Thursday, 2 May 2013

Vega Alarm Chronograph - 9428 module

I'm still running through my retro LCD watch collection for today's blog entry, and this time it's a Vega.

Vega is another of the ranges of watches by Citizen. It was founded in the early 80s to be a brand for low price digital watches, but Citizen decided to put more emphasis on the mid range models later in the 80s, phasing down the Vega brand.

This model, I think, comes from 1980 or 81 (based on the serial number) and is an Alarm Chronograph model. It has a 5 1/2 digit LCD display, with 3 symbols printed at the bottom of the panel (an alarm clock, bell, and runner). These are used to show when the watch is in the alarm, chime, and chronograph modes. The 9428 module also had a bulb based light. The full model number appears to be 9428-390865.

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