Wittnauer Wrist Alarm Date ref. 5602 (Exotic Dial)


Brand: Wittnauer

Model: Wrist Alarm Date ref. 5602 (Exotic Dial); Swiss Made circa early 1970s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with two-piece screw-down back is approximately 35mm excluding the original matching oversized crowns; top crown winds/sets the alarm function and bottom crown winds/sets the watch

Bracelet: Vintage Wittnauer stainless steel "coffin" linked bracelet with signed fold over clasp and removable links (bracelet appears to be original to the watch); 18mm lug width

Movement: Wittnauer AC 11 (base AS cal. 1931) manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with functioning mechanical alarm and date display at 6 o'clock; 21,600 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original silver sunburst dial with blue outer track, beveled grey hour markers, and red/blue alarm markings every 10 minutes within each hour; original handset with attractive yellow lume; functioning mechanical alarm with cool original blue arrow alarm indicator hand; unique blue date disc with white numerals located at 6 o'clock; original domed acrylic crystal with internal date magnifier; original internal crystal ring with minute markings and nice yellow lume plots; solid stainless steel case with dual original oversized crowns (top crown winds/sets the alarm function and bottom crown winds/sets the watch)

Condition: Nice original condition overall with honest wear consistent with age and use; sharp stainless steel case appears to be unpolished or very close to it with the original bevels and finishes in tact; gorgeous original "exotic" dial with vibrant colors and crisp printing throughout; original internal crystal ring with all lume plots present and in tact (lume plots have aged to an attractive yellow hue); original handset with all luminous material in tact and matching; original domed acrylic crystal with internal date magnifier exhibits some minor wear

Other: You're not a true "WIS" until you have a vintage mechanical alarm watch waking you up (i.e. this funky Wittnauer). Check out the silver sunburst dial with blue and red accents surrounded by an angled crystal ring with minute markings and yellow lume plots. Something as subtle as a blue date disc located at 6 o'clock can make all the difference. It's truly amazing that Wittnauer managed to pack all of these unique design traits into one watch without going completely over the top. In fact, they were somehow able to do quite the opposite... This watch flows so well and the vintage Wittnauer "coffin" bracelet pulls it all together to give off a 1970s retro vibe. At only $575, it's a rare vintage wrist alarm that you won't see on anyone else.

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