New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer - now running and on the wrist!
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    New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer - now running and on the wrist!

    Some days I hate Ebay, other days I just love it. Today I love it. Fuzzy photo + 33 quid = win .

    A quick crystal polish (sandpaper and brasso) and here it is. It is a good size, 35mm without crown or lugs, and those lugs really add to the wrist presence. As for dates, could be anywhere from around 1938 through to 1944.





    I really love the lugs, and the tumbled nickel effect on the case.



    Fixed strap bars and high but delicate teardrop lugs, 2 part case with a lovely streamlined curve to the case - back fits flush with the upper case.



    Movement is the 11.5''' MST 364.



    It needs a service, and my strap man is out of 18mm open ended pig skin straps, but I should have it done in a month or two. It came on a historic strap that could well be original, I may have a go at redeeming it - although I am not sure where to start with old leather - it will need re-stiching and some hide food at least. I suppose I could also have a go at making one, seeing the success stories over on the watchmaking forum.
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    Re: New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer

    CON GRAT U LA TIONS!!!

    That is a little beauty (and not that little)..... The dial condition looks amazing - original??

    I love everything about it... hands, case, dial...... very jealous!!

    Will have to keep a look out for one of my own....


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    Re: New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer

    Now that is downright gorgeous.
    Superb dial, well done.

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    Re: New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer

    I keep coming back to have a look!!

    I think this is a great advert for Roamer.... and I bet (like me) many peeps will go straight to the bay and search for Roamer!!

    Might find it hard to discover one of that age, in that condition though!!
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    Re: New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer

    Congrats and what a great looking roamer. Just love the pocketwatch style hands and the colour. Great price, its mirius and your roamers that made me want one and luckily I have one, great time pieces that are very accurate once adjusted
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    Re: New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer

    Great find ! I have been absent from the Bay far a while now, saving for something...I really like the style of that one, nicely executed watch.

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    Re: New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    The dial condition looks amazing - original??
    Yes, dial is original. It has a couple of tiny little spots, but it is everything I was hoping for.

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Now that is downright gorgeous.
    Superb dial, well done.
    Thanks :-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    I keep coming back to have a look!!

    I think this is a great advert for Roamer.... and I bet (like me) many peeps will go straight to the bay and search for Roamer!!

    Might find it hard to discover one of that age, in that condition though!!
    "All your Roamer belong to me", and "get off my lawn you kids" . Watch out for those Mumbai specials.

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    Congrats and what a great looking roamer. Just love the pocketwatch style hands and the colour. Great price, its mirus and your roamers that made me want one and luckily I have one, great time pieces that are very accurate once adjusted
    Thanks Joe, glad you are still enjoying yours.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasyvoyager View Post
    Great find ! I have been absent from the Bay far a while now, saving for something...I really like the style of that one, nicely executed watch.
    Thanks FV :-D Good luck with what must be a grail for you.

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    Re: New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer

    Very nice Kris. I had my eye on that one I think but didn't have the justification to buy it!


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    Re: New arrival, a classic early 1940s Roamer

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Very nice Kris. I had my eye on that one I think but didn't have the justification to buy it!
    Well, I didn't bid on the jump hour because you said you would - hope you got it. Only fair I get this one. Glad you didn't bid though - I am quite happy with the amount paid.
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    Thanks Steve. I think it has been a while since you've bought a Roamer

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