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226 of 238 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch me now..., September 10, 2008
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This review is from: Citizen Men's BM8242-08E Eco-Drive Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather Band (Watch)
I'm a little embarrassed that I'm singing about a watch, for crying out loud. Maybe it's because we all are just craving a little honesty this election year. Anyway, as an old(er) coot, I needed a watch for business (my waning days) and pleasure (hopefully) and being a curmudgeon. This watch is perfect.

The circumference and thickness kind of make you remember older days in watches. The numbers are easy to see against the background (large 4, 8, and 12), and the gold double bars to indicate the other hours are sized perfectly compared to the actual numbers. You can see the watch without reading glasses - at least, I can this year - and I can even make out the day and date without glasses. Whoever designed the face probably has been studying those Golden Ratios, or whatever: there is a pleasing relationship between the circumferences on the face (outer and inner) and the diameters of the outer ring (hours section) and inner circle (most of the day-date, the Citizen logo, and the main whatchamacallit that the hands attach to). The color of the gold is not bright yellow; it kind of grades to the ochre red-gold - certainly a watch for the Beowulf wannabe's out there (like me). The band is, or was, an alligator-steer genetic fluke, I suppose; reasonably soft. And the color of the band picks up the reddish quality of the metal. It is a very light-weight watch.

Plus, it runs on light, man! Light! (Must have said that during the 60's sometime....) Pretty cool to think that nobody REALLY knows what's powering this thing. Never needs a battery - gedoutaheah! Really! If you buy this watch (your own), they could bury you on Mt Everest with your arm sticking up, perhaps with a baggie around it - I don't know why, and in a thousand generations, your heirs can come by, take the watch, leave the baggie, and use it until the universe...well, whatever it will do.

Do some Amazon reviewers have too much time on their hands? (Clever, no?)

Buy this watch. I prefer the gold/brown: more mythic. You'll like it.
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Showing 1-10 of 27 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 8, 2009 9:03:16 PM PDT
Old Geezer says:
What a fantastic review. I'm probably going to buy this watch just because of your hilarious review. You rock!

Posted on Dec 24, 2009 5:46:09 PM PST
I know I bought this watch for my Dad just because of this review!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2009 5:41:24 AM PST
David Block says:
Thank you so much! You are very kind. Have a wonderful Christmas, Jan Foster. Regards. David Block

Posted on Nov 30, 2010 8:45:27 AM PST
Just joining the chorus. Great review!

Posted on Jan 30, 2011 9:24:42 AM PST
Miami Reader says:
Have had this watch for more than a year and you're absolutely right. Can't imagine why people buy super-expensive watches when this one is available at such a great price. Bob (also an old coot)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2011 10:43:43 AM PST
David Block says:
That is really so very kind! Thank you. And my watch even works in retirement. Once a month, I simply expose it to the lightning wit of our representative, Paul Broun, and that is sufficient. Perhaps we should have a social club: The Second Children of the Light. Pushed it too far, didn't I?.... Regards. David Block

Posted on Feb 17, 2011 6:04:19 AM PST
I guess you really like the watch? :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2011 7:34:41 AM PST
David Block says:
Did then. Still do.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 4:13:53 AM PDT
I was looking for a watch review. I ended up reading about dying on Mt. Everest with a lunch baggie on my extended arm out of the snow. Life is a journey of surprises and the unexpected. I think I'm going to buy the watch. I have about 8 now and why not buy the one that was inspired by a comical review.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 6:33:44 AM PDT
David Block says:
And on that journey, we need a perfect watch to know when it's time for the NEXT surprise. Or to know when we had our last surprise, to discern any pattern among our surprises. I imagine the Venerable Bede, sitting in his monastery, cursing, "Alas and alack! My watch battery dyeth. Now we will NEVER predict the next Viking raid. Mazel tov. One more damn surprise. Why did I not purchase the Citizen's Mens Eco-Drive from the Amazonians...?" Of course, a photon-driven watch might not have worked in the Dark Ages. Haha.

Anyway, thank you for your comment. I am still wearing the watch. (I mean, I remove it occasionally and return it to its baggy for a rest, but you know what I mean).
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