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This Week’s Featured Watch #64 – Cosmotron X8 4-480040

I’ve been looking out for the date version of the 0840 Cosmotron since I hadn’t previously found an example – designated the 4840, models with this movement were launched in 1970 and run at 21,600 beats per hour. Since my … Continue reading

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X8 Cosmotron Page – First Updates

As a result of comments and information after uploading the page, I’ve made a few amendments and additions. The amendments mainly relate to the the first paragraph, where I referred to Citizen’s ‘world’s first’ claim in their technical guide. I’ve … Continue reading

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New Page Published – The X8 Cosmotrons

I’ve just published a new page on the Citizen’s electro-mechanical line of watches made between 1966 and about 1975. For me they are a fascinating bit of watch history, a technology developed just before, and therefore rendered very quickly obsolete by the quartz … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #33 – The Cosmotron GX

In 1969 Citizen’s electro-mechanical watches, introduced in 1966, became known as ‘Cosmotrons’. The technology in these combined new printed circuitry and a battery with a relatively conventional balance and hairspring. But one Cosmotron was an exception to this convention – … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #10 – The Electric Watch

To reflect my intention to provide a representative sample of Citizen’s vintage watches over these early weeks of the blog, this week I’m featuring their first electric model. Launched in March 1966 not only was this Citizen’s first such model, … Continue reading

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