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1954 Lemania Tg195 for Swedish Army

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A collectible and charismatic timepiece that was designed especially for the Swedish Army. There is also a theory that it was delivered exclusively to bomb squads since officers needed to synchronise time with a certain grade of precision. The complete design of the watch tells us that it was intended strictly for professional use: reinforced asymmetrical case made of stainless steel with screw-down caseback featuring long thread, crown and pusher protection, reinforced fixed bars, high-contrast gilt dial with massive Arabic numerals, bright luminous hands, and a unique hacking function developed by Lemania for this watch only.

This particular piece is notable for a well-preserved case and immaculate glossy gilt dial with perfectly aged tritium. 

Comes with high-quality RIOS1931 open end strap, NATO textile strap. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • 2-piece stainless steel case with screw-down case back. Stain and high-polished finishing. Inner dust cover. Caseback is signed with the Swedish coat of arms. 
  • Fixed bars
  • Polished in the past. Showing strong geometry and minor traces of use and wear. High-polished caseback.
  • 40 mm (without crown) / 46 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original unsigned steel fluted crown. Original 'mushroom' pusher.
  • Original acrylic crystal.

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding with sweep seconds hand and hacking function.
    • Cal.2225 based on Lemania 2220. Signed "Lemania Swiss"
    • Nickel-plated, 16 jewels, 18000 A/h.
    • Serial number: 1004781
    • Last know service was carried out in ca.2007. Though timegrapher shows very strong results: 300 deg of amplitude, -1 sec a day, 4 ms of beat error.

    Dial:

    • Original untouched dial in outstanding condition showing no spotting, no ageing, no damages.
    • Signed "Lemania"  at 12 o’clock. Signed "Tg 195" and "T Swiss Made T" at 6 o'clock.
    • Original creamy-white hour and minute hands. Tritium is aged and intact.

    Delivery set:

    • Brand new RIOS1931 open end strap
    • Brand new NATO textile strap
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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