Category Archives: Vintage Watches

Today’s Watch – Citizen SM Auto Dater 21 Jewels

Back to an automatic today, and like the UNI featured a few days ago, this one is an early oscillating weight movement. The UNI Auto Dater uses the 2400 calibre, whilst the SM uses the 2410, so it is a … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Custom V2 Alarm Date, 21 Jewels

From June 1971, this is (in my opinion anyway!) a fabulous looking watch – with its standout metallic dark orange rotating ring just shouting 1970’s design. As with some other watch lines, Citizen introduced ‘V2’ designs around 1970 usually using … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Date Flake, 22 Jewels

Sticking with a hand winder for today, and this time it’s the Date Flake. Not to be confused with the Diamond Flake and the Diamond Flake Date of course! 🙂  Citizen used ‘Flake’ for their early to mid-1960s thinnest calibre … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Seven 23 Jewels

A hand winder today, the ‘Seven’ – and an interesting model, since it is the manual winding version of Citizen’s second generation Jet automatic. The movement is designated 4000, compared to the automatic calibres named 41xx, with their circular gear … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Auto Dater UNI, 19 Jewels

From April 1965, this example of Citizen’s ‘UNI’ range of automatics sports a lovely ‘linen’ dial. The UNI movement, designated 2400 with date, 1400 without, was Citizen’s first oscillating weight design, marking their move away from the Jet with its … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Rally Custom Automatic

Feeling in a sporty mood? What could be better than a sports watch 🙂  An automatic Rally Custom to be exact – well, actually two! Citizen added the Rally Custom model to its Seven Star range around 1969, using a … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Crystal Seven Custom, 23 Jewels

This one has an unusual dial and an interesting hand set – from August 1969, case number is 4-521226: Still on its original ‘C’ signed bracelet, it’s running well: This one has been ‘Featured’ so more info can be found … Continue reading

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