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Wearing a Citizen 6000 vintage 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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Citizen 6000 movement
Citizen 6000 movement
Opening the watch can be done using a special tool
Opening the watch can be done using a special tool
Dirt inside the clasp
Dirt inside the clasp
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings
The watch back on the wrist: cleaned and running!
The watch back on the wrist: cleaned and running!
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

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