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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking at a Lemania watch. It is sold as a Elvstrom watch, but I am in doubt. I can’t see his logo. Do any of you know if this is a real Elvstrom watch? The watch is described as:
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    “New Old Stock Memosail Memotime Elvstrom Regatta racing watch using a combined automatic chronograph movement Lemania caliber 883 with a precision swiss quartz movement.”.
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    Re: Elvstrom...?

    Hi Christian,

    Quote Originally Posted by Brevadt View Post
    ... using a combined automatic chronograph movement Lemania caliber 883 with a precision swiss quartz movement.”.
    Using what?? Reads like sort of wooden eight-cyliner electric motor.

    Elvstrøm is mainly a Danish sail maker, but also retails other sail sports accessories and equippment. If they ever promoted watches, these would likely show their logo on the dial.

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    this is Memosail Skipper from 2003

    And yes..it is Lemania MODULE 883 piggybacked on either ETA automatic or quartz:

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    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by sinner777 View Post
    And yes..it is Lemania MODULE 883 [/url]
    What I read on the referred page is "quartz Memotime 883 regatta module", and wonder if this still needs a battery if mounted on an ETA automatic.

    And in the op I read about an "automatic chronograph movement Lemania caliber 883 with a precision swiss quartz movement", and wonder what keeps all this machinery running, a rotor, a battery, a guy turning the crown, a gas engine, all together?

    If I read only crap, I'm unable to turn this to a serious discussion.

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    Mr Google tells me that the Memotime 883 quartz regatta module has its own power supply, whether it is installed in combo with an ETA auto or Ronda quartz movement. It's a bit of a Heath Robinson device for a very specific use.
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    Re: Elvstrom...?

    Memosail made sailing race Countdown Timers in the '70s and 80s.



    Paul Elvstrom was a Dane who held the record for most Olympic Gold Medals for the period after WWII, prior to the modern era of sports.

    Elvstrom Sails was the original salimaker for the Laser class racing sailboat, one of the largest racing classes worldwide.
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    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    Mr Google tells me that the Memotime 883 quartz regatta module....
    Wow, the wooden eight-cyliner electric motor really exists! I couldn't believe such crazy design for such a pedestrian purpose. Now I wonder what the designers smoked, and where I can get this stuff.

    If this thingy could affect wind speed and direction after my preference, I'd buy it. Else I'd stick to my ordinary watch with hack feature to cross the start line pecisely with the start signal.

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    So it is mechanical regatta module on top of regular movement. And yes they smoked some funky s...t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner777 View Post
    So it is mechanical regatta module on top of regular movement. And yes they smoked some funky s...t.
    No, it's the other way around. The regatta module is a completely self-contained quartz unit that can be paired with either a mechanical or quartz movement.
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    Oh..

    Now thats . ... Weird.
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