So I've had about five days to get acquainted with the Lemania chronograph, and so far it has been a very pleasant experience. Of course, when the name on the dial and the case is Lemania, our thoughts go first to the movement.
And this is where I am going to openly disagree with some of the membership of a certain watch forum who commented when this watch was first released. "The rotor is too plain", "the movement should be decorated", and on and on.
But I would take pains to remind some of these folks that first and foremost this movement is in a watch that is retailing for about $890 US. It is not one of their $15,000 (and up) wrist confections. And there is nothing wrong with that by the way! But it's a bit like complaining that the GAP doesn't offer a couture collection!
The concept is fairly straight forward, just a movement. It is utilitarian to be sure, but it is actually not bad to look at.
The power reserve over five days has been quite good, and the timekeeping though clearly not COSC specs, has still been respectable at around + 10 seconds per day so far.
More to come - stay tuned!