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  1. Vizard Oct 26, 2021

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    I am looking for a yellow gold watch. I have a Master Control in stainless that I really like and, lacking imagination, I have wondered about a yellow gold version.

    This one has come up in Italy. https://www.chrono24.co.uk/jaegerle...m-18kt-yellow-gold-ref-140189--id21243716.htm

    They have no knowledge of it being serviced, so I asked them to time graph it. The readings are not as good as my stainless one, but in fairness that has just been serviced. Mine does 300-315 and theirs 260 with a B/E of 0.4.

    Worth a further look? Expert opinion appreciated.
     
  2. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 26, 2021

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    Looks fine. Has probably has a polish. You really cant go wrong with the MC line. I’d to a bit of price comparison before pulling the trigger. Expect to service it.
     
  3. Vizard Oct 26, 2021

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    The images make the edges look quite sharp.

    A JLC service will be what? £1k or so? Also probably a few months away.
     
  4. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 26, 2021

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  6. Vizard Oct 27, 2021

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  7. Eve Oct 27, 2021

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    I cant imagine that someone pays £4k for a steel version. I sold mine for 2700,€ a year ago. And it had a relatively fresh service, steel bracelet and a brand new crock strap with deployant clasp.
     
  8. Dedalus05 Oct 27, 2021

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    Forgive me, but a grand or so for a service? I had a steel Master Control Ultra Thin serviced at Cullen & Co jewellers in Dublin just at the start of the pandemic. With a two year warranty it came to €280. Would there be a particular reason for the discrepancy?

    I sold it for about €2,800 for reference.
     
  9. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 27, 2021

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    If you send it to JLC … yea it’s gonna cost. In my comment, I provided a link by which OP could obtain an estimate. Were I to give this to my suburban Chicago watchmaker, I’d probably be where you netted out. I own two modern pieces, bought new and yes, they will both go in for factory service.
     
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  10. Vizard Oct 27, 2021

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    The steel ones are about £4k at the moment. The gold one is £5680 currently.
    I recently paid £3800 for one fresh from JLC service, new band etc. Looked new.

    At the time there were a couple of others around for similar money, without the service.