Today’s Watch – Citizen Automatic Chronograph, 67-9011, 23 Jewels

I think this is the 61st of the ‘lockdown’ Today’s Watch series – and as it’s the end of Chronograph Week, it’s one more of the 8110A range. The 67-9011 is Citizen’s best known vintage chronograph, clearly it was produced in the largest quantities. And although the case code is SSB (stainless steel case with black bezel) the case is in fact made from nickel alloy. They started life with a smooth satin finish, which naturally gets a little polished over the years – it you see a mirror finish on one of these, you know it has been polished to that state and is not in an original condition. There are two dial variants, mine is the most common, whilst the other has blue highlights on the minute sub-dial and a different tachymeter ring – this can be seen in yesterday’s post.

The silver dial and black sub-registers create a ‘Mickey Mouse’ look, and the orange chronograph hands create a bright contrast. Date and day dials were either black or white which my casing parts list from 1977 confirms. One of the problems with buying these nowadays, if you want original, is that there are many aftermarket dials and hands. Take a look at all the original chronographs here: https://sweep-hand.org/citizens-vintage-chronographs/, whilst here’s some help with identifying an original one: https://sweep-hand.org/want-an-original-citizen-bullhead-a-quick-buying-guide/, and here as well: https://sweep-hand.org/2018/12/11/how-to-identify-an-original-bullhead-dial-some-tips/

This model had a longer production run than some of the others, reaching 1980 I think. Mine is from February 1979 and is on its original bracelet:

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2 Responses to Today’s Watch – Citizen Automatic Chronograph, 67-9011, 23 Jewels

  1. Eduardo Farha says:

    As I could see, working in order, dated Fri / 29…Congratulations!

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