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Citizen Men's BL5180-57L Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Watch


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  • Light powered Eco-Drive Caliber E811 Japanese-quartz movement; charges in natural sunlight or indoor light
  • Max power reserve: 120 - 270 days with Power Save; low charge warning: 5 days; charge time from stop state to max charge: Incandescent Light - 43 hrs, Outdoors, Cloudy (10,000 Lux) - 12 hrs, Outdoors, Sunny (100,000 Lux) - 4 hrs
  • Perpetual calendar; chronograph feature
  • Brushed stainless steel case
  • Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)
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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Citizen
Model number BL5180-57L
Part Number BL5180-57L
Model Year 2011
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 40 millimeters
Case Thickness 10 millimeters
Band Material Stainless steel
Band length mens
Band width 23 millimeters
Band Color Silver
Dial color Blue
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar Date
Special features Luminous
Item weight 7.83 Ounces
Movement Japanese quartz
Water resistant depth 330 Feet
Warranty type Contact seller of record

Product Description

This men's Eco-Drive timepiece is powered by light, so it never needs a battery. The sculpted stainless steel bracelet bears the flawless execution on your wrist. The deep blue dial presents large, polished markers, luminous hands and a date indicator. Other features include 12/24 time, dual time, alarm, perpetual calendar, and 1/20 second chronograph with measurement up to 60 minutes. The screw-back case provides you with 100M of water resistance.

The company was established in 1918. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so it would be "Close to the Hearts of People Everywhere" and soon after adopted the company’s formal name, Citizen Watch Company.

During the last seventy-five years Citizen has expanded its business throughout the world and has achieved recognition as the global brand. The past twenty-five year period has coincided with the company’s dramatic rise to its current position as the world’s largest watchmaker, a distinction Citizen has held every year since 1986.

Beyond sheer size, Citizen is also recognized as a worldwide leader in advanced technology. From the world’s slimmest LCD watch to the first voice recognition watch and the world’s first professional dive watch with an electronic depth sensor, Citizen’s record of "world’s firsts" is unmatched.

More recently, Citizen has staked out a new position as the leader in timekeeping with its Eco-Drives watches that are light powered. With models ranging from dress models to sports models to professional dive watches, Citizen Eco-Drive runs continuously in any kind of natural or artificial light for a lifetime of use. Fueled by light, it never needs a battery.

  • ASIN: B000EQS0Y8
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches; 7.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: BL5180-57L
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,955 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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    Customer Reviews

    The instructions are absolutely necessary to learn how the watch works.
    Daniel Limbach
    I like the fact that the watch feels substantial and solid while not being too large or gaudy, and the size of the watch fits my wrist very nicely.
    J. Sanchez
    We will never have to worry about replacing the battery or the watch slowing down.
    B Rylie

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By A. Kassmya on July 26, 2006
    Verified Purchase
    The watch is great... it is full of features and above all it is a Citizen EcoDrive, which is a very important element here. EcoDrive has the ability to convert light to energy, therefore the watch never needs a battery. This function is very important since the watch is full of features and if it was not an Ecodrive then you might kill the battery in a 1 year.

    Appearance:

    The watch is very attractive, very elegant looking, and it is worth every dollar. the color of the dial however is completey different from the picture. In the picture the color of the dial is blue but the watch itself has a very dark gray or even a black dial. under very bright ligh (like sunlight) you might notice a little blue color in the dial but 90% of the time you are only going to recognize the color of the dial as a black or dark gray. Does is look bad? No, the watch looks very elegant and its color looks great.

    The features:

    Before you touch anything you MUST READ THE MANUAL. this watch is very complex. if you are looking for something that you can setup in 1 minute, put on, and start using right on arrival then you might want to look for a different watch, this watch is going to take some manual-reading and some understanding. The good thing is the watch actually comes with an INTER-ACTIVE CD that you can play on your computer and watch step by step instructions on how to setup and use the watch - very nice, i was impressed -.

    alarm: the watch comes with an alarm feature which actually can be setup for am or pm. you can have the alarm wake you up at 6:00 am or at 6:00 pm, i think that is very impessive since i have used other analog watches that their alarm failed to offer am and pm settings.

