Forums Latest Auctions Members. Posts 1, Likes I saw this movement photo as part of a vintage Lemania chronograph, on an Ebay listing now ended. While I was considering it, the listing ended.
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Forums Latest Auctions Members. Posts 1, Likes I saw this movement photo as part of a vintage Lemania chronograph, on an Ebay listing now ended. While I was considering it, the listing ended. No problem, but it did peak my interest. So, I went on a search. Found information on a Lemania caliber , which, as I understand it, was the forerunner on Omega cal.
The pictured movement seems a bit different. As I am not a watchmaker and still learning much about vintage watches, I thought I'd turn to the forum, for your learned opinions and advice on identifying this movement.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and offering your expertise. As another thought, could this be a franken? Correction: I've since learned, the Lemania cal. Options Copy link to this post. Posts 3, Likes 3, Looks legitimate to me. With the Kif shock protection, it would be a cal My has the Incabloc which is a Thanks Stewart H. Do you have a photo of your cal.
OK, here we go. I bought it on Watch Super Sunday as a project watch. It was advertised as "not winding and not re-setting" The first part is true - you can wind it all day and there's no tension. I'll give you 10 to 1 it's just a broken mainspring probably the original The chronograph all works well and the teeth all mesh etc. Once I have cleaned the case, I'll take a view on having it re-plated and use it as a frequent wearer - I actually love its honest patina.
The case is average sized for a 60s chronograph at about 35mm excl crown so it sits nicely on the wrist in a vintage way.
Thank you for taking the time and effort to enlighten me. Yours seems to be the exact movement as the one I posted. But, as you stated above, my picture is of cal. Since I'm still fairly new at this, could you point out the differences in the two photos? I did not post photo of the dial, but they also look identical. The difference is in the shock protection for the balance wheel. In the one you posted, the shock spring is "clover leaf" shaped.
I believe that is a peculiar design to the Kif company, Mine has the more "usual" waisted shaped spring that was the original Inca design that they patented as the Incabloc well actually the whole assembly rather than just the spring.
Here's another currently listed. Movement is cal and identical to the picture of the one I posted. I think I might have found the answer: It's a cal I think. Maybe cal To my mind, they are two VERY slightly different solutions to the same problem. As to the relative merits, you would have to ask a watchmaker, rather than an amateur. IMO, the movement is superior to that of a Landeron or a Venus but that is just my opinion and the price I paid reflects me gambling on my abilities to fix the watch as opposed to the seller knowing that it didn't work and other bidders knowing it would cost them to have it fixed.
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1950s Serviced Vintage Officers Lemania Chronograph cal 1270 (320 / 321) Watch
Custom Straps. Vintage Watch Ads External Links. A very fine solid 18k rose gold Lemania two register chronograph in original excellent vintage condition with in-house Lemania cal. For those of you that do not know the name Lemania, you should, so here is a brief history: The watches and watch movement manufacture Lemania was founded in by Alfred Lugrin , who had acquired his expertise as a laborer at Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le Sentier.
Lemania caliber 1270 movement – specifications and photo