Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby SaoGage » February 22nd 2017, 2:40pm

So I had the opportunity to purchase what is ultimately one of the most interesting watches I've ever seen out of Citizen. Now as you all know by now, I'm a Seiko snob and damn proud of it. But this here is Citizen firing on all cylinders and making a watch that is just damn fucking cool. Too bad this example is only one of 2,000 total made (split across black and blue dials), damn near 20 years ago...

I also happen to be a complete sucker for a good Limited Edition. And what could possibly be a cooler LE than a watch commemorating a late 90's Antarctic Expedition? Duratect titanium (for 20 years old, I can count the number of visible scratches on my hands), torch caliber loom that still works like the watch is brand new, an absolutely killer design, unobtrusive GMT hand, and a very comfortable and unique bracelet altogether makes for a compelling package powered by Citizen's Eco-Drive (still going strong on its first power capacitor).

These simply do not appear for sale often, and despite me having literally zero watch funds after my flurry of pickups lately, as soon as I saw the listing I sprung for it. It's too cool, too fun, too interesting, and too special to pass over.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby foghorn » February 22nd 2017, 2:46pm

Awesome. That's a tough one to get hold of . Esp. looking that good.

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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby eddiea » February 22nd 2017, 3:01pm

Awesome indeed!!!!!
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby artman » February 22nd 2017, 3:37pm

Nice find! Everything about that one is cool. Cool story. Cool bezel. Cool name. Dayam!
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby Britboy » February 22nd 2017, 4:19pm

Good looking watch
Good find

Bezel reminds a little of a Tissot SeaStar one.
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby biglove » February 22nd 2017, 4:33pm

Don't know anything about the watch; but, it looks NOS. and I like it. Congrats.
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby TemerityB » February 22nd 2017, 4:36pm

Wow gage - and on day where I ended my own quest for an inexpensive diver by trading for an older Citizen myself.

Citizen is way underrated. Yours, of course, is several cuts above the usual.
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby conjurer » February 22nd 2017, 5:15pm

Mission: Make Conjurer's dick hard.

Mission accomplished!
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby jason_recliner » February 22nd 2017, 6:43pm

Anything with a monocoque case gets bonus points from me. That is a great watch.
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby svaglic » February 22nd 2017, 7:13pm

Man, you have an eye for the good stuff.
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby bobbee » February 22nd 2017, 7:47pm

I'm a fan of Citizen, that one's the dog's bollocks.
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby koimaster » February 22nd 2017, 8:50pm

:twisted: Looks like an invicta
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby tiktok » February 22nd 2017, 8:56pm

Like the bezel, reminds me of LUC Pro One.
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby iwasbanned » February 22nd 2017, 9:03pm

That is a cool watch.
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby smellody » February 22nd 2017, 9:53pm

That's pretty darn cool!
   
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby Kahuna74 » February 23rd 2017, 5:20am

Wow, great score. I love that model.
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby Datsun240Z71 » February 23rd 2017, 5:25am

Very cool! Good for you!
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby SaoGage » February 23rd 2017, 7:11am

svaglic wrote:Man, you have an eye for the good stuff.


Thank you! I'm just extremely passionate about watches mixed with a little bit of recklessness. But what can I say? I like to live dangerously 8-). Life's too short, after all...

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The watch is 42ish mm, the Invicta version would be cast iron and damn near double that width. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby relaxer7 » February 23rd 2017, 8:16am

It's a beast - well done on finding one!
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby AntFarm » February 23rd 2017, 8:42am

Great watch and great pick up... Took me a long time to find one. Had the blue dial and sold it a couple of months back. I really love the independent hour hand. It is a true GMT because of it. You can set them on completely different time zones or have them working together on a 24hr cycle. Enjoy!
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Re: Mission Antarctica: Citizen's long lost classic

Postby Casimm » March 12th 2017, 9:00pm

Nice watch, I like it.
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