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  1. Furze Jan 30, 2015

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    Hello,

    I know there are some Lemania fans here, so thought this might be of interest, Lemania Royal Navy 2 button Chronograph issued in 1975, this version was only issued in '75 and '76, so pretty rare. Powered by Lemania Calibre 1872. There are many other issued Lemania chronographs issued to other armed forces, but this is distinct in it's case is assymetrical. Hence commonly referred to as an assymetrical chronograph. I believe there is only this version in 2 button configuration form, from Lemania, other assymetrical cased issued chronograph exist made by CWC, Hamilton, Precista and Newmark. More common is the single button chronograph, again issued to British and other armed forces.

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    Here are a couple of single button chronographs issued to Air Ministry and Royal Navy. watches 034.jpg
     
  2. RCAFBuster Jan 30, 2015

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    Nice pieces, I'm a huge Lemania fan.
     
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  3. calalum Jan 30, 2015

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    Are they all sans bezels?
     
  4. Northernman Lemaniac Jan 30, 2015

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    RAF I believe yes. Google Lemania and Viggen to see what they came up with in Sweden a bit later!:confused:
    I still have two kidneys. I only need one Viggen :rolleyes:
     
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  5. RCAFBuster Jan 30, 2015

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    Yes, these are the correct configuration, no external bezels.
     
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  6. bill5959 Jan 30, 2015

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    Is asymmetrical how the Navy guys tell starboard versus the other board?
     
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  7. SeanO Feb 1, 2015

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    No, Port is red and is left in the bottle. That's all I remember from 3 years serving along side the pussers
     
  8. andy_s Feb 8, 2015

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    (If you count 'issued' to include paramilitary - in this case ZUZ/German Customs armed intervention unit)
     
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  9. bill5959 Feb 8, 2015

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    Well I had to look that one up. Not as bad as I had hoped. :cool:
     
  10. micampe Feb 8, 2015

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    What is this? Very cool.
     
  11. andy_s Feb 8, 2015

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    Cheers, Lemania South African Air Force issue (1982), 5012 movement (central minute recorder) with deleted hour and 24hr subdials.
     
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  12. micampe Feb 8, 2015

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    Read up on this. I think I'll forget about even looking for one.
     
  13. mgennone May 6, 2015

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    Very nice...even these are going up in price though.
     
  14. marturx May 7, 2015

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  15. Northernman Lemaniac May 7, 2015

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  16. marturx May 7, 2015

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    I´ve stopped being surprised. Everything good is sky-rocketing. Most of the fun is buying, and it´s getting harder and harder by the day
     
  17. Northernman Lemaniac May 7, 2015

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    Remember: The chase is (often) better than the catch!
    At least it's getting more and more interesting digging outside the bay.........
     
  18. mgennone May 7, 2015

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    Not to offend anyone but too many hipsters are buying vintage driving up the price. Makes it hard on a collector......not to mention makes it much more attractive for counterfeits.
     
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  19. mgennone May 7, 2015

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    Has anyone here ever bought from an Auctionata auction? There are some beautiful looking vintage chronographs going today. Seems hard to track down some of the more obscure models for authenticity.
     
  20. Northernman Lemaniac May 7, 2015

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    No experience, but Auctionata seems to be a serious actor (and seriously expensive).