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2.0329 CITIZEN 8200A ‘Illuminator’ Automatic, Japan 1982

£200.00 (incl. VAT) £180.00 (incl. VAT)

Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back debuted in 1980 and Blade Runner came along in 1982. We certainly like to think that the designers at Citizen were looking at these movies as inspiration behind this watch. This watch features a cutting edge spacecraft-esque window shape along with its brushed and polished edges. Powering this watch is a reliable Citizen/Miyota automatic movement with day-date function. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and a new 18mm width leather strap.

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Key Features

Vintage 1982 Citizen wristwatch with a solid steel case. This watch is a great look – cutting edge futuristic design that is reminiscent of a spacecraft’s window, the steel case features a fantastic brushed finish along with a high polished bezel. The watch is in mint condition and features a striking silver glossy dial along with applied logo and indices. The watch is powered by a robust Japanese Citizen/Miyota movement and is keeping perfect time and ready to wear!

About Citizen

Citizen is, strictly speaking, an electronics company, but they are best known as a watch manufacturer. The company was founded in 1930 by Japanese and Swiss investors. Among some of Citizen’s personal achievements in watchmaking are; the development of radio-controlled atomic watches that could be synchronised to an atomic clock that was accurate to within one second in one hundred thousand years, a three pronged quartz movement that claimed to be accurate within +/- 10 seconds a year and had a sweeping seconds hand, and the Eco-Drive watches that ran on solar power with a supplementary quartz movement.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Brushed spacecraft-esque style designed case.
  • Solid stainless steel case body.
  • Polished bezel
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Stainless steel screw caseback.
  • Splashproof/weatherproof.
  • Brand new 18mm dark blue leather strap

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 34.5 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 36 mm.
  • Full height 38.7 mm.
  • Thickness 10.5 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original glossy dial.
  • Applied silver indexes with onyx accents.
  • Applied Citizen logo
  • Day/Date window at 3.
  • Thick ‘Baton’ style silver-tone hands with onyx accents.
  • Long silver-tone centre seconds hand.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • AS 1950/51 caliber.
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual wind.
  • Satin-brushed plates and bridges.
  • Polished screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 1 weeks cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day
  • Power reserve: 40+ hours

Servicing and Guarantee

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