Tag Archives: Vintage Citizen High Beat

This Week’s Featured Watch #75 – 4-722132

This week’s watch might be called a Leopard that has lost its spots 🙂  I came across this model for the first time recently, case number 4-722132, with 26 jewels, from August 1971: Although the 7200 movement with 26 jewels runs at 21,600 beats … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #73 – the Leopard Chronometer

The very early 1970s marked what was probably the peak of Citizen’s mechanical watch production, and their ‘Leopard’ line offered a range of quality models, all high beat, and (for mechanicals) capable of very accurate time-keeping. Often marked ‘superbeat’ the Leopards ran at … Continue reading

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Leopard Chronometer – Trailer…..

My Leopard Chronometer came back from the USA recently – it has been carefully repaired and serviced by Brian Leiser (aka ’31Jewels’). When I first acquired it the watch had a couple of problems  – one in particular was a … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #68 – the 67-9313 Chronograph, aka the ‘Speedy’

Citizen’s range of mechanical ‘Challenge Timer’ chronographs, using the 8110A movement, included a number of models that were very ‘1970s’ in their design. One model, however, was of a more ‘classic’ design – the 67-9313. With two dial variations, black and ‘white’ … Continue reading

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What Makes This Cosmotron Special?

There are a number of things that can make a watch ‘special’ – it may be an expensive high grade piece, or it might be a rare vintage model; it may have been a ‘world first’, or it may have … Continue reading

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Cosmotron 7803A Movement – the Special Version

The X8 / Cosmotron electro-mechanical movements  first produced in 1966 were, for a short time, Citizen’s most accurate watches – capable of reaching chronometer grade standards.  They had a very limited life though, since quartz technology was developed soon after … Continue reading

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Cosmotron Display

It’s nice to find bits and pieces that add to a collection – some time ago I found a small shop display for the Cosmotron models. Dating from the early 1970s, it holds three watches – here’s a little ‘fly … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #50 – the Adorex (8000)

In the early 1970s Citizen were making a range of high quality automatic mechanical and electro-mechanical watches as their production development reached its peak, just before the introduction of mass produced quartz models transformed the landscape. An example of Citizen’s expertise and innovation is the ‘Adorex’ line – especially … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #47 – the 67-9151 Chronograph

Time for a more complicated watch to be featured, and this one is one of the 8110A mechanical chronographs from the 1970s. The Challenge Timers, aka the ‘bullhead’ are the models most often seen for sale, many with after market dials and … Continue reading

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Leopard High Beat Auto Marketing Material, 1969

Besides collecting the watches themselves  it is also fun and interesting to find other items that go with them, much of which is very rarely seen. Here’s an example from 1969 marketing material for models in the Leopard line, scanned from … Continue reading

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