The Citizen 51-2273

Articles, Vintage Watches

As always, though, the dial and hands are what ultimately sell the watch and with the Citizen 51-2273 diver, I’m a huge fan. Many vintage Citizen divers aped Rolex with the use of Mercedes hands. There’s nothing wrong with that and those watches contained just enough other touches to make them unique, but with this watch, we get some of my favorite hands. I’ve heard them referred to as “spade” shaped, but to me they just look different. They’re lume filled, including a sweep hand with a square pip, and work well with the applied indices that are filled with loads of the glowing stuff… More at Fratello Watches.

I was unaware of this watch up until now. Not overstated, but it feels like it inspired many other models from competing brands and it still looks so like a ‘Citizen’.

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