Citizen founded the Shokosha Watch Research Institute in 1918. The name originates from a pocket watch it produced in 1924. The Mayor of Tokyo, Mr Shimpei Goto, named the watch "CITIZEN", in the hopes the watch would become a worldwide success.
Here we have a gold-plated Citizen Eagle 7 with its 36mm "Oyster-style" case tapered for a comfortable fit on your wrist. A fluted bezel, reminiscent of a Datejust, holds a flat mineral crystal. The dial has an outer minute track with lume pips. Gilt applied baton indexes to mark the hours. At 3 o’clock, a framed day/date window. Slim pencil hands have lume infill—Applied “Citizen” at 12 o’clock and the “Eagle 7” at 6 o’clock. On the reverse a screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic Miyota Cal. 8200A, 21 Jewels, 21,600 Beats per hour. The movement is a real workhorse and has a quick set date and can be hand-wound. Fitted on a 20mm suede strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with an aftermarket brown suede strap. The watch is from Circa. 1983 and is in worn, vintage condition, but overall very good as you can see. The watch is all original and the gold plating has started to wear in places. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
The watch that started it all for me, my first automatic watch was a vintage Citizen Eagle 7. They offer a ton of value for money and yes, I'm incredibly biased, sue me!