Apr 17, 2015

1980s Vintage Citizen 8270 Manual Wind New Master 22 "Twilight"

Citizen 8270 Manual Wind New Master 22 "Cosmic"
Circa 1980s

My very first mechanical watch was a sunburst dial one, and so I do have a softspot for it. When this came along, I was awed by the gorgeous mix of silver and blue and black as the dial burst with color.

This manual wind offering keeps the dial as its focus without the distractions of a date or day display. The decorated hour batons sit neatly along the circumference of the dial, hidden if not for the stark black of the gradient sunburst dial.

The timekeeping hands are simple as well, kept to a minimal design and blending subtly into the dial. While it takes a bit off the legibility, it adds to my point about the dial being the center of attention.

It's a wonderfully captivating dial, and if you do get to meet Twilight, you'll know what I mean,

1980s Vintage Citizen 8270 Manual Wind New Master 22 "Twilight"
Hour, minute and seconds hands
Grey gradient sunburst dial
34mm stainless steel case
42mm lug-to-lug
18mm lug width
Miyota 8270 manual wind @ 21,600vph
Acrylic crystal
Aftermarket leather strap


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