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Vintage American Made wrist watch from 1927. Has been serviced so is running strong and keeping pretty good time. This 7 jewel stem wind and stem set watch has a perfect original white porcelain dial that has no cracks, no chips and no hairlines. Case is made by Star Co. and is 3 piece nickel with snap on back and front. Fits tougher nice and tight with no dings, dents and no deep scratches. Has a name on case back. Case measures 31 mm side to side not counting the winding crown and 37 mm lug end to lug end. New brown water resistant leather band that measures 20 mm where it attaches to this watch. Movement serial number is 30911149. Nice clean watch.
17 jewel manual wind movement cal. 8BA has just been serviced, it is running strong and keeping good time. Silver dial has yellow gold numbers and gold hands. Rose gold filled case top with stainless steel back. Case is curved to better hug your wrist. Measures 23 mm side to side and 37.5 mm lug end to lug end. Brown leather band measures 16 mm where it attaches to this watch. For accent this has a silver winding crown. Cir. 1940's/50's.
These are mostly parts from the Rhodesian war and this is a case front and back, dial and two movement parts. Printed on the case back is RA2365 which I think is for Rhodesia and this was a way to keep track of the movements and who it was issued to. I am short crown stem and original perfect crystal and original hands so I was able to buy hands from star time that will work and the crystal on this part is original with the Roamer logo in the center but it has a couple cracks so not perfect. This is a good start for a clever person to find the missing parts on the internet and complete a collectable watch.
The Roamer Military Watch Story
Years ago I purchased a large lot of Roamer watch parts from England where a Roamer Repair Company that repaired the Roamer watches that had problems and these were the watches issued to the army fighting in Rhodesia during the uprising of the 1960's/70's. I would guess that after the fighting ended there was no need for this company to continue so I was able to purchase all their stock. For some years now I have taken the best dials, best cases and movements and had my watchmaker service them. I have run into problems getting more original crystals, hands and some other parts but I still have hundreds of parts to continue making fine mostly original watches that were actually used in the conflict. Each one has the stamp number on the case back like RA for Rhodesia, ZA, SFA for South Africa and so on. This was a way to keep track of who the watch was issued to and some have more than one number so guess they were issued more than once. At one time someone was going to try to determine just how many of these were made and I furnished all the hundreds of numbers I had at that time but I have not seen the exact number as of yet. Anyway this is a piece of history and this watch has the number RA2365 on the back. I sure do not mean to be rude but this is what they are and they are used but still very nice. Maybe the sweep second hand is not original and same with the crystal and band but remember these were made from parts actually used in the war so they are what they are. Here is a chance to own one at a good price that has a story to tell.
This is a pre-owned automatic Day/Date watch that is running strong and keeping good time. The case is stainless steel with see through back so you can see the movement working. Case back is marked "All Stainless Steel, Automatic, Water Resistant 30 meters, E450M-2502-473. Perfect Original black dial with see through balance so you can see it moving. Raised silver numbers, markers and hands. Black leather band is adjustable with locking buckle. Measures 41 mm side to side and 48 mm lug end to lug end. Comes with box and instructions with International Warranty Card.
17 jewel manual wind movement has just been serviced so it is running strong and keeping good time. The case is yellow gold filled top and stainless steel back. The dial has a cream and silver striped pattern with red and white stones for numbers, except for the 12, 3, 6, and 9 positions. The movement is marked "Baylor Watch Co. Seventeen 17 Jewels Swiss made movement. This case measures 22 mm side to side and 38 mm lug end to lug end. New brown alligator grain leather band is 17 mm where it attaches to this watch. Cir. 1940's/50's.
21 jewel cal. 626 has just been serviced and is keeping good time. Silver dial has raised yellow applied numbers and yellow gold hands. Case is very clean 10 k yellow gold filled with all the proper Elgin markings inside the case back. The movements is marked Adjusted 4 positions with serial number H945024 so it was made in 1947. The Lord Elgin line was the top of the Elgin line. Case measures 23 mm side to side and 35 mm lug end to lug end. New tan band. I can always change the band if needed.
If you want a real nice clean vintage wrist watch then look at this one. 19 jewel all original that has been serviced, is running strong and keeping good time. White textured dial has raised yellow gold numbers, markers and original hands. The case is 10 k yellow gold filled and looks near mint with no wear. Case measures 25 mm side to side and 39 mm lug end to lug end and the brown leather band measures 17 mm where it attaches. Movement serial number is I 56035 so was made in 1954.
White dial with silver markers and silver hands. Battery operated quartz movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Base metal case with moveable hinged lugs and stainless steel back. These lugs move back and forth to better hug your wrist. New brown leather band. It measures 26 mm. across and 46 mm. lug end to lug end.