Tag Archives: Vintage Citizen Watches

Today’s Watch – Citizen X8 Chronometer, Titanium

Citizen was the first company in the world to make a watch case fully from titanium. Although common these days, manufacturing challenges made it difficult to work with in the early 1970s. Citizen made and sold less than 2000 of … Continue reading

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The 67-9071 Chronograph Dials – Close Up & Personal

With many thanks to ‘Marty’, who sent me excellent macro shots, I’ve got some pics to share….and a question or two to ask 🙂  First though, which watch are we looking at? It’s the 67-9071 model from the 1970s fly-back chronograph range, i.e. … Continue reading

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Twin Crown Diver from 1970

In the wider world, Citizen is maybe not so well known for its vintage mechanical watches, and particularly for their divers made from the mid 1960s and through the 1970s. Although there’s a page on this blog which describes the various divers (https://sweep-hand.org/citizens-vintage-divers-1962-to-1980/) … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy….

I realised today that it’s over month now since my last post! Although I’ve been trying to keep on top of my replies to comments, I haven’t done the same with posting. I shall try to up the posting rate, … Continue reading

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Two-tone Orange Dialled 4-720521 (67-5776) 100m Parawater Diver

Following my last post on Citizen’s orange dialled export (‘waterproof’) 100m diver, Bert has kindly sent photos of his Parawater version of the 67-5776 model – but with a two-tone dial: I have seen one or two other examples of … Continue reading

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Orange Dialled 4-520858 (61-5773) 100m Waterproof Diver

With many thanks to ‘Vlad’, I’ve just added images of his very nice 100m diver, from December 1969, to the diver reference page (https://sweep-hand.org/citizens-vintage-divers-1962-to-1980/). Vlad kindly offered his images for the archive, and it is such a nice example I … Continue reading

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Latest Speedy Restorations by Brian

After a holiday break, I’ve now added two more Speedy’s to Brian’s 67-9313 restoration page. One black dial, one white dial, they are both very nice and again showcase Brian’s skill in restoring these beauties: https://sweep-hand.org/brians-8110a-restoration-the-speedy-67-9313/

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Leopard (Highness) Chronometer Original Faceted Glass

There’ll be a full write-up on the work Brian Leiser did to repair my Leopard high-beat Chronometer, so for now here’s a post about the original crystal I managed to source from Japan – the only one I’ve seen in … Continue reading

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More About the 777 Autodater…

Although in good condition, this example was not running  when I bought it, except for a few seconds when shaken or wound. Otherwise it seemed to be winding properly by hand and the sound from the rotor seemed ok. Time … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #76 – Jet Autodater ‘777’

Citizen sometimes produced special editions, and one of the rarer ones is this week’s featured model – it’s an ‘Autodater’ from the early to mid-1960s with a 27 jewel version of the 1121 date only Jet movement first produced in … Continue reading

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