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Lemania Swedish Air Force Flyback circa 1957

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Vintage Lemania 1 button flyback chronograph ref 4974 for the Swedish Air Force circa 1957. A great looking large 40mm diameter case with screw down caseback, asymmetrical case design with partially recessed oversize crown and single round pusher. Featuring a beautiful condition all original glossy black gilt dial with radium luminous indexes and hands. The dial is signed Lemania, with the Swedish crown logo, and TG 195. Our research indicates this is a relatively rare model distinctive in the operation of the base calibre 2225 16 jewel manual wind movement. The large sweep seconds runs continuously until depressed, causing the large sweep hand to reset to 0, and by means of a lever in the movement, pushing the crown out slightly for setting. Pushing in of the crown resumes the action of the sweep hand. There is no minutes register. Reportedly these models were used by the military bomb squad. The movement is completely encased in a dust cover shown in photos. The large calibre 2225 movement is in pristine condition with bright plates and without corrosion. The outside caseback bears the narrowly engraved 3 Swedish crown logo. This is our first exposure to this large and great looking model and think it is a quite remarkable piece. Wearing it recently, the reactions from other experienced dealers was quite remarkable. Clearly a rarely seen large and impressive model in super condition. As chronographs have continued to dominate the vintage watch market, with prices climbing exponentially, we see this piece as being a most desirable acquisition for some lucky collector.

 

Additional information

Maker

Lemania

Model Name/Type

Flyback Chronograph

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

ref 4974

Case Serial #

n/a

Circa

1957

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

original unsigned crowns

Dial & Hands

Original glossy black dial, radium luminous hands, radium luminous indexes

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

Lemania calibre 2225, n/a

Date Function

no

Movement Serial#

n/a

Strap / Bracelet

20mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

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