Citizen 8810, the first quartz wrist watch from 1973
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    Citizen 8810, the first quartz wrist watch from 1973

    It is hard to find some information about citizens first quartz wristwatch but i will try:
    They where using a 16.384 Hz quartz with CMOS technic and a 16 Hz balance motor (like x-8 cosmotron).
    So far as i know the highest beat rate (16Hz) for a balance motor ever.

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    Re: Citizen 8810, the first quartz wrist watch from 1973

    Interesting, thanks for sharing

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    Re: Citizen 8810, the first quartz wrist watch from 1973

    Wow that's a real vintage.. Nice!

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    Re: Citizen 8810, the first quartz wrist watch from 1973

    wow!! This is the first time I have seen a quartz with a balance wheel!!

    I started googling the technology, it really is rare and cool

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    Re: Citizen 8810, the first quartz wrist watch from 1973

    You will find several quartz watches with balance like Timex M62, PUW 5000, Golay TS my quartz, Luch 3055 but i think the Citizen is the rarest one.

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    Awesome.. A true start of the revolution.

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    Re: Citizen 8810, the first quartz wrist watch from 1973

    It look like electro mechanical watch with the spring balance. Real vintage.
    I got an electro mechanical Citizen clock inherited from my father.

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    Thanks really neat to see the changes from here!


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    Re: Citizen 8810, the first quartz wrist watch from 1973

    I love the look of this movement

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