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Old 03-07-2019, 07:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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That's super slick.
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I really like that dial. Just picked up this 6309-7320 that looks similar.

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Was trying to reply to mwadner's post from Aug 18. I'm not a taptalk power user...

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Just a case cleaning, new crystal, and a strap.

1964 6619 Sportsmatic

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and gems they are Zeke ... well done.

that vintage strap looks cool.
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This is my first post here, but glad I found an 'underrated watches' thread. This is the Citizen part of my collection. The cheapest watch here was only £10, and all bar two were under £50. To me these are wonderful watches, as each has a story to tell in the history of Citizen and watches generally (thanks to 'sweephand' for your amazing blog!)

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Ace - March '63
Auto Dater Rookie - Oct '63
Homer - July '65
Crystal 7 - April '70
Challenge Timer - Nov '72
Cosmotron 5800 - May '74
Quartz Chronograph - March '85



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My mother gave me an M88 Sea Lion when I was in college...it was stolen after serving me well for several years. A couple of years ago, the pictured M88 below showed up in Malaysia, and became the replacement of my hidden treasure...
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Not a very expensive watch at all - I paid $35 for it. And not all that rare or uncommon. Has the venerable 6119 movement that runs solid. Original bracelet.

But its a beautiful "PROOF" Vietnam era watch - October 1968 and I just love it - one of my favorites and one of the last watches I would get rid of.

For me, these types of watches are "hidden gems".
Michael, There is sure something to be said for simple beauty. Yours is truly a time capsule of beauty and simplicity. Almost like a baby 62MAS of sorts. Does yours get wrist time ? It is a wonderful example of all the characteristics you describe in addition to being a mirror of sorts to the 62MAS. Thanks for sharing your gem with us.
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Harkmunter- thanks for showing us your Citizen collection. It is often the stories that the watches tell that fuels the passion and interest in this hobby. Welcome to the forum and feel free to share the rest of your collection. Its impressive how inexpensively these watches can be had and how much joy they can bring those who collect and enjoy them. Happy hunting and again welcome !
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Michael, There is sure something to be said for simple beauty. Yours is truly a time capsule of beauty and simplicity. Almost like a baby 62MAS of sorts. Does yours get wrist time ? It is a wonderful example of all the characteristics you describe in addition to being a mirror of sorts to the 62MAS. Thanks for sharing your gem with us.
Hey Jim - thanks. As a matter of fact, it's in the queue for tomorrow.

I do wear it. I has a lot of character and always talks to me when I look at it. :-)
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My mother gave me an M88 Sea Lion when I was in college...it was stolen after serving me well for several years. A couple of years ago, the pictured M88 below showed up in Malaysia, and became the replacement of my hidden treasure...
Wow. gorgeous. Well done - it looks like a million bucks!
That's a great case shape ....
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Wow. gorgeous. Well done - it looks like a million bucks!
That's a great case shape ....
Thanks Mike!...also means that much to me as it keeps me reminded of my mom's TLC!
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Thanks Chronomaster! More soon...

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Harkmunter- thanks for showing us your Citizen collection. It is often the stories that the watches tell that fuels the passion and interest in this hobby. Welcome to the forum and feel free to share the rest of your collection. Its impressive how inexpensively these watches can be had and how much joy they can bring those who collect and enjoy them. Happy hunting and again welcome !
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Crown jewel of my collection and as it happens my WRUW today: the Citizen “World Timer” 68-0516




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Most of my hidden gems are early Seiko analogue quartz watches like this 3803-7040 from 1972 (my earliest analogue quartz watch)

this 4823-5017 from 1976 (only every found one other on the internet and that was GP not stainless)



this 0903-5009 from 1974 (which I have coincidently been wearing all day today)



this rather quirky 0903-8007 from1975



I suppose I have to add in this Grand Quartz from 1977...


but other than Seiko I also have this rather nice Citizen Cosmotron from 1971


And of course my avatar watch the Citizen Crystron Solar analogue watch from 1977 (the world's first solar analogue watch)


But going away from Japan completely, the watch that started my interest in 1968 (a 21st birthday present from my first wife) this Jaquet Droz divers Chronograph....




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Crown jewel of my collection and as it happens my WRUW today: the Citizen “World Timer” 68-0516




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Most of my hidden gems are early Seiko analogue quartz watches like this 3803-7040 from 1972 (my earliest analogue quartz watch)

this 4823-5017 from 1976 (only every found one other on the internet and that was GP not stainless)



this 0903-5009 from 1974 (which I have coincidently been wearing all day today)



this rather quirky 0903-8007 from1975



I suppose I have to add in this Grand Quartz from 1977...


but other than Seiko I also have this rather nice Citizen Cosmotron from 1971


And of course my avatar watch the Citizen Crystron Solar analogue watch from 1977 (the world's first solar analogue watch)


But going away from Japan completely, the watch that started my interest in 1968 (a 21st birthday present from my first wife) this Jaquet Droz divers Chronograph....




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Nice herd there John - real beauts!
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Nice herd there John - real beauts!
Cheers Mike, with over 50 early (pre 1980) Seiko analogue quartz watches making up the bulk of my collection I feel that most are 'Hidden Gems' .
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Cheers Mike, with over 50 early (pre 1980) Seiko analogue quartz watches making up the bulk of my collection I feel that most are 'Hidden Gems' .
So you put me in a mood John - tomorrow's watch is dedicated to you!
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Rather early SnowFlake from 1973. It's got a 38QT (3800) movement inside.
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Rather early SnowFlake from 1973. It's got a 38QT (3800) movement inside.
Now that is gorgeous Jonas
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Default 1979 Seiko 5 Automatic 6119-8080

I bought this watch at an auction in Indiana (online). It came with two other watches. I hope to clean it up and probably sell it. I have a similar Omega Seamaster DeVille for a dress watch.

I wish I knew a little more about it. Here's what I know:
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Serial Number: 910893
Movement: 6119-8080
Made in Japan: Code E
Date of Mfg: January 1979
Beats per hour (bph): 21600
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I bought this watch at an auction in Indiana (online). It came with two other watches. I hope to clean it up and probably sell it. I have a similar Omega Seamaster DeVille for a dress watch.

I wish I knew a little more about it. Here's what I know:
21 Jewels
Serial Number: 910893
Movement: 6119-8080
Made in Japan: Code E
Date of Mfg: January 1979
Beats per hour (bph): 21600
As it's marked 'waterproof' it will be January 1969, not 1979........
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I like to think my 7019 6030 is a bit of a hidden gem, definitely a fan of the Daini sport divers. I wish I was interested in the diani chronos but with some coming with only a 60second timer and no registers, I can’t really get my head round them. E9085E9B-C91C-4AEB-A401-67EB2DAECB2F_1580316956623.jpg
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