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[Posted by: David Chalmers | 21 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on The Plastic Fantastic ]

The Lemania 5100 movement has a cult following today, perhaps surprising given that the movement was designed in the late 1970s and features a number of low-cost, plastic components.
It’s a rugged movement with a wonderful sweeping central chronograph seconds hand and a characteristic design which remained in production from 1978 until around 2000.

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[Posted by: David Chalmers | 20 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on The last stand? ]

“While the Carrera was in its glory days in the 60s and 70s, the model spluttered its way into the 1980s with only a single model. At the time it must have seemed that it was the end for the Carrera as a relevant model in the TAG Heuer range”