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2.0280 LEMANIA 3110 manual, SWISS 1940s

£360.00 (incl. VAT) £324.00 (incl. VAT)

A rare specimen from an honoured brand. This 1940s Lemania Manual is very well preserved, having had no prior restoration work. At £360, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal on a collectible like this. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop, and comes with a 12-month warranty and new 16mm black genuine leather strap.

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Key Features

Considering the condition of this piece, you’d probably be surprised to learn it was over 80 years old. The chrome case hasn’t gone through any major restoration, and yet the surface has minimal flaw and reflects beautifully. The Arabic numerals with alternating indices make for a very legible dial, whose cream-like patina has a gentle speckling of wear, giving the effect of vanilla seeds. Eclipsing the top of the ‘6’ numeral is a delicate seconds subdial, with a radial engraving. The requisite ‘Lemania’ signature is a subtly balancing flourish on this watch, elegant symmetry in the typography makes the intrinsically asymmetrical Arabic numerals appear uniform.

About Lemania

Lemania was founded in 1884, by Alfred Lugrin, a highly skilled award-winning watchmaker. The manufacturer enjoyed a decades-long lifespan, but despite merging with Omega and Tissot in 1932 to form the SSIH group, it took heavy blows with the advent of electronic watches, as did the mechanical watch industry at large. Lemania rebranded as Nouvelle Lemania in 1981, and in 1992 it was bought by Breuget. Lemania movements are still used today in a number of well-known watch brands.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case

  • Unpolished chrome case
  • Crosshatched chrome crown
  • Chrome screw-on caseback
  • Dustproof
  • New, 16mm black genuine leather strap

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown: 32.3mm
  • Width w/ crown: 39mm
  • Full height: 40mm
  • Thickness: 8.3mm
  • Strap: 16mm

Dial and Hands

  • Cream tone dial
  • Steel Arabic numerals alternated with indices
  • Seconds subdial
  • Leaf style hands
  • ‘Lemania’ signature

Movement

  • Swiss made movement.
  • Lemania 3110 manual.
  • 17 jewels.
  • 41hr power reserve.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 secs/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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