Bulova 1967 WristAlarm

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This is pretty sweet Wrist Alarm.  I'm not going to jack around taking the back off as I'm probably just going to put it up, and somone has already scratched the snot out of the back opening it up.  Probably one of the nice ones I've seen.

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William Smith
Posted March 29, 2013 - 4:51pm

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Hard to read the variant on the ad.  Looks like the dial is different too.  There's some wording under the Bulova at the top, and the wording above the six doesn't appear to say Wrist Alarm (and it doesn't look like the curved cursive text).  The price may coorelate to one of the variants in the model lists above.  $59.93

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 4:18am

The above link has stopped working, so here it is again.  http://files.watchophilia.com/200017273-2c4ff2d49b/1964%20-%20Exerpt%209.jpg

  Just using this "F" variant as a guide to the Wrist Alarm, as it is the only ad from this date.

Price and variant  has no relation to any in your price lists, $39.93.

Posted March 30, 2013 - 2:23am

I don't mean to be insulting to anyone, especially Plainmen, but the gold numbering and hour markers on the dial don't match the stainless steel or white gold plated case.I know from Rob at IDC that these dials has what amounts to gold or silver "foil" on the numbers and markers...and I'm fairly certain the gold colored numbered dial would have gone in a gold case. Somehow it doesn't all match and look original IMO.....never seen one with Wrist Alarm written below either.

Posted March 30, 2013 - 2:45am

Two further comments...the hands look pretty shot-up while the dial looks new....so it's likely a refinished dial...so IMO the question isn't whether it is a refinished dial but whether its original and done properly. The hands also look like silver leaf tritium while the dial is gold numbered - not a match IMO. The second comment is what's inside? 11AERC or the later Alarm movement as seen in the 1969 Wrist Alarm with date posted on the site? I don't know....how you guys can jump to the conclusion it's a legitmate 1967 Wrist Alarm without asking what's inside first and whether it's a match? Just an observation.

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 5:02am

All valid points Rob. The hands match the case, so maybe the redial is incorrect, as all the ads show the "Wrist Alarm" writing below the twelve position, not above the six.

It would also have been nice to see the movement, to give some idea of transition date between the 11AERC and the 11 ATRCD.