WatchUSeek Watch Forums banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,580 Posts
It's an auction, it's far from over, will go for a lot more than that.

This is a fine, amazing piece of history, but I have to warn you to set your expectations right. A watch like this will usually go from anywhere between $900-$3000 depending on the condition it is and its service history. Here is where things usually catch new watchbuyers off guard - maintaining a vintage watch, especially something unique as a Futurematic, can be more costly than the pricetag of the watch itself.

I would say a good place to start learning more about vintage JLC's is Zaf Basha's forum, at Vintage Watches, Watches for sale . The dude has a forum dedicated to the subject, wrote a book about it (worth getting, if you are into JLC of the olden days), specializes in repairing and overhauling these watches and every so often has one up for sale. Needless to say, since the guy's focus is vintage JLC only, he will have some of the best curated pieces up for sale.

All the best. The futurematic is a stunning piece of history.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
I've never seen the power reserve in a numerical layout before. Maybe this is a different variant. That is worth checking into. As alx mentioned, they are pricey depending on condition. I've personally seen GF pieces run $600-$3000+ range. However, solid 14K pieces rarely trade under $2,500 and I've seen them as high as $7K, again depending on condition.

While it is true, parts and service could be a little costly. That wouldn't deter me from wearing the piece. I have a 14K gold Futurematic which has been serviced by a specialist ($450). I wear it every day (I'm in sales) and honestly, the accuracy keeps getting better the more I wear it (+/- 5 sec daily). These watches are meant to be worn, not stored like a fur coat. They perform at peak when running all the time, as they were designed to do. Good Luck and try to deal with a reputable dealer, if possible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,580 Posts
I've never seen the power reserve in a numerical layout before. Maybe this is a different variant. That is worth checking into. As alx mentioned, they are pricey depending on condition. I've personally seen GF pieces run $600-$3000+ range. However, solid 14K pieces rarely trade under $2,500 and I've seen them as high as $7K, again depending on condition.

While it is true, parts and service could be a little costly. That wouldn't deter me from wearing the piece. I have a 14K gold Futurematic which has been serviced by a specialist ($450). I wear it every day (I'm in sales) and honestly, the accuracy keeps getting better the more I wear it (+/- 5 sec daily). These watches are meant to be worn, not stored like a fur coat. They perform at peak when running all the time, as they were designed to do. Good Luck and try to deal with a reputable dealer, if possible.
You know the rules of the forum... pictures, or it didn't happen :)
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top