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Hi all!

It's been a while since I piped up but there have been a few nice acquisitions in the meantime, which I'llexpand on when my PC is up and running again and photos are easier to provide.

 

The latest additions to my collection were given to me by the widow of an old friend who died recently. I received a box of watches of varying age and worthiness (my first fake Rolex for example, good for hands and dial at least) and, principal among them and of great interest to me, not one but TWO Lemania Tg195 mono-pusher chronographs from the Swedish military. My friend married a Swedish girl and lived and worked in Sweden so I imagine that's where he came by them.

 

One is better than the other but I'm hoping that the few items that I need - a crystal and a pusher that I know of - can be sourced. Both watches have the Swedish 'Tre Kronor' marks, one is dated 1954 with the small crowns and the other dated 1958 with the large crowns. As far as I can see boith are complete aside from the aforementioned exceptions and will hopefully only need servicing and moderate refurbishment although a set of hand might be better than trying to straighten out the bent ones on one watch.

 

Gifts don't come better than these. Any advice as to sourcing spares would be gratefully received. To be honest I think I should have these professionally serviced - what does the team think?

 

Among this little collection were a quite good CYMA  Watersport with a cal.420 bumper movement and an EXONA Automatic with an ETA cal. 2879 movement, both working.

 

Me happy? You bet! These will be lasting mementos of my old mate.

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