Tag Archives: Vintage Citizen Watches

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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Citizen’s Chronometer Standards

I finally feel confident enough to publish a reference page on the standards Citizen used for their mechanical and electro-mechanical chronometers in the 1960s and 1970s. After a fair bit of research  I think I’ve reached the right conclusions, but I … Continue reading

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This Week’s Featured Watch #74 – Seven Star Custom Deluxe

Although recent Featured Watches have been higher grade models – a Chronometer and a couple of ‘Super’ examples – Citizen’s mid-grade offerings can also give very good performance. This week’s watch is one of those; from the Seven Star range it … Continue reading

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Citizen Movement Table, 1931 to 1980

My ISP is ending my free web-space, so the Movement Table is now hosted directly here on the blog – this actually makes it quicker and easier to access. When I have time, I will review the Table and make … Continue reading

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Citizen Challenge Golf – A Mystery Solved

In the early 1970s Citizen produced their ‘Challenge Golf’ models – with a score counter complication  and high-beat (28,800 beats per hour) these are interesting and possibly unique watches. With round or ‘tv’ style dials they use the 7760 movement, … Continue reading

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If You Like A Good Back Story….

I’m very pleased to tell you that I’ve just published a new page 🙂  But it isn’t written by me, but by our Dutch friend Bert. He recently acquired a very nice Citizen diver, after making contact with the seller, Kelvin, … Continue reading

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Who Says Citizens Aren’t Collectable?

I watched an auction on Yahoo Japan last week with interest, even knowing that the final price would be well out of my league! Collectors, in Japan at least, appreciate the qualities of Citizen’s first true chronometer grade watch. It … 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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More Speedy’s – 67-9313 Restorations

With the kind permission of their owners, Brian has provided two more Speedy examples for his Restoration Page. These are now included as numbers 7 & 8 🙂 Thanks again to Brian, and to the proud owners of the Speedy’s … Continue reading

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Citizen 52-0110 Diver – Blue Bezel Insert…or Faded Black? Solved!

With thanks to Bert and Nick – Bert who was prepared to take the bezel off his diver and Nick who suggested it – we have an answer to the question….was the bezel blue  originally, or was it black and has … Continue reading

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