The Vulcain Cricket would have remained a popular watch for its time if not for a chance event that solidified its fame and place in history. There are plenty of little dings and scratches, but they are superficial and add character. Scroll down to see the list we've compiled of notable wristwatches and pocketwatches belonging to. A real Nautical watch from the 70's! For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. The outer ring of the dial is dedicated to conventional time-telling duties, with a simple 3,6,9 configuration.
Vulcain solved the problem of volume by having the hammer strike a membrane and pin that was directly connected to the caseback. But not even the Cricket could help Vulcain when the Quartz Crisis hits the Swiss watch industry and it was not until 2001 that Vulcain was reintroduced by Bernhard Fleury and Alain Claude. This in-house movement has 42 hours power reserve and a 15-20 seconds lasting alarm. They show just a little more age, Excellent condition. Inside the Nautical resides the Vulcain proprietary Cricket caliber V-10.
A designated barrel for the alarm function ensures that the alarm sounds for at least 20 seconds when fully wound. Before diving headfirst into the world of watches, he spent his days as a product and graphic designer. The 16 holes in the case back meant the alarm was audible even at these depths. From there on you will need to wind again for further use. The Vulcain Aviator Cricket case, which measures 42mm across and 14mm tall, is crafted from polished 316L Stainless Steel. A handsome and masculine looking movement that would be nice to see through an exhibition case back, but alas, this would render the audible alarm impossible.
They just released the first automatic alarm movement, calibre V-21. More information on the official. This leads us to one of the greatest assets of the Vulcain, its price. Vulcain V-21 Movement Inside the Vulcain Cricket 50s Presidents Watch is the automatic winding caliber V-21 movement. This could very well be the ne plus ultra of Vulcain Crickets and it even comes with its original coffin-style box.
As you look through watches from decades past you will find a gigantic pool of designs that might interest you much more than what is currently available. Again a world premiere for Vulcain, and a promise that this brand will continue to make noise in the watch making world! Todos midieron sus minutos con la afinada maquinaria de un reloj Vulcain. The scratched up, faded patina of a well-worn watch has a distinct appeal, one that is certainly fashionable right now. Scroll down to see the list we've compiled of notable wristwatches and pocketwatches belonging to. The dial is beautifully rendered through the raised and domed plexi crystal giving it a feel true to the original. To put the cherry on top of the sundae, this classic and complicated alarm movement has just been fully serviced by my watchmaker and will come with a 6-month guarantee for all normal, non-abusive use.
In 1961 they introduced the Cricket Nautical. The problem of miniaturizing the striking movement to fit inside a watch case only compounded the problem of making the alarm function precise and loud enough to be of any use. I think Vulcain is one of the most overlooked watch brands, especially their great 60s vintage pieces like this one. This sound is then amplified by the double case back which acts as a resonance chamber. If the alarm goes off, you can see that little hammer moving back and forth inside the watch.
But even in a world of so many watch options, a single timepiece has stood above the rest, to be worn by nearly every president for almost 70 years. Your eye gets a bit of a workout trying to get a fix on the time, but can be done with ease after an initial learning curve. To disable the alarm depress the pusher halfway and the crown will pop up to an inactive, freely rotating middle position. The 16 holes along the underside of the watch allow the sound to travel short distances underwater, thus ensuring the diver not only feels the alarm, but hears it as well. The dial is in superb condition, so much so that it could have been retouched no way for me to really check.
In that case, you are most likely looking for rare, expensive and well-kept examples from well-known brands, such as Rolex or Omega. The dial is also proportionally large at 28. Turning the crown at 4 o'clock adjusts the long aperture on the inner dial, revealing different sets of numbers that correlate necessary decompression times based on the depth of your dive. This watch was far ahead of its time. While the printing of the logo is quite worn the box is still in Very Good overall condition and is definitely a nice additional collector's item.