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Today’s Watch – Citizen X8 Chronometer

Continuing with the electric theme, today’s watch is a rare Officially Certified Chronometer version of the electro-mechanical X8 line. The 0820 movement runs at 21,600 beats per hour, has 19 jewels and mine is uniquely numbered X00294. The case is … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen X8 Chronometer, Titanium

Citizen was the first company in the world to make a watch case fully from titanium. Although common these days, manufacturing challenges made it difficult to work with in the early 1970s. Citizen made and sold less than 2000 of … Continue reading

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Today’s Watch – Citizen X8 Cosmotron, 4-480040

I noticed yesterday that there was a watch ready to run with today’s date, so effectively it chose itself 🙂 This is an X8 Cosmotron from January 1971, with the date version of the 0480 movement, the 4840. This model, … Continue reading

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