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    Default Roamer divers

    These are borrowed from a guy who scanned his old copies of an Australian dive mag called Fathom from the seventies:





    via http://fathomag.blogspot.com.au/
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    Ya, good watches, i´m lucky to own one of this in perfect condition (gaskets except, i supose)
    Older than 40 years and in 6-8 sec/day and no seviced anytime, nobody manufacturs watches like this today





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    Always wanted a Rockshell - the Stingray is a solid piece and very sturdy. No pics of mine, sorry guys
    Cheers all, Colin

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    Very, very nice! I think you picked one of the nicest Roamer divers! Enjoy!

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    Ok, as requested by Al, i will push this quite old thread for a short moment on top:

    This came in a few days ago, the Stingray S Ref. '605' - with it's original GF bracelet. My first *real* vintage diver (aside from two Lorenz Sub Profs and the Roamer Stingray CD, but these are Chronos).

    I must say i'm really happy. Very cool case, not too small for me, very clean dial, ubercool hands, sporty inner rotating bezel, and the bracelet is simply great: looks good and wears comfortable - and fits my Stingray CD too because with the 605 version the size of the bracelet raised to 20 mm. Just perfect.

    The watch had one owner before, and i was told he used it. Must have been a guy which has taken care of it: the watch has some dents, but after all this time it still looks very good. There's a small scratch on the dial, maybe from a watchmaker who wasn't too careful, i don't mind, it's mine...

    Here's another old advert:


    And here's a propably well known blog on the Stingray (and others)...
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    very classy diver.... a proper case and bracelet too... like the Jennys... I love finding out about these smaller brands ad realising they were also doing interesting stuff not just the big boys.... very cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATG View Post
    ... I love finding out about these smaller brands ad realising they were also doing interesting stuff ...
    A nice thing about the Roamers from the late 60ties/early 70ties to my mind is the design. It's not only unique (*), it's also good (**) design IMHO. And it's interesting to look at the Stingray chapter in that blog i linked above. The first Stingrays: well, somehow nice watches, but... The diver prototype and the Mk I: wow, what a cool case! The Mk II: cool hands, cool dial. The Mk III: all design elements simpler & therefore clearer, case with integrated crown guard. And its also interesting to see how the chronos evolved from the Mk I/II diver (Valjoux 72 with nearly the same case) and the Mk III diver (Valjoux 23/7734 with the integrated crown guard)

    (* in the USA, i think, these where sold as 'Seth Thomas'...)
    (** anyway, the small crown at the bottom which winds the movement and sets the time is really a bit difficult to handle)

    And these watches have other nice elements, e.g. the hands on the chronos. Or the logo on the chrono dials which is not just printed onto, but a little 'knob' sitting a little out of center on the dial

    Here's my Chrono Diver:
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    that is a nice one... a bit busy but cool all the same
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    thanks al. right, a bit busy. still looking for the all black 'CD' 7734, which is a bit more relaxed...

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    oh they did a Black one too? Always like the companies that made the odd black watch.... classy risk in the market....
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