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Roamer Compétence MST Limited Edition - Full Set

Sale price$495.00

A Modern Watch Utilizing a Vintage In-House Movement.

Also comes with a CD-Rom showing the factories history in the mid-1950's.

How Awesome is that?!

DESCRIPTION

Coming Soon! 

BRAND HISTORY

Roamer is a Swiss watch company known for manufacturing its own mechanical movements. The history of Roamer starts in 1888 when Fritz Meyer set up a watch movement manufacturing business in Solothurn, Switzerland, with the aim of producing cylinder escapements. By 1895, demand for his movements had grown to the point where he was producing 1,000 units per day.

In 1904, Meyer partnered with Johann Studeli to form the company Meyer and Studeli (MST). Together, they decided to produce complete watches. Over the next few years, they expanded the range of movements and began to create wristwatches, which were becoming increasingly popular. By the 1920s, the brand Roamer was registered, and MST wristwatches were being sold under this name.

The 1930s brought more innovation as Roamer patented a waterproof watch case, which was quite a significant achievement at the time. During the mid-20th century, Roamer continued to produce quality wristwatches with a focus on robustness, water resistance, and precision. The brand became known for its solid construction and reliable movements.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Roamer's business was thriving, and the company continued to invest in technology. They launched the Roamer Anfibio in the 1960s, which further enhanced their reputation for producing water-resistant watches. This period saw the company at its peak, with Roamer watches being known for their durability and high-quality movements.

The Quartz Crisis of the 1970s and 1980s affected Roamer like many other traditional watchmakers. The sudden popularity of cheap, accurate quartz watches posed a significant challenge to the Swiss watch industry. During this time, many traditional watch companies went out of business or were forced to consolidate; Roamer managed to survive, albeit with changes to its structure and product lineup.

In the subsequent years, Roamer has positioned itself as a manufacturer of quality Swiss watches with a balance of traditional craftsmanship and modern design. While they may not hold the same market position they once did, Roamer remains committed to its heritage of producing well-crafted mechanical watches and has a loyal following among watch enthusiasts who appreciate the brand's history and craftsmanship.

Roamer has celebrated significant milestones such as their centennial anniversary, reflecting on a legacy of watchmaking that spans over a century. Today, Roamer continues to produce a range of timepieces, from elegant dress watches to sturdy sports models, all the while upholding the Swiss tradition of precision and quality in watchmaking.

INFO
  • Model: Roamer Compétence
  • Reference: 101001.41.50.01
  • Year: 2005
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Style: Dress
  • Bracelet: Original Signed Leather Strap w/ Signed Deployant Buckle
  • Sizing: Fits up to 8" Wrist
  • Box: Yes (Missing Top)
  • Papers: Yes (Instructions, Warranty, Service Centers)
  • Other Accessories: CD-Rom (So Cool)
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

This watch was acquired directly from the original owner who bought this watch in 2005. It was worn sparingly and kept in a garage for over 15 years.

The case is flawless with zero scratches.

the hands are untouched and show signs of oxidation due to where it was kept.

The dial is in flawless condition.

The movement was never serviced before it came to us. Since then, it has been serviced by our professional watchmaker and is running at -5 seconds a day.

DIMENSIONS
  • Case Size: 34.0mm x 34.0mm
  • Lug Width: 21.0mm
  • Lug to Lug: 48.0mm
  • Thickness: 8.5mm
MATERIALS
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Back Material: Stainless Steel & Sapphire Crystal (Exhibition
  • Bracelet Material: Leather
  • Crystal: Single Curve Sapphire Crystal
  • Luminescence: None
MOVEMENT
  • Manufacturer: Roamer
  • Caliber: Roamer MST Caliber 468
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Movement Type: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19
  • Power Reserve: ~35 Hours
Roamer Compétence MST Limited Edition - Full Set
Roamer Compétence MST Limited Edition - Full Set Sale price$495.00

A Modern Watch Utilizing a Vintage In-House Movement.

Also comes with a CD-Rom showing the factories history in the mid-1950's.

How Awesome is that?!

DESCRIPTION

Coming Soon! 

BRAND HISTORY

Roamer is a Swiss watch company known for manufacturing its own mechanical movements. The history of Roamer starts in 1888 when Fritz Meyer set up a watch movement manufacturing business in Solothurn, Switzerland, with the aim of producing cylinder escapements. By 1895, demand for his movements had grown to the point where he was producing 1,000 units per day.

In 1904, Meyer partnered with Johann Studeli to form the company Meyer and Studeli (MST). Together, they decided to produce complete watches. Over the next few years, they expanded the range of movements and began to create wristwatches, which were becoming increasingly popular. By the 1920s, the brand Roamer was registered, and MST wristwatches were being sold under this name.

The 1930s brought more innovation as Roamer patented a waterproof watch case, which was quite a significant achievement at the time. During the mid-20th century, Roamer continued to produce quality wristwatches with a focus on robustness, water resistance, and precision. The brand became known for its solid construction and reliable movements.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Roamer's business was thriving, and the company continued to invest in technology. They launched the Roamer Anfibio in the 1960s, which further enhanced their reputation for producing water-resistant watches. This period saw the company at its peak, with Roamer watches being known for their durability and high-quality movements.

The Quartz Crisis of the 1970s and 1980s affected Roamer like many other traditional watchmakers. The sudden popularity of cheap, accurate quartz watches posed a significant challenge to the Swiss watch industry. During this time, many traditional watch companies went out of business or were forced to consolidate; Roamer managed to survive, albeit with changes to its structure and product lineup.

In the subsequent years, Roamer has positioned itself as a manufacturer of quality Swiss watches with a balance of traditional craftsmanship and modern design. While they may not hold the same market position they once did, Roamer remains committed to its heritage of producing well-crafted mechanical watches and has a loyal following among watch enthusiasts who appreciate the brand's history and craftsmanship.

Roamer has celebrated significant milestones such as their centennial anniversary, reflecting on a legacy of watchmaking that spans over a century. Today, Roamer continues to produce a range of timepieces, from elegant dress watches to sturdy sports models, all the while upholding the Swiss tradition of precision and quality in watchmaking.

INFO
  • Model: Roamer Compétence
  • Reference: 101001.41.50.01
  • Year: 2005
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Style: Dress
  • Bracelet: Original Signed Leather Strap w/ Signed Deployant Buckle
  • Sizing: Fits up to 8" Wrist
  • Box: Yes (Missing Top)
  • Papers: Yes (Instructions, Warranty, Service Centers)
  • Other Accessories: CD-Rom (So Cool)
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

This watch was acquired directly from the original owner who bought this watch in 2005. It was worn sparingly and kept in a garage for over 15 years.

The case is flawless with zero scratches.

the hands are untouched and show signs of oxidation due to where it was kept.

The dial is in flawless condition.

The movement was never serviced before it came to us. Since then, it has been serviced by our professional watchmaker and is running at -5 seconds a day.

DIMENSIONS
  • Case Size: 34.0mm x 34.0mm
  • Lug Width: 21.0mm
  • Lug to Lug: 48.0mm
  • Thickness: 8.5mm
MATERIALS
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Back Material: Stainless Steel & Sapphire Crystal (Exhibition
  • Bracelet Material: Leather
  • Crystal: Single Curve Sapphire Crystal
  • Luminescence: None
MOVEMENT
  • Manufacturer: Roamer
  • Caliber: Roamer MST Caliber 468
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Movement Type: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19
  • Power Reserve: ~35 Hours