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CITIZEN NY0040 PROMASTER

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Afternoon all.

Have recently been getting more and more interested in older Citizen models. I’m quite keen on getting a 1970’s NY0040. 
Does anyone here have one (or even a slightly older version), and what are your opinions please.

How does this model compare with Seiko’s SKX007J? 
 

Cheers in advance 

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I've only had the 1990s promasters and they have been sound, but not outstanding.  I'm keen to learn more on the older watches though

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I have one for about 8 years, very happy with it. Last year I have also bought the NY009 "Fugu" Asia Limited Edition.

Sorry, but I have never had the 007 to compare with.

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13 hours ago, vadiro said:

I have one for about 8 years, very happy with it. Last year I have also bought the NY009 "Fugu" Asia Limited Edition.

Sorry, but I have never had the 007 to compare with.

Hi and thanks for the reply. Does your 8 year old model have hand winding please?

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I have owned my CITIZEN Promaster NY0040 for five happy years. Like Vadiro, I have also never owned a SEIKO SKX007J, but what I can say that it is less common to see people wearing the Promaster. I bought a Geckota shark mesh bracelet last week to give new life to my timepiece.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sSisZfendQ99tfkAA

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I have owned both and would say that the 007 has the edge, no handwinding of course, you have to do the 'Seiko shake', but a good looking and very well built watch 

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7 hours ago, JoT said:

I have owned both and would say that the 007 has the edge, no handwinding of course, you have to do the 'Seiko shake', but a good looking and very well built watch 

I had an SKX007J but sold it after 6 months. I liked it but the lack of handwinding was a nuisance. 

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I'm a bit late to this thread. I've owned both the NY0040 and the SKX007. I preferred the NY0040 for the following reasons:

1. It wears smaller then the Seiko, so suited my narrow wrists much better.
2. The Seiko dial has a cheap look to it, with simple painted on indices. The indices on the NY0040 have metal rings round them and look a lot better.
3. The Seiko is just too common! Everybody's got one.

Here's a picture I took with the two side by side. It's slightly out of focus, sorry about that.

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