Case: gilded metal, gold plating, silver, copper, patterned plexiglass paneling, case signed Jaeger LeCoultre
Warranty: 2 year warranty on cleaning (this clock is in wonderful working condition). The clock shop that recently cleaned this in the North Dallas, TX area honors their 2 year warranty on the cleaning.
History of The Clock:
Hello ! This beautiful clock is a Jaeger-LeCoultre, 8 Day Visible Skeleton clock called "La Lanterne". It's reference number is 333, stamped on the bottom of the clock.This mantel/table clock's beautiful inline movement is known as a "baguette" (calibre 210, 16 jewel I believe) and some of the jewels can be seen in the pics. It's coloring and shape is meant to portray a living flame in a lantern, and in the right light, it's a magnificent effect. Earliest mention I could find of this clock dates to 1952 (although it could be earlier I suppose). It is approximately 19 x 11 cm,has a gilt metal case, gold plating, silver, copper, patterned plexiglass panels (Lucite was popular in the 50's and 60's in jewelry for ex.), and has recently been cleaned and serviced, including a 2 Year Warranty on the cleaning and servicing (if the winning buyer is not in my area of course, they can call the shop directly and work out how to have it serviced should the need arise, between the buyer and the shop. I will not be a go-between once the clock is sold obviously ... It's a shop in the North Dallas area of Texas in operation for over 40 years). This clock is therefore working beautifully, and I haven't noticed it being off (it is an 8 Day clock that needs to be wound, not an Atmos for example).
If you would like to see this clock in action, I posted a 1 minute video of it (along with a few more pics) on youtube. I don't believe I can link to youtube directly in this listing per policies, but it's under the title "Jaeger LeCoultre 8 Day Skeleton Clock, circa 1950's, La Lanterne" under username *twredo*.
The minimal beginning offer doesn't reflect at all what it's worth :-) (Googling will reveal the various amounts this clock has sold at sale for, for example).It's gorgeous, it's my first Jaeger-LeCoultre, and is a bit hard to put up for sale for that reason (if it's not obvious lol, I'm not selling it for lack of enjoyment of it lol) :). As far as I know it's had one other owner: a neighbor's mother (the original owner over 50+ years ago) who passed it onto him, and then me when I purchased it from him. So the original purchase of this clock most likely took place in the mid to late 50's (catalogues from 1957 still show this clock and it's reference number, for example).
I am no expert, and so my knowledge extends only so far, but I've tried to be detailed, and provide quality pics to gaze at (I took all the pics provided) to show the perfections and imperfections (for example, there is a small hairline craze/scratch/crack on the back plexiglass panel in the right light, although I'm told this is expected for old lucite or plexiglass at times, as well as some places where some of the metals show their age/wear). If you have any questions, feel free to ask :) It is obviously working, and will ship as-is, what you see as the light brings out it's best is what you get, and I will do my best to prepare it with proper cushioning/protective materials, label the outside of the box, and insure it appropriately. US shipping will be a large flat rate Priority box, insurance included; worldwide shipping will be calculated after the sale has ended and adjusted accordingly as well. No returns; the 2 year warranty on the cleaning/servicing performed passes to you; Paypal only, and I appreciate payment within the first 48 hours, and will check in after a few more days. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me ... I'm a fan of communication and I'm easy going :)
Most of the information I'm listing here about this type of clock has come from clock shops, friends I've made who are clock/watch enthusiasts, online forums, vintage ads and catalogues … easily searchable for anyone in the public. Thus I am not claiming expertise, I don't represent a company ... I'm an individual seller: I am an enthusiast who still has much to learn :) This clock is a beautiful clock, and whoever gets this clock ... enjoy :) It just pops and shines in different lights, and it's baguette movement in motion is amazing ... it is beautiful isn't it ? ^_^
On May-20-13 at 22:53:11 PDT, seller added the following information:
* CONCERNING THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OPTION in this listing, the following is copy and pasted directly from 's information about international shipping:
International Buyers - Please Note:Import duties, taxes, and charges arenot includedin the item price or shipping cost.These charges are the buyer's responsibility.Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding or buying. ---------- In other words the buyer is responsible for all international shipping fees. I will do my best to calculate fees on my end from the US including shipping, insurance, etc. More about international shipping from 's information:
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On May-23-13 at 10:55:55 PDT, seller added the following information:
** One more shipping edit: I don't know why it limits the amount of shipping options I list pricewise --- US domestically, I'm going to place it in a large flat rate box and ship it with insurance. The price on the listing doesn't reflect this however, for some reason. At most, I think it will be between about $25- $ 35 USD. So I would ask that the winning buyer wait for an invoice, so I can calculate shipping and reflect it on the invoice respectively. On this item I will make the shipping on the invoice less than the actual shipping cost ... I usually do this on my items anyway, pitching in part of the cost. Sorry to add revisions to the listing, I just want to cover the shipping information since it's also open for international shipping. Thanks and good luck to ever wins it! I'm sad to see it go :) ...
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Jaeger Lecoultre Vintage 8 Day Skeleton Clock "la Lanterne", Baguette, Warranty: $1,230