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    Super rare Roamer

    I am not messing about here - this is rare, not ebay rare, but actually rare.



    This watch was thought to exist only as a prototype, and is the design that was used to launch the entire modern Roamer Luxury Competence line. The modern design was based on some drawings and an empty case found in the Roamer archive.

    Following photos owned by thomas1966 (uhrforum.de)





    Back to the original:



    Beautiful machined dial.



    I apologize for the dust, it is on the crystal - not under.








    MST 373, 8 3/4''' launched in or around 1944/45 - this one would be about 1955 due to use of kif-duofix on escape cap jewel, yet no shock protection on the balance (this is originally a ladies movement in a man's watch). Its not a sport watch, so it probably isn't needed anyway.



    I feel incredibly privilaged to own this.

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    Re: Super rare Roamer

    May I be the first to congratulate you. Amazing.

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    Re: Super rare Roamer

    Hi Kris,

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    this is rare, not ebay rare


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    May I be the first to congratulate you
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    Re: Super rare Roamer

    That may be one of the nicest watchs i have ever seen!

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    Super rare Roamer

    Very very nice. I'm a tenderfoot when it comes to (vintage) watches, so I can't yet fully appreciate the rareness of the watch.
    I do have an opinion on looks however, and I *really* like the way the small movement serves the purpose of adding to the beautiful dial design. Kudos to Roamer on this, and congrats to you!

    Will you actually wear it, or is it going to be a display watch?


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    Re: Super rare Roamer

    That's a very special piece, superb and beautiful design. Congratulations! How ever did you find that one? Would have to be a one-off I think!

    Regards, Rob

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    Very cool!
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    Re: Super rare Roamer

    Pretty stinking nifty! Quite a find
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    Re: Super rare Roamer

    Congrats on a Ukraine special lol just kidding, congrats on your rare find.
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    Re: Super rare Roamer

    Wonderful watch! Congrats.

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