GregB
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Found Your Exact Clock in my 1965 JLC Catalog

Stefan, Just thought you might like to see the original 1965 JLC Catalog page showing your exact clock model. It was called the "Recital 106" and originally sold for DM 160 in 1965: Regards, Greg
10Y
By: GregB
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: "Marina" Series

Your clock is an example of the "Marina" series of clocks produced by LeCoultre/JLC circa 1960s. The Marina models were produced in a variety of themes (Fish, Bees, Chinese Motif, Bird of Paradise, Zodiac (yours), etc.) and sizes. All of the Marina clocks used JLC's caliber 210 inline Baton (aka Bag
10Y
By: GregB
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