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ID:	40525 Citizen Robot, rare as rocking horse poo.
    'Man Invented time, Cyma Perfected it.'

  • #2
    Cool! ...Learned something new today... These are ana-digi watches, but "Digi-Ana" is actually a Citizen model line? ...Correct me if I'm wrong.
    A watch journey that also serves the betterment of others is one worth taking.

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    • cyma
      cyma commented
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      Yes Don, I had an ana digi, but this ones digi ana and is a citizen line.
      Last edited by cyma; 25-03-18, 11:29.

  • #3
    That’s awesome Cyma

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    • harlansmart
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      I'm seeing these things, on wrists o/seas (and here too a little less commonly) of the young the chic & the hip & the cutting edge stylish... mostly fitted with cool straps. You're not wrong Brucy, its awesome.

  • #4
    Looks good. What makes it rare though Pete?
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    • #5
      Well capt you seen another, ive never seen one of this model, had the ana digi but not this digi ana and this one was like nos
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      • #6
        I can't say I've ever seen one Pete, but then again I haven't been looking. I thought these things were churned out in vast numbers in the 80's. Just goes to show how watch collecting moves on with different generations. Nice find
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        • #7
          Pete, I didn't know much about these early-1980s watches at all--was too young to wear one and when I did receive a watch, something like this would have been too costly to give to a little kid. Thanks to your post though , I did a bit of digging for information last night, and yeah, not much have been documented about them at all.


          Originally posted by captainscarlet1 View Post
          I can't say I've ever seen one Pete, but then again I haven't been looking. I thought these things were churned out in vast numbers in the 80's. Just goes to show how watch collecting moves on with different generations. Nice find
          I haven't been looking either, Alex. From what I understand, you are correct in saying that a vast number of Citizen analog-digital watches were produced, nearly three decades' worth in fact ('78 to mid-'00s). They started out being expensive and got cheaper as time went by. The earlier ones were dubbed "Hybrid" watches, and were designated "Digi-Ana", like the one Pete has here (Citizen Digi-Ana 30-0250, nicknamed "Robot Face"). The Digi-Ana 30-0250 seemed to have been made for only a year, between 1982-1983, and was a Japan Domestic Market only model, thus explaining the rarity.

          Some were also sold through grey market vendors in the US, and while I couldn't find information on the exact retail price in 1982, I would estimate based on similar Digi-Ana MRSPs that it would have been approximately US$220, which was not exactly cheap in 1982 money. To put this into perspective, in the same year, you could buy a Seiko 150m Diver 6309-7040 "Cushion Case" for around US$175, depending where you got it. In 1982, a Rolex Air-King retailed for US$625... There's still a lot to research about these Digi-Ana watches, as I mentioned. If I add another paragraph to this post, it'll probably end up being the longest writing on this watch on the internet.
          Last edited by Don; 26-03-18, 10:58.
          A watch journey that also serves the betterment of others is one worth taking.

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          • cyma
            cyma commented
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            Thanks for all that Don, you found out more about the watch than I could find, its a cool watch though, and has found a new home.

          • harlansmart
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            Wow, they were not cheap, thats for sure, will be surprised if in time, they do not go up & UP in value, consequently many more 'such paragraphs will appear'! Thanks Don, interesting too read as usual... if one ONLY did what you suggested, one would be 25x better off lol. Should find a safe queen & lock it away (sans battery lol).

            'If I add another paragraph to this post, it'll probably end up being the longest writing on this watch on the internet.' - Don

        • #8
          Thanks for that Don. You learn something new every day.
          I went through a phase in the eighties buying all manner digital/analogue watches. I think I remember having a Seiko with tiny calculator buttons on it and a Citizen which had a barometer and altimeter in a similar package as Pete's watch, and a fair few others. I'm sure that once the battery went flat, I just bought a new one. I might have to have a rummage in a couple of old long forgotten sock drawers
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          • cyma
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            How many cits you found Capt?
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