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SOLD Lemania Viggen - Swedish Air Force watch

  1. donkii Aug 16, 2017

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    Hi,

    Got this early MK1 Lemania Viggen, probably one of the rarest and best looking military watches out there today. Serviced a year ago at Nymans Ur in Stockholm.
    1yr warranty left on that service.
    The watch was used by Swedish jetpilots of the Saab J37 Viggen, a highly respected fighter jet.

    The Swedish Airforce ordered 400 watches from Lemania in the early 70's.
    They did order them in two batches and this one is from the first batch aka MK1.
    The caseback has some wear but you can still see the M-number and the Swedish Three Crowns.
    Between the lugs, you can see the issued number which is 078 for this one.

    At this point there's only around 60 known examples "alive" since the pilots had to give back the watches for destruction after some years.

    The watch is in great condition with an untouched exterior. The dial is in great shape without any marks or spots, original hands and the bakelit bezel is undamaged.

    Watch located in Sweden.
    The price was €16.500, NOW €17,500. A partial trade could be of interest.

    References available from CT, OF, WUS, Klocksnack.se and from many other places.

    Shipped world wide insured at cost.
    Payment by bank wire only.


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    These two pictures was taken before the service, case isn't dirty now as in the pictures presented below.

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    Edited Aug 22, 2017
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  2. marturx Aug 16, 2017

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    @donkii is a stand-up guy. Deal with in confidence.

    The watch is honest.

    The asking price I cannot answer to
     
  3. donkii Aug 16, 2017

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    Thanks man! Appreciate it :)
     
  4. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 16, 2017

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    Gorgeous example of a sublime watch. I have pictures of these in my inspiration folder in case I ever design my own watch.
     
  5. Gordon Heavyfoot Aug 16, 2017

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    Fabulous looking watch. If my watch funds weren't in the toilet and the wife on red alert I'd be seriously considering this. GLWS.
     
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  6. The_Walrus Aug 18, 2017

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    Such a stunning watch, GLWS :thumbsup:
     
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  7. x3no Aug 19, 2017

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    Whyyyyy @donkii Whyyyyy!!

    Good luck with sale! :thumbsup: ;)
     
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  8. 2ar2c1 Aug 19, 2017

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    an amazing piece, wish i could afford it.
     
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  9. donkii Aug 20, 2017

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    Thanks guys! We'll see what happens with it :) I might just keep it as well ;)
     
  10. SouthernScot Aug 20, 2017

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    Great looking watch with history, if I had the spare readies they would be coming your way. Mind you if I owned it I don't think I could bear to part with it!
    GLWS.
     
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  11. donkii Aug 22, 2017

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    I'll try a different angle here..
    Was €16,500 - Now €17,500 :)
     
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  12. arcadelt Aug 22, 2017

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    So what has prompted this bizarre approach after a week? Too many low ball bidders? Something else?
     
  13. NT931 Aug 23, 2017

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    I'm guessing low-ballers?

    Meanwhile: wow, nice watch @donkii !
     
  14. donkii Aug 23, 2017

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    Bizarre approach? If raising a price is bizarre.....
    It has nothing to do with low ball offers or so, it's just a psychological game. Studies show that raising a price on uncommon items, or almost any item, triggers "something" which usually ends up in sales.

    Thanks :) @NT931
     
  15. arcadelt Aug 23, 2017

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    Perhaps interesting would have been a better word. Anyway, your post now has four more bumps on watchrecon!
     
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  16. donkii Aug 26, 2017

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    Up.
     
  17. marturx Aug 26, 2017

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    Did you bump the ad, or did you up the price? :D
     
  18. donkii Aug 26, 2017

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    Both actually ;)
     
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  19. marturx Aug 26, 2017

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    If you were to make a course in business tactic, I would attend :)
     
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  20. donkii Aug 27, 2017

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    Since raising the price, I've had more interest in the watch :whistling:
    However, mostly trades with watches I've previously owned or have no interest in, so the watch is still available :thumbsup: