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SOLD Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Issued Lemania Ref. 818

  1. shishy

    shishy Jul 22, 2019

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    Hi OF,

    One more on the block -- my two button Lemania chronograph. These were issued as part of a military contract with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and delivered in two batches of 250 each during 1975 and 1976.

    This one is from '75, and one of the nicest examples I've seen. I believe it's all original, down to the crystal (which is exceedingly hard to find). Of course, it's impossible to know whether the crystal was replaced but with a correct one, but considering its general condition, I'm inclined to believe it was with the watch.

    The lume is excellent, the hands aged as I'd expect. Please note that there is some lume loss at the 3 o'clock marker.

    The chronograph functions work perfectly. I'd be happy to send you a video if interested.

    The overall condition of the case is excellent. When I bought the watch, the only issue was a scratch on the caseback that preceded me. Besides that, there's minor scuff marks from wear over the months but from some angles it looks perfect.

    There are minor scuff marks on the crystal but they never bothered me, so I didn't do anything about them. You could probably remove them or replace the crystal, but the correct crystal is impossible to find so just keep that in mind.

    I had the movement fully serviced by Zaf Basha last July/August, and wore it sparingly in that time.

    The watch is with me in Washington, D.C. and will ship FedEx overnight priority, anywhere in the world. Shipping/insurance will be covered by me.

    I can include the leather strap it's on, but if you don't want it, I'd rather keep it and put it on a NATO instead. Ultimately your choice!

    I'm asking $6,500 or best offer for the watch. You're always welcome to make me an offer, or ask any questions you may have. I'm happy to provide any information to the best of my knowledge.

    You can contact me via OF or on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/supershishy/

    Here are some pictures!

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    Best,
    Ashish
     
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  2. shishy

    shishy Jul 26, 2019

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    Another pic, now on an Admiralty Grey NATO, as requested...

    Have a good weekend everyone!

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  3. shishy

    shishy Jul 27, 2019

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    Since a few have asked, sure, I’ll entertain trades for members with reputation involving any interesting chronographs.

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  4. shishy

    shishy Aug 2, 2019

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    Bump!
     
  5. shishy

    shishy Aug 5, 2019

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    Bump - some interesting offers but still here. I should have mentioned earlier but some trades I'd be interested in (adjusted w/ cash if necessary depending on the trade)...:

    - Doxa SUB300 Professional Black Lung Reissue
    - ZRC Grand Fonds 300 Reissue
    - Seiko RAF Gen1
    - Lemania TG195 (actually, any military Lemania)
    - Benrus Type I Class A
    - or any other cool chronographs/dive watches you may have

    EDIT: Going to do a straight sale, no trades anymore, sorry!!
     
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  6. shishy

    shishy Aug 9, 2019

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    bump!
     
  7. shishy

    shishy Jan 3, 2020

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    This is back for sale -- got cold feet and withdrew it but now back on the block.

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  8. AESTime

    AESTime Jan 3, 2020

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    Incredible example. GLWS
     
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  9. shishy

    shishy Jan 8, 2020

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    Reduced to $6,500
     
  10. michael e

    michael e Jan 9, 2020

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    Hi.
    Are you interested in anything I have for sale?
    *english*auctions*
    If this was in the UK I would have bought it outright.
    Cheers, Michael
     
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  11. w154

    w154 Jan 10, 2020

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    Hodinkee bump :eek:

    Grab it whilst you can !
     
  12. shishy

    shishy Jan 13, 2020

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    And now a shishy bump!
     
  13. shishy

    shishy Jan 17, 2020

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  14. Kali77

    Kali77 Jan 17, 2020

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    Why is this still here!
     
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  15. shishy

    shishy Jan 20, 2020

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    Well there’s interest but nothing firm yet :). Also bump!
     
  16. shishy

    shishy Jan 29, 2020

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  17. shishy

    shishy Feb 2, 2020

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    ::psy::
     
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  18. shishy

    shishy Feb 7, 2020

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    Because someone asked: the watch condition hasn't changed from the original pictures, but I'm happy to take a fresh set soon once the weather gets better here.

    In the meanwhile, buuuuuump!