As i have been for more than 10 months buying actively all the known ones . I did realize that they are extremly rare .But why is that such a nicely built and very well engineered watch is so rare .What made Citizen pull the plug on such a nice product .After talking to some people i found out that the original price back in 1978 was of $295 almost $300 with tax .
This was a lot of money for a watch back then (and still is )!.The customer base for such a nice product where geeks and engineers.And the computer revolution had just started(apple II was in full swing) .So it was probably a little too late for that scientific tool. I would not be surprised that the sales were disastrous for Citizen and the complexity of the watch made it not very affordable or cheap to produce ,so the best solution was to probably shut down production .
I have located one more of those watches .And put an offer already .To me they are the only master pieces of the whole calculator watch thing .I know that well because i have them all !