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36000 beats per hour in action

Following my previous post about the Highness, here’s a one minute movie to show what the sweep of the second hand looks like when running at 36000 beats per hour / 10 beats per second: http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk252/Sweephand/Highness/?action=view&current=MVI_0538.mp4 And this is what … Continue reading

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Citizen’s version of the Snow Leopard?

Although Citizen’s range of ‘Leopard’ high-beat watches is probably fairly well known, there were one or two higher end versions in the line which are much less often spotted (!). Like the Snow Leopard in the animal kingdom, they are … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #30 – The Leopard 7220

The 7220 movement occupies a unique place in the Leopard line-up – although it is otherwise the same as its fellow 28,800 beats per hour models, it has one special feature, a combined date and day window at the 12 … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #29 – The Leopard 7600

Most of the models in the Leopard range featured both date and day windows, whilst a few top of the range ones had date only. But there were one or two that had neither – just plain vanilla dials. These … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #21 Part Deux – Leopard 36000

Here’s a second example of a Leopard with an oval dial. This is the 4-720911 model, again with the 7230 movement running at 36,000 beats per hour (10 per second). This has a grey dial, with lumed hour markers and … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #21 – Leopard 36000

The Leopard line is a favourite of mine, with its range of high beat watches beating at either 28,800 beats per hour (8 beats per second) or 36,000 beats per hour (10 beats per second). Launched in 1969 and produced … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #14 – the Cosmotron 5800

In 1966, Citizen launched Japan’s first electric watch – I featured the Chronomaster version of that in Week 10 – and over the next 10 or so years they developed this electro-mechanical technology via the ‘X8’ and ‘Cosmotron’ lines. With … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #6 – the Challenge Golf

I’m playing in a golf competition tomorrow, and that made me think of one of my watches, a rather unusual model called the ‘Challenge Golf’. First produced in 1972 when golf was becoming enormously popular, Citizen came up with a … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #2 – the Highness

This one wasn’t the planned featured watch for this week – but once it arrived, I thought I’d change the plan! So this week it’s the Highness, a high grade, high-beat automatic from the early 1970s. When I first started … Continue reading

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