One of my goals is to own not only a wide variety of watches, but more specifically, collect an assortment of complications and maybe even own a few watches with historical significance. While the design is not my absolute favorite, the Vulcain Cricket is a mechanical alarm that has been worn by several presidents. This alone deserves my attention, and possibly even consideration. Here is some basic info that I have read that others may find useful:
Does anyone on this forum have any good information on the Cricket? Where is a good place to get one for a reasonable amount of money? Does anyone have any personal experience (photos or otherwise) with this model? I don't know what it is, but I feel my heart flutter when I read or see pictures of this watch. I can't wait to hear one in person.
Is this the "hammer" at the 12:00-1:00 position? What does it strike, it is hard to tell. Would a saphire back be less resonate than the traditional two part back on the cricket?