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This is a beautiful and classy vintage Lemania chronograph from the early 1940's. It features a Lemania 27 CH movement which is the same as the Omega 321. The watch's art deco inspired dial is original and rare, and the watch's curved "fancy" lugs are a reminder of the beautiful art, style, and class of the 1940's. The watch is running very well. We optimized its hairspring, balance, and escapement for excellent timing results and fine-tuned chronograph operation. As you can see in the pictures, the movement is in excellent condition. We matched the watch with a chocolate brown ZRC leather strap made in France and a stainless steel Hirsch deployant buckle. Note that you will see a small mark on the top left lug (by 11 o'clock)-- this watch was obtained by us from Portugal and when it was originally imported into Portugal in the 1940's, their customs group would mark the watches on the top lug to show customs had been paid. There is information on the Internet relating to this, other collectors have made note of this import mark. This is another interesting attribute of this watch and its history. We do not find the mark noticeable or distracting on the wrist but you can see the mark if you look for it.
Chronograph, Manual Wind
Lemania 27CH same as Omega 321
35mm excluding crown
New ZRC leather strap made in France with stainless steel deployant buckle
We estimate the watch was manufactured in the early 1940's
We partially serviced this watch
The case is in excellent condition, showing very little wear given the age of the watch. The dial is in excellent condition, see the pictures. The crystal was hand polished by us to remove most commonly found scratches though some will always remain on plastic and acrylic crystals.
14-day inspection period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
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.
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.
Virginia residents will pay sales tax
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 below. See the Support page of our website for an explanation of watch performance measurements and guidance on interpretation. The watch performance values provided do not necessarily reflect the accuracy you will experience based on your unique watch wearing habits. You may experience a gain or loss by as much as approximately 1 minute per day with vintage watches. Legend: Rate, Amplitude (Amp), and Beat Error (BE) are provided for Dial-Up (CH) and Dial-Down (FH) positions. Averages (Avg) are also provided. These represent the average performance of the watch across all 6 traditionally measured watch positions which, in addition to dial-up and dial-down, are the vertical positions of Crown-Up, Crown-Down, Crown-Left, and Crown-Right. Rate is expressed in seconds gained or lost during a 24 hour period. Amplitude is in degrees. Beat Error is in milliseconds. Lift Angle used in measurement is unique to the particular watch calibre.