Roamer Art Deco Tank Case Watch - c.1930s
A Charming Art Deco Style Roamer Tank Cased Vintage Watch from the 1930s with an Attractive Two Tone Sector dial and Blued Steel Hands
Roamer watches have a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century. Founded in 1888 in Solothurn, Switzerland, by Fritz Meyer, this iconic brand has been synonymous with precision and elegance. Initially known as "Meyer & Stüdeli," the company started its journey by producing cylinder escapements for pocket watches. However, it was in 1905 when the brand adopted the name "Roamer" and began manufacturing wristwatches, marking a significant milestone for the company.
During World War I, Roamer watches gained popularity among pilots due to their durability and accuracy. This led to the development of specialized aviator timepieces that were highly sought after by aviation enthusiasts. In the 1930s, Roamer introduced innovative designs such as waterproof cases and shock-resistant movements, further establishing its reputation for quality craftsmanship. The brand continued to innovate throughout the following decades with advancements like self-winding mechanisms and chronograph functions.
Roamer's commitment to excellence propelled them into international markets during the mid-20th century. Their timepieces became highly regarded worldwide and were celebrated for their timeless designs, precision movements, and exceptional durability. In recent years, Roamer has continued to evolve while staying true to its heritage. They have embraced modern technologies while maintaining their dedication to crafting Swiss-made watches of exceptional quality.
What’s On Offer
We love this Art-Deco style Roamer watch, the tank case is crafted from stainless steel and has been preserved very well considering this watch hails from the 1930s! The dial is an unusual sector design in two tone with Art Deco Arabic numerals and a tank-shaped inset sub-seconds dial. There is a Roamer signature at 12 o'clock, blued steel hands are a nice opulent touch that complete the dial which is encapsulated underneath acrylic crystal. The watch wears beautifully on the wrist and is running well - a charming timepiece which will bring the purchaser many years of wear to all manner of occasions.
Case: Stainless Steel
Dial: Two Tone Silver
Bracelet: Leather pin buckle strap
Movement Type: Mechanical
Model Reference: Tank Cased Dress Watch
Date of issue: c.1930s
Warranty: 3 Months by VWS
Width (without crown): 22mm
Lug width: 17mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 42.5mm
Wrist size: Adjustable