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Citizen Men's BL8000-54L Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 Perpetual Calendar Sport Watch

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  • When punctuality is paramount, look no further than this meticulous watch from Citizen Men's, a solar-powered design chock full of features including a perpetual calendar, alarm, and dual-time functions.
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • Protective mineral crystal dial window
  • Water-resistant to 100 M (330 feet)
  • Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving

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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Citizen
Model number BL8000-54L
Part Number BL8000-54L
Model Year 2011
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Fold-Over Clasp with Double Push-Button Safety
Metal stamp 316L
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 39 millimeters
Case Thickness 10
Band Material Stainless steel
Band length mens
Band width 20 millimeters
Band Color Silver
Dial color Blue
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar Perpetual calendar
Special features Dual time display, Luminous, Water Resistant
Movement Japanese quartz
Water resistant depth 330 Feet
Warranty type Contact seller of record

Product Description

The Citizen BL8000-54L stainless steel men's watch is loaded with style and time-keeping features. It's powered by Citizen's unique Eco-Drive, which absorbs sunlight as well as any artificial light through the crystal and dial to recharge the watch continuously. With regular exposure to light, the Eco-Drive recharges itself for a lifetime of use. The watch also has a perpetual calendar that automatically adjusts for odd and even months and leap years through 2100.

It has a blue dial background with three subdials for 24-hour, day, and month as well as date window at 4 o'clock. The silver stainless steel bracelet band is composed of small brushed links, and is joined by a fold-over clasp with double push button safety. Other features include water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters), an alarm, and a scratch-resistant, non-reflective mineral crystal.

Summary of Features:

  • Retrograde perpetual calendar
  • Alarm
  • Dual time
  • Non-reflective mineral crystal
  • Month-Day-Date functions
  • 12/24 hour time
  • Screw-back case

Citizen Eco-Drive

Old world inspiration meets new world technology in this tribute to the skill of watchmaking. Enhanced by the technology of Eco-Drive, Citizen has created the Calibre 8700, a perpetual calendar alarm masterpiece unlike any other.

The Power of Eco-Drive

During the last 75 years Citizen has expanded its business throughout the world and has achieved recognition as the global brand. The past 25-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.

Summary of Features

• Retrograde Perpetual Calendar
• Alarm
• Dual Time
• Non-Reflective Crystal
• Month-Day-Date
• 12/24 Hour Time
• Screw-Back Case

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Citizen Watch Company of America, warrants this watch (except the power cell, case and its components (including crystal, stem, crown), bracelet and its components (including clasp, links, pins, screws), strap and its components or any accessories) to be free of defects in material and workmanship and to meet the timekeeping accuracy specification in the instructions for a period of 5 years from the date of the original retail purchase.


Damage, accidental or otherwise, to the watch while in the possession of a consumer not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. Damage caused by accident, misuse, tampering with or failure to follow the care and special handling provisions in the Instructions. Damage and/or scratches to the finish of the case, crystal, bracelet, strap, or other components caused by wear or accident. Moisture damage to a watch not marked 'water resistant' on the case back or damage from moisture in 'water resistant' models that is a result of opening the watch, broken or damaged components. Damage caused by the consumer's failure to have the watch serviced at the consumer's expense in accordance with the following schedule of regular maintenance. Power cells must be replaced immediately when power is lost (except Eco-Drive.) Water resistant models, including Eco Drive, must be tested and resealed every 2-3 years or whenever battery is replaced on battery operated models, whichever comes first. Some states do not allow (a) limitations on the duration of any implied warranty and/or (b) the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and/or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

  • ASIN: B00074HDAO
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches; 14.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: BL8000-54L
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,642 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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    Customer Reviews

    I have owned this watch for about a month now.
    C. Barrett
    Classy, elegant look (looks good in a suit or for casual wear).
    The good: The watch functions really great and looks fantastic.
    Brian F. Muhlenkamp

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    164 of 167 people found the following review helpful By Michael Deats on August 24, 2005
    I've had Citizen watches for a long time. My first Citizen was an Aqualand Eco-Drive with built-in depth gauge. Been on many scuba diving excursions much traveling and still works like a champ. Citizen watches in general are rugged, reliable, accurate, and with the Eco-Drive and Perpetual calendar, completely self-sufficient.

