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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful watch, June 18, 2008
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This review is from: Citizen Men's JY0010-50E Eco-Drive "Skyhawk A-T" Titanium Watch (Watch)
This is my 4th radio controlled watch (3 Casios & 1 Citizen).

THE GOOD: It really is beautiful. It is very-very well made. It synchronizes perfectly both here and in Europe (except for steel-framed buildings). The dials are easy to read, even at night. Even after three years of daily wearing, the watch still looks absolutely great.

THE BAD: The LCD info is way too small, I can't read it while in motion (I have 20-20 vision with my glasses on). Way too many totally unnecessary and useless features. Too heavy (titanium but huge). Alarm is impossible to hear (my hearing is less than perfect). The watch band can't be micro-adjusted.

THE UGLY: None

SUMMARY: Great watch, highly recommended.

P.S. Call up Citizen and check if your watch needs a ROM update.

P.P.S. Although it synchronizes well in my home in the US, it failed to synchronize in most hotels and European style apartment buildings I stayed at in the US and in Europe, even if I placed it outside the window (don't do this unless properly supervised by an experienced adult).

ADDENDUM on August 2, 2010. After 2+ years the crystal got slightly scratched so I took a deep breath... and... went for the replacement by the much talked about sapphire crystal. It took a little over 2 weeks and a little over 100 bucks. It was done by Citizen in Torrance, California. They did an excellent job. To be honest, I can't tell the difference between the old and the new crystals. Both looked/look great.

ADDENDUM on March 30, 2013. After 5 years, I still love it. The sapphire crystal has no scratches whatsoever.
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Initial post: Jun 5, 2009 11:45:38 AM PDT
I, too, love the watch but hate the fact that the band can't be micro-adjusted..ended up removing a full link and sometimes it fits fine and others it seems to strangle my wrist..if someone knows where to get a half link with the larger holes already drilled for the pin, please let us know..Dick Raymer draymer@hughes.net

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2009 8:41:38 PM PDT
Vic Kanwar says:
You can actually get half a link adjustment by moving the spring pin at outer side of the clasp. I removed 2 links and it was too tight I put one of the links back and moved the spring pin (only one postion is possible) and got a perfect fit

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2013 3:16:57 PM PDT
PaulN says:
Yep, you are correct, but it is not practical to do it on a daily basis, e.g., after a workout when your wrist is swollen.
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