Citizen sometimes produced special editions, and one of the rarer ones is this week’s featured model – it’s an ‘Autodater’ from the early to mid-1960s with a 27 jewel version of the 1121 date only Jet movement first produced in 1962. This model is designated as a ‘777’ and this logo is applied to the dial. One nice feature is that the ‘Autodater’ logo is applied, rather than ‘Citizen’ which is printed beneath. I don’t think I’ve seen that on any other model.
The watch is rated at 40 metres, and is also marked ‘DMC’ in a fancy gothic font – I have seen ‘DMC’ on at least one other model, but I’ve yet to determine the meaning…
The bezel is gently fluted, whilst the case is a one piece design with a thick mineral crystal and large crown:
As with some other special editions, which were probably made for export (i.e. marked ‘waterproof’) the case back has a unique design, unfortunately with no production date to go with the case / model number of ADOS81301:
All in all this is an interesting and rare model, with a nicely etched case back and unique dial. Now I just need to find out what the significance of ‘DMC’ is – maybe a company that commissioned the watch?