Category Archives: Vintage Watches

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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Citizen Chronograph 67-9071 ‘Monaco’ – More than a restoration!

I’ve just published a new page featuring more of Brian Leiser’s excellent work – this time he has built a 67-9071 from parts I supplied. And, of course, he’s done a superb job! From two rather sad non-runners, along with … Continue reading

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It’s been rather quiet here over the summer, but….

I’ve been busy over recent months with lots of non-watch related stuff, but that’s going to change soon! I’ve just got something back from master watchmaker Brian Leiser…….yes, he’s worked his chronograph magic again 🙂  This time on one of … Continue reading

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Not Had a Reply?

I’ve had some issues with email over recent weeks, so if you have contacted me with a question and not had a reply could you please get back to me.  Apologies if this has happened to you, but I’ll try … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #79 – the Citizen Jet Monthly

Many people may be familiar with Citizen’s vintage ‘Monthly’ watches, which use the 5270 movement and were produced in the late 1960s. They are also found in the guise of the ‘Moon Dater’, which was the export model. However, Citizen … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #78 – the 4-900014 Chronograph

One of two of Citizen’s chronographs with case number only, i.e. no model number, this is a single register ‘Challenge Timer’ model which is driven by the 8100A movement (‘A’ is for Automatic, there’s no ‘B’ version 🙂 ).  Both the … Continue reading

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Citizen 67-9011 (aka ‘Bullhead’) Original Day and Date Wheel Colour

Following my last post asking for help in researching original colours for the 67-9011 models, I think it’s time to publish my theory! I only got five responses to my questions, for which I am very grateful, so I guess … Continue reading

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