Citizen College Alarm

Citizen College Alarm

SKU: VWS-1621

Here is a stunning and very rare, all original Citizen College Alarm watch from 1968 in a large size for the era. The silver sunburst Pie Pan dial is in very fine condition, with steel bar hour markers with black contrast, double at the poles. It shows a few small marks around its center and a couple of discolored spots at the edge of the dial at around 2 and 7 o’clock. The baton hands with central black contrast stripes are in very fine condition. The alarm hand has an arrow tip.


The alarm is set with the top crown. Winding the spring for the alarm is done by rotating the crown while fully depressed. By pulling the crown out one can rotate the inner dial to set the arrow at the desired alarm time. When the set time is reached the alarm buzzes loudly for about 15-20 seconds when fully wound. When the crown is in the inner position the alarm does not ring.


The stainless steel bezel is in fine condition with light overall wear, perhaps most notable a nick at around 5 o’clock. The stainless steel case with the original crowns and long, wonderfully shaped lugs is in very fine condition, with only light overall wear. The stainless steel case back is in very fine condition with a few scratches and marks.


The watch comes on the original Citizen bead of rice bracelet in very fine visual condition, with some stretching. It is large enough for moderately big wrists.


Inside the watch, Citizen’s high grade 9812 movement beats strongly and accurately to within about +12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in January 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


This wonderful piece of watch history is very rare to come by and a true conversation starter. Citizen has some fabulous pieces in their back catalog, and the overall condition of this one makes it a real find.



Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

  • Basic info

    Brand    Citizen
    Model   College Alarm
    Code    VWS-1621
    Movement    Manual winding
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material    Steel
    Year    1968
    Condition    Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
    Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
    Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
    Location Switzerland, Lonay

  • Caliber

    Movement    Manual winding
    Movement/Caliber   Citizen 9812
    Power reserve    36h
    Number of jewels    17
    Frequency  18000 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Stainless steel
    Case diameter    36 x 43.5 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Stainless steel
    Crystal    Plexiglass
    Dial    Silver
    Dial numerals    No numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Steel
    Bracelet length  190mm
    Bracelet color    Steel
    Lug width   18 mm 
    Clasp    Double fold clasp
    Clasp material    Steel

  • Functions


  • Others

    Central seconds, Only Original Parts