Citizen’s 17 Jewel 150m Divers

I’ve just added information about the 17 jewel versions of Citizen’s 52-0110 and 51-2273 150m divers to my diver reference page. Both models can be identified externally by the lack of a jewel count on the dial, and internally by ’17 jewels’ engraved on the rotors. Both use versions of the 8200 movement. Here’s a link to the page:

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New Addition to the Speedy Page

Just added Brian’s latest restoration to his 67-9313 ‘Speedy’ page. This is number 29, and here’s a quick link to the page:

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Message for ‘Francesco’ about his 7803 Cosmotron

I had an enquiry from ‘Francesco’ via the enquiry form about his cosmotron. Unfortunately my reply is coming back as ‘undeliverable’, maybe because his inbox is full 😦

Hopefully Francesco will see this – and here is the reply I tried to send via email:

‘Hi Francesco, thanks for visiting my blog. I am not a watchmaker myself so I only have limited technical knowledge. With monobloc cases you have to remove the bezel and crystal, and there should be a lever that can be moved to release the stem so the movement can be removed from the case. Here’s a forum thread that will help:  You need to scroll down a bit to find a pic of the dial side showing the lever. And the original poster says that the lever is pressed down to remove the stem. Hope you can sort out the problem’


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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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