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Up for sale my LeCoultre Powermatic, featuring a lovely black glossy dial, a rare all steel case, and truly cool fat radium plots!
Let's discuss a bit about this watch: as you guys may know, LeCoultre was the name used by JLC for the American market. These watches (the more common Futurematic is a great example for this) were usually gold filled, cause at those times US market wanted more cheap, "gold-looking" watches. So it's quite difficult to find all steel cases LeCoultre-signed for watches coming from late '40s - early '50s like in this case. Moreover, with an all black dial!
So, this watch is approximately 34mm wide, a true classic standard. It's indeed a classic watch, but with a strong character. The black dial is really fascinating and features golden indexes and hands, a strong and unusual (but 100% authentic) red second hand, a lovely charge indicator at 12 hours, and 12 really cool, fat, brownish radium plots that will let explode your radiation counters! There's of course a bit of radium dust on the dial too.
Calibre is a 481 LeCoultre movement running strongly, but no service history is available. Crown is of course original. Case appears to be never polished, or maybe polished just once, not recently for sure.
Overall, this watch appears never touched, all original and full of charme and character. Bumper watches are really fascinating and in my opinion this particular watch can be the kicker of a collection, between Universal and Omega brothers.
For sure this configuration, with black radium dial, all steel case, and red touches, is the most desirable and rare, to my eyes.
Request for it is 1550€ and I'll give free EU shipment with UPS shipping company. Lots of references available upon request. Me and watches are located in Italy. Paypal friends and family is always the best payment option, we can discuss about other ways.
Thank you all, thank you CT.