Rare Anonymous Frecce Tricolori Lemania 5100 Chronograph

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    Default Rare Anonymous Frecce Tricolori Lemania 5100 Chronograph

    Bit of an oddity this one, which I found on E-Bay Italy in Aug 2007.

    It is signed Frecce Tricolori (Italian for Tri-colour Arrows). They are the Italian version of our own Red Arrows, the Airforce Display Team. Other than that there isn't a name on it, so I have no idea who made the watch. None (other than the fact that it says Swiss on dial and caseback).

    Anyway, I am clearing the decks to make a bit of a war chest, and this gets no wrist time at all, so I offer it here for sale.

    It is relatively small at 38mm diameter and 44.5mm from lug tip to lug tip, and it is 15mm thick.

    It is an all-stainless case, polished on all faces. The caseback is a snap on, with a window to observe the balance wheel. It has a 50m water resistance rating, not surprising due to the case, the false screw-in pushers (as in they do not screw out) and the non-screw-down crown. It has mineral crystal (with a couple of very small and shallow scratches).

    The dial is white with black print and silver outline to the sub-dials. The numbers are lume, and outlined in black. It is equipped with mercedes hands in silver with yellow-looking lume. The lume is reasonable and glows green, but it isn't an all-nighter.

    It keeps good time, starts stops and resets as it should, winds manually and automatically, and the date (no day) flips over bang on midnight.

    My serial number records indicate this was manufactured around 1996.

    No dings or scrapes, but being highly polished, it is showing some swirlies.

    It is currently on an ATG 20mm strap (the short version) with a cream stitch and a polished stainless buckle. I am partial to keeping this strap, but it can be provided if the purchaser pays the asking price.

    So, the price. An anonymous (and possibly unique, I guess it is some sort of prototype) chronograph with a legendary movement in it.

    Okay, the Ofrei site is offering 20-year old NOS 5100 movements for $895 at present, so I guess I am justified in asking 350 for the movement alone, which I accept is what many people may be interested in it for. RMSD in the UK included, Paypal and overseas postage on top.

    Drop me a PM or email at davesweetingATyahooDOTcoDOTuk replacing all capitals with punctuation, you know how it works. Offers are considered on merit.

    Look forward to hearing from you. Here are the photos











    If it's Lemania-powered, I'm interested. Tool Chrono - interested. Dive Chrono - interested. Interesting - interested

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    Sold Pending Payment.
    Thanks to all, the buyer and our host, Al

    Cheers
    DaveS
    If it's Lemania-powered, I'm interested. Tool Chrono - interested. Dive Chrono - interested. Interesting - interested

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