|Band Material Type||Nylon|
|Watch Movement||Japanese Quartz|
About this item
- LIGHT-POWERED ECO-DRIVE: Converts any light, whether natural or artificial, into energy. Energy is stored in a permanently rechargeable power cell. The watch recharges continuously in any light to run forever, with no battery changes required ever.
- WATER RESISTANT TO 100 M: This tactical watch is water resistant to 10 ATM (100 meters). In general, it’s suitable to wear in the shower, in professional marine activities like swimming and snorkeling, and in surface water sports, but not for scuba diving. Functions E101, 3 Hand, Day / Date
- FOR YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: This Citizen silver-toned military watch has a stainless steel case, canvas strap, adjustable buckle closure, three-hand analog display with quartz movement, luminous hands and markers, a day-date display window, and a dial featuring hour markers and a minute track.
- GUARANTEE & 5-YEAR WARRANTY: At Citizen, we stand by quality and craftsmanship. Every Citizen purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 5-year limited warranty so you can be sure your new Citizen timepiece meets your expectations.
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- No additional costs for repairs - parts, labor, and shipping are all included.
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From the manufacturer
Eco-Drive | Purposeful Power
The sustainable way to power your watch—no batteries required. Citizen's proprietary Eco-Drive technology powers your watch using the most renewable energy: light.
Light to Energy
Uses a renewable natural resource by converting any natural or artificial light to energy, which is then stored in a permanently rechargeable lithium-ion cell.
Keeps surplus energy in a rechargeable power cell. Designed to charge not just from the sun, but also from everyday light sources like indoor fluorescents and desk lamps.
Runs for months—even in darkness—with no need for regular battery replacement, so your watch can run forever and you never have to worry about it stopping.
Read the time no matter where you are with hands and markers that glow in the dark.
Use during swimming and snorkeling at up to 333 feet (100m).
A winding crown screws tightly into the case to prevent water and dust from entering.
This stylish Citizen men’s Chandler watch is ideal for an active lifestyle. For a rugged look and a comfortable fit, Citizen military watches fit the bill, with a day-date indicator, luminous hands, a 37-mm screw-back case, and 100M WR. The black dial provides a backdrop for simple Arabic numerals and is housed in a stainless-steel case along with a woven green strap with patterned stitching and a buckle clasp. Our watches for men feature Eco-Drive technology—powered by light, any light—meaning our watches never need new batteries. The perfect choice for an adventure, this timepiece is in it for the long haul. For more than forty years, Citizen’s proprietary Eco-Drive technology has served as the prime example of how the brand is dedicated to the world and to making its environment a better place. A simple yet revolutionary concept, Eco-Drive harnesses the power of light from any natural or artificial light source and converts it into energy, eliminating the need for battery replacement, by using renewable energy to keep Citizen Eco-Drive watches for men running forever. For over 100 years, Citizen, a pioneer in watchmaking and innovative technology, has promoted excellence and creativity with a deep-rooted respect for craftsmanship.
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
User Manual [PDF ]
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5.91 x 5.91 x 5.91 inches; 7.2 Ounces
- Item model number : BM8180-03E
- Department : Watches
- Batteries : 1 CR123A batteries required. (included)
- Date First Available : March 15, 2005
- Manufacturer : Citizen
- ASIN : B000EQS1JW
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,909 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
- Customer Reviews:
|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 length||7.5 inches|
|Band width||18 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Day-Date, Luminous hands, Arabic numerals, Stainless Steel, Water resistant|
|Item weight||7.2 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
|Warranty||If this product is sold by Amazon, please review the manufacturer’s website for warranty information. If this product is sold by another party, please contact the seller directly for warranty information for this product. You may also be able to find warranty information on the manufacturer’s website.|
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|Band Material Type||Nylon||Stainless Steel||Leather||Nylon||Artificial Leather|
|Band Size||7.5 inches||8.25 inches||7 inches||9 inches||9.5 inches|
|Band Width||18 millimeters||22 millimeters||21 millimeters||19 millimeters||22 millimeters|
|Bezel Material Type||stainless-steel||stainless-steel||stainless-steel||stainless-steel||stainless-steel|
|Case Diameter||37.2 millimeters||43 millimeters||40 millimeters||43 millimeters||42 millimeters|
|Case Material Type||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Case Thickness||9.5 millimeters||10 millimeters||9 millimeters||14 millimeters||11 millimeters|
|Clasp Type||Buckle||Push Button Foldover Clasp With Safety||Buckle||Buckle||Buckle|
|Dial Window Material Type||Mineral||Mineral||Mineral||Mineral||Mineral|
|Special Features||Day-Date, Luminous hands, Arabic numerals, Stainless Steel, Water resistant||—||—||Eco-Drive||—|
|Watch Movement||Japanese Quartz||Japanese Quartz||Japanese Quartz||Japanese Quartz||Japanese Quartz|
|Water Resistance Depth||330 feet||330 feet||99 feet||330 feet||99 feet|
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There isn't much to say about the watch other than in less than two years of everyday use, the only item that didn't show deterioration was the Eco-drive battery. The winding wheel finally broke and a jeweler was incapable of fixing it without a costly replacement part.
Attempting to redeem the warranty, I sent the broken watch to the Torrance, CA service center and was met with a string of indifferent and ultimately useless responses. The final offer to retain my business as a Citizen watch owner was a bill for $100. The watch retails new for $125.
