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A Special Leopard Highness

Jeremy, a visitor here, recently asked for my observations about a watch he was looking to buy. I was happy to help, especially when it turned out that the watch in question is a rare thing. It’s a Leopard Highness, and that … Continue reading

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So different….yet much the same

On the face of it these two watches are very different – first is this Bulova from 1966. It’s a small watch, with a simple round case and easy to read dial with bold lumed markers: Second, from 1973, is … Continue reading

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Source for Vintage Citizen Divers’ Inserts

I’ve just seen a thread on the Seiko and Citizen watch Forum about a source for reproduction inserts for a couple of Citizen’s 150m 1970s divers. If you’ve not seen it already, here’s a link: 150mInserts I’ve not seen one in my … Continue reading

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A Tale of Citizen’s Big Cats – Part 2

With thanks of course to Brian, I’ve just added Part 2 to the page on Citizen’s big cat models. This includes information on the ‘Black Cheetah’, an intriguing 19 jewel hand-winding model… Here’s a link – if you’ve read Part … Continue reading

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More of Brian’s Speedy Restorations

I’ve just added two more Speedy restorations to Brian’s 67-9313 page. And corrected a spelling error in a previous update – sorry Mr. Merson! Here’s a quick link to the page: Brian’s 8110A Restoration – the 67-9313 ‘Speedy’ And I’ll soon … Continue reading

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Chrono Master Problem……resolved

The only problem with my Chrono Master Chronometer….. …..is the case back medallion: I did manage to find a replacement recently: And today I got to work – after taking advice from Brian (aka 31 Jewels) I placed the case … Continue reading

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Citizen 8100A & 8110A Chronographs Instruction & Parts Booklet

I’ve added scans of Citizen’s booklet covering their 8100 and 8110 chronograph movements to the Automatic Chronograph page. It’s in .pdf format so you should be able to download it if you wish. The cover gives two great reference watch images, … Continue reading

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