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P478/c JLC

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:00 am
by trimobile
I've been eyeing this 1940s jaeger it looks really beautiful. The seller says it is 100% original and it sure looks it to my untrained eye. Can you I get your opinion Zaf on its authenticity and whether the dial is original? Thank you!

Re: P478/c JLC

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:26 am
by zafbasha
I really depends on the price. It's a chrome plated case and the dial is scratched. So it's OK, just be mindful of who much you are paying.

Re: P478/c JLC

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:10 pm
by trimobile
thank you Zaf. It was listed fairly high but is now being auctioned.

Yes I noticed the dial is scratched too. I also noticed it doesn't have swiss marking on dial. I inquired and the seller says there is a lot of debate as to why some military or military style watches of this kind have swiss marking or not.

There was a similar 1950s model with a beautiful dial but case was in very bad shape. Not to mention the seller did not verify if it kept good time or not. That sold for ~$400.