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Citizen 51-1838
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Citizen Kanji

Citizen Kanji

Vintage

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In case anyone missed it, we love Japanese watches! 

Here we have a splendid Citizen day date automatic watch straight from the 1970's with a very nice angular case shape typical for its era.

What makes this watch interesting, in addition to its overall coolness factor, is the day wheel which displays the days in your choice of either English or Japanese. Actually they are adopted Chinese characters which are used alongside the Japanese alphabet and are called Kanji. 

The dial, applied baton markers, hands and day/date complication is in excellent condition. The stainless steel case has minor signs from normal wear and is in overall very good condition with no major scratches or dents and so it the screw-down stainless steel case back. The original crown has the letters CTZ embossed which is short for Citizen. 

The crystal is in very good shape with only one small mark at the edge by 5 o' clock.

The 8220 calibre automatic movement which can also be manually wound beats 21,600 times per minute and is keeping good time (approx. -30 seconds/day). The watch winds and sets like a charm and the day and date have quick settings. 

The watch is fitted on a thick leather vintage style black genuine leather strap with contrasting stitching in new condition 

This watch is old and while it has passed our testing and does keep time and has a good power reserve, it must be taken into account that it is a vintage watch and its accuracy is not to be compared to modern quartz watches.

This watch comes in a practical travel case and a certificate of authenticity from Arlington watches.

 

 Specifications 

Type Casual Watch
Gender Men's / Unisex
Country of manufacture Japan
Year of manufacture 1970's
Brand Citizen

Model

51-1838
Movement Automatic
Calibre  8220
Features Kanji day complication and date

Case Material

Stainless Steel
Approx. case width excl. crown 36 mm 
Approx. case size lug-to-lug 40 mm
Thickness 11 mm
Lug width 18 mm
Bracelet Black genuine leather strap
Condition 9/10
Box Beco-Technic travel case

Papers

Certificate of Authenticity