Citizen Men's BM8475-00X Eco-Drive Military Black Plated Steel Canvas Strap Watch
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- Eco Drive technology is fueled by light and it never needs a battery
- Date function
- Day Function
- Screw back case
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Ideal for everyday wear, the Citizen Men's Eco Drive Strap Watch features a casual, canvas watchband with buckle clasp that's sturdy and durable. The metal grommets on the watchband add a unique touch. The clean, black dial displays large Arabic numeral indexes at three, six, nine, and 12 o'clock along with an analog day and date display. The simple dial is bordered by a black ion-plated stainless steel bezel and case. Powered by Japanese quartz movement and fueled by natural and artificial light, the Citizen Men's Eco Drive Strap Watch and functions without a battery. Plus, it's water resistant 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: 6 x 6 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- ASIN: B0032FOSI0
- Item model number: BM8475-00X
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 30, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Two-tone stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||11 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Two-tone stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||Water Resistant|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
I waited a couple of months to get this watch. When it first came out, I knew I wanted to order it. I am a fan of Flieger and military watches. As an active duty military member, I like tough watches which are easy to read. I also like having the day/date option especially for deployments when every day starts to feel like groundhog day. When I saw this watch, I knew it was the perfect combination. Some thoughts:
Size: at 42mm, the watch is big enough to easily read but not one of those grossly oversized watches. I enjoy larger face watches and this one is the right size.
Face: The dial is clear and easy to read. As other reviewers indicated, the face is not black, but rather a dark olive green. Personally, I like how it looks and adds to the overall military appearance of the watch. The numerals are large and easy to read. The day/date window is a little smaller than I'd like but any larger and I believe it would detract from the simple face of the watch.
Hands: The hands of the watch are great. The white gives a great contrast on the dark olive drab face. The minute hand extends long enough for an easy reference to the indexes.
Band: I am never sure about canvas bands but this one is good to go. It is comfortable and was not as stiff as I expected when I first received it.Read more ›
It's moments like that where I yearn for the simpler days. On those mornings, I inevitably reach for this Citizen military watch. It's grab-n-go ready. It's got everything I need and nothing I don't.
The primary attractions for me were twofold: clean-n-simple military looks and Eco-Drive. The back-to-basics dial format works hand-in-hand with the military styling. It's one that has a similar look-n-feel to certain Bell & Ross (B&R) and Sinn models - a very good thing.
The watch is a simple three hand quartz on a four number dial with a day/date feature at the 3 o'clock position. The size of the day/date is acceptable. It's a game of compromise between big font legibility and design aesthetics. Some have voiced their preference for eliminating this to clean up the face. I prefer and need it. It's been done well without displacing the "3" on the dial.
The watch is imminently readable at a glance, thanks to light colored, big fonts against a darker face. Under ambient or moderate lighting, the olive dial can be mistaken for a black one, especially if glanced at certain angles. Otherwise, it's clearly olive. If Citizen had introduced a white-on-black version, that would have been nirvana for me - my very own B&R/Sinn-styled watch with quartz accuracy/reliability.Read more ›
Pros: First and foremost a great watch looks good. This watch is a little bigger than I normally wear but I quickly got used to that and now I like the extra size. I have certainly seen bigger faces so I wouldn't call this huge but it is lager than average. As other review have stated, the face is green, not black. The indiglo hands are very bright right after coming out of the light and hold at least some light for quite a while. Of course it won't stay bright forever but there is still enough glow to see what time it is after a couple hours in a movie or outside at night. I love the fact that there is no battery and so far my watch keeps almost perfect time.
Cons: While I appreciate having both the day and date on the face, it would be nice if this watch had an automatic date complication. The turner has two steps, one for day/date and one for the time. It is a little tough to tell when you are on the first step so a lot of the time I end up changing the time when I only want to set the correct date on the 1st of the month.
Conclusion: A great "banger" watch to wear every day. It might not be for the board room or a black tie dinner but if you want something that can stand up to a little punishment and still look good this will fit the bill.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Watch looked and fit great. I had it for several years before i finally cracked the face. If they still made these, i'd definitely buy another.Published 1 month ago by DaveM
I bought this watch for my husbands birthday a few years ago. He has had to get a new strap but apart from that the watch is working perfectly still. It keeps very good time. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Clare Cottreau
Works just as advertised...great quality and at a great price. Would definitely buy again if I needed a replacement item. I LOVE THIS WATCH!Published on May 14, 2014 by Calibr8r
I bought this watch for my husband and he wears it everyday! It's durable, looks great, and it is a nice non-leather band choice. He loves it!Published on May 10, 2014 by Jen McSurley