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Some More Chronograph Catalog Scans

With many thanks again to Anthony, I now have more scans of several Challenge Timer models from Citizen’s old catalogs. These are especially good for checking ‘correctness’ of examples for sale, things like the colour of day and date wheels, original … Continue reading

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A Small Addition to the Chronograph Page

With thanks to a comment by ‘Art Van Deco’, I’ve added a second case number for the 67-9020 gold plated Challenge Timer (‘bullhead’). With his help I have been able to confirm that this model came with two case numbers … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #68 – the 67-9313 Chronograph, aka the ‘Speedy’

Citizen’s range of mechanical ‘Challenge Timer’ chronographs, using the 8110A movement, included a number of models that were very ‘1970s’ in their design. One model, however, was of a more ‘classic’ design – the 67-9313. With two dial variations, black and ‘white’ … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #63 – the 67-9631 Chronograph

Citizen’s mechanical chronographs from the 1970s are relatively well known, especially the ‘bullheads’ with the two sub-register 8110A movement. Known at the time as ‘Challenge Timers’ Citizen’s range of models also included single sub-register models – in fact these were the … Continue reading

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The Stainless Steel ‘Bullhead’ Chronograph – 67-9356

All but one of Citizen’s ‘bullhead’ models, with the 8110A movement, were mounted in ‘base metal’ cases, albeit with stainless steel backs. Some were gold plated or black coated. The only one to use a stainless steel case was the 67-9356 model … Continue reading

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Citizen’s Challenge Timers – Just the ‘Bullheads’?

Citizen’s best known vintage mechanical chronograph is usually called the ‘bullhead’, a name that is of course not specific to the Citizen brand. The correct original name for Citizen’s bullheads was ‘Challenge Timer’, but only recently I have found that … Continue reading

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Superman and the Challenge Timer

Some brilliant work by Attilio on the Italian ‘Orologi Passioni’ forum came up with a great spot – a Challenge Timer worn by the editor of the Daily Planet! 🙂 It’s often hard to properly identify a watch from film footage but this one … Continue reading

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