Meylan Alarm Watch ref. 685 (Stainless Steel)


Brand: Meylan

Model: Alarm Watch ref. 685 (RARE); Swiss Made circa early 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 taupe 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 Radium lume plots; original matching 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 lume dot when alarm is turned on and red dot when alarm is turned off); 34mm solid stainless steel case with new domed acrylic crystal; original Meylan clamshell box

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest signs of wear consistent with age and light use; sharp stainless steel case appears to be unpolished with all of the original bevels and finishes in tact; crisp caseback remains clearly legible; excellent original white dial with beautiful printing throughout; all Radium lume plots are in tact and have aged to an attractive sandy hue; original hands with all luminous material in tact and matching; new domed acrylic crystal; original Meylan clamshell box exhibits some wear from storage and handling

Other: It's no secret that we love vintage mechanical alarm watches and this 1960s Meylan Alarm reference 685 is no exception! This particular example was manufactured in the early 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 to show lume and the 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 fine condition with its original box...

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