Jaeger LeCoultre Master Mariner Watch. Case is solid 14k solid gold. Made in early 1950s based on inscription on the back. This wristwatch is in amazing overall condition, running strong and keeping time. WATCH RUNS, sets, winds, changes date, and KEEPS TIME.
Crystal is clean, clear and smooth with minimal marking. Dial is in excellent condition, with a satin silver finish, signed "LeCoultre Automatic Master Mariner Swiss" and bearing the Jaeger LeCoultre emblem. Hours are marked by applied gold colored batons.
Is hallmarked as 14K solid gold. 14 carat solid gold case is in great condition with the expected signs of infrequent wear over the years. Approximately 1-5/16 or just over 33 mm across, excluding the crown. Gold has edge light scuffs and nicks from normal wear: nothing deep.
Inscription side has predictable wear shown at edges and two tiny dents side by side which I frankly never noticed until I photographed it for listing (above and left of "J" in inscription, photo 3). Leather (and what may be snakeskin) band could be original; I have not changed it since acquiring it, and it is surely vintage.
Band is solid, supple, and has a wide keeper; all holes are round and none are stretched out. Overall, the watch is in excellent condition for its age. This belonged to my grandfather and has had precisely two owners: him, from when presented to him by Frankfort Distilleries (now Seagrams), and me. He was a bootlegger during prohibition and went on to become a liquor company executive at Four Roses, Frankfort Distilleries (which presented him with this watch), Seagrams, and Renfield Imports.
TURNER IN APPRECIATION FOR HIS LOYAL SERVICE TO FRANKFORT 1934 - 1954. Case diameter 1-5/16 approx 33 mm. Watch + band length 9. Is a fabulous and rare vintage watch. Manufactured by Jaeger LeCoultre, one of the most prestigious watchmakers.
A superb, highly sought after model within the Jaeger LeCoultre range with a rare solid gold case. Watch will be carefully packed to reach you safely and in a timely manner. Please look closely at the photos and feel free to ask any questions. The item "Vintage Jaeger LeCoultre Master Mariner Watch Solid 14k Gold 1950s Wristwatch" is in sale since Sunday, February 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "devon-roi" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Sweden, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, United arab emirates, Qatar, Guernsey, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Bermuda.