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  • elRecio Lemania Regatta Chrono


    This ElRecio is a very rare variation of the Aquastar Regate with a Lemania 1345 caliber beating inside and visually impressive regatta countdown indication.

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    elRecio Lemania Regatta Chrono 

    • Lemania 1345 automatic flyback chronograph with yachttimer function.
    • 17 jewels, 28800 A/h, 44 hours of power reserve.
    • 3-piece stainless steel case with screw-down caseback in great condition, probably never polished.
    • 39 mm (without crown) / 45 mm (lug-to-lug) / 16 mm (thick) / 19 mm (between lugs).
    • Steel winding crown and chronograph pusher in excellent condition.
    • Domed acrylic crystal in great condition.
    • Vintage black suede strap made in Italy by G.L.C. Straps.
    • Steel buckle.
    • Matte black dial in pristine condition with 5 round holes cut out to indicate regatta start timing.
    • Applied metal markers from 2 to 10.
    • Reverse 60 to 0 seconds indication on the outer ring.
    • Original pencil-shaped hour and minutes hands with tritium lumen in perfect state.
    • Original bright orange sweep seconds hand in perfect condition.
    A bit of history about the Lemania 1345 chronograph movement inside this elRecio (excerpt from Regatta Yachttimers):

    The first Aquastar Regate from the 1960’s with the Felsa 4000N movement was limited with a 5 minute regatta countdown. And as the regulations changed for regatta’s, a new movement was developed by Aquastar, now with a 10 minute countdown. This time with the help of Lemania’s star designer Albert Piquet (his name is mentioned as inventor on the patent), and soon the new Lemania caliber 1345 was born!

    With this new patent (CH563037, US3910362) Aquastar is at the origin of all regatta watch developments which have been made subsequently on this coloured disc model used as regatta countdown with minute indicator. The new Lemania regatta caliber 1345 is derived from the 1341 movement. After the introduction of the new Aquastar Regate the Lemania 1345 movement comes available for other brands as well.

    How the countdown function works:
    The Lemania regatta caliber 1345 is a modified chronograph with fly-back function. It has the crown to set the time at 3 o’clock, and one pusher at 2 o’clock for start/reset of the countdown. Under the dial lays the indicator disk coloured silver, red and blue (or black, red and blue in case of a black dial). There are five round holes cut out of the dial, between 10 and 2 o’clock.

    With the chrono activated the five dots colour blue and the sweep second hand returns to 60. By releasing the pusher the countdown starts and the sweep hand is set in motion counting backwards from 60 to zero. The indicator disk runs continuously clockwise. After one minute the first dot colours red, and after five minutes all 5 dots colour red. Again one minute later, so after 6 minutes, the first dot colours silver/black. And after 10 minutes all dots colour silver/black. The indicator disk stops revolving, but the second hand moves on.


    When will I receive my new vintage watch?

    We try to dispatch every order as soon as possible, but in some cases it can take us up to 48 hours to prepare your goods for shipment. Unless otherwise instructed by you, we will ship your watch with the Spanish Postal Service (link) and we’ll provide you with a tracking reference as soon as the package is delivered at the Post Office. The average shipment within the EU will take approximately 6 working days.

    Is the shipment insured?

    Yes. Shipping cost includes insurance equivalent to the price you paid for the watch. It does not include shipping costs.


    How can shipping costs be the same when the value of the watches differ?

    We take charge of the difference between the cost of the insurance and what we charge you. We calculate shipping costs based on a very low insurance value so we can offer you a simple checkout process. The remaining cost of insurance is deducted from our margin.


    What payment methods do you accept?

    We accept all major credit cards, bank wire transfers and Paypal. We rely on Paypal’s secure and trust-worthy platform to manage all credit card payments.


    Can I use my new vintage watch as an everyday wearer?

    Sure. We only sell watches that are in full-working condition. However you must bear in mind that these are vintage pieces that may be 40, 50 or 70 years old. You can enjoy your new watch regularly under everyday life conditions. We do not recommend wearing your new vintage watch while performing sports or intense physical activities. Also, we cannot guarantee waterproofness in this kind of watches.


    Where do you source the watches you sell?

    In the land of the magic Unicorns, where everything is joy and bliss. No, seriously, we find most of our pieces at local auctions and flea markets. Some times we discover exceptional watches for sale at specialized forums. Occasionally, they come to us through their former owners who just want to sell them. In the end, we try to bring the most attractive and singular vintage watches to you.

    Shipping & Payments


    All orders are shipped using Spain’s Post service. You will be provided with a tracking reference number once your order has been shipped. Goods are duly packed and protected to prevent damages.

    Please be aware that we may need up to 48 hours to dispatch your orders if they are placed on weekdays. No dispatch on weekends and holidays.

    Payment methods

    We accept he following safe and trustworthy payment methods:

    • Paypal: Pay with credit card  (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or with your own PayPal account. You will be redirected to the PayPal website after confirming your order. There you will have to confirm the payment. After the amount has cleared successfully, you will be sent back to our shop and receive an email from PayPal with your payment confirmation. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.
    • Bank wire transfer: If you would like to transfer funds directly from your bank account, please choose this method when processing your order. Once you complete your order, you will receive an email with bank account details. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.

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