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  1. Hello everyone My name is Doreen and I’m new to this forum. I’m very happy I found this forum as I’m impressed with all the useful information and with all the interesting posts and images. I recently purchased a vintage JAEGER LE COULTREcaliber P478, movement serial number 370849, case reference number 310477, case dimensions without the crown 33.5mm with blue hands. Dial has the SWISS on the bottom along with a beautiful vintage patina; some dirt and dust. I will attach some images for your reference and hopefully I will get some help identifying this beautiful watch. I don’t have many knowledge about this particular brand”JLC”. I’m interested to know as many information as possible like: year, if the dial, hands, crown are all original and belong to this particular model. I’m also wondering if this particular model is a desirable one to add to a small watch colección. I don’t even know if I paid to much for this one $550. I’ve seen this model selling for about $2000, of course that doesn’t mean that is the real value of the watch. The movement is very dirty; I have to clean it and oiled soon. Also I intend to “clean”a little bit the dirt and dust from the dial. Any suggestions on how I should address this? I’m thinking on trying with a little bit of warm water and some q-tips and go very gently over the dirt and dust; perhaps just tapping slowly not rubbing. I will definitely not touch the old lume from the numbers or the hands. The Case looks not polished for my unprofessional eye also the crown looks original but again, not sure. Many many thanks to all who can provide some information...very much appreciated.
  2. Hi to all from Poland. Just a few lines to tell you all about myself. Hi to all from Poland….. My name is David. I was born in Ilford Essex 64 years ago and now live in Poland. My Dad is still alive (just) he is 93 years young and been a watchmaker all his life until he retired 25 years ago. (had shop in Southend Essex) My interest in watch repairing was not so when I was younger, still not, more into clocks as they say…… BUT this has not stopped me sticking tools into the back of watches…… Mark has been a good teacher, I have been following most of his video’s (Thanks Mark) for all the info. Now I had all my Dads tools and the rest of his material he had left over, sold quite a bit but still kept some. Also I had the watch he promised me a very long time ago. The watch is a Jaeger-LeCoultre, model number 431673 with the number under the balance, P450/4c. What I am looking to do with this watch is to restore it to its fine glory, problem is I need a watch case for it, the dial (plus hands) to be restored but most of all I need the centre sweep. If I can require all these OR FIND SOMEONE TO RESTORE IT FOR ME before my dad departs I can show him that this watch can be restored. As you can see from the photos. So any help will be much appreciated. Mark, thanks for the workshop info, will be building my NEW one very soon.
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