Tag Archives: Vintage Citizen 36000

Leopard Chronometer – Trailer…..

My Leopard Chronometer came back from the USA recently – it has been carefully repaired and serviced by Brian Leiser (aka ’31Jewels’). When I first acquired it the watch had a couple of problems  – one in particular was a … Continue reading

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A Small Enhancement to the Citizen Highness

One aspect of collecting, besides the acquisition of the watches themselves, is finding little extras – maybe an original box, or some marketing material from the era they were made. Original bracelets are also good to have of course. Much … Continue reading

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What Makes This Cosmotron Special?

There are a number of things that can make a watch ‘special’ – it may be an expensive high grade piece, or it might be a rare vintage model; it may have been a ‘world first’, or it may have … Continue reading

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36000 beats per hour in action

Following my previous post about the Highness, here’s a one minute movie to show what the sweep of the second hand looks like when running at 36000 beats per hour / 10 beats per second: http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk252/Sweephand/Highness/?action=view&current=MVI_0538.mp4 And this is what … 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 #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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This Week’s Featured Watch #21 – Leopard 36000

The Leopard line is a favourite of mine, with its range of high beat watches beating at either 28,800 beats per hour (8 beats per second) or 36,000 beats per hour (10 beats per second). Launched in 1969 and produced … Continue reading

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