A Roamer Stingray S divers watch from the mid 1970’s.
Roamer has been making watches in Switzerland for over 125 years.
The Roamer Stingray S watch features a in-house MST 471 movement. The watch features a heavy steel double case configuration. The added heft and ultra thick crystal allowed the Stingray S to be certified for waterproofing down to 660 feet or 200 meters.
The large signed crown on the side does not wind the movement but instead turns the inner rotating bezel. The bezel is graduated with red numerals.
The black dial uses white luminous stick markers to illustrate the hours. An orange painted minute hand and yellow seconds hand circulate the dial and add a great splash of colour.
The caseback provides just about all the info on this watch. The 471 on the back refers to the 28 jewel calibre 471 powering the watch. The 9120 referred to the revised steel composition formulated to provide additional resistance to corrosion. 605 was the case reference number.
As this was one of the last versions of the watch, the lugs were redesigned to facilitate taking 200 mm straps or bracelets instead of the earlier 18 mm sizing. The watch measures 38 mm wide by 42 mm long.
Roamer is still using the Stingray name on a modern re-edition of the Stingray Chronograph which has many of the same styling cues used on this watch.