1944-47 Roamer 17 Jewel MST 372

Calibre:
MST 372
Size:
35mm
Material:
Chrome plated brass 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:
18mm leather strap, most likely in tan pigskin.
This watch is larger than typical for the period at 35mm, is in its original unrestored state - and is a good example of metalic dials of the 1940s, with a highly silvered outer dial ring. Fine art deco lugs, larger case than typical, and finely blued hands give this watch considerable wrist presence. The case is a dustproof design with shield, and bears some design elements in common with the patent waterproof designs. One significant advantage of this design is that the stem and crown can be fitted prior to casing the movement. The only work done on this watch has been to fit a period reproduction strap.
All watches in my collection with calibre MST372:

All text and images are either © Kris Bubendorfer 2011-14 or © Roamer Watch Company.

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