Citizen Record Master VWS-1748

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Here is a wonderful and rare, all original Citizen Record Master from 1970. The black crosshair dial is in very fine condition, with white lettering and a tachymeter scale along the rim. It has steel bar hour markers with central lume, wider at the poles. A small scratch at the 11 o’clock hour marker is the main flaw of the dial. The faceted baton hands with the original lume are in fine condition. The chronograph seconds hand is painted red.


The stainless steel bezel is in fine condition with light overall wear, perhaps most notable at around 3 o’clock. The stainless steel case with the original crown and pushers and batman lugs is in very fine condition, with only light overall wear. The chronograph pushers show some wear, which looks more exaggerated in the photos than to the naked eye. The stainless steel case back is in fine condition with a few scratches and marks.


The watch comes on the original Citizen bead of rice bracelet in fine visual condition, with some stretching. It is large enough for big wrists. Make sure the specific bracelet size listed in the details fits your wrist as finding spare links for old bracelets is very difficult.


Inside the watch, Citizen’s first chronograph movement, the 5702, beats strongly and accurately to within about +12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in June 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


The Record Master was Citizen’s first chronograph and it is a wonderful piece of watch history that is increasingly hard to find. Citizen has some fabulous pieces in their back catalog, and the overall condition of this one makes it a real find.


Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that we are based in Switzerland and that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

Basic info

Brand    Citizen
Model    Record Master
Reference number 4-570014-Y
Code    VWS-1748
Movement    Manual winding
Case material    Steel
Bracelet material    Steel
Year    1970
Condition    Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
Location Switzerland, Lonay


Movement    Manual winding
Movement/Caliber   Citizen 5702
Power reserve    36h
Number of jewels    21
Frequency  18000 A/h


Case material    Steel
Case diameter    36 mm
Water resistance    Not water resistant
Bezel material   Steel
Crystal    Plexiglass
Dial    Black
Dial numerals    No numerals


Bracelet material    Steel
Bracelet length 190 mm 
Bracelet color    Steel
Lug width   18 mm 
Clasp    Double fold clasp
Clasp material    Steel




Central seconds, Only Original Parts, Quick-set, Luminous Indices, Luminescent Hands