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Rare 1960s Lemania stainless steel manual chronograph made for the BBC’s use. BBC initials and BBC inventory number engraved to back. Estimate: £1,500-£2,500 ($1,810-$3,015)

LONDON – A rare 1960s wristwatch made for the BBC comes up for sale at Chiswick Auctions in London on March 22. Made by Lemania, the stainless steel manual chronograph was chosen by the British television network for its great accuracy. In the pre-digital era, program staff and producers relied on a good timekeeper during live broadcasts. The watch has the BBC initials engraved to the back and the BBC inventory number 4269. It is expected to bring £1,500-£2,500 ($1,810-$3,015).

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