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The Jaeger-LeCoultre dress watch in solid gold from the 1950s and 1960s.
This month's watch you want to know is unique, not because the watch is rare, but because the LeCoultre solid gold dress watch from the 1950-1960s represents fine in-house manufacturing from a notable brand at a price most people can afford. In fact, LeCoultre (Jaeger-LeCoultre) may very well be the best movement manufacturer in history. The company surely is deserving to be regarded along side the likes of Patek and Vacheron. That said, this piece, and many others like it, are special because they have yet to be recognized in the vintage market as high-end (at least from a price standpoint), even though they are. Because of this, these watches have an average price point around $2000; about half that of a comparable Vacheron and a third of a comparable Patek. This watch is being offered for an very affordable price of $1295. You can click on the picture above for more details or to purchase this watch.
When Working with vintage watches, new discoveries, especially an entire category, is astonishing and fun. Recently, I purchase a Waltham Military Hack Watch, one that was contracted by the government during WW2 and issued for special purposes to a particular branch of the armed forces. Although fairly uncommon, I've seen similar pieces around. This one really struck me as it was practically new old stock with what appeared to its original strap. The polished surfaces, coined front and back edges, and black face with contrast hands and markers made this piece really stand out.
While examining the watch, what came to mind is this. Wow, this is the real deal. A real government issued military watch from WW2. While all the other tool watch manufacturers have to market their military legacies, either real or made up, these watches stand alone as the real military wristwatch. Most interesting about this category of vintage watches, is that there is little to no market for them. Great examples can be had for the $500 range or less. What? Is this just a little secret that only a few know about? These pieces seem to be rarer than a Rolex explorer of the same period and they can be bought at this price?
Keep your eye on these pieces. I don't tell the future very often, but I'm going to right now. These pieces are going to become highly prized collectors items and significantly rise in price in the next 10 years. I would bet my life on it. Okay, perhaps that's a bit too much to bet. But the bottom line is this, this category of vintage watches are hot and ready for a huge explosion in price.
Adam J. Dubilo, founder of Adam Vintage
Adam J. Dubilo
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