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Hi All, I have rediscovered a watch that I bought new 38 years ago. It is a Le Jour chronograph that I believe has a Heuer movement . I can only remember wearing it once or twice and it looks and works like new. Can anybody here tell me more about this watch and what it might be worth. I am posting pics, thanks for any info you might have.
 

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It makes more sense than La Banane!

There's precious little out there on LeJour. One can assume they went out of business when quartz watches flooded the industry. There's a LeJour Watch Company listed in New York City somewhere, but they didn't start up until 1998.

Your watch was known as "the poor man's Heuer". LeJour was a French company that bought watch parts, assembled them, and then put their name on the dial. Nothing spectacular, but they were well-built. Apparently they preferred Heuer movements for their 3-sub dial (or register) models and Valjoux for 2-register models.

Valuation of yours is impossible without a pro to examine it. One sold on eBay for $260, some $400-$600, and one was just over $1100. 3-register models seem to be more desired than 2-register ones.







La Banane means The Banana
 

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Antique dealers, auction houses, or Appraisal Services from the phone book would be my first venture.
 
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