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This LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm (or LeCoultre DSA) is among the most desirable watches available by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Le 26 February 2015, 08:42 dans Humeurs 0

This LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm (or LeCoultre DSA) is among the most desirable watches available by Jaeger-LeCoultre Less than 1000 of them were made for the American market cartier pasha replica (watches signed "LeCoultre" were typically made for the US market while watches signed "Jaeger-LeCoultre" were made for the rest of the world) starting in 1959, while a smaller number were signed Jaeger-LeCoultre with a different dial and made for the European market. They were among the first watches made with alarms for use by divers. Zach brought his watch to Oliver Smith Jeweler in Scottsdale tag heuer Aquaracer replica (an authorized Jaeger-LeCoultre retailer) last week to have it reviewed by a watchmaker. The watchmaker opened it up, revealing a clean movement. Inside the caseback was the reference "857" above the case number "775340". The correctly-signed LeCoultre calibre K815 movement features serial number 1389359. A LeCoultre DSA sold by Artcurial in 2011 for 42,960 euro has case serial 775072 and a Jaeger-LeCoultre DSA (for the European Market) in the same auction that sold for 48,166 euro has case serial 775234, so it is just a small amount of watches later than those and probably dates to 1959. A Jaeger-LeCoultre DSA sold by Artcurial in 2013 for 31,176 euro has case serial 793759 while a LeCoultre DSA sold by Antiquorum in 2013 for $27,500 has case serial 775255 and movement serial 1377495. You may remember that a few weeks ago I showed cartier Ballon Bleu replica two LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarms coming up for auction today, January 26, at Hampton Estate Auction. Lot 239 has a case serial 793670 and movement serial 1332412 while Lot 247 has case serial 793678 and movement serial 1377111. Zach's DSA has lost a little luminous material in the hour hand, but remains unpolished and is overall in good condition. The fixed aluminum bezel is in particularly good condition. DSA bezels seem particularly sensitive to getting scratched up or faded. The watch does have a replacement time crown (the one located at 4 o'clock), but the alarm crown appears to be original.

Several Coolest Watches From Audemars Piguet At SIHH That You Probably Didn't Hear About

Le 26 February 2015, 08:36 dans Humeurs 0

Several Coolest Watches From Audemars Piguet At SIHH That You Probably Didn't Hear About This year at SIHH, the big news from Audemars Piguet was certainly the unveiling of the RD1 Acoustic Research project. In more modest releases, we also saw a two-tone Royal Oak 15400 tag heuer Aquaracer replica. Somewhere in between sit the three pieces that you are about to see – and our guess is you haven't heard much about them. This is a 44 mm Royal Oak with in-house, manually wound chronograph and tourbillon, fully open-worked. The case is a matte-grey titanium, matching the sub-registers, the rubber strap, and titanium buckle. This watch is simply stunning, and the finishing on this caliber 2936 is nothing short of extraordinary. One of AP's most iconic modern watches in the Concept cartier Ballon Bleu replica Tourbillon Chronograph, and for the first time, it is available in solid rose gold. You have the absolutely insane in-house linear chronograph counter where the mainplate of the movement actually acts as the dial. Here's another killer, and this time not from the Royal Oak family. This is a new take on the Jules Audemars Open Work Tourbillon Chronograph, with black and grey dial work. The caliber 2889SQ is skeletonized and offsets the white gold case beautifully. The price here is $292,300. Frederique Constant is well known as the solid Swiss watchmaker that offers quite a few complications at accessible margins. One of said complications is their World Timer. We covered the original Limited Edition Frederique Constant Worldtimer a couple of years ago in a hands-on review. Now, Frederique Constant is reintroducing the model with a refinished dial in navy blue and updated accents. The new model is well balanced between complication/time-keeping, and, best of all, it continues to offer a lot of value by employing an in-house caliber.

In line with the seller, this watch has serial 62166. This Carrera has certainly seen some action

Le 26 February 2015, 08:11 dans Humeurs 0

In line with the seller, this watch has serial 62166. This Carrera has certainly seen some action but it also appears to be unpolished. If the watch looks a bit naked or unusual to your eye, that is because the big issue with this watch is that it is missing the inner tension ring marking 1/5 second. Those inner tension rings were typically lost when the crystal was replaced and removing it left a mark around the edge of the dial. Fortunately, I found an NOS inner tension ring for sale (available here) so someone can properly rehab this watch and have a great early Carrera with some character. The new inner tension ring should cover a lot of the wear on the edge of the dial left by the original one. I have generally not had much luck finding good watches on Craigslist. Typically, people overprice watches significantly and there are also a lot of fakes that sellers are trying to pass off as breitling Super Avenger replica real at any given time. But we did randomly come across this Omega Speedmaster Mission 23 set of 23 Speedmasters available from a seller in Vancouver. Why are they trying to sell a rare set like this on Craigslist? Who knows. I did find that they also have an eBay listing for it, so I guess they are just aiming for a wider audience. According to the seller, only 40 sets were made. Someone is out there making fake watches, like this Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris. They are making other vintage fakes, too. It is just a horrendous fake, but people have bid it up over $9,500 at the time of this article. I even have seen two of these go for over $15,000 on eBay, even though I first wrote about these back in 2011. The only value I would put on this is the value of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox movement inside, although I wouldn't put much on that given that it appears to be in terrible shape and was likely a "drawer movement" bought on eBay and then thrown in with a fake case, fake crowns, and fake dial. You can see the listing here I hate to call out Auctionata again, but this is a really tag heuer grand carrera replica terrible refinished dial while the listing states "dial original" and detailed description states "The dial is original." As Jeff Stein said over at the OnTheDash forum about it: "Only click this if you have an empty stomach. And you should have a vomit bag at hand, just in case." I believe the central minute hand may also have been replaced with a 1163 Viceroy minute hand. You can see the refinished dial Monaco listing here.

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