When it comes to the Memovox, I think the most classic of them all is the Jaeger-LeCoultre reference E 855 Memovox.
Also one of the most produced, around 49.000 pieces of the E 855 were made. To my understanding, the E 855 was introduced in 1960, but exact year it was discontinued is a bit unclear. In documents I found the E 855 all the way from 1960 to 1974!
But all this has noting to do with the wooden beam… For you who are unfamiliar with the concept; the wooden beam is a plank I use for watch photography during the summer… Named by my friend and fellow collector HSTE.
On the wooden beam: Jaeger-LeCoultre E 855 Memovox.
Some sources claim that only the first batch or very early in production, the “12” dial was used. My watch is, based on the movement number from 1963 which is not that early.
Also I have found document as late as 1966 with the “12” dial which makes me think that this claim is not true… Especially since the 1965 catalogue show the “JL” dial…
No matter “12” or “JL” dial, this is a true Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox classic!
More wooden beam to come, so stay tuned!