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REDUCED: Roamer Stingray Chrono (V.726) aka "B. Waldegård"

watch.source.namePosted by F.Antl in chronocentric.com
€1,890

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REDUCED: Roamer Stingray Chrono (V.726) aka "B. Waldegård"

watch.source.namePosted by F.Antl in chronocentric.com
€1,890

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I am continuing to reduce my Roamer chronograph collection and, thus, offering for sale an iconic manually wound chrono with verified racing DNA: The ref. 072-9120.602, powered by a Valjoux 72/726 and also known as the "Björn Waldegård" model in well-preserved and ready-to-wear condition. This watch might not be the most prominent figurehead of its generation but it offers a lot to the adept collector and vintage aficionado:

? True racing pedigree – CHECK
(being worn on the wrist of Swedish rally legend Björn Waldegård - who later went on to become the first winner of the World Rally Championship - winning the Rallye Monte Carlo in 1969 and '70 in a Porsche 911S)

? Outstanding vintage design and size – CHECK
(container construction, a cushion-shaped case, a highly-domed crystal, funky colour accents and a diameter of 37mm w/o crown)

? Lovely ageing lume – CHECK
(thanks to generous tritium applications)

? Comfy and high-quality bracelet – CHECK
(Roamer-signed bracelet made by famous NSA with a practical spring extension mechanism in the clasp)

? Highly regarded movement – CHECK
(base caliber Valjoux 72, known from early Daytonas, just to give one prominent example)

And now for the condition report:

Case – The case (37mm wide without / 41mm wide with crown, 43,5mm lug to lug) is in unpolished vintage condition with super-sharp edges and well defined bevels. The brushing on the front is well preserved and the polished sides show only superficial scratches from regular wear but no serious dents. The stingray logo engraving on the caseback is nice and deep and the entire imprint, albeit shallow, can still be easily read. Crown (signed, of course) and pushers are all original. To sum it up, the case is in excellent and ready-to-wear condition.

Dial and hands – The dial is in very nice condition, too, with a beautiful applied logo and deep red tachy scale and centre chronograph second hand. There is very minor scratches above the Roamer logo, only visible at certain angles. All original lume markers on the dial are untouched and fully present and the tritium has taken on an appealing dark vanilla or mustard colour. The minute hand appears to be a replacement as it is slightly too long. Therefore, I am adding an additional hour and minute handset with tritium lume used on this model.

Crystal – The acrylic crystal is one used by Roamer with the dimension etched in its centre. It was buffed for perfect readability of the dial.

Movement – The Valjoux 726 (an improved version of Valjoux 72 with 21,600bph instead of 18,000) works as it should including all chronograph functions (start, stop, restart, reset) and timekeeping is excellent (within only +/- a few seconds per day in dial up position). The crown winds very smoothly and both pushers react crispy. Nonetheless, the service history is unknown to me.

Bracelet – The watch comes on an original NSA stainless steel bracelet (18mm lug width) with a practical spring extension mechanism working inside the Roamer-signed clasp. The bracelet fits at least a wrist circumference of 18,5cm without making use of the fully functional spring extension.

Box – The watch comes in a period-correct red Roamer box.

Reduced price – Given the excellent overall condition and the handset included I am asking EUR 1.890,- for the watch as described above, international insured shipping included.

Eventually, here come the pics (all unedited, please click to enlarge).















The watch is located in Austria (EU) and so am I. I do have plenty of international references from various watch enthusiasts (also known here), so please feel free to ask for them.

Just for the records: I am a private collector and, therefore, the watch comes without any personal guarantee given by me. Nevertheless, I am offering to give a full refund less fully insured shipping expenses in case the piece sold would not be as described by me (within an inspection period of three days and to buyers from within the EU only due to the complex customs procedure in case of an overseas deal).

Thanks for reading and thanks to the Chronotrader platform and its host!

Kind regards,
F.Antl

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6 months ago Roamer Stingray Chrono (Val. 726) aka "Björn Waldegård €1,950
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5 months ago REDUCED: Roamer Stingray Chrono (V.726) aka "B. Waldegård" €1,890

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