Lemania Monopusher Chronograph
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Vintage military watches are one of the most interesting sub-sets of timepiece collecting. For many, they encapsulate the essence of "tool watch" in their most elemental form - if for no other reason than they were built to be issued to sailors, soldiers and airmen and brought into some of the harshest environments possible. Their stark, no-frills designs were universally practical, tough-as-a-brick-shithouse rugged, and a large number of them were actually used for what they were designed for, unlike the vast majority of "desk divers" we more commonly see today.
Within the range of military-issued timepieces there are a number of sub-genres, including field watches, divers, and aviator's chronographs, all of which are worthy of study and admiration in their own right. But there are a few that truly stand out in a crowd, and we've found one of those for you today!
What you're looking at is a Wrist Chronograph issued by Britain's Royal Navy in the 1950s. Immediately recognizable as a military spec timepiece with its simple Arabic dial, MOD "Broad Arrow" marking, and case back engravings (H.S. = Hydrographic Service = Navy), this model was manufactured under contract specifications by Lemania. Unlike other, more common executions of military chronographs, this Lemania model utilizes a Calibre 15 mono pusher configuration with a central seconds chronograph hand and thirty-minute register, with start, stop and reset all operated via the single pusher at 2:00. With its crisp silvery white dial, these Naval issue chronographs have a distinctive look unlike most military issued watches, and are highly sought after by collectors worldwide.
This particular example is in excellent condition throughout, with an honest, unmolested case, supremely clean movement, and beautiful silver-toned dial. The markers and hands have developed a killer, light green patina, and the movement is running like a top. Don't miss it!
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
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Lemania Monopusher Chronograph