NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera

NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera

NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera
Le Jour Swank chronograph, reverse panda, full set, NOS. The Le Jour Watch Company was the brand name used by Yema on many of its export market watches. Best known for its range of chronographs, generally utilizing either Landeron or Valjoux movements, the company had a reputation for producing good quality, mid-range, tool watches. In the later years of the 1960s and into the early 70s, it also produced some seriously funky dial designs. This particular watch appears to be branded for private label distribution, potentially for the New York based company Swank Inc, which has produced mens accessories since 1897, and is still in existence today. It was relatively common practice for jewellers and department stores to have watches produced with their own branding on the dial. The inside of the case back is stamped as “Le Jour Swiss” and can be seen in the photo. Unusually, it is in near NOS condition, complete with all of its original paperwork, box and even protective foam insert. The chrome plated case measures just under 38mm in diameter, not including the crown and is almost blemish free. The screw on caseback is stainless steel and has no tool scratches, retaining its brushed finish. The classic reverse Panda dial is in excellent condition. It is marked Swiss Made T, below the six-oclock mark and retains its lume pips on the hour markers. The sub-dials have a silvered finish and show very light patination. The hands are original, retaining the original tritium lume on the hour and minute, which has assumed a cream colour. The Landeron 248 movement is clean and the chronograph functions exactly as it should, time keeping is excellent, though service history is not known. The watch comes complete with its original rubber tropic strap, with curved ends. Interestingly, the strap is branded as made in Ireland. The item “NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera” is in sale since Wednesday, March 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “electronicsdepotplus” and is located in Omaha, Nebraska. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • With Booklet: Yes
  • Brand: Le Jour (Swank)
  • Year of Manufacture: 1960-1969
  • Model: Swiss Reverse Panda Chronograph
  • Extra Links: No
  • Case Size: 38 mm
  • Style: Art Deco
  • Seller’s Warranty: No
  • Age Group: Adult
  • With Original Packaging: Yes
  • Number of Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Chronograph Type: Chronograph
  • Type of Certificate: Certificate of Authenticity
  • Manufacturer Warranty: None
  • Modified Item: No
  • Caseback: Screwback Case
  • Display: Analog
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer Face Color: Black
  • Movement: Landeron 248
  • Manufacturer Band Color: Black
  • Gender: Men’s
  • With Service Records: No
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Original Packaging Description: With Box
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Band Type: Two-Piece Strap

NOS Vintage Le Jour Reverse Panda Chronograph withbox, tags Poor Man Heuer Carrera