1980s Minimalist Gold Cocktail Watch | 1981 Citizen Women's Dainty Formal Watch | Cosplay Watch

$110.00

Shipping to United States: Free

This simple, elegant 1980s Citizen unisex vintage watch is an immaculate example of Japanese minimalist and brutalist style. It has a simple, slightly funky Japanese style—like the hexagon shaped case. And it's a real attention-getter.

It manages to looks both CLASSIC and cutting-edge futuristic at the same time. I love tiny details, so of course my favorite part is the dainty little gold chain on the clasp. (That little chain is the reason I bought it!)

Most cocktail watches are super dainty, but they don't feel sturdy. This one has it all: It's elegant, dainty, and yet very sturdy feeling. It feels solid in a comforting way.

The gleaming gold and clean, crisp Japanese design bring a BANG of richness and class to whatever your attire may be. Wear it with business casual and formal-wear. Fancy restaurant, date night, and business events, too! And, it'll fall right into place for vintage cosplay—Macross, Voltron, Gundam, Star Blazers, and Dirty Pair.

The integrated gold plated metal mesh bracelet will fit wrists up to 6.25" (15.9cm) around. It can be adjusted smaller, but not larger. Use a measuring tape to measure around your wrist before purchasing. Questions? Message me!

I fully restored this watch to operate like it did when it was new in 1981. YOU'RE WELCOME!

It features a 1 jewel quartz movement, powered by a Swiss Renata 364 battery. What does 1 jewel mean? Mechanical watches use special rubies (jewels) as bushings and bearings to keep metal parts from rubbing and wearing out. Quartz movements are cheaper and simpler than mechanical movements. They don't use any internal rubies. This watch is special because it combines the accuracy of quartz with the long-life internal ruby setup like a mechanical watch.

▪️ Delicate, gold-tone Citizen ladies cocktail watch—Japan, 1981
• Gold plated steel case and integrated bracelet
▪️ An elegant, sturdy vintage watch you can wear everyday
• Hologram seal of authenticity
▪️ Minimalist black dial, gold pointed baton hands, internal hour marker bezel
▪️ Citizen 3220A 1 jewel quartz movement with Renata 364 battery
▪️ DELICATE case is 0.7" (17mm) across / 1.0" (26mm) tall
▪️ Original integrated Duchess mesh bracelet fits wrists up to 6.25" (15.9cm) around
▪️ Six month warranty for the FULLY RESTORED mechanical workings
• FREE BATTERIES FOR LIFE (see below)

🕰 CITIZEN HISTORY 🕰

In 1918, Tokyo jeweler Kamekichi Yakamazi founded the Shokosha Watch Research Institute and began producing pocketwatches. The first commercial model was sold in 1924 under the brand name Citizen. Its progress was halted by the eruption of World War II, which devastated the Japanese watch industry.

After the war, Citizen’s future lay in overseas expansion and innovation. Citizen focused on technological development, producing a series of mechanical watches that were breakthroughs for the watch industry. They continue to make sturdy, innovative, interesting timepieces in the mid-to-high price range.

🔎 CONDITION 🔍

It's cosmetically in LIKE NEW condition. It looks AMAZING on the wrist. It shows almost zero signs of wear commensurate with 40 years of use and handling. The caseback still has the original hologram seal of authenticity on the back, indicating it was probably not worn more than a few times, if at all.

HOW DOES IT RUN? The mechanical condition of the Citizen 3220A quartz movement is LIKE NEW. I fully restored it to ensure you're getting a dependable, functional timepiece. Every single tiny piece of this watch was disassembled, cleaned, inspected, adjusted, reassembled, and calibrated to keep time as well as the day it was first made. Sounds complicated and expensive? It was. A full servicing and mechanical restoration like this generally costs at least $150. (That's over $150 that YOU don't have to pay.)

FUN FACT: The screws in this watch are so tiny that 4,000 of them fit in a thimble!

⏰ OPERATION ⏰

This watch uses a Renata 364 battery. (Equivalent SR621SW.) You get free batteries for life. Let me know when the battery dies and I'll send you another one. (USA customers only.) Or, pay for shipping to me and back and I'll install a new battery and clean the watch at no charge.

I have not pressure tested it for water resistance. Play it safe: keep it away from water.

Of course, it's not about telling time. It's about how it makes you feel. For creative individualists, a watch is a powerful tool that amplifies the expression of your individuality.

📬 SHIPPING 📬

To protect your investment, all watches are sent with SIGNATURE REQUIRED. Keep this in mind when entering your address.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING NOTE: USPS ••INTERNATIONAL•• shipments are delayed by a few weeks due to COVID, except the USPS Priority Express (2-5 days) service. If you need it FAST, you can upgrade to Express during checkout. Questions? Special requests? Contact me!

🛠 WARRANTY 🛠

I offer you a six month warranty on the internal mechanical movement. Contact me if anything isn't working as expected.

I can repair your vintage watches. I buy vintage watches. Message me for more information.

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my package require a signature?

Yes. A signature is required for all shipments. That way you can rest assured that your items will arrive safely. Make sure to use a shipping address where someone can sign for your package, otherwise you'll have to go to the post office to collect it.

What shipping method do you use?

Items with free shipping are sent by USPS First Class with insurance and signature required. Upgraded shipping is USPS Priority Express mail with insurance and signature required.

Can I upgrade to faster shipping?

Yes! Upgraded shipping is via USPS Priority Express Mail with insurance and signature required. It usually takes 1-2 days within the continental USA.

Can I get a different colored watchband?

I have watchbands in many different styles, colors and materials. If you love the watch but want a different color band, send me a message. I'll see if I have the color you want in my inventory. If I don't, you can swap out the band for any strap you'd like by buying one online or taking it to your local jeweler or watch repair store.

Does my watch need a battery?

It depends on the watch.

1) Mechanical (hand-winding): These watches use a spring and gears to run. There is no battery. You must wind the watch once daily for it to keep running. Most of my watches are this kind.

2) Mechanical (automatic/kinetic): These use a spring and gears as well as a swinging pendulum that rotates as you move throughout the day. It winds itself. You don't need a battery and you don't need to wind it.

3) Quartz: These use batteries. Your watch will include a brand new battery. They can last anywhere from six months to a few years, depending on the watch.

I changed my mind! Can I cancel my order and get a full refund?

We don't accept cancellations for a refund. Instead, we offer you store credit which you can use on any of our other items. This store credit is good for one year.

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