Lemania 5012 GMT Chronograph


This is a rare and beautiful chronograph, powered by the Lemania 5012 movement. Of all the Lemania 5100 / 5012 chronographs, this one must have the cleanest, simplest dial -- a 12-hour chronograph, with day-date, but no numerals, tachy rings or other distractions. Condition is near mint / near NOS.


The rotating outer bezel is marked with GMT and major world cities. This same watch, with a different bezel, was issued to various military units, including the South African Air Force. The amazing legibility and rock-solid construction make it ideal for pilots, drivers and others who appreciate a rugged "tool watch".

Condition is spectacular -- near mint / near NOS. The grain in the stainless steel is beautiful . . . like the day it left the factory. Other than a couple of light scratches on the crystal, this one looks flawless to my eye.

This chronograph is an amazing "runner". Over the last two weeks, it has been within three or four seconds per day, with the chronograph running. The operation of the chronograph is also flawless, with crisp, accurate start / stop / reset. Exactly what you would expect from a nearly new chronograph.

The movement in the chronograph is in amazing condition -- perfect, as if locked in a time capsule all these years. No marks or corrosion; it looks absolutely brand new.

The Lemania 5100 and 5012 powered chronographs have near cult status among those who collect vintage chronographs. Compare this one to the Omega, Heuer, Sinn or Fortis chronographs that use these movements, and you will see that this one might be a "no name" bargain. This is an awesome design, and the condition of this one is spectacular. You will not find a Lemania 5100 or 5012 chronograph in better condition -- mechanically or cosmetically.

NEWS FLASH -- click the following link, to see an ebay auction that ended on Sunday, December 2, 2007. The winning price for the military version, with 60-minute recorder but no hour recorder, was $2,550.

Please Bid Early

I will consider ending the auction early, in accordance with all applicable ebay rules. Accordingly, you may want to get your bid in early, or at least contact me, so that you will not be surprised if this auction does not last the full seven days.


Immediate shipment with money order or bank check; personal checks OK, with shipment only after check clears; bank wire accepted, with buyer to add cost of receiving funds; US dollars only. Sorry, but no PayPal on this one.


Buyer pays actual cost of shipping, plus insurance (required); happy to ship internationally.

Additional Information

If you have any questions or require additional information, you can send an e-mail to jeffstein@aol.com .