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PostPosted: 07 Aug 2015, 11:13 
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Good day all,
I am a former French Air Force officer and have taken an interest in collecting watches. The SAAF had some great watches issued, much better than the ones we were getting! I am looking for a Lemania 5012, that's the one that was issued in the early 80s. Please PM me if you have one in good condition and would consider selling it.
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PostPosted: 08 Aug 2015, 08:24 
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You'll have to stand in line Tomchi, these are rare as hen's teeth. Good luck!

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PostPosted: 08 Aug 2015, 18:13 
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Hi

I don't know much about this watch, why is it so collectable?


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PostPosted: 08 Aug 2015, 19:21 
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You are right H1017412, they are rare! Two batches of 400 were delivered, many were destroyed, who knows how many are left in good condition...
Mars, although not a widely known watch brand like Rolex or Omega, Lemania was a trusted supplier of many armed forces. This particular watch has a solid mechanism and a very simple, minimalist design that yet provides all necessary information to pilots. No gimmicks nor distractions there, which makes the watch very easy to read. It is a design driven by functionality, and I think they did a great job. I believe a lot a pilots during the Border War were using this watch. While we the French supplied the Mirages and the Allouettes, the Swiss supplied the watches!
It is a rare watch, collected by a fairly small group of enthusiasts, hence a very narrow market. I'd love to be the pround owner of one of these, so please let me know if you have one or know where I can find one!


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PostPosted: 09 Aug 2015, 21:49 
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Thanks Tomchi

This add is old... probably sold.
http://www.junkmail.co.za/leisure/collectors-items/eastern-cape/karoo-hartland/saaf-time-piece-lemania-5012-watch-40226419

keep checking our South African second hand sites like Junk mail, OLX, bid or buy etc.

Good luck


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Thanks Mars! Seems like that one is gone unfortunately... :(
To all those who have a Lemania 5012 in good condition, I'll pay one million dollar (or less) and will mow your lawn for 1 year (only valid if you live within 2 blocks of my house). Please send me a message!


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PostPosted: 06 Aug 2019, 21:16 
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Tomchi wrote:
Thanks Mars! Seems like that one is gone unfortunately... :(
To all those who have a Lemania 5012 in good condition, I'll pay one million dollar (or less) and will mow your lawn for 1 year (only valid if you live within 2 blocks of my house). Please send me a message!


I know someone who is selling one, please email me on mstt@me.com if you are interested


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