Last Updated:  April 1st, 2021

Citizen Eagle 7 Review - Stylish & Classic

citizen eagle 7 white dial with steel

Citizen produced a whole range of stylish dress watches back in the 70s and 80s with a 21 jewel automatic movement. In fact, they are one of the few Citizen Automatic watches around.

They have since become known a the Eagle 7 because of the Citizen eagle logo at the bottom of the dial, with a red 7 emblazoned in the middle of the eagle.

You can see an example here of a vintage white Citizen Eagle 7. There was a large range of colors, dials, bands, and shapes, and depending on when you look online, your finds may vary a lot from mine.

There appears to have been white and black faces, and sometimes blue and green.

Citizen Eagle 7 Gold & White

Citizen Eagle 7 Sliver & White

citizen eagle 7 gold blue

Citizen Eagle 7 Gold & Blue

The Style & Features

The Eagle 7 is a classic from Citizen for a reason. It has a seriously clean with very little to distract you. Of course, there is the eagle and inner 7 at 6 o’clock, and the day/date window at 3 o’clock. But you have to expect a little function and a logo.

Other than that, it is a single colored dial with very fine, raised hour markers and a tiny minute train around the edge.

The hands are lumed, as is the top edge of the hour markers, but otherwise it is all silver on white (at least in the case of the white version above.

Citizen used their Miyoto 8200 Automatic movement in these watches, with 21 jewels, 21,600 vph, and can keep power for about 45 hours. It featured a day/date function,could also be manually wound and was their workhouse automatic movement and was used for a long time.

In terms of bands, the classic was an all steel 3 piece band or a jubliee band depending on the model. As I mentioned earlier, there were a lot of different variations. This also includes different color dial/hand/marker combinations like black/gold, gold/gold and many others.

The 7 on the eagle is also sometimes hard to distinguish as it was not always red! 

3 thoughts on “Citizen Eagle 7 Review – A Stylish Watch From The 70s & 80s”

  1. I ordered one for my grand son it is a gold and white. I am trying to find a manual for it. The only difference is that the eagle is gold and there is no manual wind facility. Can you please help the back isn’t the same as either on the official site.

    1. I have revived my father’s Eagle 7. He had bought it in 1971…he even had saved the bill of sale. Apart from the bracelet and the Plexi… I haven’t changed anything. It runs super smooth and post service runs at a 1second gain per day.

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