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Citizen Parawater – The Oceanic Tests

There’s a change today from my daily and weekend watch features, since a new video documentary has just been published about Citizen’s testing of their parawater automatics in the 1960s. And I want to leave this post at the top … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Quartz 8600 ‘Blinker’

Citizen moved into quartz technology in a big way in the early 1970s, and their early quartz models are high quality pieces, designed to be serviced, and used for many years. They are collectable things as a result and a … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen X8 Chronometer, Titanium

Citizen was the first company in the world to make a watch case fully from titanium. Although common these days, manufacturing challenges made it difficult to work with in the early 1970s. Citizen made and sold less than 2000 of … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Cosmotron, 4-480279

Another Cosmotron today, and one of the more unusual ones – the movement is the 4840 date only version of the 0840 calibre. The unusual bit is the crystal, since it has the ‘Citizen Electronic’ logos and minute markers printed … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Cosmotron Special

I think we’ll have an electric week this week – starting with the last in the line of 7800 calibre Cosmotrons, the Special version. The Special, calibre number 7803, is immediately identifiable by the button at the 8 o’clock position, … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch: Citizen Master, 19 Jewels

Today’s hand-winder is the Master, made only in 1959 as far as I know and was the last in the long line of what Citizen called its ‘Center Second’ watches. The 910/913 19 jewel movement was a higher grade version … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Junior, 9 Jewels

Back to a nice simple watch for this Hand Wind Weekend. And today it’s the Junior – this was the penultimate in the line of ‘Center Second’ watches Citizen made for many years. It came with 9, 11, 15 & … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Automatic Chronograph, 67-9313, 23 Jewels

The last of the three week auto chronographs series is the 67-9313, nick-named the Speedy due to its resemblance to the Omega Speedmaster. There are two dials found, white and black, both with the external tachymeter bezel. All stainless steel … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Automatic Chronograph, 67-9038, 23 Jewels

Today’s watch is the penultimate 8110A model to be featured in the three chronograph weeks – and it is the blue dialled version of the 67-9038. This model also came with white (well silver really) and black dials. Mine is … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Automatic Chronograph, 67-9151, 23 Jewels

Another very 1970s watch 8110A today – the all stainless steel 67-9151. This is one of the rarer models, again having had a shorter production run than other more familiar ones. It’s eight sided case, with four of them curved, … Continue reading

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