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This just in - a 1953 LeCoultre Powermatic:



I forgot how hard it is to shoot black dials under crystals with no AR coating. :blink::001_unsure: Anyway, it's the original black dial and it's in pretty good shape. This was the first automatic watch with a power reserve when it was released in the late 40's. And of course, it's a 14ct case because I love gold!



:laugh: :lol:

Black dialed vintage watches are my weakness, especially when they're bumpers.



 

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That is a very cool looking watch - the power reserve indicator makes it, IMHO. I love to see how new features were introduced 'back in the day'; they must have been real technical accomplishments, giving the brand an edge in what would have been a fiercely competitive market even then. Somthing akin to the interest surrounding Seiko's Spring Drive or Omega's Coaxial movement today.

Great find, Dennis :thumbup1:
 
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