Saturday, 25 October 2014

Citizen Junction Eco-Drive 7821

Today's watch is a simple design, and very plain compared to my usual choices.
This watch is by Citizen and part of a range called Junction. I've not found any history of the Junction line but there are many dial design watches with the Junction name on the dial.

This model is based on the 7821 module which has been covered in some of my 1481010 watches previously. It is an Eco-Drive module using the face as the solar panel. This module needs around 20 min of fluorescent light to provide a days power or 30 hrs to charge from full to empty (when new). It has a 3 hand dial design with a small date window at the 3 o'clock position. The dial is simple and clear with numbers at the hour markers. The strap is an expanding metal design, but this has been fitted later as the original was leather.

The full model number is 7821-K13157, and looking at the serial number and the common module to the 1481010s, it appears to be from 1999 (which I confirmed by finding it in a catalogue). It was originally sold for ¥12,000 and had a catalogue number of JA10-2243R. There was also a smaller matching ladies model (which looks to be the same for nearly all of the Junction line) which has the same model number, but with a B at the end instead of the R.

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