Citizen 6000

 
Citizen 6000

Citizen 6000

Description

In the mid sixties, Citizen launched the medium-sized selfwindig caliber 6000. It contains a ball-beared rotor, which winds in both direction and a spring-less ratched mechanism. The large Glucycur balance is pivoted in the inhouse Parachoc protection system.
All gears are located under one single plate, which makes servicing works a little difficult.
The date changes slow over almost two hours, but it can be quickset in the middle crown position.

How rugged this movement is, can be seen on the traces and dirt on it. Nevertheless, the rotor winds as smooth, as on the first day and never touches the case or the plates.

Citizen 6000 dial side

Citizen 6000 dial side

Technical data

Manufacturer:Citizen
Caliber:6000
Number of jewels:21
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Glucydur anular balance
Shock protection(s): Parashock 1 (Citizen)
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Counterclockwise
Moveable stud:yes
Adjust mechanism:Hairspring key
Features:SC?,QG,RDR,AUT
Functions:hour, minute, second, day, selfwinding
A/h:21600
Size:10 1/2'''
Production period:1966 - ????

Usage gallery

Citizen gents watch

Citizen gents watch