Vintage Citizen watches - like this all original 1975 example here - are a little like discovering watches all over again. There’s much to learn - unlike vintage Seiko, Citizen has its own ecosystem and a (lot) less rabid following, and it’s quite under the radar - at least for now.
Many are stainless steel and are simple, relatively easy to service, and highly funtional. Akin to Seiko of the era, Citizen diversity ranges from column wheel fly-back chronographs, divers, world time, alarm, to simple, elegant three hands watches. The price also fluctuates tremendously from a few dollars to the thousands for more rare models, all without sacrificing quality - that said, the example here is on the low end, thankfully.
This Citizen comes with a leather strap, nylon NATO strap, springbar tool, and Pelican travel case.
1975 Citizen 63-0578 Mechanical Watch
DIAL: Original silver sunburst Citizen-signed dial, with radial brushed finish and original hands.
CASE: Original 34mm (36mm w/crown) x 43mm stainless-steel case.
BAND: This Citizen comes with a light brown leather strap, with cream-colored stitching and stainless-steel hardware. The watch also comes with a nylon dark blue and red ZULU strap, also with stainless-steel hardware.
CRYSTAL: Original domed crystal in excellent condition, no scratches.
MOVEMENT: Original Citizen 21-jewel manual wind mechnical movement, manufactured in March 1975.
CROWN: Original Citizen-signed crown.