Fritz Meyer (1859-1926), founded Roamer in 1888. He set up his headquarters and workshops in Solothurn, Switzerland. By 1885 they had expanded and created their first in-house movement Cal. 38. Which was to commemorate Fritz's 38th birthday. In 1952 the company changed its name to Roamer Watch Co. SA. 2013 saw them celebrate 125 years as a Swiss watch manufacturer.
This Roamer Sport has a 20mm rectangular “Tank” chromium case. The polished and brushed sides curve towards the fixed lugs. A lug to lug length of 39mm ensures a very comfortable fit on your wrist. A domed crystal sits above a sector dial. An outer minute track is clearly printed. Art Deco 12, 3, and 9 with lume pips between mark the hours. At 6 o’clock a sub-seconds register. Slim stylized spade hands complete this attractive Art Deco dial. On the reverse a slightly curved snap-on stainless steel case back. Inside a Manually Wound 15 Jewel movement. Fitted on a 15mm leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original box or original papers. The watch comes paired with a brown 14mm open-ended strap to fit the fixed spring bars. The watch is from Circa. 1930s and is in worn, vintage condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty, but please be aware this is from the 1930s and therefore modern accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
The dial on this 1930s Roamer is stunning, the silvered tone with the gold-tone indices with Arabic numerals, interesting style hands, and sub-seconds. It is the perfect vintage tank with a classic case and dial.
Movement : Manually Wound 15 Jewel Rectnagular Roamer Signed
Age : 1931/1940
Specific Age : Circa. 1930s
Case Size : 20mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 39mm
Lugs : 15mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Chrome
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty