JLC Mark 11 Questions

Answering questions regarding what you should expect to get for your vintage watch at auction or from a dealer. You may also ask if questions regarding the authenticity of your watch here.
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1) A picture of your watch. This is done using the "upload" feature.
2) Model number if known.
3) The case material, Silver, Steel or Gold, etc.
4) Case diameter & overall condition.

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Please note: Almost ALL the small ladies "cocktail" watches of brands such as Bulova, Gruen, Hamilton, etc., with gold trading at record prices are trading at or near scrap.
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JLC Mark 11 Questions

Post by jeagerfan1960 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:19 pm

Hello everyone,

I’ve recently obtained a JLC watch which after some research, I have discovered that it is a mark 11 model.
The stamp on the back has 6/b 346 and 2181/48.
I passed on this information to a vintage watch expert.
According to him, the hands are not original to the watch as they are the cathedral style hands and that they have been replaced as a 6b/346 should have squared edges to the hands. Also, he said that the second hand should not be lollipop shaped and also square - plus it should be white.

Due to this, he suggested a price he’d be willing to buy if for which is lower than I anticipated.

I have found a JLC watch with cathedral style hands online and I understand there were different variations of hands.

Please could someone who has knowledge of these watches lend a hand and give their assumptions?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: JLC Mark 11 Questions

Post by zafbasha » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:02 pm

All you need to know is here:

Neither assumption is correct.

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