Clebar Alarm Watch ref. 685 (Stainless Steel)


***As featured on HODINKEE's Bring A Loupe***

Brand: Clebar

Model: Alarm Watch ref. 685 (RARE); Swiss Made circa 1960s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with two-piece screw-down back is approximately 34mm excluding the original unsigned winding crowns

Strap: 18mm handmade textured tan calfskin strap with contrast stitching and polished stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Venus cal. 230 manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with functioning mechanical alarm; "on/off" alarm-indicator aperture at 9 o'clock; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original white dial with red "alarm" text and beautiful Tritium lume plots; original luminous hands; original red-arrow alarm hand; original center sweeping-seconds hand with unique counter-balance; Swiss mechanical alarm movement with cool "on/off" alarm-indicator aperture at 9 o'clock (displays green when alarm is turned on and red when alarm is turned off); 34mm solid stainless steel case with domed acrylic crystal

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only minor honest signs of wear consistent with age and light use; sharp stainless steel case appears to be unpolished with all of the original finishes in tact; crisp caseback remains clearly legible; excellent original white dial with crisp printing throughout; all Tritium lume plots are in tact and have aged to an attractive yellow hue; original luminous hands; a few very minor superficial scratches on the domed acrylic crystal

Other: It's no secret that we love vintage mechanical alarm watches and this 1960s Clebar Alarm reference 685 is no exception! This particular example was manufactured in the 1960s and fitted with a Venus 230 movement, which is controlled by two crowns and features an open aperture in the dial at 9 o'clock to indicate whether the alarm is turned on or off. When the dot is red, the alarm is disengaged (turned off). When the crown at 4 o'clock is pulled out, the dot turns green and alarm is engaged (on). This watch is as unique as it is cool and it represents an advance in mechanical alarm technology. The svelte 34mm stainless steel case wears incredibly well on the wrist and gives off a stylish Mad Men vibe. For those of us that are tired of seeing the same watches over and over again, we guarantee that you won't run into anyone else wearing this watch. And it goes without saying that we are extremely proud to offer such a rare watch in very fine original condition...

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