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- Eco drive technology is fueled by light and it never needs a battery
- Date function
- Sapphire crystal
- Screw-down-case back
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Equally at home at the office or alongside your favorite formal evening wear, the Citizen Men's Eco Drive Titanium Watch features a subtle minimalist design that is hard to miss. This timepiece's analog interface features a discreet combination of luminous baton and Arabic hour markers and luminous silver-toned hands. Also on the black dial is a date window at the three o'clock position, and the entire dial is protected by an antireflective sapphire crystal. This attractive timepiece is also lightweight--its case and link bracelet are made of titanium. Additionally, this watch's Eco Drive technology is fueled by light so it never needs a battery. Other features include a bracelet that closes with a fold-over push-button safety clasp, reliable Japanese quartz movement, and water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters).
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: 5.6 ounces
- ASIN: B003VKV0XC
- Item model number: BM7080-54E
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 12, 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
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective sapphire|
|Clasp||Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Special features||Luminous, Water Resistant|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
>- Analog with Date function,
>- Water-resistant rating of at least 100 meters,
>- Be "self-propelled" - either solar, kinetic, or an automatic mechanical - but NO batteries to replace,
>- Luminous for basic night-viewing,
>- Sapphire crystal, and
>- MOST IMPORTANTLY - Titanium watch and band (LIGHT-weight was mandatory).
Being very familiar with watches in general (somewhat of a hobby thru the years), I knew that a watch with all the above features, especially the Sapphire and Titanium, would be very hard to find within our tight budget of $250 or less, especially a watch with a reputable name that looks classy and could be expected to work for years to come. After looking at hundreds of watches online and in person at jewelers over the past 6 months, I was fortunate enough to come across this prize. AMAZON.com had it for significantly less than the best local jewelers could offer (20-25% less than most) while still retaining the full 5-year warranty covered by Citizens. Over the years, I have owned and come to appreciate the quality and form of Citizen Watches. This watch has not been a disappointment! You won't find a better buy if you are looking for a watch with high-end features on a tight budget. I hope your reason for wanting a titanium watch differs from mine (i.e. wish you the best in health!), but whatever your reason, you won't be disappointed wearing this beauty!
PRO's: Great value - features/cost unbeatable, Reliability - Citizen's reputation and warranty, Titanium - very lightweight, Sapphire crystal - virtually scratchproof, Eco-Drive - no routine battery replacements, Water-resistant rating of 100 meters allows for swimming and showering with watch on, Appearance - classy yet practical fitting for casual and formal attire.
CON's: Although telling the time in the dark is not difficult at all with this watch, some people may find the following to be a "CON": Luminosity limited to Hour and Minute Hands and the Numbers "12" and "6" along the dial - no other hour markers glow.
D. Miller's review above is spot on and I can't add much detail.
What I can say is that the picture is fairly accurate. The body and band of the watch are matte but with a bit of shine. Semi-matte if you know what I mean? The face is black, but it's high gloss and has a silvery shine in the light.
The band comes XX-large so most average humans will need links removed. No big deal. A smaller adjustment is available on the clasp itself as usual.
The band is made in China and is well made. Not an arm-hair-puller. The movement is from Japan.
Great watch. You won't find anything near this price point with solar, titanium, and a sapphire crystal.
The watch face was a little bigger than I had anticipated, but it is by no means as large as some of the trendy watches these days, and I thought the size pretty ideal. The date and time are easily set with the push-button knob. If you go to far on the date, you have to go all the way back around again to correct your error. The date should be set in the morning or close to midnight, so that it changes overnight. Each month will automatically count out 31 days, so in shorter months, the date must be manually changed ahead.
The band comes with an excess of links, and we removed the links ourselves by looking at a tutorial on youtube. This was a relatively easy process, but you really need a narrow pin or paper clip and some pliers to get it done quickly. There are also very tiny inserts around each pin that are very easy to lose if you are not careful. It may be easier to just stop by a jewelry store and get it done for you if you are not into do-it-yourself like we are. Since each link is fairly long, it may not end up being an exact precise fit, but the watch is so light, it is still very comfortable. The watch comes with the typical Citizen green cylindrical case, which is a nice presentation. It is important to note that sunshine charges the watch battery, but indoor lighting is sufficient to maintain charge.
The watch's look is very refined and we have received many compliments already. All-in-all, I highly recommend this watch as a beautiful, comfortable piece and a great value.