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Roamer Military Watches

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I read somewhere that Roamer made watches for the Rhodesian army and airforce in the 1970's. I have come across a handwound Roamer in the style of the CWC 1970's military watch. On the back thee is a number preceded by the letters "RA" is this Rhodesian Army I wonder?

As far as I know they were never issued to the British military.

Has anyone got any information on these watches?

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RA does mean Rhodesian Army - Roamer's were used mainly in the 1970's and would have seen action in the Bush War. I have also found out that a watch make called "Zaigor" was issued in the 1960's a mere 30mm in diameter.

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Hi John,

I read some where( buggered if I can remember) that the Roamer Anfibio was issued to some armed forces, though I don't know if this is true or which forces would have had them.

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John,

Did "Anfibio" indicate a level of water ressistance, I wonder? I know that Roamer's are quite well respected by some, the Brevette is very popular it seems.

I don't know much about them, I'm afraid.

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John,

Did "Anfibio" indicate a level of water ressistance, I wonder? I know that Roamer's are quite well respected by some ...

could be Stan I think "anfibio" means "amphibian" in Italian and Spanish. I suppose amphibians are water resistant not waterproof! :D

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