As far as the design goes, it has an interesting case. I don't know how to describe it... a bunch of rounded figures at the top and bottom between the fixed lugs. It's quite similar to another model from slightly earlier - the 1940 Russell, except the Russell has flexible lugs. Both models use the same crystal.
You're going to find a 17 jewel 987A under the hood unless someone made a swap over the past 60+ years. They're relatively easy to come by considering they were only available in 1948 and tend to wear a lot to the rounded ball-section of the front bezel, so getting a nice case is the key to this model.
All cleaned up I think it's a pretty sharp looking watch, plus it has a fun name.
Thank you for your valuable information.ReplyDelete
Please how much this watch worth now days?
If it's recently serviced and doesn't show a lot of wear to the bezel then it's probably in the $200-$250 range. It's a fairly common model. If it's not in good shape, considerably less.Delete
How often do I wind the Roland? I’m afraid to over wind it. It runs for 6 hrs before stopping. I’m not used to a manual wind watch.ReplyDelete
You wind it until it stops turning. You can't overwind it. Overwind is a term for a fully wound watch that doesn't work. Once it's fully wound it should run about 30+ hours, assuming the mainspring is in good shape.Delete
Thank you. I’m taking it to be looked at and cleaned up today.ReplyDelete