Thank you @donkii and @Northernman.
Maybe there are some white dials next.
Wot he said ^^^
Lemania 5100 inside
Oh what do you do with a drunken sailor, so earliy in the mornin?
Put on a LASER till he is sober.....
Bow 3 letters ..... Edge of the flat world... Dar be Dragons, Mate
Stern 5 letters ? What is behind you is of no concern
Starboard 9 letters .... Blue or Green lamp
Port 4 letters .... Red lamp
Cheers! Mate drink a good Stout for me!
… vs the unclear … at first glance
Lemania is inside (2040)
I once owned a nice trio of Lemania-powered military veterans. There all gone now...
Lemania one-pusher chronograph cal. 2220 issued to the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm
Orfina Porsche Design BUND issued
Arctos chronograph BUND issued
Fortunately, while my watch collection turned into a memory, I managed to keep that beautiful Royal Navy issued stopwatch.
Just wanted to add my two current issued pieces, which sort of serve to bookend Lemania's military output.
First, my HS9, procured and issued to the RN and Fleet Air Arm in the late 1940s. This one is a Series 1, with early issue number (about 1000), and it had a short enough service life to have retained its original sterile radium dial (later on the MoD replaced these with tritium dials, which were Lemania signed)
Second, my Tutima ZUZ, procured by Zoll and issued to the ZUZ in 2001, almost at the point when Lemania ceased to exist. This one was decommissioned in 2012, when I bought it direct from the Zoll disposal auction.
I also have a Lemania-powered Auricoste pocket chrono issued by the Ministre de la Guerre, and have owned Tengler and Pd Bunds, amongst others.
Lemania has a very proud issued history in the military worldwide, but also elsewhere. The BBC, NASA (all Omega Moonwatch movements), and the list goes on.
I really like that Tutima. It's really a pity that only a handful were made in that configuration. Kudos to you for sourcing one.
Back in the days, I had the civilian edition of their Military Chronograph, and was always attracted to the more exclusive Commando II.
I love those Lemania chrono’s
Here is mine
I love the Commando II. While I miss my more common Tutima Military Chronograph (in steel), I would probably hunt for the Commando version for a future purchase as I love the clean look of the dial. To me, it's even better than Sinn EZM1's.
i love it too, especially the Titanium that keeps it wearable for such a large watch, and the flat pushers also help. Dial and function are great, don`t even miss a Tachymeter although a counting bezel like the ZUZ one would have been great although that version has to many minute markings for my taste. So i am very happy with my central hands chronograph
New arrival for me. A Series 2 issued to the Royal Australian Navy. Nice-looking but purchased as a non-runner. Appears to have a balance staff issue.
I was also bidding on this watch.
The bidding history shows that the majority of bidders (38 of 42) had evaluations of 10,000 or more. The number of evaluations indicates that they are most likely bidding agents such as Buyee.
I could clearly see that Lemania military watches are popular in Japan, but they are even more popular outside of Japan.
It's a small world. I originally found the listing via a lucky random search for military watches, and it was pretty unexpected. So I had hoped that it was going to fly under the radar, but no such luck.
For my untrained eye it looks to be in really good condition, i hope it can be fixed without to much work. Great watch !
@Dan S Congrats on landing the Aussie. Hope you don't have to wait to long before you have it back running smoothly
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