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    Vintage Roamer advice sought

    It's a Searock T503, with an automatic movement, it says Roamer 25 jewels on the rotor. So I assume it's pre 1975. It's also day date.

    I thought all their movements in house were 17j, does anyone know anything about their 25j movement?

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    Re: Vintage Roamer advice sought

    Hi there,

    Im no expert on Roamer watches, but know they had plenty of +17 jewel movements (which may have been based on other makes)! Some of the other members will be able to provide more info.

    Some pics would be useful - dial, case and movement!

    Trim (forum member) has a very useful Roamer site: The link is to a Searock he has... 17 jewel!

    Vintage Roamer Watch Site

    I think (sure someone will correct me), but some of the MST movements were based on others... ETA, Felsa, etc.... This 'Roamer' MST, based on the ETA 2369 also has 25 jewels...

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: MST 465 (ETA 2369)

    But as I say above... some pics of the movement would be useful? You may find the cal number under the balance.
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    That's great info thanks.

    Quick pic of watch via phone, will post movement pic later


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    Movement pic by phone, best I can do. The movement number is MX 2879


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    Re: Vintage Roamer advice sought

    Hi there,

    It has a ETA 2879 movement.

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: ETA 2878

    as I say above, Roamer did use base movements like this for their watches.

    as I also say above... Im no Roamer expert.... so Im sure someone esle can better advise than me... but it looks in nice condition!

    Some pics of the case back (markings), may also help provide info!

    Cheers
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    Re: Vintage Roamer advice sought

    Thanks

    Case back says Roamer Elegant MDD 520.2300.330

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    Re: Vintage Roamer advice sought

    Franken'd:(

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    Re: Vintage Roamer advice sought

    Why do you say that?

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    Re: Vintage Roamer advice sought

    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasyvoyager View Post
    Franken'd:(
    Like I said... no expert! I would add... when searching for info, I did notice there were a lot of 'NOS' T503 dials out there, so not surprised to hear this...
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    Re: Vintage Roamer advice sought

    Case says R.Elegant, Dial says SeaRock, it's a butch jober.
    I bought a NOS Romer about 1 year ago same deal, Anfibio dial Elegant case.
    Chock it up to the Learning curve.
    Last edited by Fantasyvoyager; April 21st, 2012 at 19:06.

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