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Vulcain Cricket Hand Wound Mechanical Wrist Alarm NWW 1415
  • TypeVintage
  • BandLeather Strap
  • Case MaterialSteel
  • ConditionGood
  • MovementHand Winding
 

Vulcain Cricket Hand Wound Mechanical Wrist Alarm 

Excellent condition Vulcain Cricket mechanical wrist alarm. It has just been returned from a full service and movement overhaul and is in perfect workign condition. Vulcain were a popular manufacturer throughout the 20th Century making high quality Swiss made watches.  Apparently all of the US presidents were awarded with a Vulcain Cricket when they were inaugurated into office, and the only one who is said to have actually worn his was JFK. Vulcain were famous for their alarm movements from the 1940’s to the 1980’s.  They were loud and reliable.  This watch has an ingenious and simple method of operation.  The winding crown turned clockwise winds up the alarm mechanism.  The crown wound anti clockwise winds up the watch mainspring.  The crown also sets the hands when pulled out to the first position.  The alarm setting is operated by pressing the button at the 2 position, this releases the winding crown to a second position, which when turned, allows you to set the alarm indicator (the red arrow tipped hand).  When the desired time is selected, you press the crown back in.  The alarm will then sound on cue and is loud enough to wake you up from sleep.  To cut the alarm, simply press the button at 2.  The back has large cuts in it and is raised to allow for sound resonance.  Classic looking mat dial with white printed Roman numerals. Outstanding collectors classic. Dimensions are 34 mm excluding crown, 37 mm including crown and 42 mm lug to lug, thickness is 12 mm

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