Since there are now countless ways to get us up in the morning, the mechanical alarm clock function is no longer important. For this reason, manufacturers no longer produce such watches in large quantities, which makes watches with this function more expensive and rare. Here are a few watches I’ve picked with mechanical alarm clocks.

5215 Borchote

Poljot has its own mechanical movement that powers this piece, which won’t come as a surprise if you haven’t heard of them before. Their works are extremely vintage and mostly have a luxurious look. This piece has some flattering qualities. The black metal dial complements the common polished motifs we see in this piece. The hour markers are painted with luminescence, and the raised inner bezel has small Arabic numerals. Although the case is only 39 mm, the internal bezel makes the face look larger. The case is completely polished, giving it a fairly reflective appearance, which requires high maintenance as small scratches and fingerprints can easily leave marks. The bottom back is also polished and has a globe pressed on the back to make it look beautiful. At 2 and 4 there are crowns, the former for rotating the previously mentioned inner bezel and the other for adjusting the time function. There is also a smaller domed crown at 10 o’clock for setting your mechanical alarm. The alligator leather strap fits it well. Your alarm will vibrate and sound for 13 seconds. This piece is not your best bet, but it will add some color to your collection. Price: $499

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox

Limited to 500 pieces, this watch commemorates the Memovox watch of the 1970s. The sunburst dial allows us to see different shades of blue to highlight different aspects of the dial. Inside is a dark blue rotatable disk that controls the alarm. There is a small ring around the inner disc, followed by a slightly heterochromatic blue ring with a beautiful texture. The small bar is on the outer circle, and there is a date window at 3 o’clock, leaving space in the middle with a luminous coating. The stainless steel rod hands blend in with the style, and there is also a thin luminescent coating in the middle. The case polishing is absolutely perfect, making the combination with the blue dial look neat. The crown is not too large, especially considering that there are two crowns, the first controls the setting of the alarm at 2 o’clock, and the second at 4 o’clock for regular functions. The reliable Swiss self-winding movement makes this piece even more grounded. It runs at 28,800 vph and has 23 gems. Use color separation to outline how different functions are done while ensuring they complement each other. Price: $15,100

Tudor Advisor

Tudor Advisor, the longer you use it, the more attractive it will become. I prefer alligator leather and silk straps to steel bracelet, which looks more refined in appearance, but above all, it is designed to accommodate all kinds of variations. Cognac color of the dial. The application of hour markers and layered sub-dials gives the watch a 3D look. The smaller size of the scale around 6 o’clock makes room for the date subdial, which has a small hand that indicates the date for you. The 3 o’clock position is the power reserve indicator of the alarm. All other scales are edge-polished and the only numbers chosen for this watch are 3, 9 and 12. The 9 o’clock position is a small window that lets people know if the alarm is on or off, which is controlled by the buttons in the 8 o’clock direction, which is the only place on this watch that looks a little out of place. The bezel and case sides are polished, and the buttons on the top of the lugs and at 8 o’clock are finished in satin. The black name embedded in the top of the crown used to control the alarm clock looks a bit tacky compared to the crown at 4 o’clock with a rose ornament on the top. The top of the watch has a domed sapphire crystal, which is very beautiful. There are also parts made of titanium, making it more durable and lightweight. The self-winding mechanical movement is ETA 2892 and the alarm clock mechanism is manufactured exclusively by Tudor. Price: $6,000

Seiko Bellmatic

The Seiko Bell-Matic case features a sandblasted finish that appeals to those who don’t quite like reflective watches. It has a curved cushioned case with a lower bezel that allows the crystal crystal at the top to pop out directly. The alarm works by setting the crown at 3 o’clock and then using the button at 2 o’clock to start. The indentation of the button is great, because it has so few functions, so it is redundant to let it stick out. There is a rotating internal bezel for the alarm clock with Arabic numerals from 5 to 55 on it and an arrow pointer in the middle of the top. There is a very retro blue ring that adds a splash of color to the black dial. The hour scale is raised, and the 3 o’clock position is a large window of the week and date. There is a red seconds hand and some stick hands, which have nice glowing parts as well as a slight skeletal style. A 4006 automatic calibre maintains the soul of this watch. Price: $625

Omega Memomatic

Omega Memomatic, this watch most resembles any alien spaceship ever seen. The case is stainless steel and shaped much like a UFO. The date window of the mirror crystal of the dial has a magnifying glass. The dial has a sporty look with a combination of black, gray and orange with steel indexes and an extended white strip for a luminescent coating. There is a thin orange line behind each hour scale, and an orange arrow on the rotating disk to select the alarm time. Unlike most mechanical alarms, Memomatic can be set to minutes and hours. The crown between the 3 and 4 o’clock positions is used for the usual functions as well as the alarm clock function, which means that no additional crown is required to set the alarm. Between 2 and 3 o’clock there is a button to start the alarm. Price: $2,995.

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