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Introducing the exquisite Vintage Citizen Chrono Master, a testament to Japanese watchmaking excellence and a worthy rival to Seiko's dominance in the high-end dress watch market. With a rich history dating back to the 1960s, Citizen and Seiko have been engaged in a close competition, producing timepieces that often bear striking similarities in design and quality.
Today, we bring you a remarkable example of Citizen's finest work: the Chrono Master, a luxury dress watch that rivals the renowned Grand and King Seiko models. With a design and finishing quality on par with its competitors, this Citizen Chrono Master is an exceptional choice for those seeking the best in vintage Japanese timepieces.
First released in 1968, the Citizen Chrono Master was crafted to impress. Featuring a multidimensional 37mm watch case, it strikes the perfect balance between presence and subtlety, making it an ideal companion for any occasion. The slim profile allows it to slip effortlessly under a shirt cuff, while the distinctive design ensures it stands out in any collection.
One aspect that sets the Vintage Citizen Chrono Master apart from other Japanese dress watches is the stunning Gold Phoenix Medallion on the case back. Crafted with a solidity that surpasses even King and Grand Seiko models from the same era, this medallion showcases the exceptional quality of Citizen's workmanship. The case back also bears an engraving in kanji, commemorating a 25th work anniversary at Japan's 77 Bank in the 1970s—a nostalgic nod to the golden era of Japanese craftsmanship.
Powered by a finely tuned 22-jewel Caliber 0940 manual wind movement, the Chrono Master beats at a leisurely 18,000 bph. This movement, regulated to a higher standard than other Citizen 09 series movements, showcases the brand's commitment to precision and reliability.
The dial of the Citizen Chrono Master is a true masterpiece, featuring a silver sunburst finish and applied logos for both the Citizen and Phoenix emblems. This attention to detail elevates the Chrono Master to the top tier of Citizen's dress watch offerings from the 1970s.
We are delighted to present this classic dress watch to our watch community. With a comfortable and elegant presence on the wrist, we are confident you will love the Vintage Citizen Chrono Master as much as we do. The watch we are offering is a rare example comes with time only with date or date day complication. This particular reference makes the watch even more classic and suitable for all occasions.
For those seeking the perfect complement to their Grand Seiko collection, look no further than this stunning Vintage Citizen Chrono Master.
Model: Citizen Chrono Master 8080 0700
Era: late 1960s
Case Diameter: 36.5 mm
Lug width: 18 mm
Case Condition: Case is well preserved with almost no usage mark on it. Original crown can be found on the watch.
Dial Condition: Silver sunburst dial in amazing condition
Crystal: Original Crystal with a few usage mark on it
Movement: 22 Jewels Cal 940 Manual movement Serviced in Japan
Overall Condition: Every vintage watch have its unique history, but you cant see how good the previous owners preserve the watch in every vintage watch. It is amazing that we can be part of the watch's history today!
And of course, it comes with any colour of our Kyoto Series Leather Straps. Of course you can pair it up with any straps we have in store by adding just a few extra to make the watch suit your personal taste. Just let us know which one you like to pair the beauty up with.