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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