CITIZEN Crystal Seven silver grey color dial

Item Number: CITIZEN030

¥4,546.57 CNY

「世界一の薄型自動巻(日付・曜日付き)」として衝撃を与えたシチズンのクリスタルセブンです。サテン仕上げのシルバーグレーダイアルとインデックス内側のオレンジの夜光塗料が非常に特徴的な1本です。1968年製。

シチズン クリスタルセブンという時計は1965年に登場しました。

名前の由来ですが、「クリスタル」はガラス風防(これはシチズンの他のモデルでも同様です)、「セブン」は7曜日、ラッキーセブンという縁起の良さから付けられたようです。(セブンの部分に関しては「セイコー5に対抗して数字を多くした」という通説も有り、はっきりはしていません。)

国産初の薄型自動巻き、しかも日付・曜日機能付きということでかなりのインパクトを与え、発売からわずか1年ほどで100万個の売上を達成しました。

また、クリスタルセブンの中で21石の普及モデルから43石の高級モデルまで4−5種類を揃えて、多様化するニーズに応える製品としてシェアを拡大していきました。

当時、ライバルであるセイコーに対抗できる機種は無く、シチズンの独壇場だったことでCITIZENブランドを世界的に有名にしたモデルとも言えます。この時計は普及モデルに当たる21石ものですが、そういったモデルの方が変化のあるデザインが多いです。

文字盤はサテン仕上げのシルバーグレーで、インデックスは幅広のバーインデックスですが外側は真ん中が凹んだ谷のような形状になっています。

インデックスの内側はオレンジの夜光が塗られており、非常に特徴的なデザインをしています。針は太いバーハンドで夜光塗料が落ちているのが年代を感じさせます。

秒針のみがゴールドで全体的にカジュアルなデザインを引き締めている印象です。普及モデルは雑に扱われることが多く、良い状態で残っていることは少ないですのでこの機会にぜひ。

風防ガラスにややスレキズがありますが、視認性に影響を与えるような程度ではありません。

リューズ1段引きで日付の早送り可能です。

ヴィンテージ感のあるカーフを使用した明るいブラウンのレザーベルトを合わせました。

2021年2月にオーバーホール済み。6ヶ月保証となります。

Model Wrist Size: 16.5cm

 

-Specifications

Brand: CITIZEN
Model: Crystal Seven
Ref: ACSS 2941-K
Serial: 805xxxx
Year: 1968                                                        
Movement: Automatic 21 Jewels
Case: 38mm
Material: Stainless Steel
Strap: 18mm
Includes: Leather Strap


 

【Description】

Crystal Seven is the first thin automatic watch with day and date function in Japan.

It was revealed in 1965 and sold more than 100 million pieces in the end of 1966.

4-5 variations were existed from 21 jewels to 43 jewels.

This watch is a 21 jewels model with silver grey color dial and big orange luminous.

The crystal glass has some scratches.

【Warranty】

Completely serviced by our watchmaker in Feb 2021.

Comes with 6 months warranty.

[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.
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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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