As with so many case studies in customer retention, it's rarely about the definable monetary compensation. The attitude that a brand stands for so little is echoed in every industry. The adage of 'they don't make them like they used to' is so profoundly accurate, it doesn't bear a critique of the product. Ultimately, the watch broke and several parts needed repair in less than half the time of a warranty. Wouldn't that bother any craftsman?
If a warranty is as useless as words are in a promise, I can see no other alternative than Amazon delisting the product.
I will be making my new watch purchase elsewhere for sure.
- Light weight, doesn't feel bulky or huge on the wrist. I can hardly notice it's there at times when I’m wearing it.
- Classic utilitarian design with the olive green strap, has a clean minimalistic dial and straight to the point-day/date complication. There’s no extra fuss or unnecessary bling on this watch. Which I personally like, gives it a very classy understatement. Also makes it a very wearable watch with a-lot different outfits and situations.
-Lume is decent and legible but not exactly the best. For the price you really can’t complain. I usually shine it with my 300 lumen flashlight for a couple of seconds before going to bed and it seems to do the trick, gives off a nice shine in the dark!
-Strap is a bit stiff at first, but I can feel it breaking in and becoming more flexible after just the very first week of wearing it, so this shouldn’t be much of an issue in the long run.
-The Japanese Quartz movement is reliable and a practical enough for my time keeping needs. I’m not some NASA scientist at JPL who needs atomic timekeeping down to the very planck-time, I’m just your average joe.
-The fact that I don’t need to worry about changing batteries is what really sold me on the watch, second besides the design of course. This idea of having a perpetual running watch on my wrist powered by light is not only practical but also adds a very cool factor to the watch .
Overall I’m pleased that I made the decision to purchase the watch. Probably one of the best field watches you can buy for the money at this price point. I’m planning on using it as my daily driver for the long haul and I’m sure it will hold up to whatever I throw at it. Lets see how she does!
This is a small watch - small enough not to look outsized on a small-medium wrist. (Note: I only began wearing a watch again three years ago after 15 years of not bothering, so I missed the whole huge-face trend.) At 37mm this seems nicely sized for my wrist, and at 9.5mm it’s not ridiculously thick. It’s also light, yet it feels very solid.
The face style strikes a nice balance: casual enough not to seem fussy, formal enough to wear in any business context. It has overtones of a pilot’s watch, notably with the triangle marker at 12 o’clock (inverted, compared to most such watches). But the skeleton hands give it a lightness lacking in some aviator designs. The face characters are clear and modern, and the elaboration of the outer 0-60 markers keeps it from seeming too plain. I would happily wear a normal pilot’s watch with a suit, but the 8180 seems particularly right for business wear.
… That is, as long as you change out the strap. The supplied military-style grey-green woven strap is short, ugly and widely detested. I can’t tell you whether it’s comfortable, as I replaced it immediately with a band better matched to the watch’s appearance. The 8180 looks classy with any leather band, but my daughter gave me a wonderfully comfortable tan leather Fluco Vigo riveted cuff which shows off the watch at its best.
The solar cell in the face powers a quartz movement which for me runs a second or so a week fast - not enough to care. I don’t swim in it. The movement is effectively silent.
Quibbles echoed in other reviews:
- The luminous glow-in-the-dark coating on hands and numbers is weak and fades quickly. Does this matter? These days phones sort out the middle-of-the-night problem.
- The flat mineral crystal window hasn’t yet attracted obvious scratches, but it has a few micro-scratches which I noticed when I looked at my own close-up watch photography. Over time this problem could worsen. Would anyone really expect sapphire glass at this price?
- The date is unreadable in many lighting conditions, mostly because it is unusually deeply recessed. Apparently the solar photovoltaic layer on the watch face makes this hard to avoid. The broad hands regularly obscure the date too.
My idiosyncratic quibbles:
- At a quick glance the white day-date window can very occasionally resemble an extra hand, forcing you to look again.
- Citizen’s typeface choice is a magazine-style face similar to Franklin Gothic, and not quite to my taste on a watch. Most people won’t care or even notice, and the numbers are very readable.
- BM8180-03E? Citizen, who names these things?
If you want something similar to the 8180 but chunkier, Citizen’s equally poetically-named AT0200-05E may fit the bill and has chronograph functions for a little more money. Should you want a little more elegance in a still affordable watch, Seiko’s Kinetic SRN051P1 is much thicker (14.5mm) than this Citizen but also runs on sunlight, is not that much more expensive and comes with a nice leather strap. And if the Citizen brand is too downmarket for you, IWC will sell you its Mark XVIII Pilot’s Watch for $5000 or so - but that watch will stop if you take it off for a couple of days.
The 8180 has almost everything I want in a watch and almost nothing I don’t, for very little money. A colleague’s Eco-Drive was still going strong well past the 15-year mark. I’ll be very happy to have mine do the same.
Top reviews from other countries
Function must follow form. This watch is simple, it shows the time in the old analogue way of 'Big hand- small hand', no need to wind up or change a battery by popping open the back of the watch, it really glows in the dark to give an indication of time, and it is really easy to set the time,day and month. My only little pet peeve is the width of the wrist band that comes with the watch, it seems it is made for a child, I would prefer a wider band. Oh yes, I almost forgot, this watch is very, very accurate, once set - then forget. Only caveat, you need to adjust for the short months.
Funciona a la perfeccion y con un precio excelente.
No lo recomiendo para muñecas muy grandes por que es un poco pequeño.
El unico defecto que le he visto es que la correa tiene agujeros muy grandes y por esa razón queda muy ajustada o muy floja
Per fortuna ha il datario in inglese e spagnolo.
In certi casi non resta che fare appello al senso dell'umorismo...