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Citizen’s alarm series - like this 1960's Citizen Phynox alarm watch here - represent a balance of a classically-shaped 1960’s mechanical chronograph, ie: not too thin, nor too thick.


The Citizen here, with a gently curved caseback that allows the watch to sit rather comfortably on the wrist, features a caseback that snaps into position to place it in a specific position to allow the alarm to ring as designed.


This Citizen features two crowns – one for the time at 4 o’clock and a second for the alarm at 2 o’clock; after winding the alarm crown, it is set by pulling the crown to the second position, counterclockwise, and once set, left in the second position (akin to the Seiko Bell Matic).


Pressing this crown in while the alarm is ringing will halt it. The alarm works via a small hammer mounted on the movement, which strikes a pin on the inside of the case back.


This Citizen alarm comes on a vintage stainless-steel bracelet, and with a leather pass-through strap, springbar tool, and rugged travel case.

1960's Citizen Alarm Phynox Mechanical Watch

  • DIAL: Signed-silver dial, with gold hour indices.  Matching dauphin hour, minute, and second hands; alarm setting is via rotating circular center disc, indicated by a distinctive triangle marker.


    CASE: Stainless-steel case measures 35mm (36.5mm with crowns) x 42mm with matching caseback.  Caselines and lugs are sharp, with no evidence of machine polish.


    CRYSTAL: Domed acrylic crystal; no scratches or cracks.


    BAND: This Citizen Alarm comes on a vintage stainless-steel bracelet, which will fit up to an approx. eight inch wrist; it also comes with a red leather pass-through strap.


    MOVEMENT: Citizen 19-jewel mechanical movement, beating at 18,000 bph.


    CROWN: Unsigned stainless-steel crowns.

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