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1953 Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Mens Powermatic Power Reserve Watch - 14K Gold

SKU: 21-198677



PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections.  EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail.  VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.


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Jaeger-LeCoultre created some of the very fine automatic wristwatches of the vintage era, including their sought after power reserve models. Long before watch winders made entered the watch collecting world, power reserve indicators insured that the owner never had to worry about resetting the time, even after his watch lay idle over night. The watch showcased here is an beautiful example of one of these watches. Powering it is LeCoultre's caliber 481 movement, the first automatic mechanism ever to feature power reserve indication. So sophisticated and well engineered is the movement that its components were used by Vacheron & Constantin (see comparative image of the two movements below). The elegant case has striking faceted bear claw lugs, and the black dial has been professionally restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. It presents beautifully. All of the parts appear original down to the original hands with the crown being the only possible exception. It is correctly unsigned.


Model: Caliber 481

No: 904,481

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Power Reserve, Automatic, Sweep Seconds

Dial: Gloss black with gold applied indices, signed LeCoultre and Automatic, two-tone power reserve indication window displays red when the watch needs to be wound

Hands: Original, gold "epees"

Movement type: High-grade, Cal. 481, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, index regulator, buffered rotor

Bracelet: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

Width between lugs: 18mm

Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition

Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received

SKU: 21-198677
Accompanied by: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
Color: Gloss Black
Watch Movement: Automatic
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Authenticity Details: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Case Dimensions (in mm): 33mm wide (excluding crown), 43mm long lug tip-to-tip
Primary Material: 14K Gold

Domestic and international shipping is by FedEx. All shipments are fully insured.

Please contact Portero Customer Care Department for a return authorization, and ship back item within 7 days of receipt. Items must be properly packaged in comparable box, and in unworn condition.