The first purchase of 2011 finally arrived this week. It took quite a bit of finesse because the seller did not want to ship to the U.S.A., so I had to rely on a friend to take care of the transaction. Thankfully all transpired without incident.
In some ways, this is the most boring watch yet. It is my newest, coming from no earlier than 1994 and probably from near 2000. It is also a pedestrian Lemania 1873, but it is my only 1873.
On the other hand, as re-editions go, I think Universal Genève got this one 99% right:
In case you were wondering, the bracelet is not original to the watch. It is, however, a vintage JB Champion.
I am waiting to hear back from Universal Genève as to whether or not the original strap and bracelet are available. Even though the JB Champion end links do not fit perfectly, they are close, and, well, I think it might stay on for a while.