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Citizen Men's CA0265-59E Eco-Drive Titanium Watch
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- Titanium watch with honeycomb-patterned center dial featuring date window and trio of chronograph subdials
- 43 mm titanium case with antireflective-sapphire dial window
- Eco-drive Japanese quartz movement charges in natural or indoor light while durable sapphire mineral crystal protects the dial
- Titanium link bracelet with fold-over clasp
- Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving.
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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: 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005MKGPC0
- Item model number: CA0265-59E
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 19, 2012
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective sapphire|
|Clasp||Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||26 millimeters|
|Special features||Chronograph, Second hand, Luminous|
|Item weight||4 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Sapphire Crystal Face
Cons: Date hand does not automatically adjust to months with less than 31 days
Black coloring may show scratches more easily than titanium without coating
This watch had all the qualities I required in a present for my other half. It's titanium, so despite the fact that the face is large, it's lightweight. The face is large enough to make a statement without being ridiculously over-sized. It's solar powered, so no more worrying about batteries. It's got a chronograph so that certainly makes keeping track of small moments of time during the day much easier. The luminosity on the hands and at each hour is bright enough to see in the dark without keeping you up all night long.
Took it to an "Authorized" Citizen repair facility within 30 days of purchase and was informed that Citizen does not warranty the band on any of their watches.
Lastly, the date wheel is behind the solar cell and is so deep it is virtually unreadable. On previous models, it is white with black numerals and is much closer to the face thus relatively easy to read.
Best to avoid this and similar models for now.
Even though the watch lacks a perpetual calendar, you need not worry about resetting it for months with less than 31 days. That's because the date is so small and recessed so deep into the face that it is virtually impossible to see without the aid of a magnifying glass (NOT an exaggeration). This is certainly not evident in the photos and is a major design flaw - no other way to characterize it.
A major reason I purchased this watch was the light-weight Titanium - roughly half the density of steel. Yes, it is lighter than a steel watch with a steel band, but considerably heavier than a steel watch with a leather band. That's not Citizen's fault. That's my own fault for not thinking it through. If you want a really light watch then go for titanium with a leather band!
The large "second hand" does not work - it is stuck on 12! That's because what would normally be the "second hand" is used for the chronograph/stop watch. The actual second hand is in one of the tiny insert circles. I prefer the standard second hand layout
After buying the watch, I regretted not getting one with radio control - many available at similar prices. In fact, I just placed an order for Citizen Men's CB0020-50E World Perpetual A-T Dress Watch.
Here are a couple positives that may not be obvious: The actual color is better than it appears in the photo. On my computer screen the watch appeared to be VERY dark green - not quite black. It is jet black. Also, it is much easier to read the time in almost all lighting conditions than some other Citizen watches. I purchased the Citizen Men's AT8013-17E Eco-Drive Limited Edition World Chronograph Dress Watch. It is a beautiful watch but can be difficult to read the time under some lighting conditions unless turned at just the right angle.
Hope my review helps some of you.
With Eco-Drive, Citizen seems to have found the best of both worlds. Properly taken care of, this watch claims it will last for generations as well (sorry, just got it, so unable to test that claim yet) and considering that the battery should hold a charge for 6 months at a time (when fully charged) I would say they obviously did a pretty good job.
But enough about the technology - let's move on to the actual watch. It is lightweight (titanium construction), elegantly designed, and easy to read. The sapphire glass (top of the line for watches) is clear and bright. Also, whether I am in direct sunlight or under artificial light, I don't see any glare. The movement, thus far, is accurate and hasn't lost any time yet (which some cheaper watches do within the first few weeks of ownership). The band, which came larger than I needed, was easy enough to shorten and well-constructed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great watch so far. Seems to keep very accurate time. I have not had it long enough to see if the reviews that talk about the finish rubbing off are accurate. Read morePublished 2 days ago by RedRaidaDW
Perfect delivery time and perfect packing, I have nickel allergy and I was not able to wear stainless steel watches, but with this titanium watch I had no problems at allPublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
He's loving this. Light, Comfortable, and he's gotten lots of complements.Published 29 days ago by Rainy Day Reader
A great watch that is good looking while not being overly large or flamboyant. It weighs in at 3 3/4 oz. It is illuminated on every hour mark, the hour hand, and the minute hand. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Flop
Loving this simple yet quality timepiece. best deal i could find on a Sapphire crystal face with Titanium band and case, and Citizen quality to boot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by STi Driver
This is an awesome watch. I actually bought mine on an auction site used because I don't like to pay full price. Read morePublished 3 months ago by zach
Do not buy this watch. The band is painted black and it quickly wears away!! The movement is fine.
It is clearly a defective process used manufacture the black color. Read more
This is a beautiful watch and is a lot like the other titanium watches I've owned over the years. A lot of people complain about it being hard to read the recessed date, and it is... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jason