Bulova Wrist Alarm ref. 11285 circa 1962 (Swiss-Only Dial)


Brand: Bulova

Model: Wrist Alarm ref. 11285; Swiss Made; M2 date code = 1962

Case: Solid stainless steel case with two-piece screw-down back is approximately 34mm excluding the matching original "BULOVA" signed crowns

Bracelet: 18mm vintage-style stainless steel mesh bracelet (adjustable size via sliding clasp)

Movement: Bulova cal. 11 AERC manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with functioning alarm; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made; serviced

Features: Stunning original "Swiss-only" dial with brushed silver center and applied "BULOVA" logo; original luminous hands; original center sweeping-seconds hand; original blued-steel "serpent" alarm-indicator hand; dual original signed crowns (top crown winds and sets the watch and bottom crown sets and engages the alarm); sharp stainless steel case with factory NOS Bulova domed acrylic crystal and caseback gasket; retro-style stainless steel mesh bracelet; Bulova in-house movement (serviced)

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only minor honest signs of wear consistent with age and careful use; solid stainless steel case appears to be unpolished with sharp edges and bevels; original stainless steel caseback remains legible with light wear; gorgeous original dial with crisp printing and all lume plots in tact; original hands with factory original matching lume; factory new old stock Bulova acrylic crystal

Other: If you're anything like us, you fantasize about the good old days when a classic wrist alarm watch would remind you of daily tasks or even wake you up in the morning. While LeCoultre and Vulcain get all the praise, Bulova Wrist Alarm models fly quietly under the radar (no pun intended). Sometimes we actually prefer a great Bulova Wrist Alarm like this collector-grade example from 1962 - Just look at the cool squiggly alarm hand! This particular watch comes from the earliest batch of 11285 Wrist Alarm models (M2 date code). These rare early examples feature a "WATERPROOF" dial with "SWISS" at the bottom and no "T" markings for Tritium. We love the subtle brushed silver center and beautiful cream-colored outer track. The fine mesh bracelet really completes the 1960s vibe. This is one of the best overall examples of a Bulova Wrist Alarm that we've had the privilege of offering. As an added bonus, the in-house alarm movement has just been completely overhauled by our watchmaker with a NOS factory Bulova mainspring, crystal, and caseback gasket installed at the time of service. A simple turn of the bottom crown sets the alarm hand, while pulling out the crown engages the alarm to sound at that time.

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