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Lemania HS /|\ 9 - Monopusher Chronograph - Fleet Air Arm Military Issue - Hydrographic Survey

£4,950.00GBP
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Lemania Single Pusher Chronograph - White Dial - HS /|\ 9 4419 - Royal Navy-issued pilot's ordnance watch.

This Lemania HS9 watch was a UK Government issued to the Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm. HS stood for Hydrographic Service, which meant mapping harbours and waterways. The 9 was its watch Ministry specification number which stood for Chronograph. The engravings on the case back hint at a life dedicated to the history of its country.

The “Broad Arrow” designates the watch as the property of the crown and the additional number is likely an MoD store or watch number! Most of these watches were re-purposed at which time these case back engravings were struck through and then re-engraved with new issue numbers, so it is rare to come across one these days that still bears its original markings without any 'strike through'!

What's On Offer: 

Inside the 38mm stainless steel case beats the famously reliable and robust manual wind Lemania 15CHT caliber and the case features a screw-on caseback. The lugs of the watch curve ergonomically to the wrist showcasing the striking dial and making it perfectly legible.

Finished with shatterproof plexiglass, the Lemania really comes to life on a NATO style or leather strap completing an incredible piece of history that offers versatile wear.

This example represents an outstanding opportunity to own a really desirable timepiece steeped in British military history and one that has weathered remarkably well considering its probable history. The dial, hands, and case are all in incredible condition with all the tritium lume still being intact and look fabulous along with little or no signs of polishing to the thick chunky steel case!

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Case back: Screw-on

Dial: Silvery White

Crystal: Shatterproof Plexi

Bracelet: NATO style strap

Technical specifications

Winding: Manually wound

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: 15CHT

Jewels: 17

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent condition 9.5/10

Model Reference: HS9  Chrono

Date of issue: c.1940s

Guarantee

12-month Vintage Watch Specialist guarantee. 

Dimensions

Width: 38mm.

Lug width: 20mm

Wrist size: Adjustable