1950s Serviced Vintage Officers Lemania Chronograph cal 1270 (320 / 321) Watch
1950s Serviced Vintage Officers Lemania Chronograph cal 1270 (320 / 321) Watch. It is very rare to find a watch this old with famous Lemania Movement. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced.
In the village of LOrient, at the foot of the Lac de Joux. The name Lugrin became one to revere in Swiss watchmaking circles, and his refined, elegant chronograph designs earned him many awards. The timing could not have been better, nor more crucial, because the watchmaking innovations from America (many of which were the fruits of his brothers diligence) posed a serious threat to Swiss supremacy. While the Swiss had been doing the same thing for centuries, the Americans adapted the example put forth by Henry Ford and were churning out (well-made and affordable) watches at a rate the Swiss could hardly match.So in the early 19th century, many Swiss followed the American model and adapted it to their own ends, forming large factories devoted exclusively to the production of watch movements. Lemania, which Alfred Lugrin would form in 1918, was one of those. By the time Alfred retired as managing director in 1920, replaced by his son-in-law Maurius Meylan, Lemania was well-poised to withstand the onslaught of American ingenuity. Even after the Great Depression shook every pillar of the worldwide economy, Lemania was on the up-and-up. Omega and Tissot, forced to band together or else risk complete collapse, formed SSIH in 1930. We mean, of course, the creation of the CH27, which Buzz Aldrin would bear all the way to the Moon, a half-century after Alfred Lugrin formed Lemania. In essence, the ancestor of that legendary calibre. Derived from a pocket watch movement, the Calibre 15TL was created in the 1930s. At 33mm, the Calibre 15TL is large, serviceable but elegant. Under the expert pen of Albert Piguet, Lemanias star designer in the 1930s-1940s, it would form the basis of the CH27. While it was also used in military-issued chronographs, the example that we found here is a civilian version. The movement is housed in sturdy, thick 37mm steel case with sharply-angled lugs, and a gorgeous dial with an outer tachymeter track. Aside from its legendary movement, it captures all the spirit of the Lugrin brothers in a package thats pleasing to the eye. Chrome-Plated Brass, and Stainless Steel Case Back. Some Scratches & discoloration, shows it age & characters.
37,00 mm without the crown, 45,00 mm Lug to Lug. Fond Acier Indoxyable is French for substantive stainless steel, Snap on. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.Acrylic Some Scratches, shows characters. Ivory/Cream (what i like to call white tropical) or possibly even champagne dial with two register chronograph, gold hands & Arabic numbers & indices dial, Swiss made Mark.
Shows light patina Please see picture for more detail. Manual-winding Lemina 1270 movement which per my understand is pre family: 27CHRO T1, Omega Caliber 320: - 27CHRO C12 T2, and Omega Caliber 321: hour counter. Just inspected and in great shape. Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking.Keeps great time see below time testing. Vintage Leather with orange stitch. Lug Size : 16 mm Please see picture. Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Please pressure test before water use. 1 (Please see Tab below for details).
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We also partner with our manufactures to bringing the high-quality products that meets our collectors pallets. I have always been in love with functional watches that fill a need. For instance: Chronographs watches for timing actions, Diving watches for beach vacation and its durability, Triple Date chronographs watches, Moon Phase and annual & perpetual calendar watches for the pure complication. I also, from time to time enjoy wearing a Rolex Cellini 4243 with a suit for its pureness and simplicity. With our last venture and corporation with Grand Seiko we created a very limited Spring Drive Collection for our local collectors which was very exciting and fulfilling.We have created a watch largest collector community in Southern California where we meet once a month and talk watches. We even setup events with Authorized Dealers. Our goal has always been to help many collectors succeed over making a buck. My greatest joy is to talk to early collectors and help them start their collection or talk with experience collectors to learn more about watches. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "1950s Serviced Vintage Officers Lemania Chronograph cal 1270 (320 / 321) Watch" is in sale since Thursday, January 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "expertswatches" and is located in Fullerton, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Water Resistance: Not Water Resistant
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
- Chronograph Type: Chronograph
- Department: Men
- Style: Vintage
- Extra Links: No
- With Manual/Booklet: No
- Indices: 12-Hour Dial
- Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
- With Original Box/Packaging: No
- Type: Wristwatch
- Features: Swiss Mechanical
- Reference Number: 1270
- Display: Analog
- Brand: Lemania
- Manufacturer Warranty: None