Save Big On Open-Box & Pre-owned: Buy "Citizen Men's BM8242-08E Eco-Drive Gold-Tone Stain...” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 30% off the $185.00 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Pre-owned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
|Price:||$138.75 & FREE Shipping. FREE Returns. Details|
|You Save:||$46.25 (25%)|
- Gold-tone watch in stainless steel featuring black two-step dial with date window at 3 o'clock and croco-embossed leather band
- Japanese quartz movement with analog display
- Protective mineral crystal dial window
- Day and date function
- Not water resistant
Special Offers and Product Promotions
A men's Eco-Drive timepiece at its' best. The gold tone stainless steel case, brown leather and simple black dial, bring every outfit together. The timepiece is highlighted with day/date indicator, gold tone stainless steel hour indicators and 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: 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000EQU0NW
- Item model number: BM8242-08E
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 15, 2005
- 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
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Gold-tone stainless steel|
|Case diameter||36 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||8 millimeters|
|Band Material||Pig skin leather|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Gold-tone stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||Black Dial, Day-Date, Brown Leather Strap|
|Water resistant depth||30 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The circumference and thickness kind of make you remember older days in watches. The numbers are easy to see against the background (large 4, 8, and 12), and the gold double bars to indicate the other hours are sized perfectly compared to the actual numbers. You can see the watch without reading glasses - at least, I can this year - and I can even make out the day and date without glasses. Whoever designed the face probably has been studying those Golden Ratios, or whatever: there is a pleasing relationship between the circumferences on the face (outer and inner) and the diameters of the outer ring (hours section) and inner circle (most of the day-date, the Citizen logo, and the main whatchamacallit that the hands attach to). The color of the gold is not bright yellow; it kind of grades to the ochre red-gold - certainly a watch for the Beowulf wannabe's out there (like me). The band is, or was, an alligator-steer genetic fluke, I suppose; reasonably soft. And the color of the band picks up the reddish quality of the metal. It is a very light-weight watch.
Plus, it runs on light, man! Light! (Must have said that during the 60's sometime....) Pretty cool to think that nobody REALLY knows what's powering this thing. Never needs a battery - gedoutaheah! Really!Read more ›
For one, it keeps perfect time. He travels all over different time zones and it operates easily. He does have to change the time manually though. For two, no worries about batteries getting weak EVER. It is powered by light, outdoor and indoor as long as there is adequate light. It saves us money for not needing to buy battery for this ever. And it is environmentally friendly since discarded batteries contain toxic chemicals.
One easy recommendation though: Leave it face up when not wearing it to prevent discharge. Hubby only got it discharged once during the first week and it has never happened since we ordered this from Amazon 8 months ago. This could present a minor challenge to some neat freaks who have to put all clutter (keys, watches, wallets, cellphones...) in a drawer or dresser chest. This watch doesn't like total darkness. It can only move in light, even if just a bit of twilight.
The day&date setting process could be confusing so you have to follow the instruction closely and do it at the right time of the day. It doesn't glow in the dark - a feature I wish it had.
Couldn't be more pleased with the purchase. My next watch will also be an eco-drive.
The watch had a sufficient charge to run right out of the box, and I immediately strapped it on my wrist. The first thing I noticed was how light it was and how comfortable it felt. Just as the watch had caught my attention, my wife commented how nice it looked when I showed it to her. Although I purchased it as a dress watch, I am just as happy wearing it with jeans and a t-shirt.
Although some reviewers commented that the day/date was a bit hard to set, as with any 12-hour dial you have to determine whether the time displayed in morning or afternoon before setting the day/date. So, before setting the day/date, run the hands around the dial until the day/date changes to ensure that the displayed time is the morning. Set the correct time (passing 12 o'clock again if it is afternoon), then set the correct day/date and you're done until the next change in daylight savings.
The only feature I wish the watch had is a luminescent dial, otherwise, it is a great watch which you will surely enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was a bit surprised by how red the band is. In fact, I would say it's not a brown strap at all. That one complaint aside, it's still a beautiful piece. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Robert Cumming
My sister bought me this watch when I graduated college in 2011. I still have and love it.
Never had to get the watch serviced. Read more
Nice looking watch. But the day and the date are too hard to set.Published 11 days ago by Roger Robets
Great watch. Never have to wind it. Great price too. Outstanding delivery.Published 13 days ago by Glowgolf
Great looking and easy to put on. Interesting Eco-drive - will have to see how that worksPublished 13 days ago by john c.
Citizen did it again. They crafted a nice watch that is always getting complimented. For the price, it's of great value. The strap isn't the best, but one can't complain. Great buyPublished 23 days ago by jevon g.
Very happy with ease of purchase. First time using Amazon and at age 73 wish I had used it in the past. Like the watch very much.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have purchased several Eco-Drive watches, including this one, for my wife and myself in the past few years and they have all been awesome. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Paul J Boucher