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This military vintage chronograph was Fully Serviced by ClockSavant. To learn more about the dedication and comprehensiveness we bring to servicing watches, please visit our website Service & Repair page at https://clocksavant.com/pages/servicing-restoration
This is a beautiful and rare vintage chronograph owned by a United States Navy serviceman who served in World War II. As shown in the photos we provided, the back of the watch shows a US Navy inscription, highlighting the original owner's service between 1942 and 1949. This Lemania model is essentially identical to the Omega reference 2451 and features a screw-back case with integrated pushers. The case is more substantial and thicker than most other chronograph cases of the era and therefore has a good deal of "presence" on the wrist. During this era, Lemania manufactured watches under their own brand and for Omega. The beautifully aged original dial with blue tachymeter ring and original original hour and minute hands will draw you into the watch and its rich history. This watch features the earliest version of the Lemania 27 ch chronograph movement which is identical to the Omega calibre 321.
In the era we live-in today, we don't think of a mechanical chronograph as something that we might depend-upon for our own survival, but in the 1940's and in wartime, these watches may have meant the difference between life or death for a soldier or pilot and the men and women he worked alongside. We consider it an honor to fully service historical vintage watches such as this one.
Type: Manual Wind
Calibre: Lemania 27 CH CHRO - Same as Omega 321
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Size: 35mm, watch wears larger. Substantial 12mm thick screw back case
Strap: New Dassari distressed blue leather watch strap, regular length
Age: We estimate the watch was manufactured in the mid 1940's.
Service History: Fully Serviced by ClockSavant Fully disassembled, old and worn parts replaced or repaired, adjusted, optimized, cleaned, and lubricated. Comprehensive testing and performance measurement.
Condition: Overall excellent example of a 1940's vintage military chronograph. Case has the typical scratches and dings that are common to watches of this age but is in overall excellent condition given the age and history of the watch. The original dial shows some wear and discoloration as shown in the photographs. There is some small amount of paint loss on the outer edge of the dial, as shown in the pictures. Pushers function well and cleanly. The bottom reset pusher was replaced sometime in the past and matches the watch; the button is solidly installed, operates correctly, but rides very slightly higher and looser. This is not particularly noticeable on the wrist in our opinion and does not impact feel or correct operation. We mention it for completeness.
ClockSavant Watchmaker Testing, Certification, and Performance Measurement: All the watches we sell go through a comprehensive series of ClockSavant-developed functional, stability, and performance tests and are only approved for sale if they meet or exceed the criteria we have established. Performance measurements for this watch are provided on our website at https://clocksavant.com/collections/watches/products/lemania-pilots-chronograph-triple-register-calibre-27ch-same-as-omega-321-us-navy-inscription
Return Period: 14-day return period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
Warranty: Fully Serviced by ClockSavant watches carry a 6 month warranty-- customer misuse, neglect, accidental, intentional, or unintentional damage are excluded from the warranty. See the Support page of our website for detailed warranty terms and conditions. For non-warranty damage, please contact us to obtain an estimate for servicing, repair, and restoration services. Our Support page can be found by visiting the following page on our website: https://clocksavant.com/pages/support
Care and Use All mechanical watches, and especially vintage watches, require special consideration in handling, care, and use. In order to obtain warranty support or to return an item, it is necessary that the customer did not cause damage to the watch. See the Support page to learn more about how to protect and care for your investment.
Payment: We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay. We accept bitcoin through BitPay.
Sales Tax: Virginia residents will pay sales tax
Shipping: USPS Priority shipping within the United States is $25. For international shipping, we typically ship insured via Federal Express with an average cost of $40. If you are located internationally, please contact us so we can verify that we are able to ship insured to your country and to confirm the final shipping cost.
Customs - International Buyers: The customs value for the shipment will be the same as the price you paid. Therefore, you may pay customs on the item based on your country's import rules. All customs fees will be your responsibility. We do not misrepresent information on customs forms or mark items as gifts. We put a good deal of effort into assuring international shipments are packed and forms completed correctly. If there are customs delays or problems, we will attempt to help you if it relates to anything under our control. However, customs delays may frequently be beyond our control.
Watches are not waterproof unless stated otherwise. Vintage watches should never be exposed to water.
Contact us today via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us at +1 (703) 457-6820 to purchase this watch or learn more. We are happy to answer any questions. ClockSavant has a 1000+ positive feedback history on the “famous auction site” and we are an established business, see google to learn more. Eric Greenberg, ClockSavant founder, is a long-time collector turned horologist, watchmaker, and clockmaker. Please visit our website at http://ClockSavant.com
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