2.0214 MEMOSTAR Alarm, 1970’s

£220.00

Memostar 1970’s Alarm Watch. Unusually shaped with tonneau style 36mm chrome plated case with duel-crown feature. Special feature of a duel-part caseback, designed to resemble a membrane for a better, louder alarm sound.  Unusual rectangular shaped dial with very rounded edges in an interesting pinstriped blue. AS 1913 caliber. All in great condition. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop and comes with a 12-month warranty and new, 18mm blue genuine leather strap.

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Key Features

This 1970’s Memostar Alarm watch is any gentleman’s dream. The dark blue and silver tones of the case, dial and strap give this timepiece an air of intrigue… and just a little bit of devil-may-care attitude… The single pop of colour – the bright red alarm arrow on the dial – is initially what catches the eye, but after a glance could you really tear them away? The dynamic design of this watch – cool striped blue gamma with contrasting off-yellow and lume indexes, combined with the 70’s style tonneau shaped case, really gives this piece a rare edge to it that none could fail to notice. The watch features an alarm function with a special dual-part membrane caseback for a better, louder alarm sound. The 36 mm chrome plated case is an unusual shape – though originally very popular in the 70’s, this is now a sought after retro style, and in great rare condition to boot. The unusually shaped dial is rectangular with very rounded edges, while its dark blue and white pinstripe design gives it an extra flair, with the simple lume indices and hands designed so as not to draw to much attention from the overall splendour of this watch. The alarm hand is orange for contract reading.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. Comes with a genuine leather blue 18mm strap.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Tonneau shaped case.
  • Brass with chrome plating.
  • Specially shaped acrylic glass (has some edge cracks).
  • Stainless steel screw caseback with engraved instructions.
  • Pin-equipped caseback for better alarm sound.
  • Chrome-plated duel-crowns with pull-out function.
  • Dust-proof.
  • Blue strap with white thread detail.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 36.3 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 39 mm.
  • Height 41.7 mm.
  • Thickness 13.4 mm.
  • Strap width 18 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original dark blue metal dial.
  • Lume indices 3, 6, 9, 12.
  • “Memostar Alarm” signature below 12.
  • Small seconds indices around outer edge.
  • Rectangular date window.
  • Original steel hour and minute hands with lume.
  • Long steel centre seconds hand.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • AS 1931 caliber.
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual.
  • Power reserve more than 35 hours.
  • Satin finished plates and bridges.
  • Steel wheels with sunburst pattern.
  • Mirror-finished screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 1 week cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

  • Fully serviced with disassembly in our Bristol shop.
  • Mechanics in full working order.
  • 18mm blue genuine leather strap.
  • 12-month warranty.
  • Guarantee Terms and Conditions. 

Links and Resources:

Herwal Alarm Watch.

AS 1931 Movement Specs. 

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Case material

Chrome plated

Dial tone

Blue

Origin

Swiss

Size grade

36-38 mm

Year approx

1970