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electorn

Roamer Premier

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Good day all, I have just been shown my brother-in-laws watch, given to him quite a few years ago.

Its a Roamer Premier and was presented to his grandfather in 1965 on his retirement.  I love the dial on this piece and the dome is icing on the cake.  I will try and give it a gentle clean up over the weekend and get some better pictures.

Are there any experts on here who can shed a bit of history on the Premier?  Internet search just throws up lots of auction site nonsense.

Thanks in advance.

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Great timepiece, sir :thumbsup:

As indicated, inscribed, dates from the 60’s with what I suspect (?) an MST ( Meyer & Studeli) movement, Swiss company founded in 1888.

These with an MST Calibre are becoming increasingly sought after by vintage collectors....have a few myself.

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That is fantastic SW, thanks very much.  I have just been showing the family and they were marvelling at the photo of the movement.

The watch is a real beauty and its nice to get a chance to see the heart of it.  Do you know whether the no-date movement is as nice as the MST430?

1 minute ago, Karrusel said:

 

Great timepiece, sir :thumbsup:

As indicated, inscribed, dates from the 60’s with what I suspect (?) an MST ( Meyer & Studeli) movement, Swiss company founded in 1888.

These with an MST Calibre are becoming increasingly sought after by vintage collectors....have a few myself.

Thank you K, I would love to get a look at the movement on this but I don't want to damage anything.

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6 minutes ago, electorn said:

That is fantastic SW, thanks very much.  I have just been showing the family and they were marvelling at the photo of the movement.

The watch is a real beauty and its nice to get a chance to see the heart of it.  Do you know whether the no-date movement is as nice as the MST430?

Thank you K, I would love to get a look at the movement on this but I don't want to damage anything.

 

One of mine with the calibre MST 430 (date)...

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Hope it helps

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Thanks K, I might try to remove the caseback on the weekend.  It looks like a job to take plenty of time over.

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9 hours ago, electorn said:

Thanks K, I might try to remove the caseback on the weekend.  It looks like a job to take plenty of time over.

if it is like mine the movement comes out of the front.  On the non crown side there is a small groove to pry off ther bezel and the glass, then the movement lifts out.  A warning though - one slip and you can ruin the bezel or the dial.  For a quick look I wouldn't risk it.

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11 hours ago, scottswatches said:

if it is like mine the movement comes out of the front.  On the non crown side there is a small groove to pry off ther bezel and the glass, then the movement lifts out.  A warning though - one slip and you can ruin the bezel or the dial.  For a quick look I wouldn't risk it.

Thanks for the warning sir, I will avoid doing that then!

I might have to send it away to someone for a service and spruce up.

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10 hours ago, Nigelp said:

very nice looks mint, even the strap looks period or original. 

I am led to believe it had a bracelet originally and the strap was added after the bracelet snapped.  No sign of it now unfortunately, I will try to find a nice period leather strap for it.  I am going to get in touch with Roamer and see if they have any old stock lurking in a warehouse somewhere.

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15 hours ago, electorn said:

Thanks for the warning sir, I will avoid doing that then!

I might have to send it away to someone for a service and spruce up.

Our very own Simon2 may be able to help you there.

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7 hours ago, simon2 said:

Lovely watch. Will service it for you. Just ask.

Thanks for the pointer Roger and thank you Simon for taking the time to post.  I would be very happy for you to service it, I think it deserves it and it would be lovely for the family.

Is it ok to drop you a pm later Simon to get things arranged?

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