Bulova Wrist Alarm Date ref. 11499 circa 1973 (Blue Dial)


Brand: Bulova

Model: Wrist Alarm Date ref. 11499 (Metallic Blue Dial); Swiss Made; N3 date code = 1973

Case: Solid stainless steel case with two-piece screw-down back is approximately 37mm excluding the matching original "BULOVA" signed crowns

Bracelet: Rare original 18mm Bulova stainless steel bracelet with signed folding clasp; fits up to approximately a 7" wrist (optional clasp extension can accommodate larger wrist sizes)

Movement: Bulova cal. 11 AURCD manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with date and mechanical alarm; 21,600 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original metallic blue dial with all Tritium lume plots in tact and matching; matching original Tritium handset with nice yellow patina; cool blue alarm hand; date at 3 o'clock; functioning mechanical alarm; dual original crowns (top crown winds and sets the alarm and bottom crown winds and sets the watch); unpolished 37mm stainless steel case with factory Bulova crystal and rare original Bulova bracelet

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest signs of wear consistent with age and use; sharp solid stainless steel case appears to be completely unpolished; crisp caseback remains clearly legible; incredible original brushed metallic blue dial with all Tritium lume plots in tact and aged to a beautiful yellow hue; original Tritium hands with matching yellow lume; excellent white sweeping-seconds hand and blue alarm hand; clean factory Bulova domed acrylic crystal; nice original Bulova bracelet matches the overall condition of the watch

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 fun Bulova Wrist Alarm models fly quietly under the radar at very affordable price points - Just look at the cool blue alarm hand and shimmering metallic blue dial on this later example from 1973! Speaking of the dial, it changes hues in different lighting conditions and is sure to be a conversation piece. We love the dual-crown design whereby the top crown operates the alarm and the bottom crown operates the watch. It's also worth mentioning that it's very difficult to find this particular reference in such wonderful condition on its original linked bracelet.

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