1946-1948 Roamer 15 Jewel MST 352

Calibre:
MST 352
Size:
33mm
Material:
Gold plate with stainless steel back.
Case Back:
Seperate bezel and movement holder with integral dust cover - essentially a dust proof version of the patent waterproof case, but without the need for a 2 part stem.
Water Resistance:
nil, dust proof.
Strap:
17mm strap, would most likely have been pigskin with a gold plated buckle.
This watch is a good example of the later Art Deco period, with a two tone brushed metalic copper dial ring and radial arabic numbers. The watch has blued hands with small paddles - these hands were a feature of Roamer's in the 1940s, and were available in a range of finishes. Gruen adopted a similar style hand style post WWII in some of the Pan American watches. The case is a two-part dustproof design with shield. The MST 352 features a breguet overcoil, compensated balance, faux three finger train bridge and is nicely nickel finished. The movement was introduced in 1940, although this example is most likely post WWII. The watch has been given a light service, new crown and stem (original lost), and a NOS Camel period strap.
All watches in my collection with calibre MST352:

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