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Citizen Men's BV1085-06E Sport Eco-Drive Strap Watch


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  • Eco-drive
  • Black ion plated stainless steel case
  • Mineral glass crystal
  • East to read dial
  • 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 BV1085-06E
Part Number BV1085-06E
Model Year 2011
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 11
Band Material Nylon
Band length Men's Standard
Band width 19 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar Date
Special features water resistant
Item weight 16 Ounces
Movement Japanese quartz
Water resistant depth 330 Feet
Warranty type Contact seller of record

Product Description

Embrace the effortless style that comes with a 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.

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.

  • ASIN: B006D0UB28
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: BV1085-06E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,062 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:

    Customer Reviews

    Very simple design is great looking.
    Franco Bario
    The size of the watch face is roughly what I would consider to be standard, and the band can easily accommodate those with very skinny (or very wide) wrists.
    A. Steuer
    The watch is very easy to read in low light and at night.
    Rodolfo

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A. Steuer on October 4, 2012
    Verified Purchase
    Full Disclosure: I purchased this watch after a two year old Wenger wristwatch of mine broke.

    The Good:
    - The watch's face is extremely visible, day and night.
    - The band is made out of durable leather-lined nylon that does a great job of not attracting moisture and odor, and metal eyelets that prevent tearing at the closure.
    - The size of the watch face is roughly what I would consider to be standard, and the band can easily accommodate those with very skinny (or very wide) wrists.
    - From what I can tell, the watch is fairly accurate, with a negligible monthly change as compared to my radio-controlled clock at home.
    - I love the look of this watch; obviously, looks are up to the individual, but this is certainly a contender.
    - Internal mechanisms are completely silent
    - Extremely clear, solid glass face
    - Water resistant

    The Bad (which I am going to preface by saying that there really is nothing I dislike about this watch):
    - Minor gripe #1: The small second hand dial and the date window are not illuminated.
    - Minor gripe #2: The minute hand is large enough to occasionally obstruct the second hand.

    The Unknown:
    - I haven't been able to determine what a reliable test for luminescence of the hands and numbers might be.
    - My watch gets plenty of sun exposure, so I have no way to verify Citizen's "6 months without recharging" claim.

    THE BOTTOM LINE:
    - This is an excellent timepiece for anyone who wants both quality and simplicity. I'm sure that (barring a total fluke) this will be a five-star product for others as it was for me.

    If you have any questions about this product or this review that I did not cover here, feel free to comment and I will respond shortly.
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    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Arctic Highlander on March 23, 2013
    This is a Citizen Eco-Drive watch which is heavily marketed as having the advantage of getting its power from light and never needing to replace the battery. It does have a battery, it's just that it is a solar rechargeable battery that should last far longer than a standard battery. (The watches warranty however does not cover the power cell).

    I chose this watch in part because I liked the idea of having a watch that didn't need to have the battery replaced every couple years. Often, unless you replace the seal at the same time as the battery the watch no longer remains waterproof and is quickly ruined. New seals are also not readily available, unlike replacement batteries. I also wanted a large simple easy to read analog watch that could also be read in the dark and preferably with a bit of rugged style.

    On the plus side the watch keeps time fairly accurately. It's guaranteed to have an accuracy of +/- 20 sec/month; mine loses 7 seconds every 30 days (compared with the atomic clock).

    Also on the plus side this Citizens Eco-Drive watch has a large black face dial that is simple and attractive with large bold numbers and easy to read minute and hour hand. The glow in the dark feature initially has an attractive bright bluish white glow fading later to a more greenish white. The hourly numbers on the dial gradually grow dimmer but stay clear enough to read in the dark for 3-4 hours. After that all you can make out are marks locating the hours. The hands are still easily readable but you need to grip the top and bottom of the watch and position the watch to double check that you are not misreading the hour marks by a hour (for instance 4:30 as 5:30) since the numbers are no longer readable.
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    13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Meir on May 24, 2012
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    Unique and sharp looking watch. Very light although large dial face.
    Very easy to read in day and night condition, even without glasses (For the elderly among us)
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JB on December 25, 2012
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    I have skinny wrists and thought 42mm watch would be too big. It isn't. Its perfect! The face is large and clear, able to read at a quick glance. It has a nice cool blue glow that lasts all night without holding the watch up to a light source prior to lights out. The band is a little stiff out of the box, but it breaks in fairly quick. I bought a maratac mil-NATO band and I think it adds to the character. I'd say its a semi "militaristic" type watch. Plus it charges itself!
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Freddy on November 23, 2013
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    I started looking at watches on Amazon to replace my Wenger (which I really liked). The Wenger was starting to get battery issues and even after changing the battery it would slow down (or stop) regularly. After a discussion with a watch repairer, who said I may need to replace contacts etc for about $200 - I decided to look around for another watch. I still wanted to stay with a Swiss mechanism as I am sick of cheaper watches only lasting a short while.

    After a career in Law Enforcement, where I was really tough on watches - I still look for something that will go the distance. I have had a succession of GShocks etc, but have always been underwhelmed by them. I went back to an analogue face a few years ago for everyday wear and have a Timex Ironman for running and workouts.

    For me, the test of a watch is you put it on and it just becomes part of your daily routine - in other words you don't notice it until you need to tell the time. When the Citizen BV1085-06E arrived, I took it straight out of the box, put it on and it felt comfortable straight away and I have worn it daily since.

    OK, so down to the nitty- gritty. Here my observations on this watch.

    The face and characters are really clear and it has good luminosity at night. As many reviewers have commented the only minor (and it is minor) annoyance is the minute hand sometimes blocking the second hand. Although I can't think of a time this has really been an issue. If you need chronograph functionality, then buy a chronograph.

    For everyday use, I have found the face of this watch to be very clear and easy to read. I have biggish wrists and I like the size of the Citizen face.
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