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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
Replacing the original metal bracelet for a nylon NATO strap
Replacing the original metal bracelet for a nylon NATO strap
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings
The rear of the watch, showing various numbers and markings
This watch has an automatic Citizen 6000 movement with 21 jewels
This watch has an automatic Citizen 6000 movement with 21 jewels
Citizen 6000 movement
Citizen 6000 movement
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

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