Seiko Bell-Matic Alarm ref. 4006-7010 circa 1968


Brand: Seiko

Model: Bell-Matic Alarm ref. 4006-7010 Day-Date Automatic; Made in Japan circa January of 1968

Case: Solid stainless steel "waterproof" case with screw-down back is approximately 38mm excluding the original unsigned crown and pusher

Bracelet: Rare original 19mm Seiko stainless steel triple-grain beads of rice bracelet with signed fold-over clasp and removable links

Movement: Seiko cal. 4006A self-winding automatic movement (27 jewels) with functioning mechanical alarm and day-date display at 3 o'clock; quick-set date by pushing the button located at 2 o'clock; button at 2 o'clock is also used to engage or disengage the alarm; 19,800 BPH; Made in Japan

Features: Stunning original non-luminous silver sunburst dial with applied "SEIKO" logo and baton hour markers; original non-luminous handset; functioning mechanical alarm with rotating inner triangle alarm indicator; day-date display at 3 o'clock with blue Saturday and red Sunday text; unique quick-set date feature by pushing the button located at 2 o'clock; unpolished stainless steel case with domed acrylic crystal; really cool original Seiko beads of rice bracelet

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and appears to be completely unpolished with the original bevels and finishes throughout; crisp caseback remains clearly legible with a few minor scratches; beautiful original silver sunburst dial with applied "SEIKO" logo; original handset; very nice original stainless steel Seiko bracelet

Other: This gorgeous Seiko Bell-Matic Alarm is the definition of value - How did they pack so many features into one watch while retaining such a minimal design aesthetic? You get a reliable self-winding automatic movement with a functioning mechanical alarm and day-date display in a 38mm stainless steel case with the original bracelet. Speaking of the original bracelet, it is super comfortable (there is something special about these old beads of rice bracelets). In the Heuer world, a similar Gay Frères bracelet would cost you over $5,000 ALONE. This particular Seiko Bell-Matic Alarm comes in collector-grade condition with an unpolished case and a versatile look that can be worn with just about anything!

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