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Citizen Men's BM8475-00F Black Canvas Strap Eco-Drive Watch
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- Embrace the effortless black-on-black style that comes with this Citizen Eco-Drive watch, whose casual design and comfortable canvas strap make it an ideal everyday timepiece.
- Eco-Drive Japanese Quartz movement charges in natural or indoor light while durable mineral crystal protects the dial.
- Features day and date window at three o'clock position, luminosity, second hand, canvas strap
- Water-resistant to 100 m (330 feet)
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Embrace the effortless black-on-black style that comes with this bold Citizen Eco-Drive watch. Imaging never having to worry about winding a watch or making sure it has a functional battery. The perfect everyday timepiece that rarely requires your attention, wearing an Eco-Drive allows you to turn your attention to the more important things in life.
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: 6 x 6 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005DC48VW
- Item model number: BM8475-00F
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 15, 2011
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||11 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||21 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Item weight||2.08 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The only thing i didn't like about this watch was the strap. The canvas is fine, good quality, and is lined on the inside with like a soft-touch leather or suede or something for added comfort. But i hated the brushed stainless buckle and rings around the holes. This is supposed to be a STEALTH watch. So, i ended up getting a Maratac Zulu 4-ring strap w/ black non-reflective hardware. The finish matches the watch case PERFECTLY, and now i'm totally in love with.
When I saw this watch I was instantly drawn to it. The brand, the looks, and the price made me want it. I have had this watch for about a month and have no problems being able to read it during the day. At night that's a different issue all together. This is were I feel that the watch falls short. The hands do not glow enough to tell time in low light situations if you have been inside all day. If I work outside and come into a dark room it has just enough glow to get close to the correct time. If you have not been exposed to a bright light forget about being able to tell what time it is.
What I end up doing before bed or going out at night is I take a bright light like a spotlight or flashlight and shine it on the watch for about 15 secs or so. That charges the hands and then I'm able to see it in low light conditions.
I like the watch and wear it every day and would buy it again but I really would like to see citizen come out with another watch like this just with better low light capabilities.
I've owned a couple Eco-Drives and have had good experiences with their precision, functionality, and longevity. This one is no different. However, the watch can only be read during daylight hours or indoors. Unless you have the visual acuity of an owl while under a full moon, you will probably be frustrated with this watch at night. On top of that, the "glow in the dark" pieces are remarkably dim, and retains a glow for less than five minutes.
This is a good fashion watch. It looks nice wherever you are with whatever you're wearing (provided you've ditched the canvas band). The timing and mechanics are spot on, but CAVEAT EMPTOR: you are better off checking the time on your cell phone rather than trying to read this watch in the dark.
Again, I bought the watch used from someone locally, so when I received it, it did not have the original packaging. It was a little larger than expected, but still a very nice size. A good weight to it, but that's a personal opinion, as I like heavier watches. Visually, it's quite striking. The black on black on black was something I had been looking for, but couldn't find anything other than a movado that matched, but wasn't utilitarian enough. This definitely had the look I wanted.
Setting the watch:
Setting the time is straight forward, but the date gave me since problems. I did like the fact that the days were dual language. It took me a couple days to get it right. The date changes pretty quick, but the day takes between 11 pm and 4 am to change. I do suggest you do a full rotation to find out where you're at within 24 hours, then set the date. This will just about ensure that you'll only have to set the watch once.
I'm not actually a fan of canvas straps, but I do like the leather backing of this strap. It is a bit stiff (this was even after someone else wearing the watch for 2 years), but the leather/suede backing also holds onto dirt grime and dead skin. I had to scrape and wash the strap a few times before I felt comfortable wearing it. If you have a pin tool, you'll definitely need the thin section to remove the strap. I immediately swapped the original strap with a black leather strap I bought from strapped for time, then a zulu strap, and now have a rotation of NATO straps that I use on the watch.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My fiance loved it. Said it's similar to the watches they wore out in the field.Published 2 months ago by HomespunLace
I got this for my boyfriend for our anniversary. He really likes the watch. I just hopes it continues to work good. Just wish it was easier to see when dark. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Julie