Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

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    Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    hey all.
    a friend of mine is eying (?) up a citizen bullhead, on ebay, right now. i know nothing about them but i was hoping i could help him out.
    the particular one he's looking at is the "rare" octagon shaped case. yellow dial.
    (he dreams of a speedmaster but can't afford it, yet)
    i'd love to be able to give him some feedback. i really dig the look with the yellow face, and the location of the crown and pushers. i can't tell if it's a domed crystal or not from the pics.

    the only thing that gets me is.... the auction says it was serviced just last year. but it's running at +/-15-20 seconds a day. that seems like a lot to me. i can find some pics to post if need be.

    it's going for around $130, now.

    lemme know what you think! any previous owners' experience would be awesome.

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    Re: Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    I know a little, having had two. The movement is a Citizen 8110. It is a peach of a movement when in good condition - nice click to the pushers, hands return crisply to 12. It is very nicely featured, with fly-back, column wheel, and vertical clutch. I think it is 28,800 bph but I'm not sure. If you try and find a modern chrono with these features be prepared to spend serious cash. Accordingly, I hear these are very expensive to service properly and fix.

    I had the version with the rotating internal bezel (not a bullhead), and the movement was partly decorated, with parallel micro etching. Looked modern and futuristic if you were in the 70s I guess! Unfortunately that one died on a flume ride. My current 8110 bullhead is the rarer hexagonal case version, movement is not really decorated. Pics in my gallery if you're interested.

    In good condition I think these are worth more than $130. If he can pick it up at that price, and it is tidy, I think that is an excellent purchase.

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    Re: Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    Ya, I have caught my share of them from various mudholes, They are not much of a fighter but they can getya good with there wiskers!! Had to do it. Anyway No I have never owned one. Sorry -- goodluck fishing---I mean searching!!

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    Re: Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    with a name like buck, if ya dont go cat-fistin once in yer life, youse aint livin!

    As for the watch, theyre sweet, but beware of many sellers on ebay selling franken versions. or at least thats what im told. sweet watches though, tons of bang for the buck. they usually run around $150 for decent clean examples.


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    Re: Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    Quote Originally Posted by polaco23 View Post
    with a name like buck, if ya dont go cat-fistin once in yer life, youse aint livin!
    DUUUDEEEEEE!!!


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    Re: Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    guessin youve never fished for catfish like that...

    they got catfish in DU?

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    Re: Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    Yeah, we got catfish the size of chryslers down here. You go trying any of that nonsense with an aussie catfish and it'll rip yer arm off and clobber you with the wet end!

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    Re: Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    is +/- 15-20 seconds a day "normal" for a watch this old?

    that would be my only concern...for him.
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    Re: Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    I'm not concerned with accuracy, so I don't check my watches. But I never noticed my old one (which was my daily wearer) to be particularly accurate or inaccurate. I think I reset it once wvery week or two weeks. I usually only wear my hex case for an evening on the town or if I have to dress sharp for work, so over the course of one day I don't care if it drops 10 - 20 seconds.

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    Re: Does anybody know anything about the Citizen Bullhead?

    Sounds like a cool watch, and a better Miyota movement, I really wish they'd stop outsourcing the hideous 8215 and try some of their better automatics on the market, especially in divers and especially ones without that disgusting indirect seconds that stutter like crazy and look absolutely atrocious.

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