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Vintage Citizen Jet Family Tree

June 20 2012 at 6:00 PM
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Just published a family tree on my blog for the Jet automatics made by Citizen in the early to mid 1960s. Find it here:http://sweep-hand.org/


Stephen

 
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Chascomm
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There's more in that list than I suspected...

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June 20 2012, 10:56 PM 

Why is the hand winder thicker than the auto?

And why are there date and no-date variants of identical thickness?


 
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Movement Thicknesses

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June 21 2012, 3:03 PM 

hope this answers your question Chascomm:

031 / 032 / 034 - all versions are plain dialed automatics (no date / day), 4.70mm thick

112 / 113 / 115 - all versions are automatics with date only, 5.00mm thick

116 / 117 - all versions are automatics with date only, and 'easy change' quickset mechanism, 5.34mm thick

4000 - all versions are handwinders with date and day, 5.15mm

410 / 411 / 412 / 413 - all versions are automatics with date and day, 6.39mm thick (Easy Change models - 411's same thickness)


Although the 4000/4100 movement was produced later it was a thicker design than the 031/2 & 11xx movements.

There's a summary of the Jets which shows the no date / day / date variations here:http://sweep-hand.org/the-jet-automatic/


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Thanks for that...

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June 21 2012, 11:26 PM 

So as I understand it the greater the number of features in the calendar mechanism, the thicker the calendar module.  Hence the hand-winding day/date being thicker than some of the automatics.

 
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Movement Schematics now available....

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June 24 2012, 4:45 AM 

I've added three 'exploded' views of the movement to my blog page on the Jet Automatics:http://sweep-hand.org/the-jet-automatic/


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