Seiko Bell-Matic 4006-7010

Seiko Bell-Matic 4006-7010

當60年代電子鬧錶還沒有面世,設計有響鬧功能的腕錶,便是要把整個鬧鐘嵌入腕錶主體內,絕非易事。機械上鏈鬧錶的敲鐘聲響,與當時枱頭上鏈鬧鐘,沒有兩樣。唯體積所限,響鬧時間只有10-15秒,預設則不能多於12小時。

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Alarm Watch


Classic Alarm watch from the late '60s.

Before the existence of quartz alarm watches, which started to come around in the late '70s, These are the answers from various manufacturers.  Mechanical alarm watches.

Operation is simple, you wind up the alarm, set the time you want it to go off by turning the crown, then pull out one click on the top button.  That's it.  When it goes off, the real 'bell' inside will ring and also cause the case to vibrate, by the moving hammer knocking the bell.

However, the alarm wont last long, typical between 10 to 15 seconds, that's all.  So, don't count on it if you need to get up early in the morning.

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Eric has been a gadget lover for decades and had been collecting affordable vintage since the nineties. With his passion for vintage watches, he had been sharing thoughts and photos in interest groups, with his intention of raising public interests on forgotten classics.

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