Today’s Watch – Deluxe, 19 Jewels

After a chronograph week, I’m having a hand wind weekend again. And this time it’s a Deluxe from August 1961. The Deluxe was introduced in 1958, using the 2B/9200 movement with 19, 21 and 23 jewels. It proved to be Citizen’s first really successful watch, with sales exceeding a value of over ¥100million. There were many dial designs, along with steel and gold/gold-plated cases, combined with a high quality movement that can run very accurately at a leisurely 18,000 beats per hour. It is also a fairly slim movement, with no date or day complications, so it is a very stylish dress watch. I would recommend getting hold of a good example of these, you can feel the quality of them somehow – smooth winding and hand setting tells you that it is a superior thing.

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2 Responses to Today’s Watch – Deluxe, 19 Jewels

  1. Back in the old days, real jewels were used in watches. Luxury pieces like this take me back to times like that. I love it!

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