Sold - Tissot Navigator Lemania 5012 1970’s Vintage Chronograph - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant
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This is a beautiful all-original early 1970's Tissot Navigator with a rare Lemania 5012 chronograph movement and fantastic blue dial. This watch was Fully Serviced by ClockSavant. The Lemania 5012 is a very similar but rare variant of the Lemania 5100. Omega used the Lemania 5100 in its watches, naming it the calibre 1045. This movement was revolutionary in many respects and was designed to be used under difficult conditions by police, military personnel, and other emergency personnel performing their jobs under difficult conditions. Its use of plastic and delrin is poorly understood by some, incorrectly confusing it with cheap construction. Delrin is a very robust material that can withstand significant shock. Other innovations of this movement include an easy to read central chronograph minute counter (the hand with the arrow on it), hour counter, and vertical clutch design. After completing its stay in the ClockSavant spa and retreat, it is now running and functioning superbly and with outstanding accuracy. It is paired with a very high quality Heuer Carrera leather rally style strap of the same era. This watch was originally sold in a country where Spanish was the primary language and, therefore, the day wheel is in Spanish.
40mm excluding crown
High quality Heuer Carrera Rally style leather strap, 20mm
We estimate this watch was manufactured in the early 1970's
Fully Serviced by ClockSavant Fully disassembled, old and worn parts replaced or repaired, adjusted, optimized, cleaned, and lubricated. Comprehensive testing and performance measurement.
The watch is in excellent condition with only a few of the scratches commonly found on watches of this era. See the pictures for a detailed description of condition.
14-day inspection period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
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.
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.