erm, good question 🙂
after my first rather random foray into vintage watches, snagging a few hand-winders mainly of Swiss origin, I started to research the merits of Japanese watches from the 1960s and 70s. I was impressed with reports on their quality, reliability and robustness, in particular the Seiko models. And there was a fair amount of historical information available, and a good few collectors posting photos of good looking watches on various forums.
And so started a small Seiko collection, with examples of dress, sports and chronograph models, as I became a more and more experienced eBay-er!
As I searched the net for possible purchases I came across Citizen models from the same era – but I could find very little reliable information about the brand and the model lines they produced. Very different from Seiko.
I remained drawn to Citizens, and despite the lack of information being widely available, there were posts from collectors here and there which fueled the fire, and I made my first purchase.
I was hooked!
I remained frustrated though about the lack of information about these old Citizens, so rather than remain largely in the dark, I set out to fill some of the gaps. I hope this blog will help others learn more about the models and movements, and their development over the important 30 years from around 1950 to 1980, and appreciate the range and variety of great watches made by Citizen in that era. I’m also developing a database on vintage Citizens on Dr Seiko’s Seikoholics forum. Please take a look – and join a great forum 🙂 – via the blogroll.