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Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by AJC on 2012-11-11, 12:00



Citizen Bullhead Auto Chron
Double black PVD

I'll post more when it arrives.

I'll also be posting an inexpensive watch or two for sale to replace the funds spent on this.

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Post by Mortuus on 2012-11-11, 18:01

Despite my advanced age, AJ, thees Bool-Haid gives me a massive ( cheers ), turgid ( Embarassed ) and heavily empurpled ( confused ) BONAIR de Huge-O! ( bounce ) S'cuse me while I go and see how many soaking-wet bath towels I can hang on it...one...two...three...er - affraid

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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by eddiea on 2012-11-11, 19:09

What's the model number of that bullhead Andrew?

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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by mrneddles on 2012-11-11, 19:43

Looks like an eBay purchase from siphon_I. He is a pariah on the Seiko boards, but I have had good results with him (and have a vintage Seiko Lordmatic incoming).

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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by AJC on 2012-11-11, 21:13

mrneddles wrote:Looks like an eBay purchase from siphon_I. He is a pariah on the Seiko boards, but I have had good results with him (and have a vintage Seiko Lordmatic incoming).

I've read all about him on watchuseek. I decided to go for it as he has only 3 negative feedback out of over 6000 auctions and none within the last 3 months and none involving citizens or seikos. Also paypals stance on fakes gives me some comfort. I'll have my watchmaker open it up first thing.

I AM switching my purchase to the non-pvd version as I'm not too enamored with the finish on the pvd version once I saw it on an HD monitor.

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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by AJC on 2012-11-11, 21:22

eddiea wrote:What's the model number of that bullhead Andrew?

It's a refurbished 8110 (67-9011) with a crappy black finish.

I'm switching to this:



I know the refurbishing might turn some purists off, but I bought it, not looking for a vintage citizen. But rather a unique automatic chronograph for little dough. The refurbishing is a plus (provided my watchmaker doesn't find a complete mess with the back off.


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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by eddiea on 2012-11-11, 21:34

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eddiea wrote:What's the model number of that bullhead Andrew?
It's a refurbished 8110 (67-9011) with a crappy black finish.
I'm switching to this:

I know the refurbishing might turn some purists off, but I bought it, not looking for a vintage citizen. But rather a unique automatic chronograph for little dough. The refurbishing is a plus (provided my watchmaker doesn't find a complete mess with the back off.)
Sophon is pretty good, most vintages in good to excellent working conditions, are refurbished in some degree...no worries there still a vintage as long as the refurbishing has been done correctly .
Like the SS better than the PVD sample....

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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by eddiea on 2012-11-11, 21:38

mrneddles wrote:Looks like an eBay purchase from siphon_I. He is a pariah on the Seiko boards, but I have had good results with him (and have a vintage Seiko Lordmatic incoming).
Careful with the Lord Matics...the date quick set is a plastic part (except for the very latest more expensive editions) and tend to quick working .

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Post by AJC on 2012-11-11, 21:39

Just heard back from him and he's sending the non-PVD version. I was drooling over a completely original NOS bullhead I saw elsewhere but the price was too high for me at this time.

I'm hoping I can fit a nice thick black leather strap in these lugs. If not I'm thinking brady sailcloth.

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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by eddiea on 2012-11-11, 21:42

AJC wrote:Just heard back from him and he's sending the non-PVD version. I was drooling over a completely original NOS bullhead I saw elsewhere but the price was too high for me at this time.
NOS auto Bullheads Seiko or Citizen are a myth, possible but highly unlikely....
You did well.... Cool

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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by AJC on 2012-11-11, 21:46

eddiea wrote:
AJC wrote:Just heard back from him and he's sending the non-PVD version. I was drooling over a completely original NOS bullhead I saw elsewhere but the price was too high for me at this time.
NOS auto Bullheads Seiko or Citizen are a myth, possible but highly unlikely....
You did well.... Cool

Good thing I didn't go fo that then. Are all 8110s vertical clutch column wheel flyback chronos?

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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by eddiea on 2012-11-11, 21:50

Yes , both the Seiko 6139 and the Citizen 8110 are both vertical clutch, column wheel chronographs, but only the Citizen is also a flyback.....

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Re: Incoming Citizen (my first)

Post by AJC on 2012-11-11, 22:16

Fucking... A.

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