- Light-powered watch featuring blue multi-function dial with date window, perpetual calendar, and dual time
- 39 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
- Japanese quartz movement with analog display
- Stainless steel bracelet with fold-over-clasp-with-double-push-button-safety closure
- Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving.
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The Citizen BL8000-54L stainless steel men's watch is loaded with style and time-keeping features. It's powered by Citizen's unique Eco-Drive, which absorbs sunlight as well as any artificial light through the crystal and dial to recharge the watch continuously. With regular exposure to light, the Eco-Drive recharges itself for a lifetime of use. The watch also has a perpetual calendar that automatically adjusts for odd and even months and leap years through 2100.
It has a blue dial background with three subdials for 24-hour, day, and month as well as date window at 4 o'clock. The silver stainless steel bracelet band is composed of small brushed links, and is joined by a fold-over clasp with double push button safety. Other features include water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters), an alarm, and a scratch-resistant, non-reflective mineral crystal.
Summary of Features:
- Retrograde perpetual calendar
- Dual time
- Non-reflective mineral crystal
- Month-Day-Date functions
- 12/24 hour time
- Screw-back case
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: 5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00074HDAO
- Item model number: BL8000-54L
- 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|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||39 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Special features||Dual time display, Luminous, Water Resistant|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
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In my original review, I gave it 5 stars but that will tend to imply that the watch is perfect. Of course it is not. It is resting smuggly on my wrist right now. My only complaints are (1) the alarm is too quiet. The alarm definitely ough to be louder and the duration variable of alarm from just the 10 or so seconds preset (2) Only the hour and minute hands are illuminated at night. This makes it difficult to read at night. (3) The character for the small internal dials are not very bold. Well what do I expect?
I have no remorse buying this watch at all - just feeling good. This is my second Citizen Eco Drive watch and I am not disappointed at all. I'm giving 4 stars to Citizen and 5 stars to Amazon because, Amazon exceeded my expectations. Thank you.
I had to use the reset method as the hands were not lining up. The procedure is EXTREMELY complicated and I was wishing I had bought from a store here but the price diff was easily $100. So I struggled through the procedure multiple times until I finally got it right. If it is not right the watch will not work correctly. I could probably have called their tech support to help but I was stubborn.
I did finally call customer support about the bracelet being too tight, just slightly leaving lines in my wrist skin when I took the watch off. The lady was very nice and simply asked me how many and what type (half or full) links I needed. I ended up getting one each which was perfect. I did the linking myself using a watch band link remover tool I got on the internet for less than two bucks total, a SE Watch Link Remover with 5 Pins..
I have worn the watch now for a few weeks and it is not only very handsome but easy to read once you get used to all of the dials, and it just feels right, slightly heavy but not too much and it gets tons of compliments. A watch for everywhere, versatile, stylish, hardy. I highly recommend. NO MORE BATTERIES! I plan on leaving it to my son.
Size: I am a woman and am accustomed to an over-sized woman's watch. As a men's watch, this watch doesn't seem too large for me, I am tall (5'11) and it doesn't look out of place on my arm at all. The case diameter is 39mm or so and about 1cm thick and it looks good. It doesn't impede my movement in any way.
Look: The face is busy but not too hard to read, however when I have my contacts in for some reason I have a hard time seeing some of the smaller dials? haha bizarre. I like the different dials especially the 24 hour one as I do shift work and sometimes I don't know whether it's day or night. Having the day and date calendar helps with that too! The band looks great, it is subtle two tones of polished stainless. I have already gotten compliments on it, it can look dressy and sporty.
Feel: It is a bit of a heavy watch but once it's on I don't notice it. I never take my watches off. I wear them when I sleep, shower, in the pool, etc. It hasn't become bothersome yet. The band is nice and smooth on my arm, it doesn't pinch or catch on any hair or fabric between the articulations.
Operating: At first I thought this watch looked scary to operate with the different dials and buttons. I watched a 5 minute video on youtube and figured it out. It is actually REALLY simple to operate. And the alarm function has come in handy for me on a daily basis. The watch mechanism is also very very quite. The only thing I notice is the glow-in the dark luminescence on the hands doesn't last very long at night.
For the price, I feel like I got my money's worth and then some. This watch is replacing a quartz diver I purchased almost 15 years ago, I rarely took it off and it is beaten and scraped to bits! If I get half the use out of this watch as I did my old one I will be happy.
The watch itself is a little complicated, but thank god they send a step by step DVD disc that explains how to set everything. Also the links on the watch were extra big, but no big deal. Were gonna bring it to our jeweler to get that fixed so he can wear it this weekend. :)