I am selling a rare Citizen NP4000 with the beautiful 4150 automatic movement. I got it in June 2015, but I have rarely worn the watch in the last year, so is better off with a new owner. It is not much seen around here, so I will quickly review it.
The main reason why I bought this watch was due to its display caseback and aesthetically pleasing movement design, which I presume is uncommon for a Japanese watch at its price range. The rotor is an unusual shape, and its edge is somewhat fluted. The plate just behind the rotor has a pleasing pattern too.
The 4150 movement of the watch also hand-winds, but does not hack. It appears to be a Miyota 8215 at heart, redesigned to look more eye-catchy.Case:
The watch measures 48mm lug to lug. The bezel, which cannot be rotated, appears to be 41.5mm.
The case design is somewhat unusual. The side of the case is slanted rather than being straight, so the dimension of the case increases closer to the bottom of the case. Maximum case width including the crown is 46mm. The crown is pull push type.
The case sides and back are polished in finish. The top section of the lugs is brushed. The lugs are 23mm wide.
The picture above and below are only to show the case shape, color is not accurate.
The bezels design is interesting as it is asymmetrical. The large section of the bezel between 3 and 12 oclock (clockwise) has a brushed finish, and the side of this section of the bezel has a ridged design.
The smaller section section between 12 and 3 oclock is recessed compared with the rest of the bezel. The side of the bezel of the small section is smooth with no ridges. The finish of this part is polished.Dial, Crystal & Hands:
The dial is black sunburst, with a brownish-red ring that has a mark for each hour. On the dial, the minute markers are also brownish-red in color except for each 5 minute markers. The factory crystal on this watch is actually Mineral Crystal, contrary to some posts that speculate its sapphire. The crystal sits higher than the bezel.
There is the date and the day window. The day window is in either English or Arabic language.
One rather quirky thing about the watch is that the finishing of the hands and the indices is different. The lume on the hands is blue immediately after exposure to strong light, but it eventually fades to green. The indices are always green.Condition of my watch:
The case is in a very good condition. There are light scratches around the bezel, one dent close to the 3 marker and close to 12 marker also.
The case sides also have light scratches. The right side of the case has less scratches than the left side. Among the scratches on the left side, 2 of them are deeper than the rest and there are two dents.
There are also scratches around the lugs due to changing straps, on both the underside (the caseback side), and the top side of the lugs.
The crystal is in sub-par condition. Since the crystal sits higher than the bezel, it is more prone to scratches. Most of the noticeable scratches can be seen between 12 and 3 oclock, including a shallow chips from the crystal. Most of these scratches on the crystal can be easily felt with a fingernail. There is also a long scratch between 7 and 8 oclock, and another one between 10 and 11 oclock.
Picture highlights scratches on crystal. Colors are nowhere close to accurate.
Chips from crystal as seen in this picture. There is also one scratch on the side of the crystal.Price + Shipping:
In my possession is the watch itself and an aftermarket black leather strap. I also have the original bracelet, with only two extra links though. My wrist is around 16cm, so with the two extra links I expect the bracelet to barely fit a 19cm wrist. I will ship with both the leather strap and the bracelet.
I am asking for 130USD shipped worldwide.
Thanks a lot for passing by, make sure to PM me if interested. I will try my best to come to a deal with you.