Vintage’69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well

Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well
Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well
Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well
Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well
Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well
Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well
Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well
Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well

Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well
Vintage Citizen compressor style diver 4-520343 Y. Vintage Citizen divers this time a compressor style. And what is better than one diver? Two divers, or even three! A compressor case means that the bezel is not outside the case, but actually inside the case, under the crystal. It is not operated directly but with the turn of one of the two crowns. This particular model is one of the early Citizen divers, with compressor style case. I have seen it in black dial, red, blue and silver dial. The red dial is one of the most beautiful dials ever. Actually is more a burgundy red. The blue is awesome in different lightning conditions, the black is subtle and classy and the silver is really special. The case is larger than the usual divers of that era, but similar with other vintage Citizen. It is about 44mm, with a brushed frontal surface, with a radial pattern. The sides are polished. The lugs are well integrated in the overall design, with the same finish as the case. The two crowns are protected because the 9 o clock side (flat) and the 3 o clock side (angled) are not symmetrical, so the crowns are not sticking out a too much. They are signed C. The outer bezel that keeps the domed acrylic crystal in place is polished. The crown at 2 operates the inner bidirectional bezel, and sometimes is very easy to move it by accident so i prefer the models with an outer bezel. The crown at 4 winds the watch and sets the time and sometimes is hard to operate. The dial is the best part of this watch. The red one is gorgeous, the blue is beautiful, the black is classic but the silver is not really at home for this model (IMHO) but it is rare and special.. In fact all the colors have a matching rotating bezel except for the silver one that has a black bezel. The black dial is flat, matte. The red and the blue one have thin black longitudinal stripes so the color gets a little darker. All of them have the cross hair lines. At 12 they have the polished applied Citizen logo and on 6 it is written water 100M proof automatic 21 jewels. It is very interesting the fact that the dial is marked waterproof (sometimes parawater) and the caseback parawater. This is due to the fact that it was manufactured in an era when Citizen transitioned from parawater to water resistant. The movement is the automatic Citizen calibre 5270, with 21 jewels, (and a black rotor that I like a lot). It is a common movement used in a variety of models, not only divers. This means that replacing parts are easy to source. It is reliable and offers hand winding possibility. The date changes in the second position of the winding crown (first position for winding, third for time setting) but the day changes only by passing midnight with the hands. The operating crown for the movement is the one at 4. Bought a few years ago, not being used often. Crown is a bit loose, need tightening, but otherwise perfectly functional. This watch hasn’t given me any trouble would make a fine addition to you collection. The item “Vintage’69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well” is in sale since Monday, November 5, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “timerfly75″ and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
  • Year of Manufacture: 1960-1969
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Style: Diver
  • Number of Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Display: Analog
  • Features: Date Indicator, Day Indicator
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
  • Brand: Citizen
  • Movement: Mechanical (Automatic)

Vintage'69 Citizen SEVEN STAR 100M Diver, COMPRESSOR style, Works Well