277. ANGELUS patent alarm, Swiss 1920’s

FEATURES:

  • “Driver’s style” diagonal dial layout with military numerals.
  • Rare alarm function with hammer and gong; alarm subdial set by button on crown.
  • Dual barrel tandem wind high-grade movement with Geneva stripes.
  • Original signed enamel dial, non-radium harmless lume.

Historical & antiquarian notes

Angelus Watch Company was founded in 1891 by Stolz freres (brothers). The company’s main profile was advanced movements with chronograph, split-chronograph, repeater, alarm, self-striking and calendar fucntions. Serial production with high Swiss-standard quality allowed Angelus Watch Co to acquire a significant share of the watch market. Angelus pocket alarms are notably valuable on antique market due to true high quality and pleasing sound of alarm.

Original enamel dial in perfect condition, luminous military-style numerals with no radiation. Original hands, original silver crown with star on a button. Perfect condition of movement, original patina.

The movement was fully disassembled, cleaned, oiled and adjusted. It looks just like new, shining through glazed caseback.

Technical data

MOVEMENT

type: silver plated bridges, swiss lever 15 jewels, dual barrel with tandem winding
balance type: monometallic balance with screw weights, Breguet hairspring
numbers: none
signature: ANGELUS WATCH CO SWITZERLAND; 15 FIFTEEN JEWELS; 4 FOUR ADJUSTMENTS
age & origin: Swiss made in 1920-30s, all original
condition: Perfect (10/10), mechanical status is PERFECT
restorations: NONE

DIAL

type: classic hot enamel, military-style roman numerals with lume (safe, non-radium)
signature: ANGELUS – ALARM – PATENT – SWISS
age & origin: original to the movement
condition: perfect, flawless
hands: blued steel “radium style” hands, all original
restorations: radium replacement with vintage-looking lume, non-emitting

CASE

type, size: custom made new wristwatch case, “classique” style, display back, diameter w/o crown 48 mm
metal, crystal: solid stainless steel 316L, front & back mineral crystals
age & origin: new custom made one piece
condition: NEW UNWORN

STRAP

size, material, type: 20 mm “Tornado Aviator”, thick dark-brown natural leather with rivets
condition: NEW UNWORN

RUNNING REPORT

testing time: 14+ days, winding every day at 12am
running duration: more than 32 hours
day error (static/dynamic): less than 20/40 seconds/day
conclusion: guaranted to keep resonably good time for 6 months

Final notes

Essential gentlemans military-style wristwatch with rare hammer-and-gong alarm function. Alarm sound loud and clear, movement looks crisp and running with excellent timekeeping.

To adjust time please push a button near “11”, DO NOT PULL THE CROWN.
To adjust alarm hand please push button on winding crown.

MSRP (£): 1400

Status: SOLD

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VIDEO with sound of alarm