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4.0 out of 5 stars A review for the Titanium model, December 2, 2009
This review is from: Citizen Men's JY0050-55L "Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T" Titanium Eco-Drive Watch (Watch)
There already exist many reviews on Amazon for this watch. Most of the reviews can be found in the non-Titanium, non-Blue-Angels models. I just need to add a couple things. (I own this Blue Angels Titanium model).

TITANIUM-SPECIFIC PART: The Titanium version is much lighter! I compared it against a stainless steel model. The difference is huge. I know what most guys are thinking, "unlike this reviewer, I'm a real man who can handle an extra ounce on my wrist." FYI I consider myself pretty athletic. But I appreciate not feeling the watch on my wrist most of the time. Bottom-line: it's a personal choice. Titanium is lighter, stronger, and personally makes me feel better about this watch. Stainless steel is cheaper and gets the job done.

NON-TITANIUM-SPECIFIC PART - WATER RESISTANCE: The product description says "water resistant depth: 660 ft". I bought this watch thinking I could take it for scuba diving. The face of the watch says "WR 200" and the backplate says "WR 20BAR". But if you look up the owners manual, both these terms actually mean you can only skin-dive (I guess that means snorkeling.) Scuba-diving with air tank is NOT ok for this watch.

CALENDAR: HUGE pain in the a** to use. The date is only displayed for world time, not local time. This means at those hours when the world city is a day ahead of or behind your local time, you cannot get an accurate reading of your local date. The only fix is to set the world time city as your local city, which defeats the purpose of the "World Time" feature.

IN THE DARK: This watch is great in the dark! The luminescent dials are very bright in the dark. Additionally, there is a backlight. Because Apollo powers this watch, I don't need to worry about the backlight shortening battery life.

This is my first Citizen and I LOVE it. Still, I'll give it four stars, because the awkward calendar could have been very, very easily avoided by just a slight amount of foresight in design.
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SUMMARY

PROS: Titanium = strong + lightweight; Atomic accuracy - never needs setting; Easy to read in dark; Never needs battery replacement; Very good looking; Japanese quality at a fractional of the cost of Swiss antiquity.

CONS: VERY CLUMSY calendar function; Water resistance not adequate for scuba-diving; Most of the features that look cool have no practical use for most; Endorsed by Eli Manning - OH PLEASE!
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Initial post: Jan 24, 2010 8:47:43 PM PST
Alex Urena says:
Just got mine there for $350!!!!

Posted on Sep 19, 2010 2:45:43 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2010 11:21:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 16, 2010 11:22:00 AM PDT
a$]-[u says:
alex, where did u get this price

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2010 6:45:24 PM PDT
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AHB says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2010 7:15:49 AM PST
Catalyst God says:
Ashish, I think Alex was refferring to the Stainless Steel model which is around that price.

Posted on Jan 10, 2011 12:33:04 PM PST
Hi, Thomas. With regards to the water resistant thing, I think you might want to check whether that is given in meters or feet. Because 200 meters is actually 660 feet, which would explain the different readings between anything advertised in English for the US, and anything stated in the technical literature in English for the rest of the world (which mostly uses the metric system).

AR.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011 11:55:30 PM PDT
Geoff Arnold says:
Can you confirm whether the world time settings on the new A-T models let you select half-hour zones like India, Venezuela and South Australia? I've had several Citizen Skyhawk/Navihawk watches over the years, and many of the chipsets don't support those time zones. In the end, I wound up buying a Blue Angels Skyhawk (not the new A-T version) at the airport in Hyderabad, because I was pretty sure that a watch being sold in India would support the Indian timezone. (It did.)

Posted on Dec 22, 2011 6:01:13 AM PST
Bud128 says:
20BAR is equal to a pressure of about 19.7 atms. This is approximately the pressure at 640 feet. If you pal om diving deeper than that well good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 7:28:37 AM PST
stanjan0 says:
Citizen Men's AT8020-54L Eco-Drive Blue Angels World Chronograph A-T Watch

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 4:34:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2013 9:44:49 PM PDT
Glowplugv says:
It appears that the old term of waterproof has been supplanted by water resistant. Here is a link to a Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Resistant_mark) with the references to the controlling ISO definitions. Even though a watch is rated water resistant to 200m, it is should not be used for anything but skin diving. The water resistance test is a ONE TIME TEST under very stringent conditions. There is no guarantee that with age, different temperatures, water quality, etc., that a specific watch will meet the standard on every given use. Your watch is not tested, just a number of the same models to get the model rating. You can Google water resistant vs. waterproof, and you'll see the sort of same answers. The article URL has a table that summaries what the depth rating really means in everyday use.
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