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Introducing the Citizen ``Center Second'' in the 1950s .

 Citizen has a strong commitment to technology, but they also have a unique story in the way they advertise their watches.

When conducting a public experiment of the first domestically produced shock-resistant function "Parashock", we conducted a public experiment in which 10 Parashocks loaded on a helicopter were dropped from 30 meters to test their shock-resistant performance. The first self-winding waterproof watch, ``Parawater'', was tested by attaching a buoy to the watch and letting it float into the ocean.

At that time, the brand has promoted itself in a truly unique way, including a letter written by Japanese children to Americans and presented as a gift to the person who found it, demonstrating its functionality while also contributing to society. is.


Although it is small, the center seconds dial with its gold-plated case and classically designed dial catches the eye.
Centered seconds means that the second hand is mounted in the center.
This is commonplace now, but until then, many watches had a second hand at the 6 o'clock position, and it was said to be difficult to wear them at the 12 o'clock position due to structural reasons.

However, Citizen, which aims to bring its technology to international standards, succeeded in developing this watch, and the fact that it has its name engraved at the 6 o'clock position instead of a hand shows how confident it is in this watch.

The design is also high, with a gold line drawn around the center of the dial on the special shaped index.
By using a two-tone color scheme with slightly different colors in the center and outer periphery, the color brings out the gold hands, giving them a three-dimensional appearance.

The surface of the case is plated with 14- karat gold, which brings the design together and gives it a luxurious feel.

The movement is a hand-wound type with 11 jewels.
"Honchu three-hand" model with the second hand mounted in the center.

If the hands were mounted in the center, the mechanism would inevitably become thicker, but the thickness of this movement, including the case, is only 9.4 mm .
Even at a time when thin three-hand watches were the mainstream, this was an amazing piece of technology.


Size: Height: 36.7mm , Width: 31.4mm , Thickness: 9.4mm .
It's a boy's size, so it's easy to wear for women and people with thin wrists.
Although the size is small, the gold color makes it a gorgeous addition to your wrist.

There are some small scratches on the case, but the dial is free of corrosion and the movement works fine.
Overall condition is good.


A center second that combines technology and design at a high level.
This is a watch that shows Citizen's passion for creating world-class watches at the time.

Product Details
Manufacture year 1950s
movement 11 stones / hand-wound
case size Height: 36.7mm (including lugs) / Width: 31.4mm (including crown) / Thickness: 9.4mm / Lug width: 16mm
case material Surface: 14KGF (gold plated) / SS (stainless steel)
accessories Watch body/original case/our store warranty (1 year free warranty)
situation Antique (used)
Waterproof function non-waterproof
Note *This product will be overhauled after you place your order, so it will take approximately 1 to 2 months to ship.
Thank you for your understanding.

*The color may look slightly different on the screen and in real life. note that.

*This product is also sold in stores. Although we update the stock quantity from time to time, there may be times when the product you have purchased is out of stock. Please note that in the unlikely event that there is no scheduled arrival, we may cancel your order.

All of the watches we carry in our store are internally inspected by a professional watch mechanic when they arrive, and are determined to be genuine before being sold, so you can use them with confidence.

When you purchase your watch, we will deliver it to you with a new leather strap.
Please select your desired color from the order selection tab and place your order.
*For products with genuine watch straps or metal bands, the leather strap will not be attached and will be sent separately as a spare.
We will also send you a special case for the watch when shipping.

●Be sure to check the information after purchasing an antique watch●

At Amboy, when we sell antique watches, we do not hand them over to you immediately after receiving your order, but instead request an overhaul (hereinafter referred to as OH) from a professional craftsman, and then deliver the watch after the OH is completed. (Duration is approximately 1-2 months)

Our professional craftsmen, who are certified as watch repair technicians, will completely disassemble your watch, replace consumable parts such as internal gaskets, clean it, lubricate it, and maintain it to the point where it is within ±1 minute per day.
We will also send you our own OH certificate, as well as photos of the machine when it was disassembled and serviced, to show you what kind of work was done during the OH upon delivery.

Of course, since the product itself is a used item, there is no guarantee that it will never break, but we have taken this precaution so that you can enjoy the original performance of the watch and use it with confidence in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

When purchasing a product, we provide a one-year warranty period depending on the model. Even if the product is out of date, we will repair it for a fee. If you don't have a repair shop near you, please feel free to contact us.

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