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Today’s Watch – Citizen Leopard, 4-770498, 24 Jewels

Back to one of Citizen’s range of high beat ‘Leopard’ watches today – launched in 1969 there is no doubt that the movements used in these are of a high quality. Running at either 28,800 bph or 36,000, they offer … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Leopard Leod’or Special, 28 Jewels

Today’s watch is something of a curiosity – although it’s a Leopard high beat, it does not have the standard dial. Instead it is marked with the logo ‘Leod’or’ – which I believe was a fashion brand at the time, … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen Leopard, 24 Jewels

Examples of Citizen’s Leopard series were some of the first watches I bought – they weren’t too expensive, yet they have good quality high beat movements which can run very accurately. There are two Leopard calibres, the 72 and the … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #75 – 4-722132

This week’s watch might be called a Leopard that has lost its spots 🙂  I came across this model for the first time recently, case number 4-722132, with 26 jewels, from August 1971: Although the 7200 movement with 26 jewels runs at 21,600 beats … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #73 – the Leopard Chronometer

The very early 1970s marked what was probably the peak of Citizen’s mechanical watch production, and their ‘Leopard’ line offered a range of quality models, all high beat, and (for mechanicals) capable of very accurate time-keeping. Often marked ‘superbeat’ the Leopards ran at … Continue reading

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Leopard High Beat Auto Marketing Material, 1969

Besides collecting the watches themselves  it is also fun and interesting to find other items that go with them, much of which is very rarely seen. Here’s an example from 1969 marketing material for models in the Leopard line, scanned from … Continue reading

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Citizen’s version of the Snow Leopard?

Although Citizen’s range of ‘Leopard’ high-beat watches is probably fairly well known, there were one or two higher end versions in the line which are much less often spotted (!). Like the Snow Leopard in the animal kingdom, they are … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #30 – The Leopard 7220

The 7220 movement occupies a unique place in the Leopard line-up – although it is otherwise the same as its fellow 28,800 beats per hour models, it has one special feature, a combined date and day window at the 12 … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #29 – The Leopard 7600

Most of the models in the Leopard range featured both date and day windows, whilst a few top of the range ones had date only. But there were one or two that had neither – just plain vanilla dials. These … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #21 Part Deux – Leopard 36000

Here’s a second example of a Leopard with an oval dial. This is the 4-720911 model, again with the 7230 movement running at 36,000 beats per hour (10 per second). This has a grey dial, with lumed hour markers and … Continue reading

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