Citizen Caliber 9011

Citizen Caliber 9011

Citizen Caliber 9011

Brand Citizen
Miyota (owned by Citizen)
Caliber Number 9011
Movement Type Automatic, self-winding mechanical
Jewels 24
Diameter 26mm
3.9mm thick
Vibrations Per Hour
28,800 bph, 4 Hz
Lift Angle
51 degrees
Power Reserve
42 hours
Rotor Winding Direction
Clockwise (uni-directional)
Hand-Windable? Yes
Shock System Parashock
Hand Count
Functions Central hours; central minutes; central sweeping seconds; date calendar at 3:00
Hacking Seconds? Yes
Country of Manufacture Japan
Known Brands
Citizen Grand Classic (Ref: NB0040-07A, NB0046-51L, NB0040-58A, NB0040-58E), Other Classic Line (Ref: NB1050-59E, NB1050-59A, NB1050-59H, NB1050-59L, NB1060-04A, NB1060-12L) (Please add your watch in the comments below!)

The Citizen caliber 9011 is a 24 jewel automatic movement.

Some of the topics covered in this caliber listing:

Citizen 9011 VS Miyota 9015:

The Citizen caliber 9011 is essentially the Citizen only version of the Miyota caliber 9015 (similar to how the Seiko caliber 4R35 is the Seiko-only version of the SII/TMI NH35A).

At least cosmetically, one major difference between the two calibers is that the rotor on the 9011 is cutout style with a unique design, compared to the Miyota version with the standard solid Miyota rotor.

This also means that most parts should be interchangeable, but a list of such parts has not been confirmed. If you have experience with using Miyota 9015 parts to service a Citizen 9011, please share with the CC community in the comments below…


Citizen claims the accuracy of the caliber 9011 to be within -10 ~ +30 seconds per day in normal operating temperatures between normal temperatures of +5C to +35C (41F to 95F).  Citizen states an operating temperate range -10C to +60C (14F to 140F), but anything outside of the “normal” range may cause a noticeable change in timekeeping.

Keeping the mainspring fully wound (maximum power reserve) will ensure a better accuracy experience. In Citizen’s own words:

“Full winding of the mainspring ensures the most stable and accurate movement of mechanical watches.” -Official instruction manual, see additional resources below

Power Reserve:

The Citizen 9011 has a power reserve of about 42 hours. To wind the mainspring fully by hand, turn the crown about 40 times. You cannot overwind this movement.

Citizen Caliber 9011 Grand Classic

Replacement Prices:

Citizen 9011 movements are not available for individual sale or for sale to non-Citizen watch brands. Therefore, there is no replacement price to quote. However, if you are in need of a replacement movement you may be able to find a used watch with this movement, or a watch for parts or repair to get the parts you need from it. Also, since the Citizen 9011 is basically the Miyota 9XXX framework, you may be able to get the parts you need from a Miyota caliber 9015.

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6 months ago

I think it’s unfair to compare it to the 4R35 since this has higher beatrate.
It is more simular to a 6R35 both in appearance and spec.

Yes, the 6R35 has a higher power reserve, but so would the 9011 if you would turn down the beat rate.

5 months ago
Reply to  Gustaf

Je pense sue c etait seulement pour l exemple exemplaire marque vs exemplaire vendu a des tiers et je ne crois pas que seiko vende le 6r35 sous une autre appellation a des tiers…ce n etait pas un comparatif qualitatif…en revanche il me semble avoir lu une derive journaliere -10/+20 et non -10/+30…

5 months ago
Reply to  Gustaf

@Gustaf, you are só right about this, my man! Miyota’s calibre 9011 is similar tot the SII 6R35: this is a far more neutral and fairer conclusion to depose. My Miyota 9011 driven watch is “the bomb” for me, so to speak. o(0_0)o

1 month ago
Reply to  Gustaf

You have misunderstood. There is no comparison to the 4R35. They simply explain about the terminology being similar to that of Seiko.

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