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First automatic wristwatch with alarm
The automatic Memovox was a world first. Produced from 1956 to 1968, it was driven by the Jaeger-LeCoultre 815 Calibre, a 17-jewel, 18,000-vph mechanical self-winding movement with alarm function . In 1959, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 825 added a date aperture at 3 o’clock (http://professionalwatches.com/Master-Memovox-EN.pdf).

Symbolising the organising of time and planned efficiency of the post-war boom period, the Memovox, literally meaning “voice of memory” quickly became the watch of excellence for men-about-town. It’s striking mechanism gave a pleasant accent to the schedule of daily life: waking up, appointments, train timetables or parking meters. The first Memovox models were hand wound, Jaeger-LeCoultre 489 Calibre. Thanks to their exceptional quality Memovox Calibres continue their career today: representing exceptional longevity for the watchmaking world ((Master Memovox - Jaeger-LeCoultre)).



 

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Nice example.
Thanks. It belongs to Dennis. I'd never seen one in real life before, so he's giving me the chance to see it, take a few photographs of it, and even show it off a little bit to family and friends for a few days, while he takes a gander at my -- hard as nails --Sinn 203 St-a
 
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