I will also name this article: “One of the watches I regret I didn’t buy”.
Cleaning up my watch pictures folder is always an interesting process. This time I found a few pictures (taken by the seller) of a watch I really like that was available for sale a while ago. How come I don’t see it in my collection since I like it so much?! Well, that is because I didn’t buy it when I had the chance. What can I say, I always regret more the watches I didn’t get when having the chance than the impulse purchases.
Let me tell you a few things about this one, the solid yellow gold Citizen Super Deluxe.
As you can see, it was NOS and it came with original box, strap and buckle. Not bad, is it?
The watch itself is just a common (is it ok to call it “common”?) Super Deluxe made in 1960. The “Super” means the 9200 calibre found inside the gold case is better finished and adjusted. In fact this was the most precise movement Citizen was manufacturing back in those days. And one more thing, they usually come with 23 or 25 jewels. This one has 25. The regular one (non “Super”) only comes with 19, 21 or 23. It was specially adjusted in more than 3 positions.
The dial is simple, a classy dress watch after all, silver with applier gold hour markers (a double one at 12) and three gold hands to show the time. I love the font used for “Citizen Super Deluxe” and “Parashock 25 Jewels” on the dial.
Brown leather strap, gold buckle and a SOLID gold case. Love it and…. regret not buying it. Maybe next time, if there will be another time one of these in NOS condition will ever surface.
Read more about my SOLID white gold Citizen Diamond Flake here, the thinnest watch in the world.