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Mechanical Alarms


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I've searched back and can't find this specific topic so as I've noted on the chronograph thread that's running at the moment, I am unable to understand why mechanical alarms are not popular. A Seiko Bellmatic is lovely, as are some of the Poljots. My grail would be a JLC Memovox and the one I played with was awesome; the bell was very reminiscent of my grandfather's windy-up alarm clock.

Perhaps due to their lack of popularity, alarms seem rare and in spite of the fashion, never seem that cheap.

Never having owned a mechanical alarm, are they actually too much trouble in real life? Or is they just don't look as cool as chronos?

Bit of a ramble that, but essentially: I wouldn't mind some suggestions for reasonably priced, available alarms.

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I bought this purely because it was a mechanical alarm – I never use it though. It sounds like a hive of tiny, but very angry, wasps :lol:

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Now that is very nice.

Thanks :)

It is a great looking watch but the bracelet's a bit polished and bling for me - dead comfy though. I'm still searching for the right strap.

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Wow! I stand corrected- these are good looking watches. I dare say the Zenith, which ticks every box, will remain above my pay grade.

Greasemonk - I've never heard of Rousseau, thanks.

William - I have read all of Mechanical Alarm's posts on the subject but he seemed like a lone voice in the wilderness most of the time.

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It seems to me there is a forum member who collects these sorts of watches, if only I could remember his name. :D

Later,

William

My ears were burning.

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This is a very good watch, however the alarm is not that loud,it doesn't wake me up

Olly... I better take that off of your hands!!

It seems to me there is a forum member who collects these sorts of watches, if only I could remember his name. :D

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William

Collecting Mechanical Alarms is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard!

A past post of mine...:

http://www.thewatchf...rm&fromsearch=1

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There are ~10 more since I posted this, may have to do another "Family Photo" again.

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I used to own a very nice Vulcain Cricket in 14k solid gold. Had the box, papers, everything. Even the band was original. This one:

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Quite a nice watch but it's not for everyone. The alarm in this one would waken the dead.

I'd love a Cricket but I'm afraid decent ones are beyond my budget for the moment. Thanks for showing us though.

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It seems to me there is a forum member who collects these sorts of watches, if only I could remember his name. :D

Later,

William

My ears were burning.

20140107_2013231.jpg

This is a very good watch, however the alarm is not that loud,it doesn't wake me up

Olly... I better take that off of your hands!!

It seems to me there is a forum member who collects these sorts of watches, if only I could remember his name. :D

Later,

William

Collecting Mechanical Alarms is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard!

A past post of mine...:

http://www.thewatchf...rm&fromsearch=1

AlarmWatchCollection_2_zps4d9b3f07.jpg

There are ~10 more since I posted this, may have to do another "Family Photo" again.

Yes please!

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Lovely watches, especially love the Poljots posted by luckywatch would love to see some more pics?

Being a complete watch ignoramus I've found this thread fascinating, so much so that I've now been googling to see what's out there and how much :)

Here we are some pictures from my archives. Both watches are from forum members. A great way to wake up in the morning.

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