The vintage Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox has crossed my bench quite possibly 500 or more times for service over the years. What you are seeing above is mainly the automatic bumper unit on my bench along with some other parts.
Touching base on this movement:
- Bumbers x2 (I love this!)
- 241 pieces
- 18,000 bph
At the time of manufacture for these watches an alarm watch was quite an achievement. I must say I have worn a memovox myself for a while. The first time you take one apart you say to yourself (as a Watchmaker) this thing is overbuilt. The bumper action is certainly something to get accustomed to. At first it’s really annoying and then when you don’t have your timepiece on your wrist you really miss the feeling later on. Something you have to live to experience.
If you’re looking for a fantastic vintage piece that can be restored please do have a look at a Memovox.
The new Master Compressor line from Jeager LeCoultre is also something you should consider if you are looking for a newer piece. In the watch world Jeager LeCoultre movements are used by many other companies due to there incredible research and development areas. They are always cutting edge on innovation, but they do it with perfection upon completion of the mission at hand!
Have a look into Jeager LeCoultre as a brand. If you travel abroad you will notice many more enthusiasts wearing them as they are touted as the “upper tier” in watchmaking prowess from Watchmakers like me to luxury watch enthusiasts.
Both vintage and current Jeager LeCoultre ranks amongst the finest in the world or on my bench.