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LEMANIA - MILITARY - SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH - Circa 1940's

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Single Button Chronograph

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This is a classic sought after, manual wind Lemania Single Button Chronograph wristwatch, with the famous and much admired Lemania 17 jewelled, Calibre 15CHT movement with column wheel chronograph. We believe that this is an early Series 1 watch as the quality gilded movement is unsigned.The movement is in fine condition but will still be serviced before delivery to the new owner, it is never the less, very clean and keeping good time as you would expect from any Lemania watch.

The watch has a fantastic and original untouched condition, matt black Tritium (Fat Arrow) dial with white painted Arabic numerals with luminous 12, 6 and luminous dots bordering every numeral. With outer white painted minute track, subsidiary recorder dials to three and nine for running seconds and 30 minute recording. White filled, pointed baton hands with luminous inserts and centre chronograph hand.

The polished round, 38mm, stainless steel case with screw down case back which is engraved with British broad arrow and Admiralty reference number 0552/920-3305 and the unique issue identification number 1212, is all again in original and fantastic condition with signs of wear and use as you would want and expect of a piece like this, but nothing of any depth or concern as the photographs will show. The traditional fixed wire lugs are again good and strong and fitted with a new Khaki NATO strap.

The single chronograph pusher at 2 is again great and functions perfectly zeroing as it should.

Between 1945 and 1976 Lemania supplied a variety of chronographs to the Fleet Air Arm, this model dates from about the 1940's. This type of watch were re-dialled by the MOD in the 1960's when the radium lumed dials were abandoned for being dangerous, and replaced with tritium lumed dials (hence the circled T on the dial). Some examples suffer from a rather poor quality of MOD re-dial print, but this one has crisp definition to all the numerals and indices and is one of the best dials we have seen.

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