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- Stainless steel watch with patterned bezel, rubber band, and power reserve indicator
- Japanese quartz movement with analog display
- Eco Drive technology is fueled by light and it never needs a battery
- Features protective mineral crystal dial window, date window, chronograph subdials, screw-down crown and pushers, unidirectional bezel, and buckle closure
- Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving.
As a true manufacture d’horlogerie, CITIZEN integrates a comprehensive manufacturing process from creating individual components to a watch’s final assembly. It’s an artisan’s approach to watch making based on pushing forward the boundaries of technology and leveraging our experience toward exploring new possibilities.
One pivotal technological breakthrough was the development of a light-driven watch. CITIZEN pioneered this engineering innovation well ahead of other watch manufacturers as early as 1976, which led to the launch of the highly acclaimed Eco-Drive in 1995. Utilizing electrical power converted from virtually any light source, this extraordinary innovation changed forever the way watches could be powered. Eco-Drive eliminated the need to ever replace batteries, which made it especially beneficial to areas where such specialist batteries were not obtainable. This leveled the field for citizens of virtually every country to be able to experience unrestricted joy of wearing and using a CITIZEN watch.
The product development policy, “The Fusion of Technology and Beauty,” remains a constant motivation for us to merge cutting-edge technology with perfection of design beauty, which as a consequence inspires people to strive to be their best at any time.
CITIZEN launches a new campaign in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy, Better Starts Now. This is the simple belief that no matter who you are or what you do, it is always possible to make something better — and now is the time to start doing it. We believe that better and now are both infinite, and that there is always a next ‘better’ and a new ‘now’ in which you can start pursuing it. It was clear from the onset of this project that we are dedicated to this ideal…not to the past but to the present, and all the way we can improve it. To help communicate this belief to the world we have created a new global CITIZEN brand movie, brand identity and brand website that represents out Better Starts Now philosophy.
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- ASIN: B0032FOTT8
- Item model number: BJ2135-00E
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 18, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Two-tone stainless steel|
|Case diameter||44 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||16 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Dial color||Carbon fiber|
|Bezel material||Two-tone stainless steel|
|Special features||Chronograph, Water Resistant|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
49mm case. Its a fairly big watch but doesnt look quite as big as the specs might suggest due to the depth
sensor on the left side accounting for a few millemeters by itself. Lookswise I'd say it appears more like
about a 45-46 millemeter piece overall. Thickness is about 16mm and it sits moderatly high on the wrist.
Three subdials - seconds, minutes for chrono/stopwatch function, and 24 hour indicator (nice but its slaved to the main hour and minute hands, wish you could set a different time zone, i.e. GMT). Second hand has three
functions, power reserve indicator, depth meter (up to 125ft) and stopwatch/chronograph. The chronograph is
a little unusual in the respect the when resetting, it "unwinds" all the way back to the start rather than
just making one sweep around the dial to zero the stopwatch, i.e. if the chrono has been running for five
minutes the second hand will run backwards through five revolutions of the dial, fairly quickly, but still
kind of time consuming if you're in a hurry to reset.
Black dial is crisp and legible and the crystal, while not sapphire, has a clear, quality appearance and is distortion free at angles. Luminescence is very good, as good as my Breitling B1, easily readable in the dark.
The rubber strap looks durable but is also soft and the watch is very comfortable to wear in general. Nice
solid looking buckle.
If you're into 44-49 mm sport chronograph watches you will probably like this watch. You can tell right away
this is not a cheap piece, the whole package exudes quality and I think it looks as nice as some chronos costing thousands more. Besides the Breitling I aslo own a Tag Aquracer and I believe this is a pretty good bang for the buck, especially at internet prices of $380 to around $520.
Now for the flaw....the dial for the chrono (top dial) is slaved to the depth guage/chrono second hand. Every time you want to use the chrono it has to unwind 3 full revolutions to get to the 0 on the top dial, and when you are done timing it rewinds for the total time back to 0. If you use the chrono for 15 minutes and 30 seconds, it will unwind 15.5 times to get back to 0. This means that you spend quite a long time waiting before you can use your chrono and even more time waiting to use it again. They really screwed that function up which is sad because I really use a chrono a lot.
Other than that this watch is perfect! It makes a great backup depth guage/bottom timer and I highly recommend it.
Bought the watch 20 months ago and a week ago as I was taking it off the thick rubber band separated (ripped??) at the 5th notch. I had the receipt, 5 year warranty, should be no problem. I called Citizen and they said no dice - the 5 year warranty was for the watch not the band. My feeling was that it was a manufacture defect - they said send it in. When I followed up customer service said $81 which includes shipping. I objected - I've had my Breitling Colt with a rubber band for 5 years and have had no problem and this isn't my only watch (I alternate with 5 timepieces). Their response was - they have replaced thousands of bands. Wow! I was considering buying another Citizen eco drive as a "play" watch but with support like this - no thanks.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the watch but I am on my third band already. At first the price at Citizen was $68.00 and now the bands everywhere I look area at over $90. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Edward A. Hinojosa
Didn't like it. I was looking for a replacement for my stolen Citizens BJ2000 which is no longer made and the BJ2135 looks like the modern version of my old watch. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love the watch but I am on the second band since my wife gave it to me for Christmas about 2 years ago. I am really disappointed in the fact the band will not hold up!!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great Watch - Terrible Band. Read the comments below. Common thread is the band cracks/breaks with in 1-2 years at the most. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Cleary
I've had this watch for about 2 years, got it as a Christmas gift from my wife. I like the watch but only wear it on weekends so it was not worn everyday over the last two years. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tchi
2 rubber bands in two years, and the original is very complicated to find,
The first broke rubben band, I used on the beach and in the bath. Read more
DOA. (dead on arrival). Was not working. I returned it right away. The watch itself is Beautiful. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer