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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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The cleaned watch head, as seen from the bottom
The cleaned watch head, as seen from the bottom
Citizen Automatic, 21 jewels, 6000, 4-601084-Y
Citizen Automatic, 21 jewels, 6000, 4-601084-Y
This watch has an automatic Citizen 6000 movement with 21 jewels
This watch has an automatic Citizen 6000 movement with 21 jewels
The watch back on the wrist: cleaned and running!
The watch back on the wrist: cleaned and running!
The cleaned watch head, from the top
The cleaned watch head, from the top
Opening the watch can be done using a special tool
Opening the watch can be done using a special tool

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