Citizen 7-Star Parawater 21-jewel dive watch, October 1968, APSS 2812-Y
My lovely & neat JDM Citizen Seven Star Parawater. I love this thing but sadly just don’t wear it that often. But goodness it’s cool. This watch lived a quiet life in Japan from 1968 until I bought it.
I did a Yesterday’s Watch Review, Today! episode about this watch, here: https://youtu.be/re2TW9Ug7WE
Here is a blog post about them from Fratello: https://www.fratellowatches.com/1968-citizen-2812-y-seven-star-diver/
Entirely original, down to the crystal
Kanji only daywheel
Internal rotating / indicator ring operated by crown at 2:00
Beautiful original lume, with mild patina on the sweep hand lollipop
Dial surface has lovely subtle “stardust” look to it.
Marker tops are perfect, ditto for hand surfaces and date window
No water ever got into this watch, ever.
21 jewel movement is fully serviced.
Movement hand-winds, and automatic winds
Date quickset, no day quickset
Both original signed crowns have been rebuilt with new custom seals
New caseback seal
Crystal is original with mild crazing.
Nice larger size, nearly 44mm in diameter and 50mm from lug to lug
All original case finishing / brushing. Never touched up. Some signs of use, but no abuse. This watch lived a quiet life in Japan until I bought it.