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    Default Your opinion on a Lemania chronograph series III

    Hi all,

    On Chrono24 I came across this Lemania Series III monopusher chronograph for the Royal Navy. In my view this watch is in good condition, especially the dial and (unpolished, it seems) case. What do you guys think, also of the price (3,900)?

    Thanks!






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    Looks ok to me. Presumably it has spring bars fitted?

    Movement doesn't look especially clean. I would have guessed around 3000, whatever that is in Euros.

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    this is what I would prefer to see -

    http://ninanet.net/watches/others14/...mania15m01.jpg


    movement fitted with incabloc..

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    Oh, Dave may have a good point there....... this should be a later in a love movement. Sorry.

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    So it should be incabloc where in this watch it isn’t? I’m not sure I follow completely. Thanks a lot though for helping out!

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    Wrong colour

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    Series III should have a non-gilt 2220 with incabloc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaspers View Post
    So it should be incabloc where in this watch it isn’t? I’m not sure I follow completely. Thanks a lot though for helping out!
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    Wrong colour
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    Series III should have a non-gilt 2220 with incabloc.
    Jaspers,

    Here is one I used to own. Sorry the pictures are a bit dark, but you can see what Paul and Bobsy are talking about. Non-gilt innards and the Incabloc shock insulator thingie is in place. I sold this watch a while back but its current owner is also a member of MWR.

    You were also asking about value. I would expect these watches in correct form to sell from $3500-$4000 USD these days.

    Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodabod View Post
    Oh, Dave may have a good point there....... this should be a later in a love movement. Sorry.

    Yep, and these don't have fixed bars in my experience.

    Best wishes,
    Martyn.

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    Jaspers,
    I know this watch and the dial has a defect, the left sub dial has a oil stain .
    Roberto

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    Quote Originally Posted by martynw View Post
    Yep, and these don't have fixed bars in my experience..
    Hi Martyn. Is that just the 0552 version? Both of my 6Bs has fixed bars.

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    A watch-maker friend of mine who worked at the R O Herstmonceaux once told me they often received new MoD issue watches with spring-bars that they replaced with soldered in fixed bars.

    I've had my Lemania 2-button 30+ years. Best watch I've ever had... well, apart from a Smiths W10!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenellic2000 View Post
    A watch-maker friend of mine who worked at the R O Herstmonceaux once told me they often received new MoD issue watches with spring-bars that they replaced with soldered in fixed bars.

    I've had my Lemania 2-button 30+ years. Best watch I've ever had... well, apart from a Smiths W10!
    I've often wondered about Herstmonceaux, Barry, having visited it. (My advice is: Don't bother!)
    Did you friend tell you exactly where he worked: on the ROG site itself, or nearby (eg Hailsham)?

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    Martin (isologue)

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    Thank you so much Dave, Rosabod, Bobsy, Myron and Rpaddy! How kind of you to explain all this--very helpful indeed. Do you think it's a frankenwatch, or simply an old movement in a new case?

    I'll post a WTB here shortly, and pass on this one. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodabod View Post
    Hi Martyn. Is that just the 0552 version? Both of my 6Bs has fixed bars.
    Thanks. I think you may be right - mine are nearly always 0552 watches (living in a navy town!) Most of the ones I've found have been white dial non-lume variants - maybe that's it, or perhaps it's just my poor memory, but I'm pretty sure most of my asymmetrical Lemanias have had springbars.

    Best wishes,
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    this is what I would prefer to see -

    http://ninanet.net/watches/others14/...mania15m01.jpg


    movement fitted with incabloc..
    The movement looks like a series II, 15CHT

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