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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Model: Homer Date
Year of Production: February 1965
Number of Jewels: 17
Hand and Dial: 3D Block Indices with Dauphine Hands
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Brand-New Genuine Leather Strap with Silver Buckle
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
Citizen Watch Co., Ltd., was founded in 1930 as the Shokosha Watch Research Institute by Japanese jeweler Kamekichi Yamazaki. The company was later renamed Citizen in 1937.
In 1956, Citizen introduced its first wristwatch with an automatic movement, the Citizen Parawater, marking a significant milestone in the company's history.
The Citizen Homer Date was introduced as a premium watch range in the 1960s and is one of the most sort after Citizen vintage mechanical range.
This well preserved Citizen Homer Date has a beautiful silvery-white dial. Its date window, 3D-styled silver block Indices’ and dauphine hands show minimal signs of aging after a good clean-up.
It was given a general servicing and simple calibration on 20 September 2023. Its timekeeping is excellent i.e. ± 1 minute every 24 hours, and should be able to operate unhindered for the next 5 to 10 years thereby providing the owner peace of mind.
Its typical cylindrical shaped silver case was buffed as best as possible without compromising its shape and lines albeit a few minor scratches that are barely noticeable to the naked eye. The crown is located at the traditional 3H position and is easily accessible.
The original acrylic crystal was replaced with an good quality aftermarket acrylic crystal.
The case width and height are approximately 37.5mm (without crown) and 44mm respectively. The lug width is 18mm and the leather strap can accommodate wrists up to 20.0cm; hence, it is suitable for men and the modern women.
Its comes with a brand new genuine black leather strap with silver buckle. The buyer has the option to choose a different coloured strap from my array of leather straps available.
Due to its age, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested.
The pictures provided show the watch is in very good condition. It has also been demagnetised to improve parts reliability, minimise wear & tear, and improve accuracy. The only drawback is the lack of documentation and original box. An aftermarket box or purposeful carrying case will be provided instead.
Bear in mind that this watch has seen many of the previous owners’ ups and downs in life, and should be cherished and preserved for the next generation to savour such engineering beauty.
Do also bear in mind that it will cost between S$ 80.00 to S$ 100.00 for a general servicing, an estimated S$ 40.00 for basic calibration, and S$ 40.00 to buff the watch case and bracelet - these costs do not apply when purchasing this timepiece. So, if anyone was to sell such a timepiece at a low price yet claim that it has been serviced, one has to ask what kind of servicing was conducted, if any.
This is a beautiful timepiece that would make a beautiful present for that special someone born in February1965.
This is a must-have for the Citizen die-hard fan, and in fact, any serious watch collector for that matter!