The Culling Collection of Military Watches
Date of Auction: 9th June 2020
Sold for £2,600
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
FootnoteFrom the late 1940s until the 1970s Lemania were the sole providers of chronographs to the English military. They were supplied to the RAF, the Fleet Air Arm and other branches including the Hydrographic Service. All had a single pusher; dispensing with the need for an additional zero button, which ruled out the possibility of error, made them ideal for navigating and measuring distances while dead-reckoning current position.
The British military issue numbers on this watch indicates as follows:
AM - that the watch was procured by the Air Ministry.
6b - that the watch was issued by the Royal Air Force.