12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Watch Band Concerns,
This review is from: Citizen Men's JY8035-04E "Navihawk" Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch (Watch)
There are a couple reviews on here concerning the watch band. Given this is the first watch band I have had to cut, these guys have made it into much more of a big deal then it is. Get a brand new x-acto knife, take your time and cut it right along the line provided by the pin. The length of the band is determined by the pin locations, not where you cut, so do yourself a favor and cut along the pin location. DON'T TRY AND CUT IT ALL IN ONE SWIPE. If you do, the band will bend and you won't get a straight cut. It took me 4-6 swipes per cut. If you can't cut a straight line don't buy this watch.
To size the watch undo one end from the metal clasp. Wrap it around your wrist and this should tell you how many segments you need to remove, don't remove them all from one side. If you need to remove 4, remove 2 from each size. Take the metal clasp complete off, remove two segments. Put the clasp back on and double check your size, then remove the needed segments from the other side. I sized mine to use the most inner pin location so if my wrist grows I can just move the pin out, making the band a half size larger.
This was a 10 min project and it turned out perfect.
There is some concern about seeing the cut band, you can only see it when the watch is being taken off. If your a guy who feels his car engine needs to be as clean as the out side of this car, this will bother you. You could also take it a step further and use an emery pad to knock off the cut edge which is what I did and it looks perfect.
*** I was a little skeptical about getting this watch from the reviews given concerning the watch band. I was really glad I put them aside when making the decision to buy it. ****
Your buying one of the more complicated/sophisticated watches on the market, be happy it comes with a very detailed 119 page manual. I see this as a plus. Why are people writing reviews after only reading 22 of 119 pages anyway?
When I got the watch I did a full reset and it took about 30 Minutes to fulling set and understand how the watch works. 10 minutes of that was setting the time via the Atomic Radio Signal.
Over all the watch is very well done with tons of features, and it just looks great...