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ULTRA RARE CITIZEN AUTO DATER UNI PARAWATER ADUN1402-F Silver DIAL VINTAGE WATCH
Preowned Price 55000
Citizen ParaWater was launched in 1959 and it was great invention and well-known since it was the first Japanese water-resistant wristwatch. In other word, before this there were no water-resistant wristwatch before the “ParaWater”. ParaWater has been also the great grandfather for all citizen diver in later years. Though it was not for diving, but it could be used at least for shallow swimming activities. In order to be water resistant, Citizen ParaWater watch will have the special design tube and crown assembly plus the use of rubber gaskets on the crown for added seal on the water resistance. These was designed after a lot of research in designing water resistance watch.
In order to proof to the public, Citizen ParaWater had been completed two trans-pacific tests and one in the Sea of Japan and they achieve a great result. The notation “ParaWater” had been used for all Citizen water resistance wristwatch from that period till early 1970 when Citizen has started to change the notation to “Water Resistant” in order to meet the requirements since Citizen has been exporting more watches since 1970s.
In the earlier generation of Citizen ParaWater, most of the Citizen automatic watches were still using unique Citizen caliber with jet rotor. This was the first Citizen caliber for automatic movements. Few years later in 1963, Citizen had introduced new automatic movement with new swinging rotor type design that come with either non-date or date complications. Non-date movement was referred to “Uni Auto” with only plain dial whereby the one with date window was referred to as “Uni Auto Dater”. These calibers come with 17 and 19 jewels variant. The movement numbers are respectively referred to as 1400 and 2400.
Citizen Auto Dater Uni has a unique logo design and it was not the usual Citizen logo. It has round circle with triangle poking from the top. It is not clear what is the meaning of “Uni” nomenclature. “Auto Dater” itself is very clearly described as an automatic movement with date complication.
There were a lot of dial variants been produced under Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater. Each of them has a unique design dial, which in my own opinion will be the jaw-dropper for vintage watch collectors. One of the well-known Auto Dater Uni ParaWater is reference ADUS31201-T, which was the shallow diver watch that used 1960’s era compressor style case with dual crown setup and contrasting inner bezel insert. This reference was produced in 1965 and it was direct competitor to the famous Seiko Silverwave. Another successor is the reference AU140801, which is more to the field watch. This watch has a glossy black dial with “Ridiculous” big luminous filled indexes. This dial design was more suitable for the military field watch style. Both references are extremely difficult to find nowadays and especially come in good working condition and genuine “Unmolested” dial.
Discussing about unique dial variants on Citizen Auto Dater Uni, there is another variant that has the same rarity as above mentioned two references. The current example of Citizen Auto Dater Uni here come with full vibrant luminous dial. The dial color is greenish, and it will glow in low light condition. Even it was still glowing today however only for short time period. This dial variant has been so far the most unique design dial ever produced by Citizen in the past and so far, this was the only one seen for vintage Citizen watches. Surprisingly the condition of the luminous dial has been still preserved clean and there is no aging deterioration seen. The black Italic bold font printed notation are still preserved very crisp and super clear as well.
Another characteristic of Citizen Auto Dater Uni was the use of big case compared to the rest of classic vintage Citizen timepieces. It has an attractive 38mm diameter case and about 45mm lug to lug in height. With the big case design, Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater will be just nice to have a size that could be used for any occasion. It was the “just nice” size even for most of the wrist size nowadays. Another benefit due to the use of big case size is Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater also come with big dial size. Hence that watch face is very legible. Our example here has a huge and large luminous dial, which will not look small even though on huge wrist size. It is very unusual case for vintage classic watch as huge diameter case design will make the watch appear to be sportier. For polishing, Citizen has applied mirror polishing to the case, which match perfectly with the mirror polished index markers and hands.
As for the caliber used by Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater, it was equipped with the robust 19 jewels Citizen Caliber 2400. This was the earliest automatic movements that make the use of swinging rotor type design. This movement can be hand-wound but there is not quick set date change mechanism implemented. It was beating at 18000bph. From the look and feel of the movement, it was rather simply signed with not much detail finishing. However, the movement’s finishing overall looks great for the medium end watch that come from 1960s. Because in this era, Japanese watch industries were still focusing on the functionality and durability of the watch rather than focusing on the high-end artistic polishing on the watch movement. We can’t compare with Citizen ChronoMaster series that has much more high-end precision movement, which also come with much higher retail price.
