|Date/Report Number ..011713-FNT5HY.04 Item: 1940 ROAMER MILITARY WATCH|
|Description of item: VINTAGE WWII 1939 - 1940 ROAMER MILITARY WATCH SUB-SECONDS **RADIUM DIALED
**RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT 30 X 36 MM W/O
CROWN WITH BROWN LEATHER G-18 NATO STRAP KEEPERS CONDITION
EXCELLENT TO FINE.
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1072.00
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1939 - 1940
30 X 36
G-18 NATO STRAP
Roamer was founded in Solothurn, Switzerland, in
1888 by Fritz Meyer. At first, Meyer and employees concentrated on manufacturing cylinder
escapements, in 1904 Meyer began assembling watches. In 1905 Meyer joined forces with
fellow watchmaker Johann Studeli to form the company Meyer and Studeli.
By 1923, production grew to one million units. The top quality Jeweled lever escapement watches were sold under the brand 'Roamer', cylinder and later pin-lever watches were sold under the brands Medana and Meda.
In 1932 the company started its own dial production line.
In 1945, a representative office opened in New York City and in 1952 Meyer and Studeli officially changed its name to Roamer Watch Co. SA.
In 1955,Roamer patented the Anfibio watertight watch
case, which proved to be a commercial success. The company launched its first quartz
movement in 1972.
In 2003, Roamer returned to manufacturing of mechanical watches. Currently, it remains an independent watchmaking company, selling its products to over 70 countries.
Antique Roamer watches are prized by collectors for their craftsmanship and history. Roamer Watch Co. is a member of Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH.
THIS AWESOME PRE-WWII PERIOD
ROAMER **RADIUM DIAL
THIS ROAMER WITH BLACK RADIUM DIAL WAS SOLD IN GERMANY 1939. IT IS A STANDARD FOR THE PERIOD THREE PIECE CASE WITH TOP NOTHCH MOVEMENT.
THE BLACK DIAL HAS WHITE OUTLINED NUMERALS WITH RAISE ILLUMINATION. ORIGINALLY THEY WERE FILLED WITH RADIUM.
THE DIAL SPORTS AN EXTREME WHITE OUTER CHAPTER RING. WITH THE FIRST CHAPTER A BUTLER STYLE RING. THEN AN OUTER RING WITH MARKED SECONDS EVEN THOUGH THIS WONDERFUL ROAMER HAS A SUB-SECONDS REGISTER.
THE GOLD HANDS WERE ONCE FILLED WITH RADIUM. THEY HAVE BEEN CLEANED AND LUMINOVA REPLACES THE RADIUM
THE DIAL IS SIGNED ROAMER SWISS MADE. NOTE THE ORIGINAL ROAMER TRADE MARKED SIGNATURE NOT AN AFTER MARKET SIGNING. NOTE THE BOTTO LUG IS NOT BROWN. IT IS REFLECTING THE STRAP OFF CAMERA.
WE CHOSE A LEATHER G-18 NATO STYLE STRAP WITH KEEPERS. IF THERE IS A STRAP YU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE INSTEAD OF THIS, LET US KNOW.
THIS CASE IS A WIRE LUG CASE. WHICH WAS POPULAR ON EARLY WAR TIME WATCHES. FROM 1910 THROUGH 1945. MANY WATCHES PRODUCED FOR SALE TO MILITARY PERSONAL PROVDED CASES WITH STRIGHT WIRE LUGS, THE IDEA BEGING IF A LUG BROKE YOU WOULD NOT LOSE THE WATCH.
HERE WE SEE WHAT IS AN AWESOME LOW PROFILE EARLY GERMAN MILITARY WATCH BY ROAMER.
EXACTLY LIKE IT WAS
WHEN FIRST ISSUED
HANDS ARE ALWAYS BRIGHTER
NOTE: YOU CAN SEE HOW BRIGHT THE GOLD IS!
THE USE OF A STAINLESS STEEL BUCKLE AND
KEEPERS SHOULD ALLOW THIS STRAP TO LAST A GOOD WHILE
FITS UP TO 9
READY TO WEAR
LOOK COLOR FEEL
13 BUCKLING POSITIONS
NO MATTER THE POSITION
THIS BABY IS READY
STEEL CASE BACK
NOTE THE WIRE LUGS
CASE IS IN PRETTY GREAT CONDITION
TESTING HANDS SUB SECONDS
SWISS MADE - SWISS BARS
THREE FINGER BRIDGE
CONTRAST JEWEL HOLDERS
SCREW ADJUSTED BALANCE
Power Reserve 38h
***Meyer & Studeli Time = MST
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME