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That's interesting. Mine is black PVD, but it was badly scratched up, so I have sent the case away to be sandblasted - a coincidence that you say some have been seen 'blasted' before - I didn't know that!!
The white hand set is clearly original, and I'd love to find out about the markings. I've seen other Lemanias marked 'AF' followed by numerals, but they are SAAF watches (South African Air Force).
It will be interesting to see if any more information can be found.
: Dear Stewart, incidentally I have just posted to Museum's lovely
: 510.502 stating that none of the 510.5xx were ever assigned (bar
: the AMI of course, I should've written 510.50x!) ...funny how it
: may turn out so differently.
: However as far as my knowledge goes these watches have a very
: strong military feel but were never assigned officially - the
: same as the Sinn 156.
: Maybe some pilots had their own watches and got them engraved on a
: personal basis?
: A few years ago some photos popped up with a L5100-based Heuers
: that looked even more military, sandblasted finish, white hands
: the lot.
: Still most doubted their originality - not as Heuers but as
: assigned watches.
: Indeed yours does not seem to match the usual pattern of IDF
: markings, but here I am venturing into unknown territories for
: me, I am sure others can help.