Today’s Watch – Citizen Ace, 21 Jewels

This weekend’s hand winders feature the Ace – launched in 1961 it uses a derivation of the 9200 movement first seen in the Deluxe in 1958. The Ace movements are the 9210, 9230, 9231 and 9232 and run at 18,000 bph. Unlike the Deluxe, they are not marked ‘3 Adj.’ so I assume they are not quite at the same grade. Made with either 21 or 23 jewels, they were in production for about 5 years. Today’s example is from October 1962, and is a typical design of that era, with narrow dauphin hands and a fluted bezel, all in stainless steel. The case/model number the older style A1407051, and the lugs are drilled right through. It still runs very well:

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