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    Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    Having bought my first mechanical watch for years I dug out my old Roamer Anfibio bought for me in the late 60s

    I bought this one as it came with an original strap and bracelet so I could put the strap on my Anfibio

    I then bought these two as I liked them. I am wearing the Mustang Indianapolis today


    I also picked up these two on the way
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    Re: Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    Nice collection! Dr. Ranfft has had interesting things to say about Roamer over the years. Mine have the strange casing technology they used for a while in the 50's I think.
    "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!

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    Re: Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Nice collection! Dr. Ranfft has had interesting things to say about Roamer over the years. Mine have the strange casing technology they used for a while in the 50's I think.
    Thank you.
    My Anfibio and Mustang have the "waterproof" casing which pushes together with no gasket. The Anfibio survived many immersions in my sailing years although I wouldn't try it in the water now.
    Unfortunately I think I have become addicted to collecting Roamers.
    I like that they used to produce everything in house.

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    Re: Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    I'm working on a Roamer web site - It'll probably go live after Christmas, as I am still waiting on some material to be delivered by the overworked Christmas-time postman. I have discovered some vey interesting things since I have been doing some research into the company. For now it will probably just focus on the post 40s era in terms of movement information.

    Here is one of my favorites, anfibio like yours - but an auto with the MST471.




    Roamers are great! I applaud you on your new addiction
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    Re: Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    Great collection.

    A few of us are Roamer fans:





    and don't forget their other brand - Medana:

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

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    Re: Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    Forgot this one when I started the thread


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    Re: Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Niss View Post
    Forgot this one when I started the thread

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    Re: Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    Where can I read more about Roamers' history?
    What do you think of this one?

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    Re: Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    I hope to have some history published early next year. There is very little on the web, which I will hopefully change.

    That watch seems very nice. 35mm, MST 372 - shock resist. Early 1950s (pre 1955). A nice size. I also think that is a fair price. The only thing I am not sure of is the second hand, but I doubt it has been changed. There is some plating wear on the back of the lugs, but I doubt you will easily find one better.

    It is a smaller, later version of mine. You'll find it has a textured ring that runs through the numbers.

    I'd buy it. Let me know if you decide not to...
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    Re: Started collecting Roamer watches this year

    While you are waiting for trim to build a website, this is quite interesting:

    Interview with Ralph Furter - TimeZone
    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.

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