Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting
Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting
Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting
Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting
Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting
Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting
Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting
Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting
Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting
Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting

Vintage Watch | Citizen Homer Railway Watch Second Setting

Regular price $295.00 USD Save $-295.00 USD
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Concept:

Citizen Homer Railway Watch 

If you have been to Japan, you will know or heard of the accuracy of the Japanese Railway system, they coun their delay in seconds, not mins or hours. 

The ultimate accuracy of train arrival is made available with precision timing. Many of us know that Japanese Railway Company issue Seiko pocket watches to their train drivers, but during our research on Japan Railway Watches, we found that Japan Railway company also issue wristwatches to their staffs. And it is Citizen, not Seiko who dominated the wristwatch of most railway company workers.


Bauhaus Style Design  

In the 1960s to 1970s, Japanese Railway Company worked with Citizen to made wristwatches based on the Citizen caliber 911 with hacking second function to their staff for precision timekeeping. While I am researching the Citizen Homer Railway Watch, I was immediately attracted by the clean and minimal look of the watch. Similar to IWC and Nomos, the dial design of the Citizen Homer was following a Bauhaus style. The black numerals hour marker gives a contrasting and easy to read design to the watch, the small lume pip outside of each numeral working with the beautifully lumed dagger hands enable user to check the time even in the dark. The watch is giving a strong German minimal Bauhaus design to the watch. 

There are small details from the watch case of Citizen Homer Railway Watch that we know Citizen wanted to make a watch for the workers to wear even when they are off their duty, not simply just building a tool. The case was added triangular chamfers on the lugs, making the watch more elegant and wear comfortably on the wrist. Credit to the thin design of the case and the Citizen Caliber 911 movement for keeping the thickness of the Citizen Homer at around 9.75mm only! This makes the watch stay comfortably on the wrist even after a long day.


Issued by Japanese Railway Company to employer

Last but not least, the engraving on the snap case back of the Citizen Homer Railway Watch is the main highlight of the watch.  The information on it can tell us the issue year, individual number and the department in the Japanese Railway Company that issuing the watch.  This specific Citizen Homer was issued in Showa 44 (1969), this is likely the 892nd watch issued to the staff that year and was for an employee of the Japanese Railway Company.


One of the Best Choice Vintage Watch  

If you are looking for a 3 handed wrist watch with minimal Bauhaus design or looking for a watch with a story you can happily tell your friends during a gathering, the Citizen Homer Railway Watch will not let you down! With the clean design and history, I think it is fair to say the Homer Railway Watch is one of the most attractive vintage watches at this price point!

Specification:

Maker: Citizen 

Model: Citizen Homer Second Setting Railway Watch 

Era: 1969 (Showa 44) 

Case Diameter: 36 mm

Lug to Lug: 42 mm

Lug width: 18 mm

Case Condition: Unpolished case with mirror finishing

Dial Condition: Mint White Dial with Black Numeral Marker   

Movement: 911 hand-winding movement newly serviced in Japan 

 

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.

Do you ship into my country?
  • Of course! We ship worldwide.

How much is the shipping cost?

  • Free of charge!

What is the shipping method?

  • For Hong Kong customers, we will ship the product by Hong Kong Post Local Mail, or self-pick at SF Express
  • For overseas customers, we will ship the product by Registered Air Mail with tracking number by Hong Kong Post

What kind of payment do we accept?

  • We accept Paypal, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Apply Pay, Alipay, WeChat Pay, Google Pay

Can I pay my invoice in other currency, besides HKD and USD? 

  • Sure, you can. We receive up to 24 foreign currencies through PayPal or Credit Card, such as: Canadian Dollar, Euro, British Pound, U.S. Dollar, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, Danish Krone, Polish Zloty, Norwegian Krone, Czech Koruna, Israeli New Shekel, Mexican Peso, Brazilian Real, Indonesia Rupiah, Malaysian Ringgit, Philippine Peso, New Taiwan Dollar, Thai Baht, Turkish Lira, and Russian Rubble.

International Tracking

We ship our orders using Hong Kong Post. This means that when Hong Kong Post collect the shipments from us here in the HK, they are then taken down to Hong Kong Air Mail Center to be sorted and passed on to the destination country's postal service. When tracking your order, you are able to do it through the Hong Kong Post website or your domestic Postal services website. The links to which can be found below but if your country is not listed then this means that your country does not accommodate the 'Tracked & Signed' service. Your country will accept Hong Kong Post's 'International Signed' service which is not trackable until the package has been signed for.

Tracking your order on the Hong Kong website, please follow this link - Hong Kong Post