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  1. Pete2021 Jan 13, 2022

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    Just been handed this by my mum. It belonged to my grandad.

    Really struggling to identify the model.

    I know I haven't been handed a family heirloom but I actually quite like it. Needs a service as it doesn't work and a new crystal. Can't find a matching dial trawling through Google images.

    Anyone know the model? The numbers on the back are apparently patent numbers rather than a model.

    The lume tritium? Radium? Manual ? Auto? Can't seem to match this watch for any info.

    Any help appreciated.

    Pete IMG_20220113_131326.jpg IMG_20220113_131225.jpg IMG_20220113_131159.jpg IMG_20220113_131155.jpg IMG_20220113_131103.jpg IMG_20220113_131055.jpg
     
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  2. marpro Jan 13, 2022

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    Nice watch! Have it serviced and wear proudly.
    215 999 is actually the case number.
    It is most likely from somewhere between 1955 and 1960..
    https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/filter/roamer-case-parts-by-case-number
    There are tech sheets to be download from cousins site, that will show you possibile part compatibility with other case numbers.

    The movement should be MST420 which is an auto.

    The watch is a front loader - one needs to remove the split stem, crystal and dial ring, then the movement can be removed from the case. Make sure to have a watchmaker on it, don't play on your own :)
     
  3. Pete2021 Jan 13, 2022

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    Thanks very much for the info.

    I won't be trying to take this one apart. Off to be serviced it goes. I'll post some after pics when it's back.

    Thanks For taking the time to reply.

    Pete.
     
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  4. Screwbacks Jan 13, 2022

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    i have been a roamer. oh yes i own blue dial one and yours is quite nice, with guilloche dial design. wear it in good health for the memory of your grandad.
     
  5. Pete2021 Fri. 1:39am

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    Guilloche?? I will have to Google that one.

    Thanks for the info
     
  6. Etenally Rick Fri. 10:14am

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    To try and avoid confusion.
    The no 215999 is a Brevette (patent) number for this waterproof case not an actual case no.
    It is not really a true front loader. To get at the movement pressure has to be applied to crystal so that the inner casing is pushed out of the back, then the crystal can be lifted off and the movement removed (after of course removing the split stem)
    The case design changed in 1955 so it is likely the watch being discussed predates that.
    For full details refer to the excellent website .http://roamer-watches.info/
     
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  7. marpro Fri. 10:22am

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    You're right. 180 459 should be the case number, I got it the other way around.
    I actually have a Roamer with these two same numbers and was able to order a crystal for it on Cousins using 180 459 as case number.

    As for the other part, just to visualize what @Etenally Rick is describing, attaching an image.
     
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  8. Screwbacks Fri. 10:32am

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    searock.

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  9. Etenally Rick Fri. 2:46pm

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    I'm afraid that the number 180459 is also a patent no.. This time for the waterproof stem, see:-
    http://roamer-watches.info/history4.shtml
    During this period Roamer didn't usually put case numbers on their watch cases, see:-
    http://roamer-watches.info/caseandmodelnumbers.shtml
     
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