Jaeger-LeCoultre "Shark" E2643 Deep Sea
Payment method : Credit Card or Bank Transfer
Shark Deep Sea
Manual Wind Valjoux 72
Black leather strap
The watch is in working condition
Chronograph functions are checked by us
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority
Jaeger-LeCoultre was founded in 1833 in the Joux Valley, Switzerland, known as the "Valley of Complicated Watches".
It is known as a "true manufacture", producing and assembling all components in its own workshops, known as the "Grande Maison".
It has a history of supplying movements to Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin, and its technology stands out among many watch manufacturers.
Reference E2643 is a diver chronograph watch released in the 1960s.
It was sold in the US under the LeCoultre name "Shark Deep Sea" and in Europe under the Jaeger-LeCoultre name "Vogue Chronograph".
The case size is 40mm, but it actually feels a little smaller due to the thick bezel design.The lugs are also thicker.
The bezel is marked with both 60-minute and 12-hour graduations.
The dial is a matte black dial with Arabic numerals index, like a pilot's chronograph.
The design of the most E2643 chronograph watches are basically design called as "reverse panda" with white subdial and with bar index.
It is very rare to find an E2643 with a black subdial and Arabic numerals index like this one.
The hands also have a very unique design, like injection needles.
The luminous paint is tritium luminous on both the dial and hands, and has changed moderately over time. It is in very good condition considering its age with no major deterioration.
The movement is a hand-wound Valjoux 72. It is a column-wheel design, where each part is delicately controlled by a component called a column wheel.
It is one of the most famous movements in vintage chronographs and was used in models such as the Rolex Daytona and Heuer Autavia.
It is so rare and highly valuable that the movement alone trades for several thousand dollars.
[About Leather Strap]
Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator/Lizard leather overseas.
We will replace the strap with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
Or we will send the watch without strap if we don't have stocks of them.
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.
Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)
We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.
If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.
1.Can I reserve it?
-Since it is also sold on the web, it cannot be reserved.
2.Can you adjust the bracelet?
-If you fill in the approximate arm circumference when ordering, we will send it after adjustment.
(*Riveted bracelets and folded link bracelets require some time to be adjusted by a repair craftsman.)
3. How long does it take for "delivery after complete service?
-Please consider it to be about 1 month from the date of your order.
(*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of our watchmaker and the degree of congestion.)
4.Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
-If we cannot confirm the payment within 2 days after placing the order, the order will be canceled.
5.Can I order by cash on delivery?
- Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept it.
Our stance is that "customers can use good products with peace of mind for a long time."
In order to achieve this, the presence of a skilled repair craftsman is essential.
How well the work is done depends largely on the thoughts of the craftsman.
The watchmakers who Arbitro asks are craftsmen who do not cut corners in such areas, so we ask them to carry out the repair work with peace of mind.
About Complete Service
Complete service, sometime called overhaul is the work of disassembling a mechanical product down to its individual parts, cleaning and reassembling it to bring it closer to its new state of performance.
Roughly speaking, the overhaul procedure is as follows.
1. Separate into case and movement
2. Disassemble the movement
3. Inspection and pre-cleaning of wear condition of each part
4. Wash parts with a special machine
5. Lubrication and assembly
6. Waterproof test
7. Final adjustment and running test.
Some movements are made up of hundreds of parts, but it is a very meticulous process of disassembling them one by one, inspecting them all, cleaning them, and reassembling them.
If you don't overhaul, the oil will deteriorate just like a car, and the risk of wear and damage to parts increases, causing a decrease in accuracy and, in severe cases, not working.
There is also the reason that it will be very expensive to replace parts after they are found to be damaged, so we recommend overhauling once every 2-3 years for economical and long-term use.
Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has rounded corners that were originally sharp, and has many small scratches even though the mirror finish should be beautiful. state.
At Arbitro, some watches are sold with a new finish, based on the idea that you can purchase them in beautiful condition and use them for a long time.
In particular, gold-cased dress watches are finished to bring out the best of the precious metal case.
The watches sold by us that have been given a new finish are shot in very high definition, so you can see that the edges stand out and the light is reflected by the mirror finish.
Also, depending on the case or bracelet, there are cases where multiple finishes such as mirror finish and hairline finish are mixed, but there are not many craftsmen who can distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.
In addition, the “thinness of the case” is also a part that is greatly influenced by the skill of the craftsman.
A watch that has become thinner and has thinner lugs is far from its original design, and the appearance becomes unbalanced.
It is a very precise work that brings the case closer to the original finish by eliminating scratches and dents while reducing the thickness of the case to the utmost limit.
Of course, there are cases where it is better to use the watch as it is, in order to emphasize the history of the watch and its original condition.
We look at each watch and judge whether it is best to finish it before selling it.