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- Light powered Eco-Drive Caliber E811 Japanese-quartz movement; charges in natural sunlight or indoor light
- Max power reserve: 120 - 270 days with Power Save; low charge warning: 5 days; charge time from stop state to max charge: Incandescent Light - 43 hrs, Outdoors, Cloudy (10,000 Lux) - 12 hrs, Outdoors, Sunny (100,000 Lux) - 4 hrs
- Perpetual calendar; chronograph feature
- Brushed stainless steel case
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
This men's Eco-Drive timepiece is powered by light, so it never needs a battery. The sculpted stainless steel bracelet bears the flawless execution on your wrist. The deep blue dial presents large, polished markers, luminous hands and a date indicator. Other features include 12/24 time, dual time, alarm, perpetual calendar, and 1/20 second chronograph with measurement up to 60 minutes. The screw-back case provides you with 100M of water resistance.
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: 4.8 x 4.4 x 3.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- ASIN: B000EQS0Y8
- Item model number: BL5180-57L
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- 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|
|Clasp||Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||40 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band width||23 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The watch is very attractive, very elegant looking, and it is worth every dollar. the color of the dial however is completey different from the picture. In the picture the color of the dial is blue but the watch itself has a very dark gray or even a black dial. under very bright ligh (like sunlight) you might notice a little blue color in the dial but 90% of the time you are only going to recognize the color of the dial as a black or dark gray. Does is look bad? No, the watch looks very elegant and its color looks great.
Before you touch anything you MUST READ THE MANUAL. this watch is very complex. if you are looking for something that you can setup in 1 minute, put on, and start using right on arrival then you might want to look for a different watch, this watch is going to take some manual-reading and some understanding. The good thing is the watch actually comes with an INTER-ACTIVE CD that you can play on your computer and watch step by step instructions on how to setup and use the watch - very nice, i was impressed -.
alarm: the watch comes with an alarm feature which actually can be setup for am or pm. you can have the alarm wake you up at 6:00 am or at 6:00 pm, i think that is very impessive since i have used other analog watches that their alarm failed to offer am and pm settings.
Calander: might be the most impressive feature of all.Read more ›
This watch has many pluses. First, it never needs a battery. It is solor powered. At night I take my watch and place it on my dresser and it simply leaves the second hand at 12 until the sun shines through the next day (or I cut on the light). Second, it has a perpectual calendar which means I don't have to change the date. The calendar runs until 2100 and even leap years are not missed with this watch. Third, it is waterproof. And fourth, is can be worn for any occassion.
A great watch!
It is a visually beautiful watch. The stainless steel band and case work very well together, both mechanically around my wrist and in appearance. The clasp is perfect - easy to remove but will not release until you want it to. This is literally a watch you will feel confident wearing anywhere; from a black tie affair to playing around with the kids or swimming. The face is easy to see from any angle. The flat crystal and its glare reducing coating alleviate problems with other watches I've owned. Weight is a non-issue - it is certainly there, but very reasonable for a steel band watch. If you have fragile wrists, you may want to look for a canvas band watch or something in titanium, perhaps a ladies style..
The mechanical and technological features are practical and useful. Eco-Drive is a great concept and seems to be implemented very nicely. If the idea of never thinking about your watch battery again appeals to you, you'll enjoy the Eco-Drive. The Perpetual Calendar is accurate and adds to the non-existant maintenance this watch provides. Chronograph is useful and works well. I didn't buy this watch for an alarm function, but it exists. Someday I may try it out.
I really can't say enough about this watch. Especially considering the price I scored, I am thoroughly pleased and would make the purchase again. Abundant resources are available to assist you with the easy setup, shipped with the watch in form of a manual and an instruction CD, as well as an interactive movie available through the Citizen Watch website.
Would I recommend this watch? Yes. Do I like mine? Yes, now that it has been through the zero reset game. As long as you are informed in advance, I feel that the Citizen Chronograph is a nice watch, which never needs a battery. Make sure that it is fully charged going into winter, or you will definitely play "Zero-Reset". A day in the sun is enough. If you buy the watch in the spring or summer, you will have no problem. Ordinary wear without long sleeves will suffice to charge the battery and get you through to next spring.
Citizen needs to rethink the setting procedure of this watch and the use of the two buttons for chronograph operation. By the way, these comments apply to all of the Citizens chronographs except the flight series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this watch several years ago for my fiance, and we've never had to change a battery! It's a nice-looking watch, too.Published 14 months ago by azalea410
I Love it, it still looks and runs as good as the day I purchased it.Published 17 months ago by Todd Peak
I bought this for myself for when I redeployed. It is not only a very classy watch but economically sound.Published on December 3, 2012 by Christian B. Cuyno
Great watch! I have been through several watches in the past, many ruined by attempting to change the batteries. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by cmoney
Overall it is a very solid watch. What I like it the most is that no battery replacement is needed. Secondly, the perpetual calendar is very valuable to me. Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by yaoshan chen
I have been wearing Citizen watches for a decade now. When my first Citizen dress watch (purchased at a Macy's department store in 2002) died last Spring, I decided to upgrade to... Read morePublished on October 15, 2011 by G_to-the_D
this watch is very functional. i've owned it for about over 2 yrs now. accuracy is always within a minute or so.
i find this watch comfortable and elegance, not bulky. Read more
Like the appearance - a classic size and style, which will still look good after the trendy, over-size watch face fad fades. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by Take a Walk
One thing that always annoyed me with analogue watches was the need to reset the date after every month. Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by kayakj