Tag Archives: Vintage Citizen Auto Dater

This Week’s Featured Watch #12 – the Uni Auto Dater

Last week’s feature was the SM, using one of the early swinging weight type of movements Citizen introduced to replace the Jet. In fact, it was the second model to use this type of movement – it was preceded two … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #11 – the SM

After the first Citizen automatic in 1958, which used a conventional swinging weight rotor to drive it, the company launched its ‘Jet’ rotor, with a distinctive circular gear. By the mid-1960’s Citizen dropped the Jet and returned to the oscillating … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #8 – the Crystal Seven, 27 jewels

In 1965 Citizen launched a major line of watches called the ‘Crystal Seven’. The name is derived from the type of glass used, the first time Citizen used ‘crystal’ glass – I’m not sure if this was sapphire or equated … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #6 – the Challenge Golf

I’m playing in a golf competition tomorrow, and that made me think of one of my watches, a rather unusual model called the ‘Challenge Golf’. First produced in 1972 when golf was becoming enormously popular, Citizen came up with a … Continue reading

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