Today’s Watch – Citizen Automatic Chronograph, 67-9054 #1, 23 Jewels

I’m ending the second chronograph week with two side buttoned models, in fact two variants of one model – the 67-9054. This ‘TV’ style watch is a hefty piece of stainless steel, and along with a solid link bracelet it feels very solid. It uses the 8110A movement of course – high-beat, hand-windable, fly-backable; it has it all. However, there’s a big ‘but’ to the design, and that is the external tachymeter bezel, which has been left unprotected from the knocks and scrapes of everyday life. This first example, the green dial variant, is a good example of this issue, even though it is far from the worst you’ll ever see! The attractive black bezel with cyan printed tachymeter scale actually sits slightly proud of the case, so it is very vulnerable. Otherwise, the case is very decent, and the dial nigh on perfect. It’s a shaded green base with black sub-dials highlighted with cyan and grey. The baton hour markers and main hands are lumed whilst the sub-register hands are white – finally the orange second hand creates a bright contrast as it sweeps smoothly round the dial. This one is from July 1974:

NB: that’s not me in the pic! It’s a book cover 😀

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