Last but not least, Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater was not a low production watch, but to find one in good working condition is extremely difficult. That’s because most of them has been severely deteriorated especially on the dial and movement due to water intrusions since being they were being titled as “Water Resistant” watch hence high chance they had been used for various water activities in the past. Beside that, they are not high retail price watch hence mostly were abused in use. Not only good condition Auto Dater Uni ParaWater Uni is difficult in finding, but also those with unique dial variants are extremely difficult. Not to mention the current example here that has unique striking luminous dial that so far only seen one piece. Vintage Citizen watch has been gaining its popularity nowadays, hence we could see the curve of increase price for most of vintage Citizen watch. IMHO, one of the reasons because modern Citizen has also started to produce high-end watch that compete directly with Seiko. One of them is “The Citizen 0200” that come with new high-end caliber 0200. With such high-end movement with superb craftmanship finishing, the watch come with reasonably high price as well that similar to Grand Seiko. Since Vintage Citizen watch is still affordable now (it might be not in the future), this model is definitely a good to go for Citizen watch lover. It is worth investment for such a unique design timepiece
Brand Citizen
Made Japan
Movement Automatic
Model Uni Parawater
Jewels 19-jewels
Gender Men’s
Age 1960-1969
Style Classic dress watch
Dial colour silver sunburst
Dial shape Round
Dial Style Analogue non numerical 12-Hour
Case size 38mm with case
Case colour silver
Case back Closed screw back Citizen signatured
Lugs 18mm
Strap After market high quality leather strap
Calendar Date 📅 only
Glass Hardlex mineral crystal
Water resistant yes
Condition excellent working order
Box 📦 and paper No
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ULTRA RARE CITIZEN AUTO DATER UNI PARAWATER ADUN1402-F Silver DIAL VINTAGE WATCH
Preowned Price 55000
Citizen ParaWater was launched in 1959 and it was great invention and well-known since it was the first Japanese water-resistant wristwatch. In other word, before this there were no water-resistant wristwatch before the “ParaWater”. ParaWater has been also the great grandfather for all citizen diver in later years. Though it was not for diving, but it could be used at least for shallow swimming activities. In order to be water resistant, Citizen ParaWater watch will have the special design tube and crown assembly plus the use of rubber gaskets on the crown for added seal on the water resistance. These was designed after a lot of research in designing water resistance watch.
In order to proof to the public, Citizen ParaWater had been completed two trans-pacific tests and one in the Sea of Japan and they achieve a great result. The notation “ParaWater” had been used for all Citizen water resistance wristwatch from that period till early 1970 when Citizen has started to change the notation to “Water Resistant” in order to meet the requirements since Citizen has been exporting more watches since 1970s.
In the earlier generation of Citizen ParaWater, most of the Citizen automatic watches were still using unique Citizen caliber with jet rotor. This was the first Citizen caliber for automatic movements. Few years later in 1963, Citizen had introduced new automatic movement with new swinging rotor type design that come with either non-date or date complications. Non-date movement was referred to “Uni Auto” with only plain dial whereby the one with date window was referred to as “Uni Auto Dater”. These calibers come with 17 and 19 jewels variant. The movement numbers are respectively referred to as 1400 and 2400.
Citizen Auto Dater Uni has a unique logo design and it was not the usual Citizen logo. It has round circle with triangle poking from the top. It is not clear what is the meaning of “Uni” nomenclature. “Auto Dater” itself is very clearly described as an automatic movement with date complication.
There were a lot of dial variants been produced under Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater. Each of them has a unique design dial, which in my own opinion will be the jaw-dropper for vintage watch collectors. One of the well-known Auto Dater Uni ParaWater is reference ADUS31201-T, which was the shallow diver watch that used 1960’s era compressor style case with dual crown setup and contrasting inner bezel insert. This reference was produced in 1965 and it was direct competitor to the famous Seiko Silverwave. Another successor is the reference AU140801, which is more to the field watch. This watch has a glossy black dial with “Ridiculous” big luminous filled indexes. This dial design was more suitable for the military field watch style. Both references are extremely difficult to find nowadays and especially come in good working condition and genuine “Unmolested” dial.
