Lecoultre (Jaeger-Lecoultre) E2645 Chronograph
Saw one of these used in ebay asking for USD 2999.... which encourage me to write this post. After converting my first valjoux 72 watch into an educational piece of Rolex Daytona Paul Newman 6263, I bought this from US as an original full blood Valjoux 72 watch.
Valjoux 72 is one of the best hand wound movements ever made. It was used in so many famous watches including Heuer, Rolex, Longines, Enicar, Wittnaeur, Breitling etc.... Valjoux 72 is a sturdy and robust movement and its mere presence in watches makes those watches highly sought after commodities. That is why the price will never be cheap for this 17 jewels mechanical movement watches.
This watch is of all original except the leather band. The stainless steel case is in good condition and is Lecoultre signed at the back of the case back. The measurement for the case without the crown is 37.2mm. Rather than having a tachymeter or 24 hours bezel, this chronograph is equipped with a 14K solid gold fluted bezel. In fact, the bezel looks identical to Rolex oyster bezel..... The dial and the hands are in factory mint form. The silver blue dial with three gold sub-dials give the watch a distinctive look. The red stop second hand makes the watch sporty and very eyes catching.
The watch is quite thick in a sense.... this is definitely a luxurious vintage sport watch.