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Wearing a 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
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings
Dirt inside the clasp
Dirt inside the clasp
Opening the watch can be done using a special tool
Opening the watch can be done using a special tool
You can rotate the case back and remove it from the watch head to reveal the movement
You can rotate the case back and remove it from the watch head to reveal the movement
The watch back on the wrist: cleaned and running!
The watch back on the wrist: cleaned and running!

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