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Cosmotron from 1971 – What’s So Unusual?

Citizen made many different Cosmotron models, an interesting hybrid movement that became obsolete well within 10 years of its launch in 1966.  Here’s one, case number 4-480279, from November 1971: A passing glance might suggest it’s a straightforward enough rather … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to do Your Research Before You Buy!

With prices rising all the time for good quality and original vintage watches, especially mechanical chronographs as seen in Citizen’s 8110 and 8100 automatics, I advise you to do your research before buying!! For example there’s an 8110 for sale … Continue reading

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Have You Contacted Me?….

I received a message today via the enquiry form, from ‘Marchand’ with an ‘@me.com’ email address. My reply is bouncing back as ‘undeliverable’, saying the email address does not exist or is unable to receive mail. The query was about … Continue reading

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How to Identify an Original Bullhead Dial – Some Tips

Citizen’s 67-9011 Challenge Timer – usually known as the ‘Bullhead’ – is the most commonly seen version of their line of vintage auto chronographs. I’ve had more than a few people ask me to take a look at examples offered … Continue reading

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More 67-9313 Restorations Now Added

Five more examples of Brian’s work are now included on the Restoration page – numbers 20 to 24….and #24 is an interesting one 🙂  I’ll be interested to read your comments about that one! Here’s a quick link: https://sweep-hand.org/brians-8110a-restoration-the-speedy-67-9313/

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More Speedy Examples on the Way

Brian has been busy working on more 67-9313’s, and has sent pics and info on five more – I’ll be adding these to the Restoration Page soon. Been catching up on things this week after a week’s holiday visiting Barcelona … Continue reading

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Colourful Citizens

Citizen certainly weren’t shy about using colours in the 1970s, and their range of automatic chronographs is a good example. Even with conservative dial colours, colourful highlights were used on a number of the models to grab a bit of … Continue reading

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