Tag Archives: Vintage Citizen Hand Wind

This Week’s Featured Watch #26 – The Junior

Citizen introduced the ‘Junior’ in 1958, a development of the ‘Center Second’ line. Using the 2S/910 movement, it came in 9, 11, 15 and 17 jewel variants. There was a wide variety of dial styles, including some quite fancy designs … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #23 – the Homer

The humble ‘Homer’ was Citizen’s workhorse hand wind movement for many years. First produced in 1960 I believe it was produced right through to 1980 or so, not only in Homer badged models but in others as well – notably … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #20 – the Parawater Deluxe

After covering later technology utilising electronics in the previous couple of featured watches, this week I return to the humble hand winding tradition, and a significant watch for Citizen. Generally the ‘Deluxe’ was important because it was a commercial success, … Continue reading

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New Page on the Hand Winders

Just added a new page, which summarises the hand winding watches produced by Citizen. Though this would be a useful quick reference guide, with more information available via the Movement Table. Please let me know if you spot any errors … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #7 – the Hi-Line

Following the success of the Deluxe model, launched in 1958, Citizen followed up with the Ace (see Featured Watch #5) and the Hi-Line in 1961. The Ace used the 92xx movements as first seen in the Deluxe.  However the Hi-Line … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #5 – the Ace

Following the success of the Deluxe, launched in 1958, Citizen used the same movement but at a slightly lower grade (i.e. without the three adjustments) in 1961 with the launch of the ‘Ace’. Produced (as far as I can determine) … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #3 – the Super Deluxe

After my plan for week 2 was disrupted by the arrival of the Highness, I can now get back on track and present my Super Deluxe. Citizen made higher grade models of their earlier hand winding watches, and prefaced them … Continue reading

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