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    Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    Had to travel out of town this weekend and stopped off in a small rural township for breakfast. As you do, I dropped in to the local second hand shop and asked if I could look at their old watches. The usual bunch of Quartz and digital cheapies but hiding down the bottom with a $4 tag on it was this.

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    I don't (didn't) know anything about Roamers and this one looked like it had a broken stem (I now know thanks to the really helpful watch guys here in NZ it's not broken, just missing the crown). Also the crystal was cracked and something ominous rattled inside!

    But after getting it opened up it transpires it was just an unattached balance weight and once reattached it started to run - no problems.

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    Looking up the Vintage Roamer site it appears that this Rotopower 44 Jewel calibre MST 436 and this case 147436 was made for a relatively short period in the early 60s.

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    So all I need now is a crown and crystal - though I can live with the cracked one for the time being now it's cleaned up - and a nice brown calf leather strap.

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    Re: Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    Oh my, you are breaking my heart!
    That really is a beautiful watch, wish it were mine.
    Great find, no ​exceptional!
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    Re: Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    Oh my, you are breaking my heart!
    That really is a beautiful watch, wish it were mine.
    Great find, no ​exceptional!
    Thanks Bobbee. They are out there waiting to be found - it really just comes down to perseverance and luck (mostly luck I guess)
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    Re: Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    Nice find...You gotta love the easy fix...congrats.

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    Re: Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    You lucky guy,
    i`m still after one of those myself...I demand you sell it to me when it`s fixed up ! :0)
    Well spotted.

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    Re: Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    Beautiful find! Im a little jelly over here...

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    Re: Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    Quote Originally Posted by demonfinder View Post
    You lucky guy,
    i`m still after one of those myself...I demand you sell it to me when it`s fixed up ! :0)
    Well spotted.
    Well - I've already been asked by my Wife "All very nice, but when are you going to start selling some of them"? I really don't think she gets it!
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    Re: Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    Here we go. New crystal, temporary crown borrowed from a Bulova and a contemporary style strap.

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    Enjoy.

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    Re: Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    Can I borrow some of your luck please?

    Beautiful piece, congratulations!!
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    Re: Roamer 44 - lucky dip

    Excellent - it cleaned up very well. It takes a good eye to spot a little treasure like this amongst all the dross.
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