In my mind, I've always wanted to have an alarm watch. I started out with an Oris Wrist Alarm, but it was too small and too gold for me to wear. And I never did. The alarm sounded nice though. Next was a pilot-cased Omega Memomatic, but that too did not work out and was never worn as well (turns out I have yet to see a pilot case Omega that liked my wrist). Both are now on the chopping block. The past couple of weeks, I came upon a JLC Memovox that I was able to pick up for (what I believe) was a steal. Its a combination of 2 (what I believe to be) uncommon variants - a blue panda sunburst dial, and a "speed beat" movement. The size at 37mm suits modern sensibilities. Problem is that it's not running, and the dial is a mess. So I figure as a project, I'll try to rescue this watch - if only to gain experience and figure out what's entailed. This is what it looks like now: This is what I think it has the potential to be: I have absolutely zero experience in this sort of restoration. Been asking several watchmakers for dial restoration recommendations, and they are all recommending me to a guy in Seattle. Said guy tells me he has experience with sunburst dials. So the dial goes to him (cross fingers!) As for servicing, I am still looking for a competent watchmaker who can handle this under $500. I'll be updating this thread with the progress I make. Suggestions are always welcome!