Paul Portinoux Alarm Watch cal. 1475 (Stainless Steel)

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Brand: Paul Portinoux

Model: Wrist Alarm cal. 1475; Swiss Made circa 1960s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with two-piece screw-down back is approximately 34.5mm excluding the matching original winding crowns

Strap: Vintage NOS 11/16" (~18mm) black leather strap with polished tang buckle

Movement: A. Schild cal. 1475 manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with functioning mechanical alarm; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original silver sunburst dial with oversized Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o'clock; original Tritium hands with nice yellow patina; original center sweeping-seconds hand; functioning mechanical alarm with squiggly "serpent" alarm hand; dual-matching original crowns (top crown winds and sets the alarm and bottom crown winds and sets the watch); unpolished solid stainless steel case with domed acrylic crystal

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and light use; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and completely unpolished; crisp two-piece screw-down caseback remains clearly legible; excellent original silver sunburst dial with all Tritium lume plots in tact and aged to an attractive yellow hue; original Tritium hands with all luminous material in tact and matching; clean domed acrylic crystal

Other: It's no secret that we love vintage mechanical alarm watches and this rare 1960s Paul Portinoux Wrist Alarm is no exception. The silver sunburst dial with oversized art-deco Arabic numerals is absolutely beautiful (especially out in the sun). We love the squiggly red-arrow alarm hand and vintage period-correct strap. It has a Mad Men look to it that can be dressed up or down. While the LeCoultre Memovox and Vulcain Cricket get all the praise, other super cool and affordable alarms like this fly quietly under the radar. It's amazing that you can still get a solid steel mechanical alarm from the 1960s in superb original condition for around $500.

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