Nivada Travelmaster Alarm ref. 87004 (World-Time Bezel)

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Brand: Nivada Grenchen

Model: Travelmaster Alarm World-Timer ref. 87004 (RARE); Swiss Made circa late 1960s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with two-piece screw-down back is approximately 36mm across the bezel excluding the dual matching original unsigned winding crowns

Bracelet: Rare vintage 18mm stainless steel NSA bracelet with signed Nivada folding clasp (appears to be original to the watch); Swiss Made

Movement: A. Schild cal. 1568 manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with functional mechanical alarm; date at 3 o'clock (quick-set button is non-functional); 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Original metallic grey sunburst dial with cool Nivada "shield" logo and beveled/polished hour markers; original handset including red-arrow alarm-indicator hand; date display at 3 o'clock; original black rotating world-time bezel with silver print displays current time in major world cities at a glance; Swiss mechanical alarm movement; solid stainless steel case with domed acrylic crystal and rare Nivada NSA bracelet

Condition: Mint original condition overall with only minor signs of wear consistent with age and light use; sharp solid stainless steel case appears to be unpolished with the original finishes throughout; fantastic two-piece screw-down caseback remains clearly legible with the original brushed finish in the center; original metallic grey sunburst dial with crisp printing throughout; all Tritium lume plots are present on the dial and have aged to an attractive yellow hue; original Tritium hands with matching lume; clean domed acrylic crystal; very nice Nivada NSA bracelet

Other: This an incredibly rare opportunity to own a super cool and unique Nivada Travelmaster alarm watch - What a great name! In addition to a built-in mechanical alarm, it features a useful rotating bezel that allows the wearer to determine the current time in other major world cities at a quick glance. The 36mm steel case wears well on the wrist especially on what we believe to be its original Swiss NSA bracelet. In fact, this particular watch may even be a prototype given a variety of factors. Reference 87002 (for the silver dial variation) is present on the caseback and crossed over from the factory with a second reference number (87004) engraved below it. Nivada likely intended to put reference 87004 into production with a metallic grey dial, but we have yet to see another example in circulation. The unique Swiss NSA bracelet is signed by Nivada and came fitted on the watch as found - Even the spring bars appear to be original to the watch and will be included separately. The base AS 1568 mechanical alarm movement is properly signed by Nivada, but is missing its quick-set date provision (another sign of this watch being a pre-production prototype). Although the quick-set date button is non-functional, the date otherwise rolls over as it should. It's extremely satisfying to know that you won't run into anyone else wearing a Nivada Travelmaster - Once this one is gone, it's likely gone for good.

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