New watches brand at Iguana Sell
Roamer is a Swiss manufacturer, founded by Fritz Meyer in 1888 in the city of Lengnau. Meyer made watches and cylindrical watch escapes for a time, but then, in 1904, he decided to dedicate himself exclusively to making watches. In 1905, Meyer partnered with the watchmaker Johann Studeli, forming "Meyer and Studeli or MST". When 1923 rolled around, the company was producing around 1 million watches a year, sold under the Roamer name, the name they still retain today. The company expanded, and in 1932 Roamer started its own dial production line. Demand for its watches was increasing as everyone wanted a piece of the affordable quality that manufacturers had achieved, and in 1945, Roamer opened an office in New York just after World War II. In 1952, MST changed its name to "Roamer Watch Company", wanting to be represented in the world by its most successful watch brand in the UK and the US.
Only a few years earlier, around 1950, the company created its first automatic rotor movement, the MST 410/411, which features the manual winding design and the bi-directional rotor. Around 1952, the alarm watch was produced, made with an MST 417 movement and the patented amplifying rear design. Around 1955, Roamer Watch Co launched its most commercially successful line, the Amphibian, which utilized its patented upgraded waterproof casing. The same year, up to 1959, Roamer created some chronographs and stopwatches, housing the very technically sophisticated MST 430/436 movements with patented calendar mechanisms. In 2003, Roamer went from manufacturing quartz battery models to its roots and began producing high-quality luxury mechanical watches.
Currently, the most iconic collections of the Roamer brand are: