Size: 4 inches tall, 2.75 inches wide, just under 1 inch in depth from the lens to the wind keys and knobs on the backside of the movement. Movement: Swiss 8-Day recital alarm. A recital clock is by far the most advanced and practical of all of LeCoultre's alarm clocks. A regular typical alarm clock uses a small triangle like a Memovox or a short third hand that marks where the alarm is to sound. Further, that wind is only good for a single alarm even though the clock may run for 8 days.
Back to THIS Recital and others, they operate with a 24 hour alarm disk instead of an arrow or short third hand. This is heaven for somebody who actually uses the alarm. The alarm barrel is larger allowing at least 4 to 5 days of power to the alarm.Recitals also are slightly more accurate as for selecting a waking time. They can be dialed in within a few minutes with ease. A standard alarm clock may be slightly less precise with regards to ring time. To accomplish the recital feat opposed to regular alarm requires two dials, one for the clock, one for the alarm, and also a much larger alarm barrel due to its ability to "recite" the selected alarm time. A few more gears and about twice as many jewels due to the additional moving parts. Such as, not only an alarm silence button, but an actual knob that will disengage the alarm halting its next ring which in turn keeps power to the alarm barrel. Note, the clock will not sound in stop mode.
Once the knob is turned to alarm, the 24 hour alarm will continue to recite or repeat at its set alarm time. Pristine and in excellent condition. A few small spots to the lacquer on the brushed front plate and the shiny section between the pedestal and the clock itself--these are extremely subtle and must be closely examined to be seen. We have done our best to enlarge these pictures via 2x zoom on the camera. Minor small dots, light swirls or the odd dull spot are also normal and indicative to lacquer of this age.
Again, they do not detract, and if anything, authenticate its age. All of our clocks and watches have been looked over and cleaned and/or adjusted if needed by our watchmaker and are in good working mechanical order unless stated otherwise. Note: All sales are final. All photographs are to be used as part of the item description.We want this to be a positive experience for all parties involved. The item "Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Recital 8-Day Alarm Clock Vintage with Box & Case -Near Mint" is in sale since Sunday, December 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Other Clocks". The seller is "mavensvault" and is located in Springfield, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.