Vintage Roamer Stingray Chronograph Valjoux 72

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The Watch


Probably one of the most famous and sought after watches ever produced by Roamer. The Stingray chronographs encompassed the range from the 'Pasadina' and 'Jet-time' with a 2 register dial using the Valjoux, through to the top of the line 3 register Roamer Stingray Chrono.


This watch features the famous and desirable Valjoux 72 movement, which was fitted to many high end watches such as the Rolex Daytona, top end Heuers, Girard-Perregaux, and others.


The Roamer Stingray Chronograph isn’t a watch you hear talked about every day, but it’s perhaps the watch with the strongest racing pedigree. Björn Waldegård, winner of the inaugural World Rally Championship for Drivers in 1969, wore this chronograph while he raced, making the Stingray the first watch to ever pass the Rally Championship finish line. Waldegård was even featured in an advert for the Stingray.


View this Racer in a video: here



The Specs

Age: c.1968-1969
Reference: 726-9120.602
Movement: Manual winding, with 3 register 12 hour Chronograph. 
Calibre: Valjoux 72.
Timekeeping: Very good.
Service History: Inspected and timed April 2022. Last Service unknown.
Dial: Original Roamer Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 37mm/41mm End to End: 42.6mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original, repainted.
Crystal: Correct Crystal, possibly original.
Crown and Pushers: Original Roamer Crown and pushers.
Strap/Bracelet: On its Original NSA signed Roamer Steel Bracelet, ref.434845, fits approx. 7.5in Wrist.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Supreme Quality Valjoux 72 Movement.
- Very cool Dial layout.
- Unusual to find with Original NSA Bracelet.
Nitty Gritty:
- Small scratches to the Plexi, small craze to plexi by the 6, impossible to see during wear.
-Some scratches to the Case and Bracelet.
-Handset has been professionally repainted.

Overall this Racer is in very nice Vintage condition.
The Dial is in super condition.
Steel Case is in good nick, with some scratches throughout.
Crystal has some minor scratches and a small craze by the 6 that cannot be seen during wear.
The hands have been professionally repainted due to arriving with us covered in emulsion!

 Photographed on a 7 inch Wrist.