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Thread: Jaeger LeCoultre Master-Quartz - I think I'm in love

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.f View Post
    Has really nice case,bracelet and glass .Dial lets it down a bit but in normal use looks fine.
    Dial looks fine to me. What's wrong with it?

    A lovely watch all round, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Dial looks fine to me. What's wrong with it?
    Looks to be suffering from a bit of tritium burn but then an awful lot of blue dialled watches of the era do for some reason. Still a beautiful watch though, congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegary View Post
    Looks to be suffering from a bit of tritium burn
    Ah, couldn't see that.

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    Luckily with my glasses on my near vision not so good so don't notice !!!!!

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    I love mine although I would prefer the blue dialled version

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    super cool watch - congrats!

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    Thread revival to show my new JLC Master Quartz and have all Gary's great background.


    It's had the tender care of both Rocco and Keitht and looks and goes great.

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    That looks excellent - well done!

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    I'm in love too

    I'm ridiculously late to hop on to this thread, but does any of you have experience from both the white and the blue dial? I am desperately looking for a Master Quartz and I'm not sure what to go for. The blue is stunning, but the white may be more wearable? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogatir View Post
    I'm ridiculously late to hop on to this thread, but does any of you have experience from both the white and the blue dial? I am desperately looking for a Master Quartz and I'm not sure what to go for. The blue is stunning, but the white may be more wearable? Thanks!
    I own the blue. It may even be the original watch in the original post as purchased from a member here. Sorry for the dodgy picture which does not give the colours of the dial its due the hue of the blue in sunlight is amazing. I had been after a nice example of a MQ for a while and this certainly does not disappoint. I unfortunately can not give you an answer on the white dial.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgone Accumulator View Post
    I own the blue. It may even be the original watch in the original post as purchased from a member here. Sorry for the dodgy picture which does not give the colours of the dial its due the hue of the blue in sunlight is amazing. I had been after a nice example of a MQ for a while and this certainly does not disappoint. I unfortunately can not give you an answer on the white dial.

    It looks amazing, thanks for the feedback! I am impressed by the bracelet as well, it looks like it could fit on a Challenger Main Battle Tank :)
    Is it ok to wear the MQ with a shirt and jacket, or is it too bulky?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogatir View Post
    It looks amazing, thanks for the feedback! I am impressed by the bracelet as well, it looks like it could fit on a Challenger Main Battle Tank :)
    Is it ok to wear the MQ with a shirt and jacket, or is it too bulky?


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    Fab with shirt and jacket. Also great with Jeans and T. Have been kindly informed by the seller that it is not the original watch in the OP's post but never mind still a stunner.

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    If you don't mind me asking, what do you think would be a fair price range for an MQ in nice-ish condition? I have checked at Chrono 24, but I often think the prices there are made up in Cloud Cuckoo-land.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogatir View Post
    If you don't mind me asking, what do you think would be a fair price range for an MQ in nice-ish condition? I have checked at Chrono 24, but I often think the prices there are made up in Cloud Cuckoo-land.


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    TBH Can not give you a valuation or price range. It really comes down to seeing one at a price you can accept. I was happy to pay what I did for the condition of the watch given I had always wanted one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgone Accumulator View Post
    TBH Can not give you a valuation or price range. It really comes down to seeing one at a price you can accept. I was happy to pay what I did for the condition of the watch given I had always wanted one.
    Thanks for the advice! Compared to other JLC's the MQ is on the whole still in a sensible price range. I wonder if JLC has always been above say Omega in price or if it is lately that they have rocketed?


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    I'm not really into vintage watches but that ticks a lot of boxes for me.

    Great size, classy and robust, an unusual combination

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffcotton View Post
    I'm not really into vintage watches but that ticks a lot of boxes for me.

    Great size, classy and robust, an unusual combination
    Indeed, it's a brilliant watch. To me, it seems much better-integrated as a complete design than most modern watches.

