Leopard High Beat Auto Marketing Material, 1969

Besides collecting the watches themselves  it is also fun and interesting to find other items that go with them, much of which is very rarely seen. Here’s an example from 1969 marketing material for models in the Leopard line, scanned from Issue 10 (maybe October if it was a monthly publication) of a magazine sent to Citizen dealers, so I believe this was announcing new models at the time :

The featured models use the 26 jewel 7210 movement running at 28,800 beats per hour. The three on the bottom row are also seen in the 1971 catalog, with same retail prices – and same date!:

These images are great for identifying ‘correct’ watches, and are especially useful for checking what bracelets were fitted originally.

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6 Responses to Leopard High Beat Auto Marketing Material, 1969

  1. chemmy Samudra says:

    Hi Stephen.. Nice to share..

  2. sweephand says:

    You’re welcome Chemmy 🙂

  3. Hi Stephen,
    There is now a Citizen “Kyoto” Leopard 36000 bph up on eBay (just search for the words “Citizen Kyoto Leopard”, there should be only one such auction. Would you know anything about it?


    • sweephand says:

      Hi Kal, I’m not finding that one on eBay. I have seen ‘Kyoto’ on a Homer watch before, but I don’t remember seeing it on a Leopard. I have a Leopard marked ‘Leod’or’ which is a shoe company, so it’s possible that Kyoto was also used. Could you post a link to the auction or an image? I’d be interested to see it.


      • Hi Stephen,

        Here is the link: http://r.ebay.com/3frfR6


        • sweephand says:

          thanks for the link Kal – I think that is most probably an authentic model. After a bit more searching in my files I found an example of a ‘moon-dater’ with the same logo:

          (with credit to Yahoo Japan seller for pic)

          The design and font look the same, although it is slightly bent on the Leopard. The rest of the dial and the case are otherwise correct for the model.


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