Jul 25, 2015

[SOLD] 1979 Vintage Citizen 8110 Bullhead Flyback Chronograph "Popstar"

Citizen 8110 Bullhead Flyback Chronograph "Popstar"
Circa 1979

The coveted panda dial gets a modern twist in the rendition, with PVD black replacing the stainless steel chic and a striking gold dial and bezel to match the radical black sheen of the case and bracelet.

The flyback movement of the Citizen 8110 lies underneath the exterior, a compact chronograph with an odd quickset day feature where you pull out the crown to its first position and push the chronograph reset button. 

Definitely a cooler and much more attention-grabbing version of the infamous bullhead chronograph from Citizen, the Popstar comes in great condition, the bezel and crown showing little signs of use. The aftermarket PVD bracelet retains its protective cover. What's the notice are the chronograph buttons, which remains stainless steel. 

The bright red chronograph hands are in exceptional condition, though like many of its peers, Popstar's minute register carries on a perpetual count as long as the movement is wound.

Small flaw aside, this is a really exceptional timepiece for the avid collector.

1979 Vintage Citizen 8110 Bullhead Flyback Chronograph "Popstar"
Hour and minute hands with day-date display
Eng / Arb day display
Panda dial with three sub-dials
37mm stainless steel case
40mm lug-to-lug
19mm lug width
8110 automatic flyback chronograph @ 28,800vph 
Mineral glass crystal
Aftermarket PVD stainless steel bracelet