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This Week’s Featured Watch #44 – the Crystal Seven Custom 23 jewels (4-521226Y)

Following the launch of its Crystal Seven line in 1965, Citizen later introduced ‘custom’ models with more modern designs, reflecting the design trends of the late 1960s / early 1970s. Using the 5204 movement with 23 jewels this model – case number 4-521226Y … Continue reading

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52 Crystal Seven / Seven Star Family Tree Updated

Just uploaded V2 of the 52xx Family Tree. Only a minor revision, but I’ve added the ‘Superking’ to the 5270 movement box. This was an export model, with a name probably given to watches using more than one movement, including … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #39 – Crystal Seven Custom 33 Jewels

Not too long after the introduction of the Crystal Seven, Citizen added a line of Custom models. Using what were then more modern designs compared to the more traditional Crystal Sevens, the Customs (as with the Dandy Seven) trailed the … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #38 – The Dandy Seven Custom

Continuing the 52 (Crystal Seven) movement family, which last time featured the Cutlass, this week is the quirkily named Dandy Seven Custom. I’m not sure where this name came from, maybe it was designed to appeal to younger buyers since … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #37 – The Cutlass, 27 Jewels

Following the last Featured Watch here’s an example of the 27 jewel Cutlass, again with some interesting features.  First is the slim case, with its brushed finish: The back on this one is marked ‘Citizen’ this time, rather than ‘Cutlass’ … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #36 – The Cutlass, 33 Jewels

One of the less familiar models in the 52 Crystal Seven / Seven Star movement family, is the Cutlass. First produced in 1968, three years after the Crystal Seven was introduced, the Cutlass has either date and day windows, with … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #32 – the Crystal Date 17j

When the well known Crystal Seven series was launched in 1965, using the ’52’ base caliber, a number of other models were also produced with variants of this movement. I’ve covered two of them in previous ‘Featured Watch’ posts – … Continue reading

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