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As I have my sights set on my next goal timepiece, these beautiful vintage pieces keep getting me sidetracked, but in a good way.  Ending the week with an absolute stunner, and newest to the fold, the vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre, Futurematic. For its era, the design-build on the automatic mechanical movement housed within this piece, is over-engineering personified. Notice there's no visible crown. Setting and winding functions are done via a mechanism on the caseback. You can follow the link below from watchguy.co.uk which gives a concise overview and teardown of the JLC Futurematic movement.  https://watchguy.co.uk/service-jaeger-lecoultre-futurematic-calibre-497/ There's also an interesting bit of history as to why the U.S. versions only say Lecoultre on the dial. www.wrist-game.net
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RayF
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Mar 6, 2021
First one of those I've see all day!
smfd14
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Mar 6, 2021
Ha, ha yeah she's a rare bird! Due to the special winding mechanism created at that time, and the inability of the movement to be manually wound, it's considered to be the first, true automatic timepiece; and that's pretty cool.