Citizen Men's BJ8050-08E Eco-Drive Professional Diver Black Sport Watch

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  • Diver's watch with easy-to-read dial, rotating bezel, and large luminous hands and hour markers
  • Eco Drive technology is fueled by light and it never needs a battery
  • 48 mm stainless steel case, mineral dial window, and Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • Rubber band with buckle closure
  • Water resistant to 300 m (1000 ft)
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Product Description


Citizen

Since its foundation in 1930, CITIZEN has promoted a multi-cultural mindset that fosters excellence and creativity. The very name of the brand conveys a deep respect toward craftsmanship and considered as familiar by citizens the world-over. So as a “citizen” of the world, we bear the responsibility to help cultivate a culture of positive change and on-going evolution through our craft. We take that mission seriously and steadfastly welcome what the future may bring.

As a true manufacture d’horlogerie, CITIZEN integrates a comprehensive manufacturing process from creating individual components to a watch’s final assembly. It’s an artisan’s approach to watch making based on pushing forward the boundaries of technology and leveraging our experience toward exploring new possibilities.

One pivotal technological breakthrough was the development of a light-driven watch. CITIZEN pioneered this engineering innovation well ahead of other watch manufacturers as early as 1976, which led to the launch of the highly acclaimed Eco-Drive in 1995. Utilizing electrical power converted from virtually any light source, this extraordinary innovation changed forever the way watches could be powered. Eco-Drive eliminated the need to ever replace batteries, which made it especially beneficial to areas where such specialist batteries were not obtainable. This leveled the field for citizens of virtually every country to be able to experience unrestricted joy of wearing and using a CITIZEN watch.

The product development policy, “The Fusion of Technology and Beauty,” remains a constant motivation for us to merge cutting-edge technology with perfection of design beauty, which as a consequence inspires people to strive to be their best at any time.

CITIZEN launches a new campaign in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy, Better Starts Now. This is the simple belief that no matter who you are or what you do, it is always possible to make something better — and now is the time to start doing it. We believe that better and now are both infinite, and that there is always a next ‘better’ and a new ‘now’ in which you can start pursuing it. It was clear from the onset of this project that we are dedicated to this ideal…not to the past but to the present, and all the way we can improve it. To help communicate this belief to the world we have created a new global CITIZEN brand movie, brand identity and brand website that represents out Better Starts Now philosophy.

  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000EQU15O
  • Item model number: BJ8050-08E
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,023 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:
      4.6 out of 5 stars 215 customer reviews

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    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Citizen
    Model number BJ8050-08E
    Part Number BJ8050-08E
    Model Year 2014
    Item Shape Round
    Dial window material type Mineral
    Display Type Analog
    Clasp Buckle
    Metal stamp none
    Case material Stainless steel
    Case diameter 48
    Case Thickness 18
    Band Material Rubber
    Band length mens
    Band width 29 millimeters
    Band Color Black
    Dial color Black
    Bezel material Stainless steel
    Bezel function Unidirectional
    Calendar Date
    Special features luminous^water-resistant
    Item weight 15.84 Ounces
    Movement Japanese quartz
    Water resistant depth 990 Feet

    Customer Reviews

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    Verified Purchase
    Awesome dive watch for the money, I converted stock band with aftermarket Citizilla lug adaptors and a 7 row brushed stainless band that matches case perfectly. I have many watches but I can't seem to wear anything else right now it's my favorite. Highly recommend for those who like a big heavy dive watch.
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    First just a bit of history, I am a Rescue Diver with PADI and have been since 1990. I have been a dive watch lover since I was a very young boy. I have and have had many, many dive watches, Seiko Pro DIvers, the first Citizen analog Aqualand with the depth gauge built in, several Luminox watches, many G-Shocks as well as some more expensive brands such as Breitling etc. This is stated only to allow you to know that I am not a novice to dive watches and dive watch design. I am a heavy equipment Salesman in Florida by trade and am constantly on, around and under machinery. I needed a watch that was reliable and fairly tough. I am not intentionally rough on watches but the environment I am in can be tough just by its nature.