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    Its quartz, square and grey. No love here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nansbread1 View Post
    Its quartz, square and grey. No love here.
    ...but another opportunity to push up your post-count with inanity.

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    Love the brushed finish it's something different that you don't see nowadays

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    Spent a long time looking for a good one of these and found one recently from a German dealer at a reasonable price.

    It's sitting at home waiting for me now but I'm working overseas and won't be home until next year so still haven't been able to wear it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottd View Post
    Spent a long time looking for a good one of these and found one recently from a German dealer at a reasonable price.

    It's sitting at home waiting for me now but I'm working overseas and won't be home until next year so still haven't been able to wear it.


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    Congrats! I am still pondering as to what a reasonable price for this model could be. Did you get the white or blue dial?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogatir View Post
    Congrats! I am still pondering as to what a reasonable price for this model could be. Did you get the white or blue dial?


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    Ended up with a silver dial.

    A lot of the blue I looked at had damage to the dial around the lume which is apparently a common fault with these. Someone with more knowledge than me might be able to expand on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottd View Post
    Someone with more knowledge than me might be able to expand on this.
    I'm not sure I qualify as having more knowledge but it's commonly referred to as dial rot and doesn't just affect JLCs; I have an Omega with minor signs of it happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    I'm not sure I qualify as having more knowledge but it's commonly referred to as dial rot and doesn't just affect JLCs; I have an Omega with minor signs of it happening.
    I have aZenith XL-Tronic with a blue dial that has patinated to a lovely mottled effect that is almost like polished stone. I'm not generally a fan of dials that have turned "spider" or "tropical" but occasionally the effect can be very attractive.

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    It is specifically a problem with blue dials. I have seen it on all makes, including Tudor, Longines, JLC, Zenith and others.
    I have had quite a few and it is very hard to find ones that are not affected.
    When they are affected the blue seems to flake off around the lume plots.
    But when they are not affected, they remain fine.
    For what it is worth, I remain convinced that it is a combination effect, and that a reaction is started when the dial has something happen to it, like, for instance, an exposure to a moisture level.
    I never see dial rot in an a "middle" state, it seems that it either affects the dial massively, or not at all.
    I personally think blue dials are fantastic, and most of them have a real variation in appearance with differing light conditions. This is an effect yo simply do not get with most black, white and silver dials.
    So you do have to find a good one, but it is worth it.

    Dave

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    That's lovely!

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    I really, really want one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgone Accumulator View Post
    I own the blue. It may even be the original watch in the original post as purchased from a member here. Sorry for the dodgy picture which does not give the colours of the dial its due the hue of the blue in sunlight is amazing. I had been after a nice example of a MQ for a while and this certainly does not disappoint. I unfortunately can not give you an answer on the white dial.

    For me this is the pick of the case/dial combinations available. Lovely.

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    Hey guys.
    Iíve just snagged one of these same as the OP, it has a spare link that I want fitted. Does anyone have any idea how to fit it?
    It seems there are no screws or pins.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwolf View Post
    Hey guys.
    Iíve just snagged one of these same as the OP, it has a spare link that I want fitted. Does anyone have any idea how to fit it?
    It seems there are no screws or pins.
    Thanks
    Damn you for bumping this thread, I always get all restless when I see a nice one of these. Sigh... one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwolf View Post
    Hey guys.
    Iíve just snagged one of these same as the OP, it has a spare link that I want fitted. Does anyone have any idea how to fit it?
    It seems there are no screws or pins.
    Thanks
    There are short spring bars in the centre links. Very awkward to get out.




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    Jaeger LeCoultre Master-Quartz - I think I'm in love

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    Damn you for bumping this thread, I always get all restless when I see a nice one of these. Sigh... one day.
    sorry man, look out for mine in the Friday thread soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottd View Post
    There are short spring bars in the centre links. Very awkward to get out.




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    Thank man, gonna have a go now.

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