SOLD Lemania military pilot’s chronograph

The case is 95%, the dial is also 95% and the movement is in 95+% condition.

It measures 42mm diam, 48mm lug to lug and 14mm high it takes a 20 mm strap and is on a new G10 (NATO) stap.

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Description

In the mid 1970s, Lemania produced this watch for Flygvapnet (the  Swedish Air Force) and also the the South African Air Force, it has always been assumed that they did not make any for the civilian market, however this watch suggests that a few were produced. It differs from the military version in not having either fixed strap bars or any issue markings.

The watch uses the Lemania manual movement cal.1872, which to the best of my knowledge was used in no other watch. It has an Incabloc shock protection system and the movement is also marked with the Swiss Cross and LWC (for Lemania Watch Company) under the balance wheel. The movement is protected by an especially tight fitting cover which extends all the way around the sides of the movement, leading me to believe that it is highly anti-magnetic (although I have no proof of this).

The case is very heavy with straight faceted lugs and a screw back, the bezel rotates in both directions and has 60 minute graduations with Arabic numerals at the 15/30/45 points

The dial is a perfect matt black with perfect white printing and has white hands which stand out easily against the dial; which has full Arabic numbers in luminous tritium, which has faded to a creamy colour. The original hands have tritium inserts along almost all their length.

The case is 95%, the dial is also 95% and the movement is in 95+% condition.

It measures 42mm diam, 48mm lug to lug and 14mm high it takes a 20 mm strap and is on a new G10 (NATO) stap.

£2,500.00 (approx. $3,800.00 US)