Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

Thread: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    7,743

    Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    I've had one of these with an incomplete movement for a few years - so this, as the only working watch in a batch of 6, had to be mine.



    The movement is a Baumgartner 866 1 jewel. Marked Hind Corp. on the movement and Swiss Ebauches on the dial. Almost certainly assembled in Hong Kong. The case is in excellent condition and its keeping time so far.

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...aumgartner_866




    My other one patiently awaits a donor movement.
    Attached Images Attached Images

    Last edited by Marrick; August 28th, 2010 at 13:27. Reason: link
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

  2. #2
    Mod. Russian, China Mech. Chascomm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    17,139

    Re: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    Ha! Just the name 'Ron La Tron De Luxe' in the thread title was enough to tell me what kind of a watch it would be. I love the shape of the case. Like an early Vostok dress Komandirskie.

    I've got a 17 jewel BFG 866. I'll get show you the photos when I find the time. Cap jewels all over.
    Chascomm
    Moderator, Russian Watches & Chinese Mechanical Watches Forums
    (no, I am not going to list all my watches here)

  3. #3
    Member Eeeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Great Lakes - USofA
    Posts
    18,130

    Re: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    You do find some of the most interesting obscure brands... Chascomm is right, the name rolls out. You read it and you have to say it aloud. RO-LA TRON!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    7,743

    Re: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    Ha! Just the name 'Ron La Tron De Luxe' in the thread title was enough to tell me what kind of a watch it would be. I love the shape of the case. Like an early Vostok dress Komandirskie.

    I've got a 17 jewel BFG 866. I'll get show you the photos when I find the time. Cap jewels all over.
    That's Super De Luxe I'd like to remind you.

    I wore it last night and it keeps excellent time. But apart from being a bit of a novelty, I also really like the design. The case is really good quality and the dial has very little age. I put a new crystal on - but even that wasn't bad. I think its had a lot of drawer time.

    Thanks Chascomm - I knew you'd appreciate the movement.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

  6. #5
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    7,743

    Re: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    You do find some of the most interesting obscure brands... Chascomm is right, the name rolls out. You read it and you have to say it aloud. RO-LA TRON!
    I do actually like obscure brands. They tend to be cheap for one thing. And I know that posting them in here means that someone else will likely find a snippet of information in years to come.

    The batch of 6 this was in also had an Exacto - but that has got a broken stem and knackered mainspring. The others are poor quality and in poor condition. Better a nice working Ro La Tron than a crappy broken Longines eh?
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

  7. #6
    Mod. Russian, China Mech. Chascomm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    17,139

    Re: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Thanks Chascomm - I knew you'd appreciate the movement.
    I don't like to brag...

    ...actually I do. Check this out:



    That's 17 jewels baby!
    Chascomm
    Moderator, Russian Watches & Chinese Mechanical Watches Forums
    (no, I am not going to list all my watches here)

  8. #7
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    7,743

    Re: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    OK - I'm impressed. Shock protection by Novodiac?

    http://www.info-uhren.de/technik/techn/stosskurz.pdf

    And an Israel connection as well.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

  9. #8
    Mod. Russian, China Mech. Chascomm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    17,139

    Re: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    OK - I'm impressed. Shock protection by Novodiac?

    http://www.info-uhren.de/technik/techn/stosskurz.pdf

    And an Israel connection as well.
    Yeah, I thought that was pretty cool.



    Unfortunately I've never been able to track down anything about "Rega, Israel".

    Well spotted on the shock device. I'd never identified it.

    But there are even cooler BFG 866 variants out there. My watchmaker has a balance-wheel for an 866 with Incaflex-style spiral arms! It blows my mind that somebody would bother to hot-rod a movement like this.
    Chascomm
    Moderator, Russian Watches & Chinese Mechanical Watches Forums
    (no, I am not going to list all my watches here)

  10. #9
    Omega Forum Moderator emmanuelgoldstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Waltham, MA
    Posts
    5,372

    Re: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    Very interesting looking watch. As Eeeb said, "You do find some of the most interesting obscure brands". I think you are one of my influences in always looking for less well known brands.
    “Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent”

    -- John Maynard Keynes

  11. #10
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    7,743

    Re: Ro La Tron Super Deluxe

    Well 'influence' sounds much nicer than 'blamed'.

    Thank you.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •