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Hi Guys,

I've been a member for almost a year now, but this is my first post. Hope it's in the right forum.


I just bought a LeCoultre watch but know nothing about prices etc.

So I was wondering if any of you guys could tell me if it was a good deal :001_smile:

It is a LeCoultre dress watch from 1950 and I paid around 670 $ - I have a week to decide if I want to keep it or not.

It would be a great if anyone could help!

here are some specs:

Brand: LeCoultre Co. Swiss Made
Model: LeCoultre dress watch
Year: 1950
Kaliber: 17 Jewels LeCoultre kaliber K480/0W
Size: 34mm
Glass: Plexi
Case: 10k gold filled on steal with steel snap back

Here are some pictures:

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BR,

Jeppe
 

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1. Do you know if it's been serviced? If not, add a couple hundred bucks to the price for your value calculations.

2. Do you love the style? If so, it doesn't really matter what you paid, does it?
 

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1. Do you know if it's been serviced? If not, add a couple hundred bucks to the price for your value calculations.

2. Do you love the style? If so, it doesn't really matter what you paid, does it?
Thank you for the reply!

You're absolutely right. But even though I really like the watch, it (IMO) would be a shame spending a lot more on a watch than it's worth (unless it's got a great history).

The watch had just been serviced, so no extra money on that :)
 

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Hi, LeCoultre is the American import of Jaeger LeCoultre which generally doesn't command such a high price tag.

I would feel comfortable at about $500 for the current piece. It is in great condition, in house movement, nice strap, and pleasing to the eye. Again, if you love the watch and don't want to resell it or want to pass it on to future generations, it would be a great watch to do so.

Add $150 - $250 for full servicing and proper regulation and you've got yourself an amazing watch for the next 5 - 8 years.
 
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