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Another vintage

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Had a tough choice these last few days, with the CW,s on sale i was torn between a C15, C60 GMT or a C9 but i decided on another vintage piece. So here is what i bought....

A Roamer Premier sub seconds manual wind MST402 (larger version of the MST400/401 family). 1956 9ct gold Dennison case. Nice unusual lugs, 35mm w/o crown & 44.2mm lug2lug. In very nice condition, Pictures dont do it justice due to lighting.

Hope you enjoy it.

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Very nice footy! It looks in terrific condition.

Is the dial original or has it been redone?

I love the long slender lugs. 8)
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Dial is all original Kip, under a loupe their is some slight ageing spots but not to the naked eye.
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Nice looking piece, and in great condition too :thumbup:

I picked up a nice little Roamer watch at a watch fair a week or two back........only £30 too!! :D

Not managed to get the back off yet as it's on tighter than a tight thing, but it's keeping good time, so not worried at the moment!!
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Looks stunning! And in very good condition too.
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footycrazy wrote:Dial is all original Kip, under a loupe their is some slight ageing spots but not to the naked eye.
This makes it even better! :thumbup:
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Lovely watch. I do wish we could have a CWL based on the classic 50s/early 60s look that is exemplified by your new addition.
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Looks good to me.
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Thanks for all the comments chaps, I was having trouble finding reference to the movement. So i emailed Kris Bubendorfer with my request for info and sent some pictures as he seems to be the man in the know, His web page has lots of information on models and movements.

http://roamer-watches.info/

He has a fantastic collection of Roamers and has confirmed that mine is all original (apart from a new crown) and the movement is definitely correct (MST402) A larger version of the MST400 family, the hands are correct and dial is original, and its not a model he has in his possesion or gallery.

All in all i am very pleased i bought it, in 23 hours its gained 5 seconds (fantastic) :D

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footycrazy wrote:Thanks for all the comments chaps, I was having trouble finding reference to the movement. So i emailed Kris Bubendorfer with my request for info and sent some pictures as he seems to be the man in the know, His web page has lots of information on models and movements.

http://roamer-watches.info/

He has a fantastic collection of Roamers and has confirmed that mine is all original (apart from a new crown) and the movement is definitely correct (MST402) A larger version of the MST400 family, the hands are correct and dial is original, and its not a model he has in his possesion or gallery.

All in all i am very pleased i bought it, in 23 hours its gained 5 seconds (fantastic) :D

G.

This site is a good reference for movements http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db. ... wk&MST_402
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Thank you John, I will save that site. :thumbup:
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Leo David wrote:Lovely watch. I do wish we could have a CWL based on the classic 50s/early 60s look that is exemplified by your new addition.

Likewise - the domed glass, manual wind, gold case... proper retro
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f1colin wrote:
Leo David wrote:Lovely watch. I do wish we could have a CWL based on the classic 50s/early 60s look that is exemplified by your new addition.

Likewise - the domed glass, manual wind, gold case... proper retro
Likewise 2 - Congratualtions Graham, looks a great pick-up! 8)
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I agree f1colin / Steve and the C1 mechanical could well fit the bill here.
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