Today’s Watch – Citizen Leopard, 4-720458, 26 Jewels

Back to a high beat model today – and one of my favourite Leopard Superbeats. From March 1970, this one is case number 4-720458 with a 7210 26 jewel hacking movement, which runs at 28,800 beats per hour. The black dial with contrasting white hour markers and main hands is highlighted by orange on the 12 o’clock marker and an orange second hand. These sit in a softly round case held by a steel mesh bracelet. The result is a comfortable to wear piece that is easy to read quickly. It’s hard to fault the Leopard range – good quality pieces with a variety of dial designs and case styles, that make for very collectable watches. Mine is running well, and is on its original bracelet:

Here it is in a catalogue from 1971 showing the ¥16000 price – Leopards ranged from ¥15k to around ¥30k in that particular catalogue:

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2 Responses to Today’s Watch – Citizen Leopard, 4-720458, 26 Jewels

  1. marvin says:

    That to me is a perfect watch — comfortable and legible, while also being accurate and beautiful. Love the mesh. What a find, Stephen. Thanks for sharing.

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