CITIZEN Chronometer 31J SS 1960s

Item Number: CITIZEN038

¥33,247.92 CNY

-Specifications

Brand: CITIZEN
Model: Chronometer 
Ref: CR1507051
Year: 1962
Movement: Hand-Wound (Manual) Cal.0400
Case: 37mm
Material: Stainless Steel
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Black Leather Strap
Includes: Watch Only

The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

シチズンは1918年創業の日本の時計メーカーで、セイコーと共に国産時計の歴史を作ってきたと言っても過言では無い会社です。

こちらのシチズン クロノメーター 31石は1962年から66年まで生産された、シチズンのフラッグシップモデルです。「シチクロ」と呼ばれることもあります。

1960年に発売されたセイコーのグランドセイコー(GS)と対になる存在とも言えます。

シチズンの技術の全てを注ぎ込んだモデルで、セイコーはクラウンというモデルの機械をベースにGS用の機械を生産したのに対し、シチズンはこのモデルのために一から機械を設計しました。

実際、組み立ては通常の工場ラインから外れ、一つの固体に対し一人の職人が全ての行程を手掛け製造されたとの記録も残っています。

一人の職人が一日に手掛けた本数はわずかに一本でした。

工業製品としての時計を生産メーカーとしてはあり得ない手の入れようです。

採算度外視で作られたため、GSよりも高い価格ながら、販売しても殆ど利益が出なかったとされています。

また、当時はAGF(金張り)モデルの方が人気があったため、ステンレススティールのものは残っている数が少なく、かなり希少性の高い時計です。

ケースは37mmと大ぶりで多面カットされた太めのラグもこの時計の特徴の一つです。リューズにはCITIZENのCマークが見られます。

裏蓋には鷲のマークのゴールドメダルが入っています。シチズンの製品に初めて鷲が入ったのがこのモデルで、今日でもこの鷲マークはフラッグシップモデルに使われています。

文字盤はサンレイ仕上げのシルバーダイアル。バーインデックスの真ん中に谷型の凹みが入っているのが特徴です。生産時期によって針やインデックスのディテールが異なります。

ムーブメントはCal.0400という専用設計の機械を搭載しています。腕時計では国内最大のテンプ外径(13.5mm)が採用されました。

ゼンマイも強力で販売当時、パワーリザーブは53時間でした。機械としての評価は国産では随一と言えます。

こちらの時計は国産時計のヴィンテージの世界、特にセイコーでは著名な、HODINKEE MAGAZINEにも寄稿している本田義彦氏から仕入れています。

松野時計店さんにてオーバーホール済み。1年保証となります。

 


[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
Import Duty Calculator - SimplyDuty

These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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