Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

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Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby spud676 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:28 pm

Hi everyone, I've been pointed in this direction by guys over on the TZ.

I recently bought this JLC and I'm looking for any info on it. I've been advised it's possibly a E150 with a cal.478 movement.

Here are some pictures, hope you like it ....

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Unfortunately the strap is beyond use as it's too fragile but the watch keeps good time so far. Any info gratefully received,

Thanks,

Spud.

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Re: Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby zafbasha » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:02 am

It's likely a P478 movement but not an E150 as that would indicate that the case has a screw back.

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Re: Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby spud676 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:39 am

Hi Zafbasha, here a couple more pics. The numbers scratched into the case back are 6,5004 and 251/49. Have you come across this before? Do you have any idea what they may relate to?

I'd also like a replacement strap like the original if anyone knows where I might locate one anywhere in the world. :D

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Re: Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby alslater » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:15 am

.. actually elsewhere I'd suggested it may be a black dial E159 - that last digit does matter. E109 would be a black dial with subseconds (and cal.463), if I recall right.. There was an advert scan posted on purists which suggested E159s could be either of black/white dialled (mine's white).

cheers,
al

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Re: Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby spud676 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:25 am

Hi Al fancy seeing you here. :D You should post the pic of the extremely nice JLC.

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Re: Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby zafbasha » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:11 am

The "E" before the reference indicates a waterproof case. So unless they're considering the tight snap back in your example a waterproof case, it can't be an EXXX.

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Re: Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby alslater » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:35 am

Thanks Zaf - fascinating ..

Was thinking of the scan at http://zegarkiclub.pl/forum/topic/12856 ... C4%85cych/ and the examples cited over on purists - with very few exceptions, what folks call an E159 seems to have a snap back ([1]).

I seem to recall someone dug up that they can crop up with screw backs as per viewtopic.php?t=450&start=10 (and I think Ilja had one?) - but those are few and far between (and for issued, like Hens' teeth..).

.. does that suggest that properly, it should be called a 159 unless its got the screwback, when it becomes an E159 :)

.. mine looks like this for what that's worth:

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cheers
al

[1] - the SHOM riff on this pattern all had snapbacks .. ?

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Re: Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby zafbasha » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:38 am

"Etanche" as in the catalog means waterproof and why there is an "E" before the case reference. So, if they consider the watch as a snapback to be waterproof (which it really isn't all that much) then the snapback is an E159, if not it's a reference 159. It's plausible that a screw back is E159 and the same watch as a non screwback is a 159.

Looking at these watches, from the catalog, I'd say they're considering the snap back as being waterproof. This model had a tight snap when it was new.

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Re: Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby spud676 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:52 pm

The old strap was to brittle to use so I got another made at Strap Works.

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I believe the crown is also not original does anyone know where I could source one from?

Thanks,

Spud.

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Re: Hi new to forum looking for JLC info.

Postby zafbasha » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:13 am

No conventional parts dealer will have original crowns. Since it's unsigned anyway, what you have is pretty close I think. The watch in the thread posted on Jan 3 has an original crown.


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