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Elegant yet Practical
on May 14, 2014
I asked my wife to purchase this watch as I was tiring of looking at my cellphone to check the time. I hadn't worn a watch in a number of years, so I hadn't kept up with all of the technology options that were available. It didn't take long for me to hone in on a "set it and forget it option" and quickly narrowed down to a watch that needed neither winding nor frequent battery changes. The Citizen Eco-drive, being powered by light (sun or indoor) seemed like a good option to bypass the issues with batteries. Looking through what Citizen had to offer, I quickly locked in on the atomic clock "Radio Controlled" options which automatically adjust once per day (or manually as desired) to ensure that the time indicated is correct. With this in mind, I further narrowed my list down to one of the H800 movement watches as I didn't really need for an alarm built into my watch, but as a frequent traveler I did like the idea of being able to adjust the time zone based on the city/airport where you were located.
The order was placed for a AT8013-17E and three days later, my watch arrived. Pictures online really do not convey the quality of this timepiece and its looks elegant enough to wear when dressing up but is also fine for everyday causal use. I have had it for 2 months so far and still really enjoy it. Knowing that the time will be correct thanks to nightly updates, that the battery won't die thanks to the Eco-drive, and that the watch is easy to reset as one travels really makes it the perfect watch for me at least.
The only opportunity for this watch is possibly the butterfly clasp for those not use to them like myself, though I acclimated to in a couple of days.