Jaeger Le Coultre Memovox Manual Wind

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SKU AS02353
SKU AS02353

Why We Love it

Think about your morning routine. You’re jarred awake by a tinny ringtone, or maybe a soothing ambient noise emitting from an app on your phone. Another tone goes off to let you know of your upcoming meeting; still another to remind you to take your pill.

In many ways, our days are dominated by our phones. The daily rhythm of life is bound not just by the rising and setting of the sun, but by these tiny machines we carry in our pockets. Sometimes, it takes all our mental fortitude not to throw them into traffic and say, “Enough of this.”

While we understand the irony of reading this on your computer or mobile device, and while we’re certainly not telling you to throw it out the nearest window, we can definitely relate: phone alarms are annoying… but not necessary.

Alarm clocks are an old invention, as old as the ancient Greeks. But we all remember the funky round alarm clocks at our grandmother’s house, with bells on the top. The routine of winding and setting it, and jumping awake to the sound of bells, was a novel and new experience.

Though nothing can bring back those pleasant experiences of childhood, alarm watches like the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox do come close.

There’s something so nostalgic about strapping on a vintage watch. It transports you to another era. And alarm watches like the Memovox are downright fun—but also functional.

Imagine: all of those pesky ringtones and annoying alarms could be replaced by the glorious buzzing of a mechanical watch.

While most Memovoxes that come to market are fitted with automatic movements (and the requisite thicker cases), this example is a particularly early one, powered by a Caliber P489/1. This caliber is not only manually wound, but was in fact the very first Memovox movement made by Jaeger-LeCoultre, dating the watch to the early-mid 1950's.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre signature on the dial, rather than LeCoultre, signifies that it was produced for the European market.

With a thin steel case and fancy lugs, this Memovox is charming and wears well on the wrist. The alarm is easy to set, using the crown at 2 o’clock. Listen to it go off just one time and you’ll never want to hear marimbas again.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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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 Le Coultre Memovox Manual Wind

Jaeger Le Coultre Memovox Manual Wind

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Sold
Jaeger Le Coultre Memovox Manual Wind

Why We Love it

Think about your morning routine. You’re jarred awake by a tinny ringtone, or maybe a soothing ambient noise emitting from an app on your phone. Another tone goes off to let you know of your upcoming meeting; still another to remind you to take your pill.

In many ways, our days are dominated by our phones. The daily rhythm of life is bound not just by the rising and setting of the sun, but by these tiny machines we carry in our pockets. Sometimes, it takes all our mental fortitude not to throw them into traffic and say, “Enough of this.”

While we understand the irony of reading this on your computer or mobile device, and while we’re certainly not telling you to throw it out the nearest window, we can definitely relate: phone alarms are annoying… but not necessary.

Alarm clocks are an old invention, as old as the ancient Greeks. But we all remember the funky round alarm clocks at our grandmother’s house, with bells on the top. The routine of winding and setting it, and jumping awake to the sound of bells, was a novel and new experience.

Though nothing can bring back those pleasant experiences of childhood, alarm watches like the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox do come close.

There’s something so nostalgic about strapping on a vintage watch. It transports you to another era. And alarm watches like the Memovox are downright fun—but also functional.

Imagine: all of those pesky ringtones and annoying alarms could be replaced by the glorious buzzing of a mechanical watch.

While most Memovoxes that come to market are fitted with automatic movements (and the requisite thicker cases), this example is a particularly early one, powered by a Caliber P489/1. This caliber is not only manually wound, but was in fact the very first Memovox movement made by Jaeger-LeCoultre, dating the watch to the early-mid 1950's.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre signature on the dial, rather than LeCoultre, signifies that it was produced for the European market.

With a thin steel case and fancy lugs, this Memovox is charming and wears well on the wrist. The alarm is easy to set, using the crown at 2 o’clock. Listen to it go off just one time and you’ll never want to hear marimbas again.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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.

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