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Lemania Royal Navy Chronograph.

Series 1 steel chronograph issued to the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. Manual wind movement with second and minute recording. Screw back engraved H.S. 9 – 3957.
Between 1945 and 1970, the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm was issued with Lemania chronograph wristwatches. Series 1 (c. 1945 – 1950), Series 2 (c. 1950 – 195) and Series 3 (c. 1957 – 1970). Helicopter pilots and pilots of Sea Harriers, stationed on the aircraft carrier Ark Royal were typically issued with Lemania’s. All watches from Series 1 to 3 were signed “Lemania” on the dial except the earliest examples of the Series 1 watches, which had an unsigned “sterile” dial. Few sterile examples are left, and the dial on H.S.9 – 3957 is unrestored and original. The case retains its fixed bars which were often replaced at a later stage with flexible spring bars. The case has some minor nicks and blemishes but has been left unpolished to preserve its character. The movement is the non-shock-protected 15-line calibre which is in excellent overall condition. 39 mm. The watch is supplied with an aftermarket beige canvas strap.

Dimensions

Diameter 3,9 cm


Stock number

SN 954
Open by appointment and at fairs

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