This new-old stock LeJour pocket watch comes with its original box (and price tag!) - LeJour was a large manufacture of pocket watches in the 1960s, and was a French brand founded in 1965, and it operated through the early 1980's; LeJour was the American name for the France-based Yema watch company. Per renowned Heuer website, OnTheDash, Heuer manufactured LeJour chronographs under a private-label arrangement in the 1960’s through early 1980’s.
Stopwatch timing functions are controlled by two buttons on the case. Pressing the top button starts the timer running, and pressing the button a second time halts it, leaving the elapsed time displayed. A press of the second button then resets the stopwatch to zero.
During the 1970/80s, LeJour specialized in more affordable versions of watches nearly identical to Heuer and Porsche Design/Orfina offerings of the era - such as the "Poor Man's Heuer," LeJour's popular Valjoux-powered chronograph, which was identical to the Pasadena save for the absence of the Heuer logo. These “poor man’s” Heuer represent an interesting facet of Heuer’s history and also provide a way for individuals to collect these chronographs on a more reasonable budget.
New-Old Stock 1960s LeJour 1/10 Second Stopwatch, Original Box
DIAL: Brilliant new-old stock original white dial, signed LeJour 1/10 Anti-Magnetic. Original minute and second hands.
CASE: Original 50mm x 62.5mm stainless steel case.
CRYSTAL: Original crystal, in quite amazing condition.
MOVEMENT: Original LeJour anti-magnetic (for the era, anyway) mechanical movement, counting 1/10 centiseconds with a 15-minute totalizer.
CROWN: Original unsigned crown.