LeCoultre Powermatic

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To me, there’s something extremely charming about owning a Jaeger LeCoultre – wearing the “watchmakers favorite watch” is a geeky experience you have to feel to understand but once you have, it’s unmistakable.

This example, a vintage Powermatic in steel, is certainly no exception. In fact, it’s one of the most interesting LeCoultre’s I’ve ever owned. See the red window at 12? That’s a power reserve indicator and it lets its owner (and the world) know exactly how wound it is and how much longer it will run, without being charged. Since, it is an automatic watch and you’d never run out of power with it on the wrist, the function itself isn’t nearly as useful as it is interesting but still, it’s something that separates this watch from the pack. It makes it all the more complicated, beautiful and desirable.

This particular example has, as you can tell by the discoloration around the edges, been around the block. So no, it’s not perfect – but it is an honest, original, complicated LeCoultre and in my world, it doesn’t get much better than that.

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Maker: LeCoultre
Model: Powermatic
Case Diameter: 33 millimeters
Lug Width: 16 millimeters
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Condition: No serious nicks or scratches
Dial Condition: Aging throughout
Bracelet: Leather strap
Movement: Automatic Winding

 
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