Jaeger LeCoultre Memodate
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Mechanical alarm watches are just about the coolest thing you can strap to your wrist. Forget your electronic iPhone alarm, these things buzz and vibrate when they go off, all through the magic of mechanical watchmaking!
When it comes to vintage mechanical alarms, the Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox line is quite simply the most desirable of them all. With their unmistakable twin-crown case design and two-piece dials, the Memovox is a masterpiece of design that has in recent years attracted the attention of an ever-growing number of timepiece collectors.
The Memodate model ups the ante with the inclusion of a date function at 3:00, a wonderful addition to the classic piece that makes it all the more wearable day to day.
Operation of the alarm function is controlled through the top crown. Winding it (as you would a manual movement), charges a spring and holds it in tension until the alarm goes off. Pulling the same crown out allows you to rotate the inner dial, and align the triangle on the inner ring to set the time you desire the alarm to activate.
We see Memovoxes in good original condition from time to time, but finding a Memodate is a special treat. And with the 1950s-style case with 10K gold-filled bezel and claw lugs, this example is a catch for any lover of the miracle of mechanical alarms.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Jaeger LeCoultre Memodate