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 Posted: Sun Mar 1st, 2015 04:40 pm
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I couldn't turn it down and at around $180.00 USD
It just had the right look.

Great Citizen Lume
~44mm across minus the crown
only 20mm lugs (somehow they still look good)
60 click bezel with nice action no wobble etc.
~11mm thin!

As good an example as you will get from Citizen in this price range. thumbsup.gif

My only "pet peeve" is this is yet another example of a Citizen 1mm fine thread crown tube, it can only have a short life span and that makes this disposable instead of collectible, it's just really stupid when you consider the lifespan of the eco-drive movement and battery...no.gif











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 Posted: Sun Mar 1st, 2015 06:32 pm
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Awesome new Citizen pickup Chris! bravo.gif

Thanks for the details, and I agree with you...this one has just the right look! I really like the looks of this one from the case, to the crown at 4, to the cool bezel design, to the great looking handset and dial!thumbsup.gif

I hear you on the fine threaded crown tube...I don't know why many makes cheapen out in this area with the way-too-fine threads that simply aren't going to hold up with use.

Lots to really like here though, and for $180, super great value for sure.

Enjoy it!

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 Posted: Sun Mar 1st, 2015 11:12 pm
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[size=4tthat looks really cool, Chris! I like it. Enjoy!

My own EcoZilla (baptized by the Texan sun) has started to give me problems and I am really disappointed that a house like Citizen with its very sturdy and reliable automatics plus long history wouldn't put on their thinking caps for issues like this.]

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In the case of the EcoZilla crowns and tubes are available still (I have a spare Ti crown myself) but many of the older divers it's not an option. The crown size is similar to Tag and Omega crowns though so it should be possible to upgrade to one of them (crown and tube) and have a serviceable part from that point on. My preference would be Omega since they actually reproduce parts for older models.

There is no perfect solution, small diameter crowns get small threads...

Last edited on Mon Mar 2nd, 2015 12:04 am by OldeCrow

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awesome catch Chris...Citizen continues to be a best buy for the bucks!ThumbsUp02.gifThumbsUp02.gif

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it is proving very difficult to take off!

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OldeCrow wrote:


There is no perfect solution, small diameter crowns get small threads...


Could that explain the small "wobble" on my Enzo? It had a big and decent-sized crown but now I suspect the stem/threads could have been small. Maybe having no crown guards could also explain it....not an expertmistake.gif

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wobble is pretty common in crowns, threaded crowns have a keyed spring detente so you can push the crown in and thread it down without turning the the stem out the other side of the watch. The spring detent wears with age and the crown develops a bit of wobble, sometimes they are sloppy when new. if the spring wears out then it becomes very hard to set or wind the watch because the crown pushes past the keyed surface and free spins instead of turning the stem.

wobble isn't really anything to worry about usually other than it triggers an OCD episode

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Geee....thanks, Chris. Now I get it. You are totally right - it triggered an OC attack.

OldeCrow wrote:
wobble is pretty common in crowns, threaded crowns have a keyed spring detente so you can push the crown in and thread it down without turning the the stem out the other side of the watch. The spring detent wears with age and the crown develops a bit of wobble, sometimes they are sloppy when new. if the spring wears out then it becomes very hard to set or wind the watch because the crown pushes past the keyed surface and free spins instead of turning the stem.

wobble isn't really anything to worry about usually other than it triggers an OCD episode

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