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Not a watch for the throw-away culture
on July 20, 2009
If you buy this watch- get used to the idea of having it for a loooooong time. I purchased this watch in the mid-'90s while living in Hawaii. It was my second dive watch (the previous watch was also a Citizen but no longer made). That particular watch was beyond repair and I ended up buying this one. FOURTEEN YEARS later, the watch is STILL with me. I was in the Navy and have dived and surfed all over the world- this watch was with me all of the way. I've never had one issue with it- ever.
This story gets better: After 14 years of abuse, the paint had rubbed off, I knocked the glow-in-the-dark thing out of the bezel, and the band (the third band I've needed for this watch) was rubber-rotting. I sent the watch into to have the bezel and band replaced by Citizen. I received an email from Citizen stating they did not replace or repaint bezels, but they will give me an entire new housing for the price of replacing the bezel. For $116- Citizen gave me a nearly new watch- strap, crystal, metal housing, etc. The only original part of the watch is the inner workings- which I've never had an issue with.
Hopefully, I'll get another 14 years out of the watch and I'll give it to one of my kids.