Seiko Bellmatic

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SKU AS01220
SKU AS01220

Why We Love it

We’ve joined forces with our friends at 10:25 Vintage, a New York-based operation with a shared enthusiasm for interesting vintage timepieces, to bring you a robust handpicked collection that is both exceptional and affordable. Perfect for the discerning collector on a budget, these pieces provide an excellent entry point to the joys of vintage watches.

Before quartz watches were the norm, adding new features to a watch was a feat of engineering - a marvel in its own right. Over the years, watch manufacturers of all sizes competed on designing and developing all types of so-called complications as part of their watches. Calendars, chronographs, and GMT complications are all well and good, but there’s something fun and unique (and let’s face it, pretty practical) about a mechanical alarm on your wrist. 

If you like Seiko as much as we do, you know that when they put their minds to something, they don’t mess around. Case in point, the Seiko Bellmatic line. Automatic winding, a mechanical alarm, day-date displays (with quickset!), sharp looks, and exceptional build quality for a price less than the Swiss- then and now.

This beautiful example dates to September 1971 and delivers on the promise of the Bellmatic all around. It features a nicely proportioned stainless-steel cushion case and a beautiful linen-textured dial. The inner rotating bezel is used to set the alarm (with the red marker at 12 o’clock) and also features a rarely seen countdown bezel. This beauty even comes with the original Seiko-signed bracelet, although it shows noticeable stretch from age.

Function

Given the relatively complicated (pun intended) nature of this watch, a short primer is in order. The crown features three positions total- in the normal (pushed in) position, winding the crown will wind the alarm only. This must be wound for the alarm to function. In the 2nd position, rotating the crown moves the inner bezel, which has a countdown scale and sets the alarm time with the red marker. The 3rd position (all the way out), sets the time as normal. There is a 2nd multifunction button at 2 o'clock- in its normal position, the alarm is disabled. Pushing the button in towards the case operates the quickset date. Pulling it out to the 2nd position enables the alarm.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Seiko Bellmatic

Seiko Bellmatic

Sold
Sold
Seiko Bellmatic

Why We Love it

We’ve joined forces with our friends at 10:25 Vintage, a New York-based operation with a shared enthusiasm for interesting vintage timepieces, to bring you a robust handpicked collection that is both exceptional and affordable. Perfect for the discerning collector on a budget, these pieces provide an excellent entry point to the joys of vintage watches.

Before quartz watches were the norm, adding new features to a watch was a feat of engineering - a marvel in its own right. Over the years, watch manufacturers of all sizes competed on designing and developing all types of so-called complications as part of their watches. Calendars, chronographs, and GMT complications are all well and good, but there’s something fun and unique (and let’s face it, pretty practical) about a mechanical alarm on your wrist. 

If you like Seiko as much as we do, you know that when they put their minds to something, they don’t mess around. Case in point, the Seiko Bellmatic line. Automatic winding, a mechanical alarm, day-date displays (with quickset!), sharp looks, and exceptional build quality for a price less than the Swiss- then and now.

This beautiful example dates to September 1971 and delivers on the promise of the Bellmatic all around. It features a nicely proportioned stainless-steel cushion case and a beautiful linen-textured dial. The inner rotating bezel is used to set the alarm (with the red marker at 12 o’clock) and also features a rarely seen countdown bezel. This beauty even comes with the original Seiko-signed bracelet, although it shows noticeable stretch from age.

Function

Given the relatively complicated (pun intended) nature of this watch, a short primer is in order. The crown features three positions total- in the normal (pushed in) position, winding the crown will wind the alarm only. This must be wound for the alarm to function. In the 2nd position, rotating the crown moves the inner bezel, which has a countdown scale and sets the alarm time with the red marker. The 3rd position (all the way out), sets the time as normal. There is a 2nd multifunction button at 2 o'clock- in its normal position, the alarm is disabled. Pushing the button in towards the case operates the quickset date. Pulling it out to the 2nd position enables the alarm.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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