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Old Jaeger-lecoultre woman's wristwatch

Bought in Europe about 60 or so years ago.  Gold.  Winding stem on back.  Serial number A376312.  Needs repair but we don't know value of watch and are reluctant to just ship it to JLC without additional info, which they won't supply via email.  Any insights?

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    approx. 35 years old

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I would be happy to help. The problem is it is impossible to determine the value without seeing the watch(condtion is paramount). your best bet is to ship it Registered mail return receipt requested that way you have proof that it was received. I would think that that $5,000.00 insurance would most probably protect you. email me if you have any questions

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