Original Bracelet for the 67-9313 ‘Speedy’ – Finally Nailed It!

With many thanks to fellow collector Anthony, the original bracelet for the 67-9313 Chronograph, nick-named the Speedy, has been identified 🙂 For the first time I have a good scan from Anthony which clearly shows the bracelet………

67-9313catalog1978_zps8qi92i7q

And this image, from a 1978 catalog, does confirm that the bracelet Steve and I thought was original with our white dialled versions is indeed the correct one – here’s the post about it from August 2015 : https://sweep-hand.org/2015/08/11/the-original-67-9313-speedy-bracelet/

So finally this question has been answered and I can add the catalog pic to the chronograph page. Thanks again Anthony 🙂

One odd thing about the catalog image is that the push-buttons on the black dialled model are shorter than the white, and the crown looks smaller too. However, according to my case parts catalog from 1977 the part numbers for the two models are exactly  the same…..

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Vintage Watches. Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Original Bracelet for the 67-9313 ‘Speedy’ – Finally Nailed It!

  1. Marko says:

    Great job, guys! The original bracelet or strap are the final touch for the vintage watch. But as we can see in here, it could be a really hard task to trace what there have been originally.
    Fantastic post!

  2. Mikko says:

    Excellent! These puzzles and solving them are the most intriguing part of the watch collecting hobby.

  3. Mike Wilensky says:

    Nice info., Stephen!

  4. Eduardo Farha says:

    Focused on details, excellent posting! One of these days I’ve made a coment about the rarest part for vintage watches: no doubt it is the bracelet…
    Thanks,
    Eduardo

  5. hunter says:

    Sorry in advance as this is an unrelated topic to this post,
    I was wondering if the dial in the model 67-091177 has a dial code end in KA.
    some of the citizen bullhead i see have the Y marking after dial code.
    so my question is whats the difference between the Y and KA dial code?
    is it where it was manufactured?
    one of them is aftermarket? thanks in advance, this blog has helped a lot

    • sweephand says:

      Hi Hunter – good to hear from you and glad you find the blog useful. Good question about the letters after the dial code. I haven’t included them in my page on the chronographs, since they are not part of the part number in technical manuals. Letters are also used on Citizen’s case backs of course, and my best guess is that they relate to the factories where the cases and dials were made. I have seen KA and Y on original bullhead dials – I would think that KA or Y would always be used for a particular model, but I would have to do some research on that one. Here’s a Y example:

      And KA example – note that these dials are different designs:

      I’ve got some info now on Citizen’s factories, so I shall see if I can make some sense of the letters on dials and case backs!!

      Stephen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s