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Big Chronographs…

Two of Citizen’s largest vintage watches, measuring around 43mm across, excluding crown, are both chronographs, one automatic and one hand winding, and both feature black cases: On the left here is the 67-9178, with the 8110A automatic movement and is … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #35 – Custom V2 ‘Blackie’, 4-721331

Citizen pioneered the use of black coated cases in the early 1970s, producing a range of watches known as the  ‘Custom V2’. Last week I featured the alarm model, and in week 25 I presented my first automatic ‘Blackie’ https://sweep-hand.org/2012/03/07/this-weeks-featured-watch-25-the-custom-v2-blackie/Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #34 – The Custom V2 Alarm Date

Citizen made two versions of a hand winding alarm watch, both using a Swiss design which was later used by the Russian maker Poljot. The first type was launched in 1958 using the 9800 movement with 17 or 21 jewels, … Continue reading

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Custom V2 Trio

Early 1970s styling, courtesy of Citizen’s Custom V2 line.  Two of these have been featured in the past couple of weeks – lots of colour, black cases and a decent size reflect the introduction of new design at the end … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #25 – the Custom V2 ‘Blackie’

Staying with the ‘Custom’ models, this week is one of Citizen’s first black coated models to reach the market in 1970. Nicknamed ‘Blackie’ models, the new coating was used over a light alloy case to reduce weight and improve scratch … Continue reading

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