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Finally…..A Pair of Rally Custom Automatics

It’s been a long wait, but I’ve finally got hold of one of the second generation Rally Custom automatic models. This is a ‘Custom V2’, and uses the same case as the original Seven Star model, but it is somewhat rarer than … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #41 – the Seven Star V2 7280

Back in April, one of the Featured Watches was a Leopard 7220 from 1970, a high beat model with day and date window at the 12 o’clock position (https://sweep-hand.org/2012/04/13/this-weeks-featured-watch-30-the-leopard-7220/). The unusual day and date design, in one window, means that the changeover … 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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New Family Tree Available

Just uploaded the 72 Movement Family Tree, which includes many of the Leopards and the Seven Star V2 and Custom V2 lines – see the Blogroll link.

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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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