Discussing about unique dial variants on Citizen Auto Dater Uni, there is another variant that has the same rarity as above mentioned two references. The current example of Citizen Auto Dater Uni here come with full vibrant luminous dial. The dial color is greenish, and it will glow in low light condition. Even it was still glowing today however only for short time period. This dial variant has been so far the most unique design dial ever produced by Citizen in the past and so far, this was the only one seen for vintage Citizen watches. Surprisingly the condition of the luminous dial has been still preserved clean and there is no aging deterioration seen. The black Italic bold font printed notation are still preserved very crisp and super clear as well.
Another characteristic of Citizen Auto Dater Uni was the use of big case compared to the rest of classic vintage Citizen timepieces. It has an attractive 38mm diameter case and about 45mm lug to lug in height. With the big case design, Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater will be just nice to have a size that could be used for any occasion. It was the “just nice” size even for most of the wrist size nowadays. Another benefit due to the use of big case size is Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater also come with big dial size. Hence that watch face is very legible. Our example here has a huge and large luminous dial, which will not look small even though on huge wrist size. It is very unusual case for vintage classic watch as huge diameter case design will make the watch appear to be sportier. For polishing, Citizen has applied mirror polishing to the case, which match perfectly with the mirror polished index markers and hands.
As for the caliber used by Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater, it was equipped with the robust 19 jewels Citizen Caliber 2400. This was the earliest automatic movements that make the use of swinging rotor type design. This movement can be hand-wound but there is not quick set date change mechanism implemented. It was beating at 18000bph. From the look and feel of the movement, it was rather simply signed with not much detail finishing. However, the movement’s finishing overall looks great for the medium end watch that come from 1960s. Because in this era, Japanese watch industries were still focusing on the functionality and durability of the watch rather than focusing on the high-end artistic polishing on the watch movement. We can’t compare with Citizen ChronoMaster series that has much more high-end precision movement, which also come with much higher retail price.
Last but not least, Citizen Auto Dater Uni ParaWater was not a low production watch, but to find one in good working condition is extremely difficult. That’s because most of them has been severely deteriorated especially on the dial and movement due to water intrusions since being they were being titled as “Water Resistant” watch hence high chance they had been used for various water activities in the past. Beside that, they are not high retail price watch hence mostly were abused in use. Not only good condition Auto Dater Uni ParaWater Uni is difficult in finding, but also those with unique dial variants are extremely difficult. Not to mention the current example here that has unique striking luminous dial that so far only seen one piece. Vintage Citizen watch has been gaining its popularity nowadays, hence we could see the curve of increase price for most of vintage Citizen watch. IMHO, one of the reasons because modern Citizen has also started to produce high-end watch that compete directly with Seiko. One of them is “The Citizen 0200” that come with new high-end caliber 0200. With such high-end movement with superb craftmanship finishing, the watch come with reasonably high price as well that similar to Grand Seiko. Since Vintage Citizen watch is still affordable now (it might be not in the future), this model is definitely a good to go for Citizen watch lover. It is worth investment for such a unique design timepiece
Brand Citizen
Made Japan
Movement Automatic
Model Uni Parawater
Jewels 19-jewels
Gender Men’s
Age 1960-1969
Style Classic dress watch
Dial colour silver sunburst
Dial shape Round
Dial Style Analogue non numerical 12-Hour
Case size 38mm with case
Case colour silver
Case back Closed screw back Citizen signatured
Lugs 18mm
Strap After market high quality leather strap
Calendar Date 📅 only
Glass Hardlex mineral crystal
Water resistant yes
Condition excellent working order
Box 📦 and paper No
Free cash on delivery available nationwide For more information kindly contact on our WhatsApp no 03208111222,03098111222
For more collection kindly visit our website ceelifeshop.com and seikopk.com

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