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Jaeger-LeCoultre. A very elegant and historically interesting stainless steel wristwatch
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Jaeger-LeCoultre. A very elegant and historically interesting stainless steel wristwatch

SIGNED JAEGER-LECOULTRE, REF. E109, MOVEMENT NO. 458895, CASE NO. 352’986, MANUFACTURED IN 1947

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Jaeger-LeCoultre. A very elegant and historically interesting stainless steel wristwatch
Signed Jaeger-LeCoultre, ref. E109, movement no. 458895, case no. 352’986, manufactured in 1947
MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 469, jeweled
DIAL: silvered, luminous Arabic numerals, luminous hands, railway minute divisions, sunken engine-turned subsidiary seconds
CASE: stainless steel, snap on back hand-engraved II Military District, Champion Team, Softball, Germany 1947, 33.5 mm. diam.
SIGNED: case, dial and movement
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Lot Essay

According to the Archives of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the present watch was manufactured in 1947.

While white, instead of the more usual black, the present dial qualifies as military given its luminous Arabic numerals and broad hands. As the engraving to the back commemorates, this timepiece was a prize for a military softball championship held in Germany in 1947. It is an historically intriguing piece in that it is testament to the fact that only two years after the horrors of WWII, what had been the enemy army was now involved with the reconstruction of the country, and a certain level of “normality” had been achieved, at least high enough to hold softball championships.

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