Bulova 1958 WristAlarm

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Case has L7 stamped on it and movement has L8 stamped.  Haven't seen an alarm watch with the singular "Alarm" below the Bulova on the dial.  Movement appears to be fairly scratched up.  Crowns are signed Bulova.  Keeps time to within the minute for 24 hrs then loses about half-a-minute in the next 12 hours.  Alarm works fine.


On the movement there is "UNADJUSTED" and the letters GXW (I believe - hard to make out).  The inside of the case has hand etched "MG965BO".


Would like any info on this watch.



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Posted January 9, 2013 - 3:31pm

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sweet Wrist Alarm. I've not seen one with Alarm printed on the dial either. I think that makes it kinda special.

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William Smith
Posted January 9, 2013 - 8:42pm

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Nice Wrist Alarm....cool.

Posted January 10, 2013 - 7:01am

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Alarm yes, but do we have an exact ad match to confirm the model ID or would you both be happy with a tentative "Wrist Alam" call?

Geoff Baker
Posted January 10, 2013 - 8:10am

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I would say Wrist Alarm too, but the dial....something doesn't look original there.....gotta think about that.

gbuddy - do you know if the dial has been refinished?

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Posted January 10, 2013 - 9:31am

It has, it even has the modern font for "Bulova", the big B is a dead giveaway.

Posted January 10, 2013 - 11:54am

Yes - the dial has been refinished according to the person who sold it to me

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Posted January 10, 2013 - 12:15pm

Still a gorgeous and uncommon WristAlarm

Posted January 11, 2013 - 1:01am

Very sweet wrist alarm. Poke around in the advert section and got to the forum tab to see if it might be in some of the new stuff we have. I will go with 2 ticks tentative wrist alrm.

Posted January 11, 2013 - 4:16am

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Wrist Alarm it is.

Posted January 11, 2013 - 3:48pm

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Yeah that's a WA... but it does have a mod dial with the font/Alarm.... tastefully done though.