Citizen Alarm Date Custom V2 4-310179Y from 1971 (Serviced)
For sale is a Citizen 4-310179Y.
The Citizen 4-310179Y is a hardly seen Alarm Diver from Citizen's Blackie collection.
A model from the vintage Citizen Blackie collection, it is easy to guess why Citizen went with that branding.
The entire watch is coated by a layer of black coating to increase the scratch resistant to the otherwise brittle aluminum alloy case.
The watch comes in a faceted cushion case making it wearable even for people with wrist below 6". The usage of aluminum alloy for the case construction allows the watch to be much lighter than it should be.
The black inner rotating count-up bezel with the scale of 0 to 20 printed in silver and 20 to 60 in honey orange for easy time telling.
Lumes were applied to both the hands and indices for greater visibility in low light setting.
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 V2 Custom Alarm Date to shine through.
The watch is in well worn condition with light signs of paint loss on the case. Some light sign of aging can be observed on both the dial and hands. The watch was serviced in December 2020 and ready to be used for a prolong period before the next servicing is required.
The watch comes on a brand new nato strap with pvd hardware.
Serial number has been covered for privacy.
Case Width: 42.2mm
Lug to Lug: 42.5mm
Lug Width: 18mm