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Citizen Parawater – The Oceanic Tests Update

English language sub-titles are now included in this excellent YouTube video:

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Citizen’s 1964 Demonstrations of their Parawater Watches

In 1959 Citizen introduced Japan’s first waterproof watch, and they adopted the name ‘Parawater’ for the case and crystal design. The first model to use this technology was a Deluxe hand winder – see here: https://sweep-hand.org/2012/01/22/this-weeks-featured-watch-20-the-parawater-deluxe/ By the early 1960s Citizen were … Continue reading

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Metal Bracelet or Leather Strap?

The majority of Citizen’s watches were originally sold with steel bracelets, sometimes gold plated, sometimes black. Although some bracelets are very nice, and it’s good to have an original one fitted, I confess to a preference for leather straps. I … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #20 – the Parawater Deluxe

After covering later technology utilising electronics in the previous couple of featured watches, this week I return to the humble hand winding tradition, and a significant watch for Citizen. Generally the ‘Deluxe’ was important because it was a commercial success, … Continue reading

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