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Finally got my hands on a Custom V2 Alarm, from 1971 8) These things aren't seen very often, and this one is in good condition, including the black case. The metallic orange rotating inner bezel is really nice - photos don't really do it justice, and it has very funky (imho) numerals and markers - very 1970's! The crystal has some scratches, visible in the pics, but they are hardly noticeable on the wrist - I kind of like that since it suggests original glass not a replacement. It's working nicely, date sets well and the alarm 'rings' (more of a buzz really) properly. The inner bezel rotates smoothly, actioned by the small crown at the 10 o'clock position.

The watch is a good size, measures 42mm across excluding crowns. its on a cheapo rubber strap at the moment, but it came with what I believe is the original strap, although the leather has lost its...er...composure :)

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Beautiful! Thanks for posting.
In fact, these Citizens are pretty rare, I saw one like that on the bay a few months ago, but I wasn't sure if it was all original. The second-hand looks great, but I thought it was a Franken-watch/marriage whatever. It was in poor condition anyways.
The design really is awesome, the old strap is pretty gross, though!
Does the inner bezel crown screw down? Or does it turn freely?
 

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swing---kid said:
Does the inner bezel crown screw down? Or does it turn freely?
Hi Sebastian - it turns freely, not a screw down. I imagine it's a simple mechanism like is seen on the Citizen compressor style divers and monthlies / 'moondaters'.

Sweephand
 

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Axel66 said:
Congrats!
This is probably the most sought after Citizen Alarm.
Seems to be in great condition!
Thanks Axel - condition and timekeeping are fine - quite a loud alarm too!

Cheers,
Sweephand
 

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Congrats Sweephand,Thats definately a Keeper.Love the Orange accents.Great aquisition.
 

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Actually, a Seiko Bellmatic looks a lot more 1970s than this Citizen Alarm Date. Very forward looking watch for its time. Actually, it was made the year I was born. :-*
 
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