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My dad's watch. Sadly he passed away in 2017. He's had this watch for a very long time. Any advice on how old it might be? Currently being serviced, re gold plated and polished. The specialist told me it's all original. I'd never sell it but what do we think its worth and how old?

Many thanks!

 

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Sorry for your loss.

To you it is priceless, it is a part of your dad that you can have by your side for the rest of your days, knowing that he is there with you.

That is the only measure of its value that will ever matter and is not something that could ever have a financial value attached to it.

 

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14 minutes ago, Avarils said:

My dad's watch. Sadly he passed away in 2017. He's had this watch for a very long time. Any advice on how old it might be? Currently being serviced, re gold plated and polished. The specialist told me it's all original. I'd never sell it but what do we think its worth and how old?

Many thanks!

 

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https://imgur.com/a/9bmQJCQ

Welcome and sorry for your loss , unfortunately the watch doesn't have a great moneytary value but its sentimental value is priceless , would guess it dates to the late 50s early 60s 

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Looks 1950's to me (but there are few people on here that know LESS than I, so expect someone with more knowledge to give you a better guide).

If you were looking to buy a second one of a similar vintage, you would probably be in the £50-100 waters I'm afraid.

But like I said at the start, it's monetary value to the rest of the world is not 1% of its REAL value.

Enjoy it and the link to your Dad.

 

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Thanks so much! You are all right, the value doesn't matter. I'm spending around 500 dollars getting it as close to perfect as I can although the restorer refuses to touch the watch face and he says it looks good this way anyway. Will post images when it's done. Thanks again fam, I really appreciate it.

 

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Hi Avralis

Just noticed your post.

Your dad`s watch dates from the late 1950`s/early 1960`s.

If you have a picture of the movement or know the calibre numbre that may help to narrow the date slightly as Roamer introduced a new range of improved calibres in the early 60`s.

The "Popular " name was not in use beyond the early 60`s as far as I have seen.

It should be fairly easy to find spares as either N.O.S. or quite cheap used donors to keep it running for quite a few years yet -I have many Roamers from the 1920`s onwards that I still wear regularly and they still perform pretty well.

 

 

 

 

 

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