Rumanel may be a brand you are not familiar with, but the Super Compressor case for this Datostar makes this more special.


Inside the case back is a production stamp saying 1-69, so we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1969.


Rumanel were founded in 1959 in Biel, Switzerland, but they are not the biggest name in horology.  Like the majority of companies they designed watches using other companies components.  The super compressor case is a great example.  Made by Ervin Piquerez S.A (EPSA), this is actually the super compressor 3 case, with screw on case back.  The clever design means the seals are tightened under pressure, meaning the deeper you go the more water proof the watch would become (to a certain point anyway!).  Inside is the ETA 2472, a 25 jewel automatic movement that is running nicely, and has semi quick set date too.  Rumanel will have either made the dial or had it made for them, and the red, white and blue colours look good.  The lume is a little dirty and the marker at 9 is missing a piece of lume.  The internal bezel turns smoothly via the cross hatched crowns used in super compressor cases by most of the 40+ companies that used them – those brands include JLC, IWC, Zenith, Blancpain and Girard-Perregaux, so we are in good company albeit at a far lower price point.  The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  41.7 mm

Width without crown  41.7 mm

Between lugs  22 mm

Lug to lug length  41.5 mm

Case Thickness  12.0 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.