April 12, 2013

MIYOTA 9000 series from Citizen

Signature mechanical movements, MIYOTA from Citizen

  • 28,800 BPH,
  • Automatic and
  • Hand winding.

The Miyota movement is a new line of mechanical movements to compete with the popular 2824 automatic. This new collection  is known as the Calibre 9000 series.



 MIYOTA Calibre 9100

The NB0040-58A is using Cal 9010, another excellent watch  priced under USD1000.

The Calibre 9100 possesses a complex Japanese movement, which is rare. Most mechanical Japanese movements simply have just the time and a day/date function. The Calibre 9100 movement could be easily misunderstood to be a quartz movement. It is the most interesting of the 9000 series. In terms of features, it has the time, day, date, month, synchronised 24-hour hands, and a top mounted power reserve indicator.  A comparable Swiss movement to this would be very expensive.  However, Miyota is offering this at bargain-level prices, for the horological connoisseur.  The savings you will get with this over the Swiss movements will be substantial indeed.
Another great watch is the 9010 is the Citizen Grand Touring








MIYOTA Calibre 9015

The crowning glory from Miyota is the Calibre 9015, which comes close to the 2824. It has the same width as the 2824 at 11.5 linges, and is also very sleek at 3.9mm thick only. The Miyota 9015 movement features automatic winding, hand winding, date setting, and three-central hands. It has a power reserve of over 42 hours, and beats at 28,800 bph. This movement has been developed to be a viable alternative to the 2824 without sacrificing consumer expectations. There is a lot of value here as it retails at a much more affordable price point than the gold standard from Switzerland it is competing with.





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