I know there are a fair few Speedy's out there, and so let's get them all in one place, at least bigger than this collection
Brian’s 8110A Restoration – the 67-9313 ‘Speedy’ | Sweephand's Vintage Citizen Watch Blog
Ive always had liked the Speedy's, but they sold for high prices, and I never really could afford them. In late 2012 I settled for a cheap 9119, which constantly stopped working even if it was sent back to the Phillipines seller to be repaired twice. A year on(early 2014) another member PM'd me about their Speedy, and it rekindled my love for them. By chance, I had a quick browse through eBay, and there was a white dial Speedy which looked to be used as a parts watch, which was missing the stem, crown, pushers, the all important movement holder, date window, and both sub dial hands. It wasn't in the best condition, but I did still have the non working 9119 which became the doner for my Speedy. This was one of the eBay seller's pics
Citizen Speedy 67-9313 BEFORE by Quang.Vuong, on Flickr
I was overseas at the time, and I did not have the best internet connection, and unfortunately I lost the bidding war . But only a few days later, I was offered a second chance offer, and it was sent straight to 31 Jewels for its restoration and service. When I got back home, my 9119 doner was sent out to him as well, and good news was that most of the broken/worn parts were able to be replaced. It however did get a NOS signed crown, NOS minute recorder, and an original spec crystal. I was kept well informed throughout the service with lots of pics and info, and am overal happy with the finished product. 6 months on, and I finally get to see my watch for the first time in person.
It has a beat error of 0.1ms which is near perfect, and positionally gains ~3-6 seconds a day wearing the watch.
Together with the Chinese made 18mm president style bracelet.
Citizen 67-9313 Speedy by Quang.Vuong, on Flickr
Citizen 67-9313 Speedy Watch by Quang.Vuong, on Flickr
Lovely new lume
Citizen 67-9313 Speedy Lume by Quang.Vuong, on Flickr
Caseback signed 70501330, meaning from May 1977.
Citizen 67-9313 Speedy Caseback by Quang.Vuong, on Flickr
31 Jewel's photo of the mighty 8110A movement and autographed caseback
8110a Movement by Quang.Vuong, on Flickr
From the original state to the finished product, it is hard to believe that this is the same watch. I will sure hope enjoy my watch for the next decades.
Now, let's see your Speedy's and their stories!