The larger sized Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, this Squadra comes in a 31mm stainless steel case. Model reference 236.8.47
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
As we don’t have the papers for this watch we have had to do some detective work. The Squadra name first appeared in 2007, and this model appears in a 2009 catalogue we have too. Given this we have opted for circa 2008 for a likely production date.
Jaeger-LeCoultre applied for the patent for a reversible cased watch in 1931, and it has been their most successful watch for approaching 100 years. But it has always been quite small, and by the standard of the 2000’s it was very small. So alongside the classic sized watches the Squadra was born. Deliberately larger with more presence on the wrist, but with the same classic mechanism and style. Rectangular watches wear larger than round watches, as they cover a greater surface area of the wrist, so 31mm feels more substantial than the slimline 26mm standard case. This one has the Jaeger-LeCoultre calibre 657 quartz movement, a simple set and forget quartz movement that powers the watch. This is all working perfectly, and we will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner. The original blue strap is quite short, and this is pointed out in the video – if your wrist is under 180mm though you should be fine. The strap is joined via the JLC signed clasp. The dial, hands and sapphire crystal are perfect, and the back of the case has never been engraved.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
Please see the HD video for more detail. All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned. We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of birthyearwatches.com and should not be used without permission.
Width with crown 34.1 mm
Width without crown 31.3 mm
Between lugs 19 mm
Lug to lug length 45.3 mm
Case Thickness 11.2 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.
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