1930s steel rectangular vintage Jaeger LeCoultre watch (3040)
An early waterproof steel rectangular vintage Jaeger LeCoultre wristwatch, circa 1930s. The ‘Staybrite’ stainless steel case measure 39 x 22mm (including lugs). The case is marked with patents to the inside back. The movement has another protective case for waterproofing. This is held in the outer casing and the case is then secured with two snap on hooks, similar to the Omega ‘Marine Standard’ watch designed by Francis Baumgartner, of the same period. The movement is signed Jaeger LeCoultre. The dial has Arabic numerals surrounding the circular minute track, with the seconds marked to the inside of the track for the centre sweep seconds.
This is a fine example of a rare waterproof watch of this period, fitted with a brown ‘shagreen’ leather strap.