Citizen Series 8

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Citizen Series 8

Post by biglove » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:59 am

"So with that in mind, it is good news to many timepiece enthusiasts that Citizen has something new and mechanical, and much more affordable, with the relaunch of the Series 8 collection. These new watches feature two new movements, the caliber 0950 and the 0951, that are put into the Citizen Series 8 870/830 and Series 8 831 models, respectively. What you really need to know is that the Series 8 comes in two two core styles (with a few variants each), and there are two movements that perform slightly differently — coming in at two different price points, both of which are significantly less than the much more high-end Caliber 0200."

"The caliber 0950 automatic movement (in the 870 and 830 series) is said to be highly magnetic-resistant (important these days) and is the slightly better-performing of the new calibers. It features a 4Hz operating frequency, as well as 50 hours of power reserve. Citizen claims -5/+10 second per day of accuracy, but usually, the watches (and this applies only to Japanese calibers) perform better than this advertised number, to be honest."

"The Citizen caliber 0951 (in the 831 series) is also new and shares the same roughly 4mm-thick architecture of the 0950. It differs in performance and operates at 4Hz with a 42-hour power reserve and claimed accuracy of -10/+20 seconds per day. This is meant to be a slightly more affordable movement and will likely be in watches priced several hundred dollars less than those with the caliber 0950 automatic movement."



Really do like a couple of these. Great to see Citizen utilising some new automatic movements, but damn at the prices.

Guess Citizen is taking their cues from Seiko. Can't blame them for trying to see if the market will bear it.

I will be waiting for grey market to see if they are reasonable.


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Re: Citizen Series 8

Post by biglove » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:40 am

JAS1125 wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:26 am
Has an INOX vibe

Yes, now that you mention it...
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Re: Citizen Series 8

Post by thunder1 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:46 am

Yep, an INOX vibe..very pricy..
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Re: Citizen Series 8

Post by temerityb » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:27 pm

thunder1 wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:46 am
Yep, an INOX vibe..very pricy..
You guys nailed it - though after the first foto I was getting the Omega Constellation "griffin" vibe from it.

I like these, and, yeah, I think there will be sales and gray markdowns. After all, there usually are. I'd want to learn more about the movement before I'd pay list - but I've never paid list for a Citizen, and I shop at ADs (NYC Citizen store, Macy's, etc).

Oh, and TV Antenna Adams writes like he's trying to fill space.
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