Great Japan Watch Company

Here it is a very special watch. It is one real piece of history and I will let you know why. 🙂 It is a small watch, one of the first wristwatches made by Citizen. It is in amazing shape for its age. You can read about a similar piece HERE.

citizen vintage watch

With the help of my online Japanese speaking friends so far I have this:

“During the war roman letters on domestic was outlawed so Citizen adopted the Japanese name. Dai Nihon tokei kabushiki kaishya 1938. In 1948 they were able to change the name back to “Citizen””

“大日本時計株式会社 (it means Great Japan watch company)” was an old name of CITIZEN in 1938-1948.”

“In those days, Japanese government commanded CITIZEN to change company name. So, this watch is very rare.”

Well… now we know. Do we really need more words on this amazing piece? Maybe not, but if you have more info on this, please let me know in the comments below.


8 thoughts on “Great Japan Watch Company

  1. Hi , I have interest about that ” watch “Great Japan Watch Company – Historical piece”
    Are you selling this watch?
    Please let me know if it is available and how to transaction since my location is in Hong Kong.


  2. Hello. I am an Italian collector of vintage watches and I recently purchased this same watch; Case and dial are still in fair condition while the movement needs a restoration, given the lack of some pieces:winding stem, setting lever and setting bridge.
    Are the spare parts still available?
    My watchmaker is trying to rebuild the missing parts and a photo of the movement on the dial side, or of the single pieces, would be of great help.
    Many thanks to all.


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