Images are Back!

Looks like Photobucket has sorted their problem out, and my images are now visible again – please let me know if you encounter any issues, thank you.


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Problems with some of my images

Apologies if you are unable to see some of my photos on the blog – quite a number are stored on the Photobucket site and they had a serious outage recently and some people, including me unfortunately, have not yet regained access to their images. For info, here is the message I’ve had from Photobucket:

Dear Photobucket Members,

We apologize for the most recent site outage that continues to impact you. While our systems are coming back online, unfortunately, you are part of a small group of Members that are still affected and we sincerely regret any inconvenience this may have caused you.

We experienced a total power outage at our primary datacenter. Because of the abrupt nature of the power outage, our system wasn’t able to utilize backup processes to stay online without interruption. Many of our systems have come back online and we are making progress so that our site is available to all Members. The process for some Members has taken longer than expected and we are working diligently to bring the site up as fast as possible without compromising any photos on the site. Most importantly, your photos are safe!

I’m sorry, I understand your frustration as well as the hardship you may have experienced over the past weeks. We all rely on trusted digital partners to make our lives easier and when they let us down it’s irritating and disruptive.

We’ve learned a lot from this experience and we are taking major steps to prevent this from happening again. We continue to work around the clock until the website is fully functional for every Member and we will keep you updated as things progress. Over the next few months, our focus will shift to rolling out a new website and new mobile apps, built on a more reliable platform.

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Latest Restoration Added to the Speedy Page

Brian Leiser’s latest restoration is now added to his page – this time a white dialled example. More evidence that Brian is the man to send you watch to if your Speedy is in need of some TLC 🙂

Here’s a quick link to the reference page:


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Just A Little Reminder…..

This notice is permanently visible on my home page:


© Stephen Netherwood and Sweephand’s Vintage Citizen Watch Blog, 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of images and material without permission is prohibited. I am happy to consider giving permission for use of images and other material, but I would like to be asked before it happens!

Seems reasonable enough to me, but not everyone takes proper notice of it….

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Message for ‘Musings of a Watch Addict’

I sent an email in response to a question you had about a Deluxe, but it’s not deliverable – mail box is full. Can you please let me have an alternative email address if you have one – thanks, Stephen

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Restoring the Unrestorable!!

If you’ve browsed this blog in any depth at all you will have seen the work of master watchmaker Brian Leiser – his page that I host here featuring his restorations of the 67-9313 ‘Speedy’ chronograph is a real treat for mechanical watch enthusiasts.

The restoration page (it’s here: also features two of Brian’s project watches. As Speedy parts get more and more difficult to find, Brian presents a couple of his own project pieces – the ‘Speedy Mod’ and the ‘Speedy Mon’. These are numbers 25 and 26 in the list of Speedy’s Brian has worked on. The work he’s done on these is inevitably summarised fairly briefly, however you can now see in more detail how Brian delivered the ‘Speedy Mon’ since he has completed a thread on the Watchuseek (WUS) forum, which now has a Citizen specific sub-forum.  Please hop over there and have a read – you’ll see why I titled this post as I did! Here’s the link:

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Email problem

Had a strange PC issue just now, and have lost a number of recent emails (received since 11th July as far as I can tell). If you have mailed me and not yet had a reply, please re-send.  My apologies for this if you are affected.

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