    After really researching my next watch purchase I kept coming back to this watch. As I am, sure you have read this watch is big. I am 6'2" and around 220-225. It fits me well. I do not know my wrist size. It sits tall on the arm, so much so that you have to adjust your movements of your watch arm as it can hit things, a week or so in and I was adjusted. There is a design feature that I think some folks don't quite understand regarding the crown. The crown of this watch is on the left hand side. Many reviews indicate that this was done for comfort. Rest assured this may be so but this would be a secondary reason. The crown is on the left as this watch was specifically designed to be a professional commercial divers watch and is ISO certified as such. This is a rough job, welding, working with large tools, hammering etc. all under water. The crown is on the left side specifically to keep it from being damaged during this type of work. Yes it also will keep it from digging into your hand as well. The watch is quite simply profoundly robust.
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    Verified Purchase
    I really want to love this watch but I've had a hard time deciding whom to blame for the issues I've seen. This watch looks very cool and is super large. It's very thick and feels like a chunk of stainless steel on the wrist. Yes, you *must* buy adapters to convert the watch to use a bracelet or another band -- but it's such a cool watch -- it's worth the extra cost. The adapters range in cost from $50-$75 available from 3rd party sellers.

    The downside of this watch is just getting one that has its fit and finish correct. The first Amazon watch (direct Amazon not 3rd party) arrived fine -- but when I removed the adapter, there was a huge tool mark blemish. [I have uploaded a customer photo of the tool mark blemish.]

    For a $250 watch, there shouldn't be anything wrong. Sent it back and ordered a replacement. The blemish isn't there but there are clearly some poor quality tool marks from Citizen's fabrication of the outer case. These are very small tool marks and hardly noticeable but when removing the adapters, they are much more obvious. Again, a $250 watch shouldn't have these tool marks.

    Another minor point is that on the new watch, the bezel is loose compared to the first one I received. It was much more stiff and it felt better in my opinion.

    I've also contacted Citizen Watch Warranty support via email and they blew me off and basically told me to deal with Amazon. I have purchased Citizen watches in the past but, to be honest, I don't think I will again in the near future.

    I'm not going to play musical chairs with Amazon. I guess the moral of this story is you must go purchase this watch IN PERSON and see for yourself what you're buying. Ask the dealer to remove the adapters before accepting it!
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    Verified Purchase
    I've owned dive watches for over 40 years & this is the best one ever. Very rugged, & solid & I wear it every day in heavy construction work. Highly recommended & best buy for the money.
    UPDATE: I bought this watch in August 2011 and like I said in last year's review, I wear it every day in heavy construction work; dirt, oil, concrete, water, chemicals, shock, vibration etc. The watch & band are still like brand new after nearly 2 years.
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    Verified Purchase
    I bought this watch to use while learning to dive, and based upon the reviews it ticked all of the boxes:

    1) 200+ m
    2) good luminosity
    3) unidirectional bezel
    4) stainless steel or titanium
    5) high contrast dial for underwater visibility
    6) reputable brand

    As an added bonus, I also got:

    * diver extension watch band
    * a watch powered by light

    However, there are some things I did not anticipate:

    a) bezel has only 60 clicks per 360 degrees
    b) band has a custom connection for the lugs

    Let me say a little about the above points, since they may matter to you:

    Firstly, the bezel clicks once for each minute mark instead of twice. The 2 other dive watches I have (Seiko SKZ251 aka Frankenmonster and Invicta 6546 Subaqua Noma IV) both have 120 clicks per 360 degrees and you notice the difference. I don't expect that I will need 0.5 minute resolution for diving, but the point is, that the more clicks, the smoother it is to turn; and the action on this thing feels a little clunky.

    Secondly, the band has a custom interface for the lugs. Since it is not standard, it means that you won't be able to change the band (unless you purchase an adapter to suit standard 24mm pins. There are two main suppliers, and the better one retails for around $70 USD + shipping).

    If these two factors aren't a big deal, then you may want to consider this watch. It's cheap, durable, and does the other things I said above. I have no regrets and would consider the titanium 1000m for my right hand should my left hand be bitten off by a shark.
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