I’ve just updated the Diver reference page, to include a rather unusual – and very rare – early model. In 1958 Citizen introduced the Deluxe and Super Deluxe range of watches. They proved to be popular and were Citizen’s most successful models in terms of sales value up to that point. The Deluxe and Super Deluxe are very much ‘dress’ watches, but I have seen three examples of a diver version, with a depth rating of 120m, in a monocoque case and with an external bezel, produced in 1965. Because of these features I’ve decided to add it to the Diver reference page, even though some elements are not quite what you’d expect of, or need in, a true diver.
I have to say when I first saw this model I thought it was a ‘franken’ of some kind, but I can confirm that it is authentic. I have found it correctly referenced in an original parts Citizen technical manual from the 1960s.
Here’s a quick link to the reference page: https://sweep-hand.org/citizens-vintage-divers-1962-to-1980/