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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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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
Citizen 6000 movement
Citizen 6000 movement
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
The cleaned bracelet
The cleaned bracelet
Set the tool to match the mounting points on the case back, to enable it to rotate it open
Set the tool to match the mounting points on the case back, to enable it to rotate it open
Citizen Automatic, 21 jewels, 6000, 4-601084-Y
Citizen Automatic, 21 jewels, 6000, 4-601084-Y

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