JUGGERNAUT~70s ROAMER/ST ROCKSHELL MARK III SUPER COMPRESSOR

JUGGERNAUT~70s ROAMER/ST ROCKSHELL MARK III SUPER COMPRESSOR

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FOR SALE IS A HIGHLY UNUSUAL AND EXTREMELY RARE ROAMER SETH THOMAS BADGED ROCKSHELL MARK III SUPER COMPRESSOR DIVER. SIGNED 6X. ON INTEGRATED GAY FRERES BRACELET

 

  • CASE: TITANIC ALL STEEL UFO EPSA SUPERCOMPRESSOR CASE IN PRACTICALLY MINT CONDITION.  WATCH MEASURES AN UNRULY 45.5mm ACROSS CASE NOT COUNTING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN. ALL THE ORIGINAL FACTORY FINISHES ARE INTACT, AND THIS ONE IS RAZOR SHARP.  SOME MINOR SCUFFS AND HAIRLINES HERE AND THERE, BUT THIS ONE IS IN AMAZING PRESERVED SHAPE.  THE ERGONOMIC DESIGN, INTEGRATED BRACELET, AND THE WAY IN WHICH IT WRAPS AROUND THE WRIST MAKE FOR A VERY COMFORTABLE FIT, DESPITE THE HEFTY SIZE. I DIG THAT GNARLY COMPRESSION RING ON THE CASE TOP THAT LOCKS DOWN THAT CRYSTAL TIGHT. AND, CAN’T WE ALL AGREE...BEST CASEBACK INSCRIPTION....EVER.
  • DIAL:  I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN ON THIS ONE. BIG AND BOLD IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. CHECK OUT THAT MATTE BLACK DIAL WITH THOSE HEFTY APPLIED STEEL MARKERS WITH HEAVILY LUMED TOPS. SPEAKING OF LUME, CHECK OUT THAT FANTASTIC AND VERY WELL PRESERVED AGED TRITIUM IN THOSE MEGA THICK WHITE/BLACK HANDS. THE TANGERINE SWEEPER IS A FUN POP OF COLOR. NOW, IF WE ZOOM OUT FROM THE DIAL A BIT, WE GET TO THAT HIGHLY LEGIBLE ROTATING INNER BEZEL RING. CHECK OUT THOSE HUGE NUMERALS ON THAT COUNT-DOWN BEZEL AND THOSE ORANGE/BLUE ACCENTS. THE LARGE LUMED CIRCULAR PIP AT 12 IS A FUN TOUCH. THE BEZEL ROTATES WITH THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF FRICTION USING THE SIGNED CROWN AT THE 12 POSITION. FINALLY, IF WE ZOOM OUT TO THE OUTER MOST LEVEL OF THE CRYSTAL, YOU SEE THOSE FUNKY-ASS HORIZONTAL LINES WHICH ARE PAINTED ONTO THE GLASS ITSELF. CRYSTAL IS IN GREAT CONDITION WITH JUST SOME MINOR SCRATCHES NOTED. THOSE PAINTED LINES ADD A TRIPPY OPTICAL ILLUSION TO THE WATCH.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS BEAST RUNS ON A FASCINATING MOVEMENT: THE MST 916 WHICH IS BASED ON THE 13 JEWELED ETA-ESA 9154 DYNOTRON. THIS PRE-QUARTZ BATTERY OPERATED TECHNOLOGY USES TRANSISTORS TO POWER AND REGULATE A BALANCE WHEEL. SO, UNLIKE A MAINSPRING POWERED WATCH, THESE USE THE BATTERY TO SUPPLY THE POWER-RESERVE, AND THE WATCH HAS A SMOOTH AND TICKING BEAT LIKE A TRADITIONAL MECHANICAL WATCH. IN FACT, THIS ONE BEATS AT 28800 BPH WHICH IS ONE OF THE FASTER RATES FOR THESE TYPES OF MOVEMENTS. THIS ONE ALSO HACKS WHICH IS A COOL FEATURE. I DONT’ KNOW THE SERVICE HISTORY, BUT THIS ONE IS RUNNING LIKE A TOP.  

 

  • WATCH IS MOUNTED ON ITS ORIGINAL MINTY FLAT OYSTER LINK GAY FRERES INTEGRATED BRACELET WHICH IS A TOTAL WORK OF ART IN ITSELF. BRACELET IS CURRENTLY SIZED FOR MY 6.75" WRIST WITH 5 EXTRA MICRO-ADJUSTS AND A DIVER EXTENSION CLASP, SO THIS SHOULD REALLY BE ABLE TO ACCOMODATE ANY SIZE WRIST. THIS IS THE SETH THOMAS(AS IN THE CLOCKMAKER) VERSION OF THE ROAMER ROCKSHELL MARK III. THERE WERE A FEW VARIATIONS OF THIS WATCH, BUT THIS ONE WITH THE LINED CRYSTAL IS BY FAR THE TRIPPIEST. SETH THOMAS PARTNERED EXCLUSIVELY WITH ROAMER IN THE 70s TO MAKE THEIR BRANDED VERSIONS OF SUCH CLASSIC MODELS AS THE PASADENA AND STINGRAY DIVERS. I’VE NEVER HAD SUCH A WILD WATCH CROSS MY DESK. THIS THING IS TOTALLY INSANE. HERE IS A DIVER NOT INTENDED FOR THE INTROVERT. THIS WATCH DEMANDS TO BE WORN BY A MOVER AND SHAKER. WHOEVER WIELDS THIS BEAST, IS THE TRUE MASTER OF HIS DOMAIN. 

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