    Calander: might be the most impressive feature of all.
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    53 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Seeking Disciple VINE VOICE on July 3, 2004
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    This is the finest watch I have ever owned. It comes in stainless steel with a big front that is easy to simply look down on my arm and easily tell the time. I don't have to squint as I did with my old Fossil watch.
    This watch has many pluses. First, it never needs a battery. It is solor powered. At night I take my watch and place it on my dresser and it simply leaves the second hand at 12 until the sun shines through the next day (or I cut on the light). Second, it has a perpectual calendar which means I don't have to change the date. The calendar runs until 2100 and even leap years are not missed with this watch. Third, it is waterproof. And fourth, is can be worn for any occassion.
    A great watch!
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    30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By J. Whitaker on April 3, 2007
    Purchased this direct from Amazon - it must have been one of, if not the last one in their inventory, and was selling for quite a bit less than you can find it for now. Having said that, I would still pay more for such a quality watch. Citizen has a long-standing reputation for making solid, practical watches with innovative features, and this model does not disappoint.

    It is a visually beautiful watch. The stainless steel band and case work very well together, both mechanically around my wrist and in appearance. The clasp is perfect - easy to remove but will not release until you want it to. This is literally a watch you will feel confident wearing anywhere; from a black tie affair to playing around with the kids or swimming. The face is easy to see from any angle. The flat crystal and its glare reducing coating alleviate problems with other watches I've owned. Weight is a non-issue - it is certainly there, but very reasonable for a steel band watch. If you have fragile wrists, you may want to look for a canvas band watch or something in titanium, perhaps a ladies style..

    The mechanical and technological features are practical and useful. Eco-Drive is a great concept and seems to be implemented very nicely. If the idea of never thinking about your watch battery again appeals to you, you'll enjoy the Eco-Drive. The Perpetual Calendar is accurate and adds to the non-existant maintenance this watch provides. Chronograph is useful and works well. I didn't buy this watch for an alarm function, but it exists. Someday I may try it out.

    I really can't say enough about this watch. Especially considering the price I scored, I am thoroughly pleased and would make the purchase again. Abundant resources are available to assist you with the easy setup, shipped with the watch in form of a manual and an instruction CD, as well as an interactive movie available through the Citizen Watch website.
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By JRH on January 2, 2010
    Let's get the basics out of the way. Once set (no simple procedure), the watch keeps excellent time. I assume that if you are considering this watch, you think it looks great. I agree, it does look great. The problem is, this watch is sold as a chronograph with perpetual calendar. It has two side buttons that you might think perform chronograph functions. You know, starting and stopping the sweep second hand in a simple manner. Well, you would be wrong. By the time you get this watch into chronograph mode, whatever you are trying to time is probably gone. Setting the watch to the proper time and date is a hoot. Definitely have your instruction booklet and reading glasses handy. Hopefully, you will not have to do a zero reset. If you do, then it's a lot more fun. To be fair, don't despair. You can do it. I did, and lived through the task with only a few deleted expletives along the way. Once the watch is set, you should be set for a long time. UNLESS, you decide to go on a trip to a different time zone and cross the dateline. Then you can have the fun all over again - twice. There is the local time LTM feature that permits your home-town time to be retained while the hands display the time where you are travelling.

    Would I recommend this watch? Yes. Do I like mine? Yes, now that it has been through the zero reset game. As long as you are informed in advance, I feel that the Citizen Chronograph is a nice watch, which never needs a battery. Make sure that it is fully charged going into winter, or you will definitely play "Zero-Reset". A day in the sun is enough. If you buy the watch in the spring or summer, you will have no problem. Ordinary wear without long sleeves will suffice to charge the battery and get you through to next spring.

    Citizen needs to rethink the setting procedure of this watch and the use of the two buttons for chronograph operation. By the way, these comments apply to all of the Citizens chronographs except the flight series.
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