Today’s Watch – Citizen Leopard Superbeat 8, 26 Jewels, 4-770111

Back to another Leopard today – from April 1971, this is a 26 jewelled model using the 7700 day and date movement. With quick-set day and date and the characteristic 4 o’clock crown position, this may have been the first Leopard I purchased. With 28,800 beats per hour and a fine adjuster on the balance, it runs well and accurately. It has a silvery white dial with smart hour batons and hand set, and is marked ‘Superbeat 8’, i.e. 8 beats per second:

Here it is, bottom left, in a 1971 catalogue:

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