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This Week’s Featured Watch #27 – the 520 Auto Dater

One gap that I was aware of in the Movement Table was for the 520 Auto Dater. Although I had seen examples of this model, I hadn’t got my hands on one, nor had I seen a detailed shot of … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #22 – the Square Custom, Part 2

Had an interesting time getting at the movement, but was well worth it, since it has clarified which movement is used and leads to a slight Movement Table amendment…. First though, here’s a look at the case and how to … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #22 – the Square Custom

Enough of round cases, here’s a bit of angular stainless steel! The Square Custom was one of the models in the 52xx movement range first produced in 1965 along with the Seven Star and Crystal Seven lines. The Square Custom … Continue reading

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The 5400 Autodaters

In 1966 Citizen introduced the 5400 movement, one of the lines to use the swinging weight type of rotor. As far as I can determine this movement is a date only version of the one used in the much more … 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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