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- Round watch in titanium with textured chronograph subdial and croco-embossed leather band with contrast stitching
- Japanese quartz movement with analog display
- protective mineral crystal dial window
- Features date window, unidirectional bezel, tachymeter inner chapter ring, alarm feature, and buckle closure
- Water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft)
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Features. Titanium Case. Black Dial. 270-Day Power Reserve. 120 Second Chronograph measures up to 60 minutes. 1224 Hour Time. Dual Time. Alarm. Perpetual Calendar automatically adjusts for Odd. and Even Months and Leap Years through 2100. Charges in Sunlight or Indoors. Non-Reflective Crystal. Power Saver Function. Low Charge Indicator. One-Way Rotating Elapsed-Time Bezel. Time Reset Advisory. 200 m. Water-Resistant. Gender - Mens
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- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000EQS0WK
- Item model number: BL5250-02L
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 28, 2006
- 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 can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||42.9 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13 millimeters|
|Band Material||Pig skin leather|
|Band width||19.05 millimeters|
|Special features||alarm-feature, Dual time display|
|Item weight||2.56 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Before getting into all the things I like about this watch I want to point out one of the other reviewers posted a problem with the buckle on his watch having some "points" on it that dug into his wrist and made the watch uncomfortable to wear. This must be a factory defect as this is not the case with either of the two that I purchased. While the watch strap is not usually covered by warranty I know from 1st hand experience that Citizen has a dedicated and friendly customer service department and I believe if he contacts them he will find a new strap coming to him rather quickly. Also as to the strap, I have been disappointed somewhat in the past when purchasing a watch and the strap that comes with it is not substantial in length. I have a 7.25 inch wrist and this has not caused me a problem but I would readily notice if someone had a larger wrist they would have to go out and purchase a new and larger strap to be able to wear their new watch. The strap that comes with this citizen will allow someone with a larger wrist than mine to be able to wear this watch with the strap that comes on it. This is very good as I believe the supplied strap is very handsome on this watch.
The BL5250-02L is a marvelous little piece of technology at a very good price! At a suggested retail of $400 I have routinely found the watch at local authorized dealers at around $300.Read more ›
However, it appears that Citizen has changed a few things about the setting of the watch, and NOT changed the documentation. I had to experiment in order to figure out how to set the date, it was nothing like the instructions. In order to change the MODE (time, chrono, alarm, local time) you now have to pull the crown out to the first position, then rotate it. This means that the first position can no longer be used to set the date! (like the instructions say) Now, in TIME mode, with the crown pulled out to position two (where the time is set) the "A" button toggles between all of the time AND date settings (the selected hand does a little dance to let you know it's selected), and twisting the crown adjusts it.
Personally I LOVE this change (once I figured out how to set it). Other reviewers had complained about inadvertently changing the mode when pulling their hand out of a pocket, etc. Now, clicking the crown in the zero position does NOTHING. Which is how it should be. It looks like Citizen listened to user feedback, which speaks miles about them. They now need to update their documentation to match.
Great watch, we'll see how it does with more time on the wrist, but I wanted to let everyone know about my findings ASAP!
The watch does have some quirks. You require patience to set it. As others have pointed out, changing the settings requires you often to wait until the hands travel back or forth from whatever time they're currently set at, to the new function you're changing to. Be careful of date setting. Depending on the setting, you have to wait for a few revolutions of the smaller hands before the date window moves, one date. If you're changing the date from the 2nd to the 29th, you'll be there a while. This watch requires commitment! The alarm is not only soft, but SHORT! About 15 seconds at best. The watch is a not really a chronograph. Those extra sub-dials you see don't really function in that way. Yes, there is a limited chronograph function but it is so poorly designed so as to render the watch useless for that function. The second time zone is handy but the alarm is not sychronized to it.Read more ›
Not sure if I will not catch attention as this watch has quickly become one of my favorites. I have gotten so many positive comments and I've only been wearing it for one month. I agree with those who have stated that for all intents and purposes this watch has a black face and not blue. It takes quite a bit of sunlight at the perfect angle to make the blue tone make its appearance.
From a functionality standpoint, this watch is not meant to be either a chronograph or an alarm. The chronograph is way too complicated and cumbersome to set and activate. By the time you pull out the crown and move the bottom indicator to CHRONO mode, the event you want to time may be over. As for the alarm function, it's not loud enough--at least for me. The rotating bezel is a very useful tool for measuring approximate time spans. I use the bezel quite a bit when I'm taking meds every few hours.
If you plan on using this watch for time and date only, it really is a magnificent tool. I love the fact that it is an analog watch, and my favorite part is that is has a perpetual calendar. When you set the date and time, you actually use the "second" hand to set the current month. Then you use the "chronograph" hand to set the year in relation to the last leap year--1 year after, 2 years after etc.... This means that if you keep the watch powered up, it will keep the correct date on display until the year 2100!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have 4 Citizen Eco-drive watches.
One of the best feature of this one, which I really like it very much, is a "perpetual calendar. Read more
The watch is simply awesome. Love the eco drive and perpetual calendar functionality. The dial size is optimum which makes it a perfect time piece for formal as well as casual... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Bipul D.
I have owned this watch for 2 years now. It keeps time very well and i love the eco-drive. The Citizen website is also very helpful when needing to set everything on it.Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
OK, my review will be short so you can read a recent one.
I bought this watch because I wanted a leather strap watch with a silver case. Read more
Love this watch! Wear it almost every day and on camping/outdoor trips. The casing started showing very minor scratches after about 6 months, but nothing like stainless steel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rome