Tag Archives: Vintage Citizen Auto Dater

Some Unusual Selections From Japanese Auctions

With credit to the sellers on Yahoo Japan for their pictures here are a few of the more unusual watches, which appear to be authentic (to me anyway!) that I’ve seen on the Japanese auctions. First is a Cosmotron, sold recently, … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #59 – Super Flat Seven Auto Dater, 23j

Citizen moved from the Jet automatics, with their circular geared rotor, to the more usual swinging weight design in the mid-1960s. Although the first Jet automatics with no day or date complications were a reasonably slim design, the later models with … Continue reading

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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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Jet Family

Here’s a group shot of my Jets – the most recent arrivals are the two on the left, the early plain dialled model and the Rookie.  The Jets use Citizen’s circular geared rotor rather than the more usual swinging weight. … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #55 – the Jet Rookie

In the early 1960s Citizen used their ‘jet’ movement in their line of automatic watches. Featuring a circular geared rotor, the Jets have an unmistakable design once the case back is removed (see this page for more information: https://sweep-hand.org/the-jet-automatic/. Most of … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #48 – Jet Auto Dater Seven, 25 jewels

Citizen’s second generation Jet movements, the 41xx series, were launched in 1964 and were used in the ‘Seven’ auto dater models. They were made with 19, 25 or 35 jewels and a ‘Monthly’ model was part of the line-up, but … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch # 46 – The Super Jet Autodater, 39 Jewels

Citizen’s automatics of the early 1960s used a circular geared rotor, and the line was known  as the ‘Jet’. Three movements were used from 1961 until about 1966 or 1967 when more conventional rotors took over. More detail on the series can … Continue reading

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