Two or three hands, with or without a date, maybe day too… simple calendar vintage Citizen watches or just a simple elegant design. Some of them important pieces of history, some of them nothing more but plain gorgeous.

Because most of the time… Less is more. 

citizen super ace

For more information follow the links below:

shokoshaThe very first Citizen watch – Shokosha




Citizen Glorious



citizen leopard

Vintage Citizen Leopard hi beat 36000



citizen chronometer officially certified 36000

Citizen Chronometer Officially Certified 36000



Citizen Diamond Flake – world’s thinnest watch



citizen diamond flake date

Diamond Flake, Diamond Flake Date, Flake Date



citizen flake date

Citizen Flake Date



vintage citizen chronometer

Citizen Chronometer



Citizen Chrono Master Superior Chronometer Special



Citizen Super Ace 23 Jewels 40mcitizen super ace



citizen ace parawater

Citizen Ace Parawater 21J



Citizen Parawater Deluxe

Citizen Parawater – The Parawater




“As simple as that” (The Parawater) by Andrei Cherascu



vintage citizen parashock parawater green eagle

Citizen Parawater Parashock Green Eagle



citizen reversion of okinawa

Citizen Memory of Reversion Okinawa



citizen jet parawater professional

First JET movement (1962) – Para Water Professional




Citizen Jet (Super Jet) Auto Dater



citizen super jet auto dater 1

Citizen Super Jet Auto Dater parawater X case



citizen auto dater para water

The last JET movement (1966) – Citizen Auto Dater Seven



citizen center second special ladySpecial Citizen Center Second



citizen center second

First central sweeping seconds – Citizen Center Second



citizen auto 20 jewels phynox

Citizen Auto Phynox – the first automatic movement



citizen shock proof parashock

Citizen (clear caseback) Shock Proof



citizen crystal 7 33

Vintage Citizen Crystal Seven 33 Jewels



Citizen Leopard pocket watch 67-2192

Citizen 36000 automatic Leopard pocket watch  67-2192




citizen seven star deluze seven pocket watch

Citizen Seven Star Deluxe pocket watch



citizen automatic skeleton

Citizen automatic skeleton 



citizen v2 automatic vintage 21 jewels blackie

Citizen Custom V2 Blackie 8200A



citizen automatic black coated

Citizen Roman numeral, black 



citizen leopard 28800

Citizen Leopard 28800 26 jewels – and about fate 



citizen chrono master date

Citizen Chrono Master Chronometer Date



Citizen Newmaster autodater

Citizen Newmaster – Autodater 21 jewels



citizen jet autodater

Citizen Jet Autodater movement – ring rotor




citizen vintage watch

Great Japan Watch Company 大日本時計株式会社




seiko citizen antique military watch

The Mystery of the First Ever Citizen Wristwatch




citizen shine

Citizen Shine Braille Watch 4-300017TA



Citizen Monthly ACSS52704-YCitizen Seven Star Deluxe Monthly ACSS-52704-Y




vintage citizen classic 63-5537

Classic, elegant, three hands vintage Citizen 63-5537


citizen crystate deluxe

Citizen Crystate Deluxe 22 Jewels



 citizen chronometer officialy certifiedAdam’s Great Story of his Citizen Chronometer




vintage NOS citizen 4-520068 T

The “enigma” – Citizen day-date Crystal Seven 4-520068 T



vintage Citizen ladies watch 64-4838

Vintage ladies Citizen watch 64-4838



citizen ring watch pendant watch bracelet watch vintage gold

Citizen ring watch, pendant watch, bracelet watch



Vintage Citizen case finishing



citizen shine

VIDEO – Citizen Shine



citizen leopard 36000

VIDEO – Citizen 36000 automatic Leopard pocket watch  67-2192



27 thoughts on “Simple

  1. I recently bought, for a bargain price, what looks like a vintage Citizen Seven Star 24J Automatic Day-Date from Japan. Just want to know more about this watch.


  2. Hi there,
    Was looking to get started with vintage watches but not sure if the watch is genuine.
    Would you be able to assist with photos provided?


      • Hi,

        Thanks so much! Attached photos of 2 watches.

        Cheers, Weihua On 7 Jun 2016 4:17 a.m., “Vintage Citizen Watches” wrote:

        > Vintage Citizen Collector commented: “Hi! Welcome to the group! 🙂 Post > some pictures, dial, movement if you can… I will try to help, if > possible. ” >


  3. Hoi Folks, maybe you can help me out here. I inherited my Father’s Watch and i just want to know a bit more about it. Like when was it build, maybe where it was build … that kind of stuff. In terms of money it’s worth nothing, that’s why it seems to be hard to find information.

    i know already it is this one

    But there is no real date or something else. She has the following numbers on the back:

    4-601190 Y (that number brought me here)
    50701729 (in smaller types)
    62-9154 (that was the number that brought me to the named site)

    i would appreciate all the Information i can get 🙂 I always loved the plain and simple look of the watch and it’s all i expect from a watch. a minute off now and theen does not matter to me and it’s my Fathers Watch which i will hold dear and on my wrist.

    thx in Advance, Michael


  4. Hi

    I Boug a vintage Nos Citizen Automatic Day-Date…the front show Japan. Want to know more about this watch.

    Stamp on the back

    4-652517 TA


      • Hello! You can find out details about finding the manufacturing date by using the info here: (it looks like April 1966 is right)
        If you can open it and post a pic of the movement I could give you more data. The movement is an important part in dating it and for other details. Unfortunately it is not a rarity and not a high value, no matter which of the two possibilities of the movement I have in mind is inside of it.


      • Hi, I found the following ‘Waterproof’, ‘M51301’, ‘anti-magnetic’, ‘unbreakable spring’ says it is an export model of the Autodater Seven ADS 51301 with a 25 jewel 410x movement. Export models usually have no model name on the dial. This is pretty rare in export form, is that it has the 410 movement inside. The watch was made in April 1966 and runs perfectly.


  5. A friend gave this watch to me this week and I’m wondering if it is a recent construction of NOS parts. The caseback doesn’t match the dial, or movement, but maybe that’s all that was replaced. I also can’t find much actual information yet about this particular dress/simple watch… although I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it for the last 3 days!

    Bottom of dial text: JAPAN0200 6-162-134 SMO
    Balance bridge marked: 0201
    Link to images:

    Anything interesting I could find out about this piece in particular?
    Thank you!


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