Citizen Eagle Seven
- Citizen Gn-4w-s Automatic 21 Jewels
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Citizen Gn-4w-s Automatic 21 Jewels
Case numbers are classified into the following two types: xxxx-xxxxxx (Example) 9447-H29581. Xxxx-xxxxxxx (Example) F315-K000131. Click here to bid on this watch Rare Citizen Automatic Case:original stainless steel,water resistant, see through back case,reference number GN-4W-SDiameter: 40mm case, 12mm high Movement: automatic, 21 jewelsDial:silvered dial with silvered indexes,date on 4Hands: silvered with luminous handsGlass:crystal glassBuckle:original stainless steel, signed Citizen Strap:original high class black. Vintage CITIZEN GN-4W-S Date Automatic 21J Water Resistant Watch Japan Works! Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. From United States +C $19.06 shipping estimate. Citizen Eco Drive, Sapphire, Perpetual Calendar GN 4W-S, no working.
Do not know what is with the Japanese Watch manufacturers and the odd numbers.... Orient three stars, the famous Seiko Five.... and here a Citizen Eagle Seven. All the above mentioned are Japanese arch rivals in the entry level mechanical watches market. All of them are true value for money. I bought this watch brand new from a local watch shop; just for the sake of having a Citizen Eagle Seven in my collection. Ererrrrr don't get me wrong. I do have other Citizen watches.
Citizen was originally founded as Shokosha Watch Research Institute in 1918. The trade name originated from a pocket watch it produced in 1924. The then Mayor of Tokyo, Mr Shimpei Goto, named the watch 'CITIZEN' with the hope that the watch, a luxury item of those days, would become widely available to ordinary citizens and be sold throughout the world. It is now one of the world's largest producers of watches.
Here is a typical Eagle 7 with oyster like stainless steel case and fluted silver colour bezel. It has a clean silver tone dial with Arabic numeric hour markers. Apart from the Citizen wording, there is a Eagle 7 emblem above the 6 o'clock. The crown is a simple pull and adjust type and it is not signed. The watch is equipped with stainless steel jubilee bracelet with Citizen engraving at the clasp.
The case back of the Citizen Eagle Seven is screw in type. Pretty much the same like the Seiko 5 here. The beauty of Citizen Eagle Seven is what hidden beneath the case. Citizen or Miyota 8200 is among the most successful automatic watch movements.
The 21 jewel 8200 automatic movement (21,600 bph) was first produced around 1975, and by the end of the 1970's it had become Citizen’s standard automatic movement till the present day. This famed movement are used mainly in the Eagle Seven line and also Citizen automatic diver watch. Citizen also sells Miyota 8200 to other reputable watches manufacturers. Shishiii shiiiiiiiii you may also find 8200 in replica watches.....
Unlike Seiko 7S26, Citizen 8200 can be manually wound. It has a power reserve of approximately 40 hours. This movement also features quickset day-date function. The day disc contain both English and Kanji version. Below is the Kanji days of week:
曜 weekday; 日 Sunday; 月 Monday; 火 Tuesday; 水 Wednesday; 木 Thursday; 金 Friday; 土 Saturday
I would like to stress that this movement is very robust, stable and quite accurate. For the entry level automatic mechanism, this is one of the best available in the market if not the best. I can never understand why Citizen limited the sale of Citizen Eagle Seven in Asian markets only. I think Citizen and watch industries as a whole has fulfilled
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Mr Shimpei Goto's vision of watches for ordinary citizen.