I put the base movement back together and it’s ticking well.
We are very lucky to get a fitting NOS crystal from Japan. This is a massive watch!
Movement goes back into the case and the watch looks stunning! I love it…
As you can see the rotor on the calibre 1161 has fixed mounting brackets unlike the calibre 1160 that is held in place with loose clamps. I believe this to be the only real difference between the calibre 1160 and 1161.
Besides the dirt this movement is in very good condition.
Movement is cleaned and ready to be put back together.
At 37mm+ w/o crown these are big solid watches for mid 60s standards! I think 1960’s Citizen watches are extremely under-valued… In-house manufacture, great quality, interesting movements and fantastic design. I love them and you can expect to see some for sale next year!