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This is a rare and beautiful one button Lemania 15CHT (same as Omega 33.3, Lemania and Omega worked together) calibre vintage chronograph in pristine condition. These vintage watches were used extensively by military personnel in more affluent countries across the world for decades, beginning in the early 1930’s. They were valued greatly for their extreme robustness and reliability. The watch is large, easy to read, and will make your day every time you wear it with the strength, confidence, and aged charm it projects. Its movement is in immaculate condition and has been worked on by nothing but outstanding watchmakers from what we can see. Frequently, these Lemania 15CHT’s were maintained by military watchmakers. Historically each military around the world maintained their own watchmaking staff. The military organizations that serviced these watches maintained large numbers of genuine Lemania spare parts and they would routinely replace and update parts as-required. It was not unusual for a watch to be worn for 20 or 30 years while in military service. Our best estimate is that this watch dates-back to the 1940’s. The seconds hand is from a more recent era— this is common to see, as chronograph seconds hands wear-out over time (they are held by friction) and are frequently replaced during service. This is a pristine example of the Lemania 15CHT vintage chronograph. The watch was very well cared for. The movement condition reflects excellent work by past watchmakers.
Type: Manual Wind
Calibre: Lemania 15CHT, same as Omega 33.3
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Size: 37mm, watch wears larger, these movements and their cases are thicker
Strap: Lightly used Hirsch strap with deployant, length long. If you would prefer a regular length strap, let us know and we will replace the strap with a new made in France ZRC strap.
Age: We estimate the watch was manufactured in the 1940’s
Service History: Comprehensive testing and performance measurement. We received this watch several years ago and at that time, the seller provided us a receipt indicating it had been serviced. Our inspection of the watch movement shows it is in pristine condition and we believe this watchmaker did excellent work considering our visual inspection and performance testing results. We performed comprehensive testing and performance measurement.
Condition: See Summmary
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-military-pilots-chronograph-calibre-15cht-black-dial-same-as-omega-33-3-serviced
Return Period: 14-day return period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
Warranty: This watch carries a 2 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 (email@example.com) or call us at +1 (703) 457-6820 to purchase this watch or learn more. We are happy to answer any questions. Please note we perform a fraud check and verification on all buyers. 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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