Can anyone identify this Japanese Citizen watch?
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    Can anyone identify this Japanese Citizen watch?

    Picked this up and am having much trouble finding anything about it. Its about 27mm wide not with crown.









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    Re: Can anyone identify this Japanese Citizen watch?

    That might be the oldest Citizen I've ever seen. Early 1900s id say. Maybe try the Seiko and Citizen forum?
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    Re: Can anyone identify this Japanese Citizen watch?

    My thought exactly. Didn't know citizen went back that far. Please pass on whatever you learn about that.

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    Re: Can anyone identify this Japanese Citizen watch?

    This may be an old re-cased citizens pocket watch. By looking at the movement screw, which one is missing or broke, it looks like it should have been in a case that would have had a groove on the side so the screws could seat in place.
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    Re: Can anyone identify this Japanese Citizen watch?

    Hi Freddy,

    What an interesting watch. The movement looks like the Citizen F - Type and was inside their first wristwatch.



    Movement Type: Handwind
    Beats per Hour: 18,000
    Jeweling: 16, 17

    Movement Width:
    Movement Depth:
    Features: Sub-dial for seconds
    Production Start: 1931
    Production End: 1959



    All accounts mention 1931 as the launch of the first Citizen wristwatch - please read below. The dial on your watch suggests an earlier time. It actually looks to be from the 19 teens period, WW1. Other accounts say the first ever Citizen watch, a pocket watch was produced in 1924 - so that further adds mystery to your dial.

    http://www.thewatchsite.com/21-japan...t-balance.html

    https://vintagecitizenwatches.com/20...ent-no-274740/

    Video of the movement here...

    https://vintagecitizenwatches.com/20...en-wristwatch/

    Very interesting find.

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    Re: Can anyone identify this Japanese Citizen watch?

    Here's another pic of an F movement. Yours is still slightly different with the split wheel? bridge.
    https://sweep-hand.org/2013/05/07/ci...atch-movement/
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