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Citizen Men's JY0000-53E "Skyhawk A-T" Eco-Drive Watch

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  • Both reliable and up for the next adventure, this Citizen "Skyhawk" watch offers the best in aviation timepiece technology, and with its sleek stainless steel construction and black and orange accents, it boasts an attractive design as well.
  • Light-powered Eco-Drive Japanese Quartz movement charges in natural or indoor light while durable, hardened mineral crystal protects dial
  • Features include low charge warning, incandescent light, 99-minute countdown timer, rotating slide rule bezel, perpetual calendar, world time (43 cities), Greenwich Mean Time display, and atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy
  • Water-resistant to 200 m (660 feet)

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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Citizen
Model number JY0000-53E
Part Number JY0000-53E
Model Year 2011
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog and digital
Clasp Fold-Over Clasp with Hidden Double Push-Button
Metal stamp None
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 45 millimeters
Case Thickness 15
Band Material Stainless steel
Band length mens
Band width 24 millimeters
Band Color Silver
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Slide-rule
Calendar Perpetual calendar
Special features Chronograph, solar
Item weight 16.01 Ounces
Movement Japanese quartz
Water resistant depth 660 Feet
Warranty type Contact seller of record

Product Description

Skyhawk A-T

Skyhawk redefines atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy perfection and Eco-Drive technology. Radio signals are received both automatically and on-demand in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, China, and Japan.

Watch Features

  • Synchronized Synchronized to Atomic Clock for Superior Accuracy
  • Atomic Timekeeping Technology with Synchronized Time Adjustment Available in 43 World Cities
  • 1/100-Second Chronograph Measures up to 24 Hours
  • Perpetual Calendar
  • 2 Alarms
  • 99-Minute Countdown Time
  • Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) Display
  • Power Reserve Indicator
  • Rotating Slide Rule Bezel
  • Anti-Reflective Crystal
  • Movement: Caliber U600

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The Citizen Skyhawk A-T Collection

The third generation Skyhawk redefines atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy perfection and Eco-Drive technology. Radio signals are received both automatically and on-demand in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan.

Citizen Skyhawk Watch DiagramCitizen Skyhawk A-T Collection Image

Summary of Features

• Atomic Timekeeping, The Most Accurate Watch in the World
• World Time in 43 Cities
• 2 Alarms
• 1/1000 Second Chronograph Measures up to 24 Hours
• 99 Minute Countdown Timer
• Perpetual Calendar
• Digital Display Light
• Greenwich Mean Time Display
• Rotating Slide Rule Bezel
• Non-Reflective Crystal
• Power Reserve Indicator
• 200 Meter Water Resistance

The Citizen Eco-Drive Story

The company was established in 1924. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so it would be "Close to the Hearts of People Everywhere" and soon after adopted the company's formal name, Citizen Watch Company.

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

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 4 inches; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported (Japan)
  • Item model number: JY0000-53E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,111 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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    Customer Reviews

    I've gotten a lot of compliments on this watch.
    Once that's done you never have to touch the time or any setting again because every night the signal from the atomic clock reaches it and keeps it updated.
    J. Sorrentino
    The watch feels robust, and it looks really good.
    J. Jollant

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    193 of 196 people found the following review helpful By Robert Peace on September 7, 2007
    Skyhawk A-T
    Model: JY0000-53E


    I bought this watch as I finally came to the realization that I needed a timepiece that did everything and required no upkeep. No battery changes are therefore required as the solar panel face is more than sufficient to keep the internal batteries charged in regular use (fully charged, the watch is rated to operate 6 months without sunlight and the watch easily stays fully charged even in regular office use - there is a charge indicator on the face).

    The most important (and costly) feature of the watch is that it keeps perfect time. It permanently stays within one second of actual time as it has a radio receiver that automatically resets it to the exact time every day in the US through a radio broadcast from the US atomic clock. Europe and Japan have similar broadcasts from their atomic clocks and the watch can be set to receive from those broadcasts if you are in those areas. Note that most of Canada, Mexico and Eastern China are also covered by the aforementioned broadcasts but some areas at the outer rim of Europe are not. I would suggest that if you are in doubt about whether you are in range of atomic clock broadcasts that you look at the full instructions for the watch which can be found on the citizen site under "technical information" (it has maps showing coverage areas).

