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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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Automatic Chronographs Page & the 67-9038

Just done an update on the Chronographs reference page – I needed to make a couple of small corrections to the 67-9038 section, and add new images from a 1970s catalogue. The models in that catalogue, which I think was … Continue reading

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Big Cat Restorations – a New Page!

I’m delighted to let you know that I have just uploaded a new page featuring more of the work of Master Watchmaker Brian Leiser. This time he is showing us restorations of early 1970s automatics – all members of Citizen’s … Continue reading

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More Speedy Restorations By Brian

I’ve just added three new restorations carried out by Brian Leiser (aka 31 Jewels), to his Speedy (67-9313) Restoration page. It’s great to see the results of his very skillful work, especially on those examples that others might easily have given up … Continue reading

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Finally…..A Pair of Rally Custom Automatics

It’s been a long wait, but I’ve finally got hold of one of the second generation Rally Custom automatic models. This is a ‘Custom V2’, and uses the same case as the original Seven Star model, but it is somewhat rarer than … Continue reading

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Production Runs – Citizen’s Hand Winders

I’ve just uploaded a new page with a chart showing the production runs of Citizen’s second generation hand winders, i.e. from 1958 onward. It includes some of Citizen’s best known models, such as the Homer and Deluxe, but many others … Continue reading

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