Is anybody a member of this forum?: http://www.horlogeforum.nl/
There’s a nice early 8200 posted there – here’s a link:
The owner has been trying to pin down its production date and I’d like to confirm it is definitely from May 1977 🙂
Thanks in advance if you can help
I’m a member of the forum!
Hi Rolf – thank you, but it turns out the owner, Leo, is also a follower here so he has seen the post 🙂
Yes the watch is mine. 🙂
Thanks for the information on the year.
You’re welcome Leo – the watch is very nice
I just bought a pristine citizen, turns out it is this exact watch! I am really thrilled, it is so hard to believe the age given the condition. It has hardly been worn since this forum post.
And to think I was actually just looking for a lcd chrystron like my dad had. The brace seems similar to his though and I am happy I found this. It runs nice.
But other than the serial numbers, type of movement and the forum entries it’s hard to find anything on this watch.
What is it called? Are there catalogues where it is featured?
Hi Erwin, thanks for visiting my blog. Is the model you are referring to number 51-0251, case number 4-820754? Stephen
oops, that should be model number 51-0351
Hi there, thanks for your replies. Yes, the exact watch referred to in the Dutch forum, not just the type. Searching the numbers lead me there (and here). It was sold there later on and I bought it on the Dutch equivalent of craigslist. I inquired how the seller got it and he referred to the Dutch forum as well. I searched citizen catalogues, but didn’t encounter it in the 74/77/79 editions I managed to find easily.
Hi Erwin, thanks for confirming that info. This is an early example of a watch with the 8200 automatic movement, which was launched around 1976. And this one doesn’t have a model name – it is listed in a casing parts catalogue from 1977 (no pics in it though). The 8200 is best known for the Eagle 7 line which was launched in the early 1980s. The catalogues don’t have many 8200’s listed since by the time they were being produced Citizen was prioritising their quartz watches. I have an ‘Adorex’ model with the 8200 movement, and there’s info on the calibre here: https://sweep-hand.org/2014/10/12/the-weeks-featured-watch-62-the-adorex-8200/, and there’s a bit more here too: https://sweep-hand.org/2013/01/27/the-8200-movement-citizens-standard-auto/ Stephen
Thank you Stefhen! It is impressive, I want to see how it performs accurately and am going to wear it.
You’re welcome – hope it runs well