A classic design with a practical complication, this Citizen Alarm Date is a very wearable vintage watch. Model reference 4-310098 Y


From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in September 1969.


Citizen first launched an alarm watch in 1958, and this later watch adds the date feature to the model range. To use the alarm, you wind and set the alarm using the top crown and the bottom crown winds and sets the time, and can also be used the semi quick set the date. The alarm can be set for any period up to 12 hours ahead, and is quite loud (a small hammer hits a part on the case back to make the sound). All is working correctly. The case is all stainless steel, with thick and solid lugs that adds to the robust feel. The dial does have some patina, but it is not bad. All the lume plots are present and correct, and quite clean. Possibly the watch would have had a beads of rice folded link bracelet when new, but that is no longer with the watch. Instead we have fitted a new blue leather strap, and this 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 38.2 mm

Width without crown 37.4 mm

Between lugs 18 mm

Lug to lug length 43.0 mm

Case Thickness 12.6 mm

All sizes are approximate.

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.

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