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.
Having had a listen it's hard to say what the noise could be, it could simply be a little more amplified through the movement, it could be old lubrication starting to dry a little and a service, clean and fresh oil could resolve it, but i'd suggest it's nothing to worry over if you're getting accuracy to within 3 seconds a day currently.
Hi there, I have inherited this box lot of watch stems, please could anyone be able to decipher the numbers written on the packets please, some I can find using google but I am not sure of the way I need to describe them , thank you... I am not using this site for selling purposes … just to gather information from anyone who might be able to help... and also check out my large glass advertising piece … I am from new zealand
Just googled dial washer and the first part is definitely a dial washer - not sure if I need it though.
I will struggle to photo the other part it is so small - I am of out now will have a go later today. It is only about .5mm thick. I was wondering if it is some sort of strap to secure the movement in place.