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Cleaning a Citizen 6000 automatic watch

Rediscovering old beauty under layers of dirt

Aug. 23, 2020 -

This week I was cleaning my closet when I found an old watch. It came from my grandfather’s house. It looked like it had an adventurous live, full of wear and tear. I recognised that it had an automatic mechanical movement. Upon picking it up it almost instantly started running again. I wondered how cool it would be if I would gently clean it.

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Dirty bracelet
Dirty bracelet
There is a rotor that winds the watch when it is moved (on the wrist), a clever system that negates the need for batteries
There is a rotor that winds the watch when it is moved (on the wrist), a clever system that negates the need for batteries
Wear and tear is a great thing on a watch: it communicates the story of adventurous wrist time
Wear and tear is a great thing on a watch: it communicates the story of adventurous wrist time
This watch has an automatic Citizen 6000 movement with 21 jewels
This watch has an automatic Citizen 6000 movement with 21 jewels
Opening the watch can be done using a special tool
Opening the watch can be done using a special tool
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings

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