A nice juxtaposition

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    A nice juxtaposition

    For some reason I find this an interesting juxtaposition...

    First Roamer production to last (real) Roamer production, 1920 to 1985.



    Both have:

    - in-house calibres
    - in-house cases
    - cushion cases, and...
    - arrived today

    FYI Roamer trademark was filed Dec 1920.
    Last edited by trim; January 26th, 2011 at 21:15. Reason: Making it look like Marrick can't do math

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    Re: A nice juxtaposition

    Sixty five years of Quality.
    Last edited by Marrick; January 26th, 2011 at 21:19.
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    Re: A nice juxtaposition

    Where are you "mining" this stuff? Congrats!

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    Re: A nice juxtaposition

    Thanks M and P.

    I was very very lucky to find the trench watch in that condition. Yes, it came off the 'bay and for 1/5th of my max bid - so I felt like I won the lottery on that. Needs a click spring, but otherwise is functional. Post 1950s ones are no problem to find.

    I am also guilty of rounding dates - the Searock is really about 1985, I'll edit that.

    I have been trying to find at least one representative sample from each decade. Must be in-house and representative of the decade (i.e. 1949 doesn't really satisfy 1940 or 1950).

    1920s - done
    1930s -
    1940s - done
    1950s - done done
    1960s - done done
    1970s - done
    1980s - done

    1930s is eluding me, so far. I missed out on a good one a few weeks ago - I wasn't certain enough about the hands to bid the amount it ended up. I'll find one eventually.

    That said, I though it was cool that the two end points arrived on the same day.
    Last edited by trim; January 26th, 2011 at 21:25.

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    Re: A nice juxtaposition

    Good stuff, that's the oldest Roamer I've ever seen. I look
    forward to a movement picture of this early wire lug watch.
    Nice one.

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