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- Stainless steel watch featuring round black dial with date window and stitched canvas band
- Japanese-quartz movement that charges in natural or indoor light
- Mineral crystal dial window
- Features buckle closure, luminosity, textured crown, and analog display
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
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You will never run late with this men's sporty, Eco-Drive timepiece. From the stainless steel case, green canvas strap and 12/24 hour time indicator, the bold details never end. Additional features include a day/date indicator and water resistance to 100 meters.
To set the time *(refer to full-setting instructions here: Manual ):
- Stop the second hand by pulling the crown out to the 2nd click (time setting position).
- Turn the crown to set the time.
- The watch will start after the crown is firmly pushed back into its normal position
- Pull the crown out to the first click (calendar setting position).
- Set the desired date by turning the crown counterclockwise.
- Set the desired day of the week by turning the crown clockwise.
- After you have set the calendar, be sure to press the crown back to its normal position
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: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000EQS1JW
- Item model number: BM8180-03E
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 15, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- 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 material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||37.2 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||9.5 millimeters|
|Band width||18 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day and Date|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
10 Year UPDATE: Just realized that I missed the 10 year mark several months ago. At 10 years the watch still works perfectly. The solar cell is maintaining the state of charge on the rechargeable manganese titanium lithium battery. I haven’t been wearing the watch much the past year, so I put it on my dresser where it gets about 10 minutes of sunlight through the window each morning.Read more ›
"The band is too tight (or too short.)"
"The sweep second hand doesn't hit the marks within an atom's width."
"The flat crystal is too easily scratched."
"The luminosity isn't a neon sign like Indiglo!"
"It's too ugly to wear in the Boardroom."
"Why can't I set the day/date anytime I want?"
"The dial face is so small it makes me look gay."
I own a Hamilton Moon Watch, a Tudor Chronograph, and a Rolex Explorer II GMT. I bought the Rolex as a reward for myself in 1992 when I made Chief in the seagoing service and was still taking position star sights with a sextant. It has been my "daily driver" every day since ... except every three-to-four years when accuracy becomes erratic and I have to send it away to Rolex Dallas for a month for $750 service oiling, upkeep, and rehab maintenance. Now in the drawer waiting until I have funny funds for yet another service.
Once I received this Eco-Drive with two-day Amazon+ free delivery I put it on my wrist in direct sunlight for a few hours, set the time, and away we went. Set the day and date within seconds once I was outside the 9PM - 4AM window specified by the manual. Never take it off now. For a watch in this price range you can't engineer a set of switching gears for day/date change that can also handle an owner messing around with the settings by pulling out the crown at the same time. So wait until morning to do it. What's the big deal?
The luminous hands glow brightest just after you turn out the lights, which is perfect because at that time your eyes are still burnt out from staring at the LCD screen all night surfing Amazon reviews.Read more ›
The following are a few reviews I would like to address:
"my second hand is a few hairs off." - I do not have this issue. My second hand is spot on.
"The mineral crystal appears to be pretty thin. I haven't scratched the glass yet (that's what it sounds like) but I suspect it'll scratch pretty easily." - I have not noticed this. My first eco-dive never had a scratch and I worked construction while wearing it. *edit* One year later this watch has scratches all over it.
"The crown does stick out just a wee bit too far." - I had the same problem with my first citizen watch, and this one is about the same, but it does not really bother me.
"the inside of the sleeve is NOT sewn, but GLUED" - This is true. I have not had a problem yet, but I know how to use a needle and thread if something should go wrong. *edit* One year later and the band is still in pretty good condition. I do have a little wear on the end, but I wear this watch every day, all day.
"Second hand moved in 2-second increments rather than one second movements" - Read your instructions. This happens when the watch is not getting enough sunlight. Set it out in the sun for a few minutes. Problem solved.
"Could not set the day of the week on the day/date calendar." - Again, read the little booklet that comes with the watch; it explains how to change the day/date.
Adding a little bit to the list of complaints--The band on this watch is a little bit uncomfortable. It is rigid and causes a light abrasion on my arm.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Eco-drive watches cannot stand heat over 140 Fahrenheit. Do not leave them in cars on hot days at the beach! Citizen will not honor their warranties if the watch gets hot!Published 3 days ago by andybwell
Agree with others who have said that the photos do not do the watch justice. It is much more substantial (but not objectionally so) and attractive "in the flesh. Read morePublished 4 days ago by FWR3
Bought as a gift for my brother, a former Marine. I say that because I felt it suited his somewhat rugged but refined taste. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Levi Hawkins
I really like this watch! It is perfect for my needs. Good looking too.Published 7 days ago by George W McLaughlin
Overall very happy with this watch. Love the Eco-Drive (this is my first one). Excellent casual everyday watch and not afraid to get it wet. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Michael Slayton
This is mr watch. he is my godfather and my godfather's godfather. does that make sense. it does to me. I think so at least. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Clyde Harvey
I bought this for my son for his birthday. He has a much more expensive one l gave him many years ago as a Christmas gift. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Donna Neal
Been wearing it for a couple weeks now, better than I had expected.Published 11 days ago by Ron Arendt
So far this watch is preforming as it is advertised. Good looking, masculine watch face. I will verify like some other past reviews, that the date is hard to see (it is hard to... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Ron Chenault