High-quality, Swiss-made vintage 1970’s solid stainless steel watch from the well-known Roamer brand. Nice beige and silver colour combination with a cosy, vintage look. 70’s tonneau style solid stainless steel case. The beige dial has a nice, vintage speckled patina, with applied numeral markers and logo on dial. The gold-black design of the numeral markers exactly matches the hour and minute hands. The minute markers are evenly interspersed with small, black seconds markers, which, considered with the rest of the dial as a whole, creates an eye-catching aesthetic and completes the look of the watch nicely.
About the Brand
At 29 years of age, Fritz Meyer established a workshop in Solothurn to produce cylinder escapements for other etablisseurs. The company grew rapidly, and began assembling complete watches by 1895. These contained components from many other businesses and were sold with other brand names. In 1897, Meyer’s workshop produced its first complete movement, named “Calibre 38” for the age of the founder. In 1905, Meyer partnered with watchmaker Johann Studeli, forming Meyer and Studeli or MST. The combined company opened a large factory in 1906, still producing inexpensive cylinder movements. The company registered their distinctive triangular MST logo in 1927 and the modern Roamer logo was registered in the UK in 1938. The entire company adopted the Roamer name in 1951, though the in-house movements were still known as “MST”. Roamer introduced a quartz watch in 1972 and shifted much of their production there. By 1975 the company had ceased movement production entirely.
In 2009, Roamer was reincorporated as a joint venture between Chung Nam and Swiss Watch Group. Although no longer an independent family firm, Roamer has continued as a producer of Swiss watches for more than 120 years in the same city. Today, Roamer is a less-expensive brand, competing with companies like Rado, Mido, Movado, and Tissot with a line of quartz and ETA-powered mechanical watches.
Servicing and Guarantee
This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. The watch comes with a good-quality, green-brown leather strap with white thread detailing.
Case and Strap
- Small, oval case.
- Solid stainless steel.
- Vintage mineral crystal.
- Screw down caseback.
- ‘Roamer elegant” logo and MOD. 801.2120.307 on caseback.
- Small, modern stainless steel crown.
- Green-brown strap with white thread detailing
- Width w/o crown 32.5 mm.
- Width with crown 35 mm.
- Height 36.8 mm.
- Strap width 18 mm.
Dial and Hands
- Original beige-tone dial.
- Chunky numeral markers.
- Small seconds markers.
- “Roamer” signature and logo.
- 70’s ‘stick’ style hands.
- Swiss-made movement.
- MST 801 calibre.
- 17 jewels.
- Matte finished plates and bridges.
- Mirror polished wheels.
- Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test.
- Average timekeeping range: 10-30 sec/day.
Servicing and Guarantee
- Fully serviced with disassembly in our Bristol shop.
- Dial in in generally good condition with slight speckling.
- Mechanics in full working order – has passed preventative maintenance and testing.
- 12-month warranty.
- Guarantee Terms and Conditions.
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