Jaeger LeCoultre Compass

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Jaeger LeCoultre Compass

The ultimate gadget of 1930s – Jaeger LeCoultre Compass via NOTCOT. Is this real?

10 thoughts on “Jaeger LeCoultre Compass

  1. Dug North says:

    I have no doubt that his thing is exceedingly cool, though I admit I’m not sure what it does. Seems to have a lot of camera terminology on it.

    But the blades and such…well…I smell Photoshop. Compare the first and last pictures in the original post. That, and those are Victorinox knife blades for sure, some introduced *much* later than the 1930s.

    Still, I want one — whatever it is.


    Dug North

  2. David Whitney says:

    More information on this compass camera here: http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Compass

  3. Taunide says:

    The Magnifying Lens is definately from a Swiss Army Knife. With a plastic Frame.. no Way it is genuine.

    The Camera Part looks quite real

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cant find anything on the Net about the blades – maybe he just holds a Swiss Army Knife for comparison – or it`s an allusion to the swiss watch company Jaeger LeCoultre…
    The Camera is very real, though, as can be seen on http://www.submin.com/large/collection/compass/index.htm

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