Review Citizen Homer calibre 1800

The Citizen Homer movement was introduced in 1962 and soldered on until 1975. Thats not the end of the 0200 version of the movement was built under licence by HMT in India up to 1th of April 2016 

Citizen Homer variations:


1800-1805: date

Citizen Homer calibre: 02.00-1805

  • Made: approx 1962-1975
  • Made in Switzerland 
  • Power reserve: 42h
  • 7-21 Jewels 
  • 18000 B/A
  • Lift angle 52°
  • DM 25.6mm
  • H 4.55

Surface finish on the bridges varies from a rather utilitarian finish to finer brushing. The plates are straight cut, but the outer diameter is bevelled. Screws have a fair polish. The ratchet and crown wheel have basic starburst decoration. The higher jewelled variant have capped upper and train bridge.

Top surface finish on bridges: 4-6 Points

Surface finish on screws: 6 Points

Surface finish on ratchet and ratchet wheel: 6 Points

Movement Jewelling: 3-8 Points

Movement design innovation (1962):  6 points

The base plate is fairly finished with no decoration. Setting and winding mechanism does it’s job. 

Base plate finish: 5 Points

Setting and winding mechanism: 6 Points

Date change snappiness (Takes 2 hours to change): 5

Gear-train finish: 7 Points

Movement durability: 7 Points

These watches came with Para Shock protection that was Citizens own design inspired by Eterna’s shock protection. 

There is movement that featured hacking lever.

4 Bonus points* 

Citizen homer movements will keep fair time when in good condition.

Accuracy: 7 points

Power reserve of 42hours is fair

Power reserve: 7 Points

Omega calibre: 586 points summary: 

Surface finish on bridges and top side of base plate: 4-6

Surface finish screws: 6

Surface finish on ratchet and ratchet wheel: 6

Movement Jeweling: 3-8

Movement innovative design for ca 1962: 6

Base plate finish: 5

Setting and winding mechanism: 6

Gear-train finish: 7

Date snappiness: 5 

Movement durability: 7

Bonus points: 4*

Accuracy: 7

Power reserve: 7

Grand total: 64-77

Citizen calibre 1803