I often talk about the Citizen Campanola line of watches; one of my favorite lines from the popular Japanese watch maker Citizen. As you know, Citizen Campanola watches represent the very finest in watch making that Citizen can achieve, and their efforts are worth noticing. The Citizen Campanola series serves a very important purpose for watch enthusiasts. It is one of the first line of watch models that is able to provide high quality cases with beautiful designs, and provide a high number of complications at very reasonable prices.
The key to this is providing top of the line, hand assembled quartz movements, instead of their mechanical counter-parts. As you likely know, the watch world is sometimes split in to the quartz side and mechanical side. Purists will always stick with the charm of a mechanical watch. They enjoy the idea of wearing a machine on their wrist. However, the quartz movements used in the Citizen Campanola series are nothing to scoff at, and certainly not cheap. They provide far greater accuracy than most mechanical movements, and the amount of complications you receive in a Citizen Campanola is on par with those in mechanical movements costing almost $100,000 and above. With the Citizen Campanola however, you are getting this level of complication at 1-2% of the cost of similar mechanical movement.
De Fine Time is an eBay store that often has a couple of Citizen Campanola watches available for auction. As the watches are becoming more popular, more people are bidding, but you are still getting an amazing deal compared with retail prices. Having purchased from them before, I can say that their products are as described, and they are pleasant to deal with.
De Fine Time usually has several different Citizen Campanola models for sale, including the Grand Complication, Minute Repeater, Cosmosign, and Perpetual Calendar models. Check them out often to see what they have available.
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