Over 45 years old, but super accurate….

I’ve been wearing a 1967 Crystal Date for the past couple of weeks – this is the date only version of the Crystal Seven, and is one of the 52 Movement Family members.  This 17 jewel model has the 5401 movement in it (54 = date version, 52 = date and day version):

I really like the lumed hand set on this model, especially the elegantly slender minute hand. But what is really impressive is its time-keeping performance – I haven’t had to adjust it for two weeks, which is quite remarkable in my opinion for a watch of this age and with no recent service / regulation. I suspect many modern high end mechanical watches would do no better than this I suspect.

For a bit more information see here: https://sweep-hand.org/2012/05/10/this-weeks-featured-watch-32-the-crystal-date-17j/

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6 Responses to Over 45 years old, but super accurate….

  1. Marko says:

    Congratulations! That IS really impressive timekeeping perfomanse! But it is not surprise, thought, I have had samekind of experiences with my vintage Citizens, too. Well, maybe not as good as yours but quite close to that. They underestimate quality of the Citizen !! 😀


  2. sweephand says:

    Hi Marko – I agree, many of my watches, all vintage Citizens of course 🙂 run very reliably and accurately, even the more ‘basic’ models,

  3. buczo says:

    I would like to ask about my watch. Can you give me your email? I send photo 🙂

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