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Old 01-08-2020, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The elusive Citizen Eco-Drive Super Tough Robert Swan Edition

I managed to get my hands on one of these 500 pieces. In 1999 Citizen honored the first person to walk to both the North and South poles. The watch was the Eco-Drive Super Tough Robert Swan Edition, limited to 500 pieces and priced at 100,000 yen when new. Finished in Duratect (titanium) and rated for 200 meters it had the highest antimagnetic rating of the time at 16,000 gauss. It has a face only a mother could love but I dig it. 🤓
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, that is one hunk of metal. Never seen it before. Thanks for sharing.
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Great Watch and quite Rare now for definite👍Eco Drive And Ti Duratect So it has everything going for it.
I had the Black Version with the Silver Bezel But found the Dial too small for a big watch👏👏⌚️
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Great Watch and quite Rare now for definite👍Eco Drive And Ti Duratect So it has everything going for it.
I had the Black Version with the Silver Bezel But found the Dial too small for a big watch👏👏⌚️
Agreed, it is an acquired taste for sure, it's so funky and chunky I'm enjoying it.
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It'll keep you down in a strong wind....oh, wait, being TI it might not even do that.....
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I remember this one. There was one unit sitting in my dealer's display case for a long time before it was sold.
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I do like that.
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Nice Grab, I do have a soft spot for the Citizen Tough line, Super Tough is even better
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I am gong to ask a dumb question but who is Robert Swan? Nice looking watch though.
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I am gong to ask a dumb question but who is Robert Swan? Nice looking watch though.
English explorer who walked to both the North and South Poles sometime around the late 80's or early 90's, possibly late 90's I can't recall. Gnarly dude apparently.
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John Sir here you go:-

Robert Swan is a polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles. He is an exceptionally gifted communicator and is regarded as one of the world’s top motivational speakers.

He compares his icy experiences to boardroom maneuvers and his inspirational addresses have received the acclaim of discerning audiences worldwide. His contribution to education and the environment have been recognized through his appointment as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, a Visiting Professorship of the School of Environment at Leeds University and in 1994 he became Special Envoy to the Director General of UNESCO.

He was awarded the OBE in 1995. In 2003 and 2004, Robert and his company, 2041, delivered the first ever corporate Antarctic Expeditions on teamwork and leadership. Through positive participation and real missions, the unique insights and lessons he has learned, have enabled Robert Swan to educate and stimulate his audiences.
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I managed to get my hands on one of these 500 pieces. In 1999 Citizen honored the first person to walk to both the North and South poles. The watch was the Eco-Drive Super Tough Robert Swan Edition, limited to 500 pieces and priced at 100,000 yen when new. Finished in Duratect (titanium) and rated for 200 meters it had the highest antimagnetic rating of the time at 16,000 gauss. It has a face only a mother could love but I dig it. 🤓
Congrats on finding a fantastic BEAST of a watch. Love it!
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Wow that is a tank. Thanks for showing us this unique watch. Much appreciated.
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https://www.thewatchsite.com/21-japa...d-edition.html

Crazy Robert Swan story!! ^^^
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