    Given the additional expense for the atomic time reception feature, it would be pointless to buy this watch outside of those areas that can receive atomic clock broadcasts as one of the other Skyhawk watches would be a better choice. Without any radio reception, the watch is rated to no more than 15 seconds loss per month so should you travel outside of reception areas the watch will still keep excellent time.
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    55 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Craig Glandorf on December 10, 2007
    Just bought this watch and it is much better than I thought. It is larger than average (I have been a Casio G-Shock man most of my life), very solid, easy to read dial, although some of the lettering is smaller than I would like. The digital readout I like so much for UTC is somewhat smaller than I would like, but no strain is needed to read it. It also has a backlight, which is nice.

    The atomic feature is also very nice for those who like absolute precision. It basically works this way:

    The watch has a receiver in it that receives a signal from the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) transmitter in Ft. Collins, Colorado once a day, usually at night. It then synchs the watch with that time, which is the official U.S. time. It does this every day at the same time, or you can manually synch it yourself. Or you can set the time manually.

    One note on synchronizing the time. The radio signal you receive is very low (60 hz), so it is very difficult to receive during the day. Sometimes during the day it will not even receive the signal, but in the middle of the night it will get the signal at maximum strength, even inside the house, and I live in Florida.

    Citizen makes probably the highest quality watches for the money, and are always a leader in technology.
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    32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By David Baltazar on December 4, 2007
    I originally bought my Skyhawk from Kay Jewelers at my local mall and I recently got a letter from them advising me of a product recall for Skyhawk watch model# JY0000-53E with serial numbers beginning with seven. Apparently there is a software issue with the watch that causes the wrong date to display when the year 2010 is reached. Citizen claims that when the date 1 March 2010 is reached, it will display 29 Febraury 2010. Only the date is the error with the watch & no other functions will be affected. If your Skyhawk JY0000-53E has a serial number with a "dot" preceding the seven then your watch is unaffected. I have sent my watch back to Citizen via Kay Jewelers and I got my watch back within two weeks. So be advised if you have a Skyhawk JY0000-53E with a serial number that begins with a seven!

    I've been looking at the Citizen Skyhawks for the past few months and I finally bought one. I have always been using cheap watches all of my life, but lately I bought a nice Citizen Echo-drive ladies watch for my wife and she insisted that I upgrade as well. The Skyhawk A-T model JY0000-53E is a third generation Skyhawk with a radio reception transmitter that broadcasts up to three signals a day to correct the atomic time automatically or you can simply correct the time via an on-demand button that will correct the time instantly.

    One feature that I noticed that was lacking in previous Skyhawk models is the lack of the back-light for the LCD, but the new Skyhawk has an amber back-light for the LCD which appears to be a dim reddish-orange light. You can reference my photos above that shows the back light. In darkness the hands and number marks have a light illuminous glow.
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    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Cantrell on March 21, 2008
    First of all, let me say that I absolutely love this watch! There's little I can add to the other reviews except to say that it's all I hoped it would be and I'm VERY pleased with mine. Since I'm sort of a gadget freak, this timepiece is perfect for me.

    There is something you should know, however: Certain versions of this watch have a software bug which will cause them to display the date incorrectly starting in 2010. Citizen is aware of this problem and will reprogram the watch free, but the bad news is that you have to send it in to their repair center. Whether your watch is affected depends on the serial number on the back; a call to Citizen (800-321-1023 in the U.S.) will verify whether you need to send yours in.

    So, knowing this, why do I still give this review five stars? Well, the watch is awesome, and the fact that Citizen is proactively dealing with the problem is very impressive. I placed two calls to the number above today and they were very courteous, efficient, and helpful. Kudos to this company for excellent customer service and excellent products.
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