For Sale: Vintage VULCAIN Automatic (SOLD)

The Vulcain watch manufacturer was founded in 1858 in Le Locle, Switzerland. The brand is most famous for its ‘Cricket’ or ‘President’s Watch’, the first wristwatch equipped with a alarm function invented in 1947. This innovation was to earn the brand its reputation with American presidents from Harry S. Truman onwards. Since then, each American president and other eminent figures around the world have owned a Vulcain watch – a tradition that has been perpetuated right through to the current President of the United States.

This 1960’s Vulcain automatic wristwatch is in stunning aesthetic and mechanical condition, one of the most eye-catching vintage timepieces I’ve ever seen with rare “6” date positioning and a Vulcain caliber AS 1700/01 movement – the same movement used in the highly collectable Zodiac Sea Wolf.

This watch features an original dial, new acrylic crystal, silver Dauphine pitched hands, sweep seconds hand and a NOS (New Old Stock) Stainless steel expansion style JB Champion band valued at $100 alone.

This watch also comes with a 1 year warranty dated from December 2012 so you can purchase with confidence.


34 mm in diameter without the crown
41 mm lug to lug

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James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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