    The Calibre 8700 is the ultimate blend of form and function in a watch. This thing is packed full of technology with an Eco-Drive system and Citizen's Perpetual Calendar which is guaranteed accurate until Feb. of 2100. The face is absolutely gorgeous and comes in a variety of colors (white, steel blue, and black). You'd never know it was a solar cell except for the tiny words "Eco-Drive" at the 12 position. The steel blue and black versions have a subtle two-tone face with a more highly polished look around the edge where the numbers are located. On my black and sliver model, the numbers are elegant silver Roman numerals that give the watch a much more classic appearance. The outside edge also has tick marks for the seconds, and numbering ever 5 seconds. Further out on the ring are each of the 12 months of the year, with January at the 1 o'clock position and sweeping clockwise to December at 12. The font used for the months is very legible, but small enough that they aren't obtrusive or distracting.

    The inner face has three smaller dials in a triangular configuration. The top left dial is the 24-hour clock that stays in sync with the normal 12-hour hand. The outer edge of the 24-hour dial is done in a similar polished steel that contrasts wonderfully with the background and main outer numbers. There are tick marks for each hour, and standard numbering every 4 hours, with the 12 and 24 being slightly larger.
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    133 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Alexander E. Paulsen on December 17, 2004
    This review can't be completely comprehensive since I've only had this watch for two weeks now, but it sure is attractive, comfortable and easy to use.

    I typically shy away from quartz watches except as cheap work knock-abouts. My best watches are all automatics. I have several Omegas, 3 Rolex's, and 2 TAG's and a Breitling. All Automatics. I also have a Luminox as my "cheap" quartz knock-about. I feel that it is silly to have an expensive watch and it be reliant on using a battery. A good watch should be self-sufficient.

    Citizen has performed an amazing technological breakthrough with the Eco-Drive movement. It is powered by light through a solar cell underneath the face. The cells are so efficient that they are invisible and it is impossible to tell it is there. They seem to have overcome any limitations of face design, and they now come in a multitude of colors and configurations.

    The watches are claimed to never need a battery. The solar cell keeps a capacitor charged and the watch needs amazingly little light exposure. A few minutes a day is all that is needed. Not only that but the power reserve on some Citizen models is meaured in years. I'm not sure about this one but I think it is at least 6 months. AND, the watch can go into a power save mode where the movement is disabled and still keep time. Take the watch into the light for a minute or so and the movement resets and you're back in business.

    This watch has a perpetual calendar that knows the month, date and leap year status so the date calendar is always right. This is a terrific touch. There is a little dial that tells you the day of the week, as well as 24 hour dial. Mine the two tone model, gold on a black face and looks terrific.
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    133 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Alan Wortman on June 8, 2005
    Bought this watch at retail and paid $ 350. Should have come to Amazon first and saved $100.

    Watch keeps time, never needs a battery change, is easy to read, has a calendar, an alarm, and looks cool...what more could one want?

    This watch also has a "perpetual" calendar that is preset at the factory. Watch knows month length and leap year so you won't have to reset date for short months. It is a little complicated to set the date -- so it is a good thing it is preset at the factory. Best thing: I will never have to reset the date until February 28 2100 when there is no leap year! I should live so long!

    The Amazon description fails to mention that this watch also has two time zones. "Time" and "Local Time". Unfortunately, you can only display one time-zone at a time. To switch time zones, you need to pull the crown out, turn it slightly...and then wait. The hands will spin around to the new time, the day hand will spin around to the new day, and then the calendar will flip. This is really cool to look at and handy when you are flying from one time-zone to another. To go 15 hours from PDT to China time This whole process takes more than a minute. So it is not useful for quick lookups. This is perhaps the watch's greatest drawback. If you need a watch to simultaneously display multiple time zones, Seiko alarm chronographs or else the Bulova Millenia with 4 time zones are good alternatives.

    The alarm is easy to set and works for local time as well. If you set it for 7am while in the main time zone and then switch to Local time, the alarm rings at 7am in the local time.

    Citizen's "Eco-Drive" solar powered system is pre-charged at the factory. Power reserve is 180 days!!!
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