The Lemania Silverstone Debate
There has been some intense debate over the last few days about the Heuer Silverstone Lemania, and in particular the authenticity of one example. As was the case with many Heuer models in the early 1980s, there are some inconsistencies between different examples of the watch, which has led to questions over what characteristics a 100% genuine Silverstone Lemania should have.
You can read more about the points being debated here and here
The Lemania Silverstone is one of my favourite Heuer watches and you may recall this earlier post on Calibre 11 about the Lemania-powered Silverstone- http://www.calibre11.com/2009/08/22/the-other-silverstone/
Rather than add to the debate here, below are a couple of photos of my Silverstone, which have different markings than the watch under question over at Vetroplastica. A warning- to show these markings in detail, the images after the jump are large files that may take some time to load.
Rather than add any comments to this page, I suggest that you visit the links above to Vetroplastica or Onthedash.com to add you comments. I believe that Jeff Stein will shortly be adding a page to Onthedash.com that summarises the authenticity debate and show photos of the various examples. These are great watches, so if you find one for sale, do take your time to do some research.