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- 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
- Water resistant - Splash resistant
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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)
- Origin: China
- 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
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|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
Never had to get the watch serviced. The battery is still strong after 5 years! No chipping of gold tinted stainless steel. The metal looks the same as when I bought it.
Obviously when you buy a watch with leather straps, you have to be willing to change them out every year or so. I am on my 3rd set of straps and love it. I dislike heavy watches or the cold feel of metal straps. Amazon has the 20mm leather bands for only $10 with free amazon prime shipping, so it's not a huge deal to get them.
The face of the watch does have a ton of scratches, but I wear my watch all the time. Playing basketball, carrying heavy groceries in from the car, you name it, I do it with my watch on. The only exception is that I avoid getting the watch wet. Even though the watch can handle getting wet, the bands definitely can't and immediately start to smell.
I care about design but I dislike the idea of form over function even more, and nothing about the appearance of this watch compromises its function. This is of course all subjective, but if you like the look of this watch nothing else about it should dissuade you from buying. I bought mine several years ago and it still looks great, although I did replace the band. I especially like the black face. It looks almost like the metallic version of silk, neither matte nor gloss, but... silky. It get lots of compliments.
PS - Oh and did I mention this damn thing runs on light?!
I recommend either watch.
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