Vintage Citizen watches - like this 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

$249.99Price
  • DIAL: Citizen-signed silver sunburst dial, with radial brushed finish and matching hands.

     

    CASE: Stainless-steel case measures 34mm (36mm w/crown) x 43mm. 

     

    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: Domed crystal in excellent condition, no scratches.

     

    MOVEMENT: Citizen 21-jewel manual wind mechnical movement, manufactured in March 1975.

     

    CROWN: Citizen-signed crown.