About


This site is about Citizen watches, about Vintage Citizen Watches. I am looking at the period before quartz, prior to the plastic fashion watches. That means starting from 1924 (when Citizen was born) all the way up to 1978. and the vintage era ended). Unfortunately not a lot of information is available at the moment, but I will try to put together as many facts as possible so all the vintage Citizen collectors will find the information they need about their model. Maybe my work will help somebody who might start collecting vintage Citizen watches, or somebody who could  find here a piece of information he didn’t have before.

There are many things I love about Citizen. Most of them are made of stainless steel (and they are the main focus of my collection), with simple, functional, relatively easy to service and repair movement. I love the design and their diversity ranging from column wheel fly-back chronographs, divers, world time, alarm, to simple, elegant three hands watches. The price also fluctuates a lot from a few bucks to… well, more than a vintage Rolex. 🙂 So it makes no difference how much money you have, for sure you will find a lot of pleasure inside the beautiful Vintage Citizen Watches world. Enjoy the journey!

 

Of course there is a Facebook  page, connected to this site, and I am proud to say that the online community is growing on a daily basis. Thank you for all the implication!

Add yourself and your friends and let’s share our passion for Vintage Citizen Watches to the THIS LINK. 

Also, you can find my personal Facebook page HERE.

And my Instagram HERE.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or add any information you have, videos, photos so we can put together  the Vintage Citizen Watches collection we all love.

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114 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi,

    I’ve a citizen 8110 panda bullhead and the flyback and reset are not working as should.
    Chronograph and watch (time and date) are working just fine.
    Can you give me advise on repair place to contact?
    Prefered locations to deal in person: Norway, Czech Republic or Portugal.

    Thanks and keep the great work and share the passion.
    Ricardo

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  2. Hi,

    Thank you for a great website! I have got the Citizen bug after serving a few for a good client! I now have a box full of nice projects waiting for a service.

    Best regards,

    Mitka

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  3. Watch Brand: Citizen

    What is the issue?: Greetings,

    I have a Citizen Navistar Alarmchrono WR 100, serial 430033, c402-002080 GN-4-S vintage 1970’s. The watch part works great keeps good time and all is OK, however the LCD setting push pin (see image) no longer allow for me to reset the LCD items. My local watch maker said a set pin was broken and would need to be made or replaced, thus I sent it to Citizen in CA in Oct only to find they had no parts. Thus, the X on the case. I have had this watch for about 40 years and would consider fixing if possible. I have enclosed images that may assist in your estimate. All other functions of the watch work to factory specs. Why fix it? History reasons!

    Sincerely,
    David

    Where can I send it? PLEASE – or give me a call.

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  4. Hello! Im an amateur collector of watches (collect and wear). Just wondering which citizen lines are considered their premiums, in finish and in the movement.. I have 2 leopards, an 8 and a 10 superbeat. are they considered premium in fit and finish and movement?

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  5. Hello,

    Awesome site you have! I’ve been collecting watches for many years, but honestly (don’t hate me) I’m mostly into vintage Tudor and Omega. That said, I’ve always had a fascination with moon phase watches since my first Citizen as a kid in the late 80s: an “Astro Fantasy Moon Sign”, I believe reference or movement number at least is 2870. Sorry I know very little on Citizen numbering or nomenclature.

    Anyway since then I’ve gotten many moon watches from all brands low to high end, but my original Quartz Citizen remains a favourite.

    I’ve been trying to find a servicing manual or at least movement schematic out there but had no luck. Are such manuals online? I know this model was extremely popular but I can’t even find the stem detent to uncase the movement for servicing and am afraid to damage it. It’s a long shot I know, but any chance you’re familiar with this model/movement or know of an info source?

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    • Hello! Sorry I can’t help you with this, I am only into mechanical Vintage Citizen Watches. If you start looking into this in the future I will be more than happy to help with anything I can. 😉 (Omega & Tudor are not bad either LOL)

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