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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 Automatic, 21 jewels, 6000, 4-601084-Y
Citizen Automatic, 21 jewels, 6000, 4-601084-Y
Wearing your watch on a different strap can make it feel like an entirely different watch
Wearing your watch on a different strap can make it feel like an entirely different watch
The watch back on the wrist: cleaned and running!
The watch back on the wrist: cleaned and running!
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings
Wearing a 50 year old watch, I like it!
Wearing a 50 year old watch, I like it!
Replacing the original metal bracelet for a nylon NATO strap
Replacing the original metal bracelet for a nylon NATO strap

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