This Citizen Alarm date combines two very useful complications with a larger than average for the time case.  Model reference ALDS 51301-Y.


From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1968.


Th is a very stylish watch with a useful complication, but there are also some issues.  Overall the dial is very clean, but there is a mark at about 3.30 which looks like a small spider – it is actually a small bit of crazing on the dial where a dial foot has pressed against the dial, creating a small dimple.  The alarm works and is loud, but the alarm is about 20 minutes fast.  And while the stainless steel case is a great size and looks fine at first the top left lug is slightly bent.  The crystal is also cracked at 4, but if we look past these (and they are why this is cheaper than ones we have had in the past), then you have a good watch.  The hands are good with just a little lume loss on the minute hand.  The calibre 3102 hand wound movement is working well and both crowns are signed CTZ.  This watch will either be worn as it is, or make the basis for an easy restoration.  The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  39.6 mm

Width without crown  37.5 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  44.4 mm

Case Thickness  12.2 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.