1940s Jaeger Lecoultre Square Stainless Cased watch, tear drop lugs, Cal. 417/3B. Recently serviced.

 

This is a rare and attractive Jaeger Lecoultre watch from 1943-1945. The stainless steel case is in wonderful condition with very minimal wear. The Tear Drop lugs give this model real beauty and make it a simple yet elegant dress watch for either a gent or a lady.

 

The dial is in excellent condition with a cream outer section and silvered grained and lacquered centre. This subtle two tone is incredibly smart. The dial is clear with Arabic numerals and a square sub-second dial.

 

The movement is a calibre 417/3B that has 17 jewels and a beautiful gilt finish. It is in excellent condition both cosmetically and mechanically, having been recently serviced.

 

Measuring 25mm x 25mm this would have originally been a Gentlemens watch. However now it is considered unisex. The small diameter and length should not put anyone with a wrist over 7 inches diameter off. The Tear drop lugs give this case an increased presence with a lug to lug measurement of 34.5mm. This means it wears larger than it appears. The watch is modelled on my 7 inch wrist.

 

Recently serviced and functioning perfectly, this is an excellent dress piece to add to a collection, with beautiful design and a high grade movement.

 

The crown is a later replacement.

 

 Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.

 

Dial:

An original dial in excellent condition with cream exterior and internal silvered square. The centre has an excellent brushed finish with a clear lacquered shine.

 

Hands:

The hands are original and maintain the thermally blued colour. Overall they aren't bent and are in good condition. They have some slight corrosion in areas.

 

Glass:

The crystal is a brand new replacement and is in perfect condition with no scratches.

 

Crown:

The crown is a later replacement from a Technos watch. It fits the profile and shape of the crown found on other models of the same design. It is in perfect condition.

 

Case:

The case is Stainless Steel and in very good condition with no dents or deep scratching, only light surface scratches.

 

Caseback:

The Stainless Steel case back is in very good condition. It has a couple of very light surface scratches. It maintains its original graining.

 

Strap:

A new 16mm genuine leather strap.

 

Movement:

A 17 jewel Jaeger Lecoultre 417/3B movement dating to approximately 1943-1945. The movement has a beautiful gilt finish and is in excellent condition both cosmetically and mechanically. The movement has just been serviced. It is functioning perfectly.

 

Case dimensions

Case width: 25mm

Case width with crown: 27mm

Case length: 25mm

Lug to lug measurement: 34.5mm

Case depth: 8.5mm

Lug width: 16mm

1940s Jaeger Lecoultre Square Stainless Cased watch, tear drop lugs, Cal. 417/3B

£1,100.00Price