Hey! STOP! Don't you want to read about this LOVINGLY RESTORED Citizen watch?
This chunky, sturdy 1970s Citizen unisex vintage watch is right out of a old school Tokyo drifting movie. It's the epitome of simple, slightly funky Japanese style. The stainless steel case is so solid that you could drive a tank over it. My favorite part is the custom dial, which is refinished in white with a subtle spiderweb pattern.
It's the perfect addition to a stylish, yet practical wrist! This fully restored piece of Japanese vintage Japanese design brings a subtle element of class to whatever your attire may be—especially casual outfits (blue jeans! yes!) and business casual. And, it'll fall right into place for vintage cosplay—Voltron, Gundam, Star Blazers, Dirty Pair, and Macross.
I've updated it with a new old stock (UNWORN) 18mm leather bracelet. It will fit wrists up to 7.5" (19.1cm) around. (Message me if you need a bigger band.)
In addition to the new band, I fully restored this watch to operate like it did when it was new in 1973. YOU'RE WELCOME!
It features a 21 jewel automatic self-winding movement. What are these jewels? They're special rubies inside the watch that keep the gears working forever. More rubies = more expensive = more accurate = longer life. Most watches from this era had 17. This one has 21. It was VERY high tech for 1973.
▪️ Stainless steel Citizen automatic unisex/men's watch—Japan, 1973
▪️ A FUN and STURDY vintage watch you can wear everyday
▪️ Refinished white spiderweb dial | Luminous pointed baton hands | Day & Date Feature
▪️ 8200A mechanical (self-winding) movement, 21 jewels
▪️ DELICATE case is 0.6" (14mm) across / 1.3" (33mm) tall including the bracelet mounting lugs
▪️ New old stock 18mm black leather band fits wrists up to 7.5" (19.1cm) around
▪️ Six month warranty for the FULLY RESTORED mechanical workings
🕰 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 VERY GOOD condition. It looks GREAT on the wrist. It shows faint signs of wear commensurate with 50 years of use and handling. The dial has been repainted. There are some scratches on the rear caseback—hidden while wearing it. There is a light, pleasing patina on the original hands. Put it on your wrist and start wearing it. You'll love it. If you don't, you can send it back! Easy!
HOW DOES IT RUN? The mechanical condition of the Citizen 8200A 21-jewel self-winding movement is EXCELLENT. 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 $175. (That's over $175 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 ⏰
No battery—It's a self-winding watch. Put it on and move your wrist around and it'll simply start working.
It says it's water resistant. But, I have not personally pressure tested it to make sure. Better safe than sorry: keep it dry.
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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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.
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.
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