Citizen Alarm Date ALDS 51301-Y from 1965
For sale is a Citizen ALDS 51301-Y.
With the advancement of technology, the alarm function in our smart phone has replaced those in watches and clocks.
That has significantly limited the amount of mechanical alarm watches that watch companies are producing.
With limited options such as the JLC Polaris Memovox and Tudor Heritage Advisor available, prices of mechanical alarm watches can easily reach the price of a contemporary Grand Seiko.
This unique situation allows the value of vintage mechanical alarm watches such as this Citizen Alarm Date to shine through.
The example for sale features the handing winding calibre 3102. The buzz for the alarm is a significantly louder than Seiko mechanical alarm watches.
The watch comes with an extra pusher at the 2 o clock position for powering, stopping and setting of the alarm.
The broad dauphine hands are juxtaposed by sleek alarm hand to enhance legibility. The design of the alarm hand also resembles the design used for gmt hands.
Measuring 37.8mm in diameter and 13.2mm in thickness, the watch is a great watch for those who prefer vintage watches with larger wrist presence.
The watch is in excellent condition other than some light aging of the hands. Common hairline scratches can be seen on the case and crystal.
The watch comes on a brand new handmade top grained leather strap.
Serial number has been covered for privacy.
Lug Width: 18mm