Roamer Dress Watch 1975c

In the middle seventies, good Swiss brands had trouble holding their place in the market and started to compete on price by cutting quality.
The Roamers were renowned for there virtually indestructible, leak proof cases and excellent gold plating. Not in this example, the case is cheap without any seals. Okay, it’s a dress watch, but in its day, even the dress watches had some degree of water resistance.
It is signed on the dial, movement and crown, but not the back……cost cutting
On the plus side, the dial has raised markers and the movement is the nicely finished and efficient in house MST414. And that’s what gets this watch over the line

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About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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