Jaeger-LeCoultre Military Style
When servicing this 1950’s military style Jaeger-LeCoultre we wanted to keep it as close to original, as found condition as possible. What you see is pretty much how we found it, less the past owner’s DNA.
The dial is original, untouched, and considering the finish is approximately 70 years old it is outstanding. The hands with their original well aged luminous are also original to the watch and are a perfect match to the dial. Both look far better in person.
The 33.4mm plated case has been well used and does show it, but that’s OK. Again, it’s about 70 years old and is completely untouched. We did clean it and was otherwise left as found. The crown is also original. The signed manual wind movement is the cal. P-478, serial #360155. This is a high-grade movement. Maybe one of the best available at the time. It has been serviced. During service, the watch received a new mainspring and (correct style) crystal. Other than the service and new parts, it is as it came from the factory. We love vintage timepieces that are honest.
To give an idea of size the last picture shows the watch on my wrist. I am 5’9” and about 160 lbs with 7” wrist. One last bit, we paired the watch with a new buttery soft black leather strap.