Wittnauer Alarm Watch Bezel Set Cal. 10WA SOLD
Extremely rare and unusual vintage wrist alarm by the Longines/Wittnauer Watch Company with unique rotating bezel to wind and set the alarm mechanism. The unique caliber 10WA movement is housed in this super stylish 1950's case with fancy wedge shape numbers on the textured dial. To set the alarm, the bezel is turned counter-clockwise with the "vibrating" blue alarm hand turning with it. Simultaneously, by the same action the alarm mainspring is also wound so the alarm will go off at the set time. The other unique feature is the repeater like gong housed inside the bezel of the case. When the bezel is removed (5th image) the inner gong and the tip of its sounding hammer can be seen. This is a very rare and sought after alarm wristwatch with wonderfully inventive engineering and stylish design from the heyday of the Longines/Wittnauer Watch Co.
Style: Mid-Century Dress, Alarm
Case: Superb 3 piece case with wide coin edge 10k gold filled rotating bezel, original signed crown and stainless steel back. Measures 36mm in diameter and comes on an 18mm wide lizard grain strap. The inside back of the case is signed Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co. Inc with model number 1216. Excellent condition throughout with no wear through the gold filled bezel or lugs and only light signs of use.
Dial: Original factory printed textured dial with unique triangular style numbers, small seconds at 6:00 and original hands. Signed Wittnauer Alarm Watch, Swiss. Overall excellent appearance with only a few minor marks that are not distracting unless under magnification.
Movement: Rare Wittnauer caliber 10WA manual wind movement fully signed with 17 jewels and unique alarm mechanism as described above. Recently serviced by our watchmaker and in excellent working condition.