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Model: Wrist Alarm (Early Model); Swiss Made circa 1957-58
Case: Solid stainless steel case with two-piece snap-back is approximately 34mm excluding the matching original "BULOVA" signed crowns
Strap: Vintage 18mm tan leather strap with contrast stitching and polished stainless steel tang buckle
Movement: Bulova cal. 11 AERC manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with functioning mechanical alarm; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made
Features: Stunning original dial with raised hour markers and really cool patina; original luminous hands; original blued-steel center sweeping-seconds hand and red-arrow alarm indicator hand; unpolished stainless steel case with dual original signed crowns (top crown winds and sets the watch and bottom crown sets and engages/disengages the alarm); in-house movement with functioning alarm; domed acrylic crystal
Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and use; sharp solid stainless steel case is unpolished with the original finishes throughout; crisp caseback remains clearly legible; very attractive original dial with wild patina and all lume plots in tact/matching; excellent original handset with all luminous material in tact and aged to a "pumpkin" orange hue; domed acrylic crystal exhibits very little wear
Other: You're not a true "WIS" until you have a mechanical alarm watch in your rotation... While LeCoultre and Vulcain typically get all the praise, these fantastic Bulova Wrist Alarm models fly quietly under the radar at very affordable price points - Just look at the cool blued-steel alarm hand with red-arrow tip on this early execution from the 1950s! It's very difficult to find these early Wrist Alarm models in such wonderful condition. A simple turn of the bottom crown sets the alarm hand while pulling out the crown engages the alarm to sound at that time. This in-house movement was way ahead of its time. The vintage strap compliments the unique patinated dial on this gorgeous one-of-a-kind example, which is sure to be a conversation piece. This particular watch is for sale from Justin's personal collection.