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  • #76
    Originally posted by mike184 View Post
    Looks older than it is. The T (Tritium) makes it a 1960s´watch.
    We are both correct here Mike. All my research indicates that Louis Rossel didn't make watches earlier than the mid-sixties. That is what I meant about old. I did not know they were using the 27 and 24 numbers to represent date or day/ date right from the start.
    Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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    • #77
      Of course, Henry!

      I know that you know that they started in the 1960s.
      That remark was meant to people with no or little LR experience.
      The watch has typical style elements of the 1940s (hands, numerals, small crown) and could be estimated older than it is.

      BTW, we should have linked your interesting LR-thread in IWL here, it´s worth reading:
      http://www.intlwatchleague.com/showt...-Rossel-thread
      Last edited by mike184; 04-04-2017, 09:48 PM.
      Best regards, Mike
      vintage-rado.de

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      • #78
        Cheers! Thanks for the plug.
        Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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        • #79
          ...and an SK fishtail.
          Pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.

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          • #80
            Some info about the release dates of 4 models

            Hi!


            Found some info about the release dates of some LR-models:

            Overview: http://www.swisstime.ch/index.php?id...diff&pg=1&st=2

            LR Ref. 1624
            Foire de Bâle 1972 Photos Styling, StockFoire de Bâle 1972 BF 165 — 306119
            Swiss Watch Fair 1972 BF 165An excellent illustration of masculine watch fashions today: wide polished case with softly rounded sides, integrated bracelet, dial with "high-rise" hour markers Hard chrome scratchproof coating (resistant to 1000 Vickers). Mineral glass Automatic movement with day and date calendar. (LOUIS ROSSEL - Neuchâtel)
            http://www.swisstime.ch/en-watches-L...9-a306119.html

            1972 306119 img.jpg

            Foire de Bâle 1973FEHB 1973 BF 106 — 301550
            European Watch, Clock and Jewellery Fair 1973 BF 106Perfect integration of bracelet and case in the Full Flow" style typify this man's watch with novel design. Automatic movement, day and date calendar with fast, double-corrector system. Allsteel chrome-hardened (to 10000 on the Vickers scale) polished case ; coloured mineral crystal. Very scratch-resistant case and crystal. Water-resistant to 5 atmospheres ; screwed-down crown. (LOUIS ROSSEL - Neuchâtel)
            http://www.swisstime.ch/en-watches-L...9-a301550.html

            1973 a 301598 img.jpg

            Foire de Bâle 1973 Montres élect, Pendules, Pendulettes, Grand pièces élect., BijouterieFEHB 1973 BF 160 — 301598
            European Watch Clock and Jewellery Fair 1973 BF 160Perfect integration of bracelet and case in the "Full Flow" style typify this man's watch with novel design. Automatic movement, day and date calendar with fast, double-corrector system. All-steel chrome-hardened (to the Vickers scale) polished case ; coloured mineral crystal. Very scratch-resistant case and crystal. Water-resistant to 5 atmospheres; screwed-down crown. (LOUIS ROSSEL - Neuchâtel)
            http://www.swisstime.ch/en-watches-L...9-a301598.html

            1973 b 301598 img.jpg

            FEHB 1977 Styling et BijouterieFEHB 1977 BF 251 — 304531
            European Watch Clock and Jewellery Fair 1977 BF 251A watch with an unlimited self-contained power source : its own highfrequency seifwinding movement. Scratchproof case water-resistant to 50 rn (5 atm) and sapphire crystal. Two-tone titanium dial. (LOUIS ROSSEL)
            http://www.swisstime.ch/en-watches-L...9-a304531.html

            1977 304531 img.jpg

            So in 1977, LR seems to have started witch scratchproof TC-cases and sapphire crystals.
            Last edited by mike184; 04-09-2017, 07:03 PM.
            Best regards, Mike
            vintage-rado.de

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            • #81
              4124

              Hi!

              The LR ref. 4124 arrived. It actually has a nice Tigereye-dial with amber-coloured crystals in the markers
              and a faceted sapphire crystal.

              0 LR Tigereye wsa.jpg

              D = 34 mm
              L = 41 mm
              B = 20 mm
              C = 5 mm, screw down
              T = 12 mm
              Movement: ETA 2836

              D - Ø/Width without Crown
              L - Length Lug to Lug
              B - Band
              C - Crown Ø
              T - Height


              0 LR Tigereye ETA 2836.jpg

              Inside a nice ETA 2836. Runs fine and exactly.
              It has a screw down crown, but the tube with the thread seems to be loose so it´s difficult to screw down at the moment.
              The crown is original and seems to have worn a domed amber crystal on top which is missing.
              I rarely revceived a watch in such a dirty condition.
              The gasket was a greasy black something, it was a bit tricky to remove it without getting small parts into the movement.
              A new silicon gasket is ordered.
              Some pre-cleaning pics:

              0 LR Tigereye ETA 2836 pre.jpg

              0 LR Tigereye SK pre.jpg

              0 LR Tigereye pre.jpg
              Last edited by mike184; 04-16-2017, 12:09 PM.
              Best regards, Mike
              vintage-rado.de

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              • #82
                1627, date only version of the ubiquitous 1624.

                LR 1627.jpg

                As an editorial comment, without a frame on the date hole I do not like the date only version. I'd rather see a 162X with no date at all, though it doesn't exist.
                Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                • #83
                  4130, Jump hour.

                  LR 4130.jpg
                  Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                  • #84
                    Unknown reference, ring watch with cover.

                    LR ring.jpg

                    LR ring 2.jpg
                    Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                    • #85
                      Unknown reference pocket watch alarm.

                      LR alarm pocket watch.jpg
                      Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                      • #86
                        1529-2, a quartz version of the popular, for Louis Rossel, womens 1529.

                        LR 1529-2.JPG
                        Last edited by Watch Carefully; 10-26-2017, 12:59 PM. Reason: Really, it is pint-sized. :O]
                        Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                          1529-2, a quartz version of the popular, for Louis Rossel, womens 1529.

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                          Henry can i ask who's watch this is?

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Grantag View Post
                            Henry can i ask who's watch this is?
                            That was on ebay. The women's 1529 is significantly larger than the women's Diastar. Mrs. K has several 1529s, but not that one.

                            I just posted over in the general watch discussion that I will try to reproduce a thread I once did of all the Krinkle House LRs.
                            Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                            • #89
                              Ahh that solves the mystery. I just bought that particular watch on ebay and when i saw your photo i couldnt believe that they were same item! Anyway i really like the Louis Rossel watches and will be working my way through these threads to learn my way around the models.

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                              • #90
                                Henry PM sent

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