Do not know what is with the Japanese Watch manufacturers and the odd numbers.... Orient three stars, the famous Seiko Five.... and here a Citizen Eagle Seven. All the above mentioned are Japanese arch rivals in the entry level mechanical watches market. All of them are true value for money. I bought this watch brand new from a local watch shop; just for the sake of having a Citizen Eagle Seven in my collection. Ererrrrr don't get me wrong. I do have other Citizen watches.
Here is a typical Eagle 7 with oyster like stainless steel case and fluted silver colour bezel. It has a clean silver tone dial with Arabic numeric hour markers. Apart from the Citizen wording, there is a Eagle 7 emblem above the 6 o'clock. The crown is a simple pull and adjust type and it is not signed. The watch is equipped with stainless steel jubilee bracelet with Citizen engraving at the clasp.
The case back of the Citizen Eagle Seven is screw in type. Pretty much the same like the Seiko 5 here. The beauty of Citizen Eagle Seven is what hidden beneath the case. Citizen or Miyota 8200 is among the most successful automatic watch movements.
The 21 jewel 8200 automatic movement (21,600 bph) was first produced around 1975, and by the end of the 1970's it had become Citizen’s standard automatic movement till the present day. This famed movement are used mainly in the Eagle Seven line and also Citizen automatic diver watch. Citizen also sells Miyota 8200 to other reputable watches manufacturers. Shishiii shiiiiiiiii you may also find 8200 in replica watches.....
Unlike Seiko 7S26, Citizen 8200 can be manually wound. It has a power reserve of approximately 40 hours. This movement also features quickset day-date function. The day disc contain both English and Kanji version. Below is the Kanji days of week:
曜 weekday; 日 Sunday; 月 Monday; 火 Tuesday; 水 Wednesday; 木 Thursday; 金 Friday; 土 Saturday