Jaeger-LeCoultre pocket watch

Darrmann39

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JAEGER LeCOULTRE skeleton pocket watch in brass porthole case, working as should. Any idea of year made

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Darrmann39

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Looks more Chinese than Swiss?
Hmmm ok. I don't think so. I've been wrong before. But it literally has Jaeger-LeCoultre on the dial. But hey I could be wrong. Could you explain why you think that instead of throwing out "it looks Chinese " you tend to do that alot
 

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Hi Darrmann39,

If you get the chance, have a look at images of some genuine Jaeger le Coultre movements and then compare their quality and finish with your movement, I'm sure you'll see the difference. Just because there's a name on the dial, 'it ain't necessarily so'.

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Graham
 

Darrmann39

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That movement can be bought "skeletonized" in various ways. As for the year: recently, but long enough ago for all the very thin plating to wear off the case. So 2010ish.
There is a huge amount of difference in that movement
Hi Darrmann39,

If you get the chance, have a look at images of some genuine Jaeger le Coultre movements and then compare their quality and finish with your movement, I'm sure you'll see the difference. Just because there's a name on the dial, 'it ain't necessarily so'.

Regards,

Graham
Thanks. I did just that. Not many to compare but did find a couple of these. Luckily only paid very little. I'm not a PW guy at all . Lots to learn but I tend to stay with clocks
 

Darrmann39

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The movement could be gold plated if you were willing to pay for that. It is the same movement. It can be solid plates or any variation of skeletonised plates and metal colours.

Made in China.
Eh I bought it in an aussie auction very cheap. $40 was an impulse buy not what I was really wanting. Got about 20 clocks lol. But dude I just wish you could add more in your response. I'm all about why you think that and your first response rarely gives that. But your usually right. So I give you that lol. Thanks
 

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I've seen some very artful Chinese reproduction clocks.

They usually tend to copy very rare and expensive designs like the large gilt 19th century skeleton clocks or clocks in the shape of battle ships. Have also seen a lot of ornate carriage clocks though the quality of the cases immediately give them away.

There are also a lot of faux Chinese market duplexes out there.
 
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