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Model: Alarm Calendar ref. 79922 (Silver Dial); Swiss Made circa 1960s
Case: Base metal bezel with two-piece stainless steel screw-down back; case is approximately 35mm in diameter excluding the matching original winding crowns; top crown winds/sets the alarm function and bottom crown winds/sets the watch
Strap: Vintage NOS 11/16" (~18mm) black strap with polished tang buckle
Movement: AS cal. 1568 manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with functioning mechanical alarm and date; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made
Features: Stunning original silver sunburst dial with raised/polished hour markers and date display at 3 o'clock; original luminous handset; functioning mechanical alarm with original alarm-indicator hand; matching original winding crowns (top crown winds/sets the alarm function and bottom crown winds/sets the watch); original domed acrylic crystal
Condition: Mint original condition overall with only light signs of wear consistent with storage and handling; sharp case is completely unpolished; crisp stainless steel caseback remains clearly legible with the original finishes throughout; excellent original silver sunburst dial with all lume plots in tact and aged to an attractive yellow hue; original luminous handset with matching patina; clean original domed acrylic crystal
Other: It's no secret that we love vintage mechanical alarm watches and this superb 1960s Helbros Alarm Calendar is no exception. It combines a functioning mechanical alarm with a date display at 3 o'clock to form a clean and minimal design aesthetic. The beautiful silver sunburst dial is really striking and the vintage NOS black strap compliments the overall classic '60s look. While the LeCoultre Memovox and Vulcain Cricket continue to get most of the praise, other super cool wrist alarms such as this rare Helbros 79922 fly quietly under the radar at very affordable price points.