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- Light powered eco-drive Japanese-quartz movement; charges in natural sunlight or indoor light
- Durable, hardened mineral crystal
- Date function
- ISO certified diver
- Water resistant to 990 feet (300 M):suitable for scuba diving to a depth of 30 meters for up to 2 hours
Perfect for professional divers and avid swimmers alike, the Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Strap Diver Watch is both attractive and highly functional. This super water resistant watch withstands water depths up to 984 feet (300 M), so you can keep track of time on your deep-sea expeditions. Clear visual elements of the watch face include oversized, crisp white dot hour markers, large hour-and-minute hands, and an easy-to-read date window perched at the three o'clock. Continuing on the easily visible theme, the large bezel has a deep black background and a crisp white foreground of Arabic second indexes at 20, 30, 40, and 50 seconds, as well as stick second markers along the first quarter. This solar-powered Eco-Drive watch never needs a battery and remains charged for months at a time, even in the dark. The background of the watch face is a handsome black-and-gray waving pattern that complements the striated shape of the strong black rubber band. Other rugged features include a stainless steel case and bezel, fine mineral dial-window protection, and reliable Japanese-quartz movement. A handy buckle securely fastens the band of this must-have diver's timepiece.
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: 5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- ASIN: B002BWPDOS
- Item model number: BN0070-09E
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 1, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||44 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13.5 millimeters|
|Band width||23 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Special features||Luminous, Water Resistant|
|Item weight||1.1 Pounds|
|Water resistant depth||990 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
First, this is a very solid, somewhat heavy pro diver's watch (but not as heavy as Seiko's classic dive watches, such as the "Orange Monster" #SKX781). This watch was made with scuba and skin divers in mind. But surfers, swimmers, water skiiers and other sports and outdoor enthusiasts would like it too. While it is rated for 300 meter depths, it is not meant for helium dives. Of course, like me, you may not be a diver but still want a sturdy, good looking, solid watch that you can use in wet or dirty conditions, requires a minimum of maintenance, and will take some punishment along the way. While it is too early to say definitively, so far I am impressed with the weight, feel and solid construction.
It is a handsome watch, with alternating grey and black "waves" on the dial, which when viewed in the light, is really gorgeous. The hands and dial are easy to read, and they glow quite well in the dark, especially if exposed directly to a light source just before the lights go out. The date feature is nice, though the window and type size seems a tad small to me. The sides of the one way rotating bezel are highly polished steel, and very good looking. By the way, it's absolutely silent.
The wide rubber strap is comfortable and attractive -- but take note: the band that comes with this watch is extra long -- made to go over a wet suit, or other article of clothing, like a long sleeve cotton pullover shirt, for example (The band is nearly 11 inches, end to end.Read more ›
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At first I loved it and it has a great potential.
It's looks good a very rough yet elegant.
Initially I gave it 5 starts on Amazon.
So you ask why did I change it to 1 star?
3 month after I got the watch (last March) the rubber strap (where the connecting pins pass through) has broke down.
Initially I though that the rubber was dried out (although the rubber looks as a very high quality rubber).
I removed the strap and found out that the connection point to the watch (where the pins pass) is not really rubber but it is hard plastic covered with rubber.
The plastic is very thin where the pins pass through and now I know that they tend broke very easily.
I contacted customer service and took the watch to an authorized dealer.
I have been told that the strap is not under guarantee so I had to buy a new one.
Well, I liked the watch so I didn't want to throw it away for a strap so I got a new one hoping it will last.
Less then 6 months passed and the new strap broke in exactly the same place as the old one.
It is clear now that the straps of this model is defective and hence I wouldn't recommend this watch to anyone.
A wear of the strap in a common thing (had it also with Seiko) but 3-5 month of lifetime for a strap (~30$) is not very reasonable for a 220$ watch.
Moreover, this is not a standard strap which one can easily find a replacement for.
I tried to ask customer service if they are aware of this issue and got a laconic reply that the strap is not covered under the warranty and I need to get a new one.
It reminded me the answers that customers received from Apple when their 1st gen iPods battery died.
"We don't offer a technical service so you need to get a new iPod" :)
Maybe this is the logic behind this watch????
Bottom line, stay away from this watch unless you would like to visit the service center frequently.
The whole Idea of buying a Citizen ECO drive is to stop having to spend money on batteries...and certainly not to have to replace the band every 9 months...My band lasted 9 months...broke in the same spot as the other reviewers...if I were diving at the time...gone...the band is custom size and fit, (you cant replace it with a standard band) at $30-$50 bucks, that's not acceptable...this watch has dropped in selling price fifty bucks in less than a year...citizen doesn't care...so buy it, if you want to keep replacing expensive bands...I'm looking into a custom made leather replacement...this watch is now a $220 dollar paperweight...I replaced it with the ECO-Zilla...great quality BAND and Watch...I have a $50 Casio Diver that is 3 yrs old and the band is like new...Citizen should at least offer a better quality replacement band that a customer could purchase...No, they keep replacing the crappy band with the same crappy band...makes no sense to me...why make a watch of this quality with a 99 cent band?...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rubber strap can break if you take the watch off often, and pricy to replace as the pin needs to be punched out.
Otherwise, a nice and sturdy watch.
I've had this watch for about two years...I'm in the process looking for another band, and, as another reviewer states... Read morePublished on December 28, 2013 by Robert Desimone
I'm am active sailor and go through lots of watches. This watch looks good, keeps good time, easy to read, water-proof enough, and the eco-charging is sooo... Read more
Love the styling…. I work in the medical field and need a watch I could wash and would not hold germs. This quickly became my favorite watch. Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by Timothy Teddy
I got my watch for Christmas 2010. It is a weekend only watch because it is too big to wear comfortibly with a dress shirt and the band is is too thick and too stiff to be... Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by A. Lanker
This is a fine watch, a 300M, automatic/electric watch that is very accurate. Bezel is positive-ratchet, dial big and easy to see. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Dr. Williams
I have the women's version and the band broke after 6 months of light use. I wanted an everyday durable watch. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Sara C Martinez
I bought this watch for my 17 year old for Christmas. He loves it. I read that there were issues with the band in other reviews and its only January and the band is showing serious... Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Richard C. Detwiler
I own the older version of this watch. In 1989 I became a certified diver and need a reliable watch to go under with. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by M. David