As you know, I love Funky 70’s Jager-LeCoultre Memovox and the E 873 is no exception!
Some year’s ago I catch the E 873.42 with white and blue dial. Love the egg shaped case, the blue hands and minute track and of course the Memovox alarm!
For years I was happy. Until I had a very nice GTG with a friend. Earlier this year, this friend came and visited and…
Showed me his E 873.21! Wow! The solid gold case, the brownish dial, the white sweeping seconds hand…
The shimmering dial, the extra weight on the wrist… Fantastic!
This was the first time I saw a E 873 gold in real. I have documents showing this watch but the document can’t describe the feel on the wrist.
The E 873 is not any of the more common Funky 70’s Memovox so I was very surprised when he showed me not only one but three E 873!
White/blue, same as mine, brownish/gold and blue/orange.
Only two versions missing (as far as I am aware) to complete the set. The grey/blue and the grey/white.
Yes, this encounter really made me think I should start over and hunt for gold!
Not only the E 873 existed in gold, look at this 73800 Snowdrop in full gold with integrated gold bracelet, another I only saw in pictures, the yellow gold version, the white gold version I never saw, not even in picture.
A big thank you to the owner for sharing these wonderful watches!
During the 1970’s Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced a number system to identify case material. In addition to the watch reference, the case number were added in the end. Example, E 873.21 – E 873 in gold.
.21=18K YG, (interestingly, I have not been able to identify any RG/PG codes, possible RG/PG were included in the YG code?)