SINGLE PUSHER CHRONOGRAPH
This is a rare and desirable Royal Navy issued single-button
Lemania chronograph. These watches were first ordered by the Navy for
pilots and navigators in the late 1940s and Lemania continued supplying
them until the early 1960s. The watch evolved over the years, but this
watch is part of the first style (there was a later modification to the
caseback and also later the case was changed to an asymmetric style).
The single button operates the chronograph (stop-watch function)
- the button in turn starts, stops and resets the chronograph. There is
an elapsed minute counter, which allows for timing intervals up to 30
The condition of both the dial and movement is very
good. The size at 39mm is large for a 1950s watch, but well suited to
contemporary tastes. The case is all stainless steel and is in very good
The caseback has the original military markings: HS /|\ 9
stands for Hydrographic Service, so for Naval issue the /|\ is called
the broad arrow and denotes crown property, 9 is the stores code for a
chronograph wristwatch. This original number is crossed out and the
later NATO stores reference number is engraved (the 0552 number).
The chronograph functions perfectly and watch is keeping time. It is
supplied with a NATO vintage leather strap .
(excluding winding crown): 39mm
Case material: stainless steel
Strap width: 20mm
you will find my offer!