"CITIZEN Dark Blue Diver Eco-Drive- $185 Retail."
Citizen makes very good watches.
The THE CITIZEN CHRONOMASTER CTQ57-0953 (know simply as "The Citizen" has the most accurate quartz movement ever made. +/- 5 sec/day. It retails for $2000-$3000 depending on the incarnation. You can pick up a nice used one for less than half that.
Fewer and fewer people wear watches these days.
I like watches. My daily go-to is a Revue Thommen Sport 30's. It is a limited addition (1003/4999) mechanical watch. Its movement is NOS from the original 1930's line that the watch is modeled after. I have owned it for 30+ years. My other mechanical wind-ups are a vintage Hamilton in white gold and a 1970's Omega Ultra-Thin in 14k. I have several quartz watches... A Georg Jensen Koppel dual time dress watch... A very early ('70s ) Seiko, also caused the Ultra Thin, given to me by my wife when we got married in 1977. And a nice Kennth Cole Chronograph in the same vein as your new Citizen. Not super expensive, but very accurate, rugged and good looking.
BTW... The Japanese were at the forefront of quartz watch development. Seiko (along with Longines, a Swiss company) introduced quartz movement watches 1967. The Gran Seiko is still a much desired watch with incredible accuracy, for a lot less $$ (and some would say better quality and detail) than many comparable Swiss watches like Rolex.
BTW... My Nancy also likes watches. Her daily go-to is a Rolex men's dress watch.
So all the stuff you never wanted to know about John's watches! LOL
Good stuff 4x4
// those mechanical watches are very intriguing in your collection.
- Beau gonna have to goggle some of them, and expand my Timekeeping Brain Power
If I remember, the Swiss did not take the digital watch stuff seriously.
- 1st year of College, had a teacher with a red numbered one...$200 HP if I remember or maybe that was my first calculator (Sears Digi-Matic) ??
- HP from TX also did well, in this new watch market / building on the electronic strength, of their Printer technology
- just like Kodak ignored the Digital camera market / thinking it was just a Fad, and 35mm Film would live on forever
I remember a local guy use to go to estate auctions / and I asked him why, he paid $150 for a junk box of a few watches, with Timken tie clips, etc.
- he laughed and told me the secret / the one prize there, was an Omega
- he had several gold Tie clips, for 25 & 30 years of Timken
service / with a diamond or 2
- so Beau
paid $70 for the gold Tie & suit Lapel ones...I retired from their, with 30 years of continuous service
And the $400 Vanity & Sink, with Costco Taps...Andrew picked out.
- very nice improvement
- and Larry found his coffee mug, left it there last week ALSbasement_bathroomVanity
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