14 kt. solid yellow gold case with solid yellow gold back that is marked "Cased And Timed In U.S.A. By LeCoultre" on the inside. 17 jewel cal. 400/BW manual wind movement is running well and keeping good time. Silver dial with raised gold markers and gold hands. New burgundy lizard band. It measures 15 mm. across x 29 mm. lug end to lug end. Cir. 1940's/50's. This beautiful watch comes in both the LeCoultre green boxes. Outside green cardboard box and inside the green leather box with green velvet lining. Very fine and very collectable.
Boy oh Boy I wondered Why someone would sell me such a fine timepiece so now I know thanks to Ken Cooper. If this is not a true story it sure is one that should be published in Peoples magazine. Thank you Ken for all your work.
Ann Arden was so thrilled as she had just received a solid 14k gold LeCoultre timepiece from her husband battling hostile forces in the Far East. It was so great looking & what a great timekeeper it was. Ann's husband, a full Colonel in the armed forces, was due home soon she thought as he had enough "points" to rotate out of that "meat grinder" we were involved in. The months passed but no Colonel Arden at her doorstep. No mail either and Ann became so concerned that she contacted military Headquarters to discover what had happened. She was shocked, just shocked, to discover her husband had retired overseas and her only contact with him was his monthly allotment of pay to her. The years passed without Colonel Arden-Retired but still Ann hoped, she kept her great gold LeCoultre timepiece cleaned & timed, but at last she hired Sneed's Detective Agency to find out where her hubby was. When Stan Sneed delivered his report she was shocked, just shocked to discover Colonel Arden-Retired was married with five kids and owned a large noodle factory in the Far East. She sold her 14k gold LeCoultre watch to Girard and moved to Porter's Rest & Funeral home to live out her remaining days. Girard offers this great timepiece at a very reasonable price