Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant
Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949 - ClockSavant

Sold - Lemania Vintage Military Pilot Aviator Chronograph Calibre 27 CH (Omega 321) Same as Omega 2451 - US Navy World War II Inscription 1942-1949

Regular price $3,200.00 Sale

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Summary

This military vintage chronograph was Fully Serviced by ClockSavant.  Click here to learn more about the dedication and comprehensiveness we bring to servicing watches. 

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 dial with blue tachymeter ring and 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. 

Brand

Lemania

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.

Quality Control Comprehensive ClockSavant Testing. Performance measurement results for this watch are provided below. 

Returns

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.

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.

Sales Tax

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. After a full wind, you may experience a gain or loss by as much as approximately 1 minute per day with vintage watches. This watch's instantaneous performance numbers may vary immediately after full wind and according to all the other factors we discuss in the Support section of this website.

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.  

Calibre Lemania 27 CH CHRO - Same as Omega 321
Lift Angle 40
CH Rate 9
Amp 262
BE .5
FH Rate 38
Amp 269
BE .5
Avg Rate 28.5
Avg Amp 247
Avg BE .68

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