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850champion 08-01-2019 08:38 PM

Hollywoodland Citizen 8110
 
Brad Pitt spotted wearing a gold-plated Challenge Timer in Tarantino's Hollywoodland. Might finally be the recognition Citizen deserves -the 8110 was technologically superior to the 6138 (Apologies, Jim W) but their small case sizes translate to not much modern appeal

By the way, Tarantino didn't do his homework enough. The 8110 was mid 70s while Hollywoodland was smack in the middle of the Manson murders, which would have been the horrible year of '68 ?

jringo8769 08-01-2019 09:21 PM

Well the movie i am told is set in the Summer of 1969...Tarantino might not know much about watches...maybe just his production people got it wrong...very cool you spotted it...God Bless,John
I was born on August 7th myself

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850champion 08-01-2019 09:29 PM

Thanks John -your 50th is coming up real soon , congratulations. Am still about half a decade away from the big 5-0

Spilled Fluids 08-01-2019 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jringo8769 (Post 2803369)
Well the movie i am told is set in the Summer of 1969...Tarantino might not know much about watches...maybe just his production people got it wrong...very cool you spotted it...God Bless,John
I was born on August 7th myself

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Hey John...Aug 7th was my dad's birthday as well :cool:

SC-Texas 08-02-2019 01:18 AM

I wonder if we will see an uotick in demand forncitizen bulkhead challenge timers

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borgsauce 08-02-2019 08:13 AM

... So who's the lucky guy with the largest collection of bullheads here?

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850champion 08-02-2019 08:22 AM

Probably sweephand (Stephen) - has the best collection of anything by Citi

3366carlos 08-02-2019 09:38 AM

Pics anyone?

850champion 08-02-2019 09:22 PM

Here was mine. Gone now. In the movie it's on a brown leather bund strap

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Originally Posted by 3366carlos (Post 2803567)
Pics anyone?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0715e6fee9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...88192a17b2.jpg

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nzwatchdoctor 08-03-2019 01:22 AM

Cool watch c.f. TERRIBLE movie :(



ditoy_eagle 08-03-2019 03:58 AM

I have pretty plenty of Citizen Bullheads:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f1e00ebc_o.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f20271a1_o.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6599d0c5_o.jpg


I am currently looking for a bund that is close to Brad's combo :)

SC-Texas 08-05-2019 02:03 AM

Apparently I need a few more lolhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...87417093fd.jpg

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850champion 08-05-2019 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by SC-Texas (Post 2804991)
Apparently I need a few more lolhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...87417093fd.jpg

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Those are beautiful stands you have them on

nupicasso 08-05-2019 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by nzwatchdoctor (Post 2803883)



I loved both the movie and the watch.

I grew up in Hollywood though, so the film may have more meaning/nostalgia for me.


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jay48 08-06-2019 12:09 PM

Love the Citizen 8110a and I have a soft spot for the 9119-

https://i.ibb.co/JFspM3b/IMG-20190118-0805815m.jpg
I realised I needed a Bullhead too so I'm collecting parts for a 9143 black-coated bullhead with gold trim. Can't wait till that's on my wrist!

jay48 08-06-2019 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ditoy_eagle (Post 2803905)
I have pretty plenty of Citizen Bullheads:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f1e00ebc_o.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f20271a1_o.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6599d0c5_o.jpg


I am currently looking for a bund that is close to Brad's combo :)


Amazing collection!

850champion 08-06-2019 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by jay48 (Post 2805719)
Love the Citizen 8110a and I have a soft spot for the 9119-

https://i.ibb.co/JFspM3b/IMG-20190118-0805815m.jpg
I realised I needed a Bullhead too so I'm collecting parts for a 9143 black-coated bullhead with gold trim. Can't wait till that's on my wrist!

I used to have the one in your picture. The 10 o clock crown rotated the inner bezel . The case was similar to the more popular Seiko "volcano/ helmet" case but smaller. Had Citi had the foresight to make its watch cases 2 to 3mm bigger , it would have been much more saleable today

850champion 08-06-2019 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by nupicasso (Post 2805203)
I loved both the movie and the watch.

I grew up in Hollywood though, so the film may have more meaning/nostalgia for me.


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Loved them both as well. There is some criticism about the portrayal of Bruce Lee - but if you ask me it was pretty accurate. He was an arrogant man in his early, green hornet days. He went around HK and California challenging the established wing Chun masters . In the wong jack man fight he repeatedly insulted WJK then fought dirty by trying to finger spear WJK in the eye. He might have been a great martial artist and he might have molded into a better person as the years passed, but humility was never a Bruce Lee strong suit

jay48 08-09-2019 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 850champion (Post 2805903)
I used to have the one in your picture. The 10 o clock crown rotated the inner bezel . The case was similar to the more popular Seiko "volcano/ helmet" case but smaller. Had Citi had the foresight to make its watch cases 2 to 3mm bigger , it would have been much more saleable today

I agree, it's a shame they're not that popular with collectors! (although I see this as a blessing; more for us collectors!)

Another point worth considering is that these cases aren't stainless but a plated steel. Still durable though, I've sanded a spare case I had while refinishing and did not encounter any worn plating.

SC-Texas 08-09-2019 11:36 AM

Citizen actually made two versions of the bull head. One was a pot metal case with rounded sides. The other was the octagon shaped stainless steel case. If you look at the photo of the bullheads in my collection, those are all the stainless steel versions

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Kenny6139 08-09-2019 04:57 PM

My new Challenge Timer octagon! Love the high beat move6and flyback chrono!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...64f6f6fe09.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a58431ed34.jpg

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SC-Texas 08-09-2019 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenny6139 (Post 2807567)
My new Challenge Timer octagon! Love the high beat move6and flyback chrono!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...64f6f6fe09.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a58431ed34.jpg

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That is a stainless steel case

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jay48 08-10-2019 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Kenny6139 (Post 2807567)
My new Challenge Timer octagon! Love the high beat move6and flyback chrono!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...64f6f6fe09.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a58431ed34.jpg

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That's a beaut! The sweep hand has been repainted though, hope that gets refinished someday!

Kenny6139 08-10-2019 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by SC-Texas (Post 2807607)
That is a stainless steel case

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Yes indeed! I realized that after reading sweephands excellent tutorial.

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Kenny6139 08-10-2019 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by jay48 (Post 2807743)
That's a beaut! The sweep hand has been repainted though, hope that gets refinished someday!

Thanks buddy, I thought it looked a bit off. I presumed the plating had started to flake off. Is it supposed to be silver? I may send it off to Guy for a redo or try it myself.

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