1970s Citizen Skeleton calibre 8060a

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    Bought this off Ebay. $75.00. The seller said it wasn't running or runs intermittently.

    It's been running fine all day and keeping time.

    What do I know about it? Not much. Some information I gathered from Sweephand's blog . . . .

    The Case is 36mm w/o crown, 41mm from lug to lug

    Based on the placement of the citizen logo at 6 o'clock . . . . it is an 8060A movement running.at 28,800 beats per hour. Swwephand's says that The later.models."can quickly be identified by the position of the Citizen logo"

    "– it was moved from being stamped on the movement itself at 9 o’clock (76xx) to being printed on the chapter ring at 6 o’clock (8060)."

    Unfortunately, there are no serial numbers on the skeletonized models. it is impossible to determine the exact year of production.

    It wears well. It's s little smaller than I usually like, but it is fascinating to watch!

    If any one had one, part some pics!

    This Week’s Featured Watch #45 – the 4-760182 Skeleton | Sweephand's Vintage Citizen Watch Blog

    Citizen automatic skeleton | Vintage Citizen Watches
     
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    Some photos
     

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    These are the restorations from Brian Leiser aka 31Jewels.

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    Some more of Brian Leiser's work.

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    A few more from 31Jewel's Bench
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    This was bought as a parts watch. It's a 1970s Citizen Skeleton with the 8060A movement


    I have several of these. One of the things that I am learning is that most of these watches that are for sale on eBay have been completely no doubt by the untalented hacks that are selling them. Anyone that buys watches off of eBay is familiar with this problem.

    The most common hack job that is done on these 8060a movements is the destruction of the hacking Weaver. That's right, the 8060a movement hacks. Out of 5 skeletons that I have, two of them have the hacking Weaver's intact. One of those was bought as a mere Parts watch and his future here in these photos. The other common park that is destroyed by the eBay hack watch makers is the hair spring and balance wheel. When they reassemble the watch they do it incorrectly and damage the hair spring buy Miss adjusting the watch. Causing it to run 40 or 50 seconds a day fast.

    The watch that is featured here, was bought as a mere Parts watch. Fascinatingly enough, the movement hacks, it winds easily, and if you look at the case back display glass, it has the original citizen lettering on it.

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    They are finally back from Brian leiser[​IMG]

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    More to follow

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    Early 1970s Citizen Skeleton black PVD restored by Brian Leiser aka 31Jewels. It's keeping good time as it settles in -2.5sd.

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    The stainless no. 2

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    Stainless Skeleton no. 1

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    This is the 1970s Citizen Skeleton black PVD that Brian Leiser restored.

    Brian goes by 31Jewels on the forum

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