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I've been checking this out lately but am having trouble finding any difinitive info for it.
Can anyone tell me if I need to be worried if its a fake?
Serial number suggests 1964 but I cant trace any info for a 21j model in 64.
Thanks. Craig.
 

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Do not know anything about them ..........
" BUT " that serial number sure looks" Un-Even ".
That number ..." 1 " , looks off alignment.
I could be wrong but maybe it is like that.
The stamping sure looks ..... " Fresh ".
(Could be the angle of the watch picture too from my side.)
But it is a nice looking watch.
Hope it is .... Legit.
 

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That ring around the dial looks weird? If it helps, here's part of my 21 jewels Super king. (slightly worn, but I've got all the parts)
(1969?)

 

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Have you got a shot of the movement? If it's a 64 model, it would have a 'Jet' auto movement in it.....there was a 21 jewel date only version of the Jet. I don't think it is 1974, since that is too late for 'waterproof' (rather than water resistant), the applied logo is a mid-1960s style, and the case back markings are mid to late 1960s in style too.

The '21 JEWELS' in the top part of the dial is very unusual, but I found this example which seems to be laid out in the same way:
http://www.mudah.my/Vintage+Citizen+super+king+watch-16925679.htm

I suspect a re-dial - the applied logo has corrosion(?) where it locates on the dial, maybe from glue, which doesn't fit with an otherwise pristine dial. The printing looks a little less fine than original printing to my eye, and the vertical spacing of 'WATERPROOF' looks slightly out as well to me.

There's some info about Citizen's export models and the Superking here: http://sweep-hand.org/2014/03/09/export-models/

Stephen
 
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