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- Round watch in titanium featuring blue dial with honeycomb pattern at center, date display at 3 o'clock, and luminous hands/markers
- 43 mm titanium case with antireflective-sapphire dial window
- Japanese-quartz movement with analog display and 180-day power reserve
- Eco-drive technology is powered by light and never needs a battery
- Titanium link bracelet with fold-over push-button clasp closure
- Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving.
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By applying Citizen's proprietary surface hardening technology Duratect to crafted solid titanium we created Super Titanium which is up to 5 times harder than stainless steel.
Titanium is approximately 40% lighter than stainless steel, making Citizen's Super Titanium a treat to wear; a watch so light that you might forget that you're wearing it.
Super Titanium is hypo-allergenic making it a great choice for those who suffer from the skin irritation which may be caused by a regular stainless steel watch.
Super Titanium is more resistant to corrosion including to salt water. Wherever you are and whatever you do, you can rely on your watch looking its very best
Eco-Drive: The Watch that Never Needs a Battery
Powered by Light
Eco-Drive is designed to convert both natural and artificial light into energy to power watches. This means that you do not require any battery replacement, charging or winding to maintain constant operation.
Easy to Charge
No matter the quality of the light, Eco-Drive watches can charge from any natural or artificial light-source. This means that even in dim light your watch will keep on charging, making Eco-Drive practical and easy to use.
Keeps Running in the Dark
Featuring a lithium-ion cell which stores energy converted from light within the watch. Complete with low energy warning and power save mode, when fully charged Eco-Drive watches can run for up to 7 years even in the dark.
Kind to the Planet
Eco-Drive watches never need a battery change, which can leach chemicals and pollute landfills. Since 1976, Citizen has kept an estimated over 75 million batteries out of landfill sites.
Setting the time : 1. Stop the second hand by pulling out the crown. 2. Turn the crown to set the time. 3. After setting the time, firmly push the crown back into its normal position Three-hand models without calendar display : If your watch has a screw-type crown, lift up the crown to loosen it before operation. Be sure to press the crown down firmly after operation Models with calendar (date and weekday) display : If your watch has a screw-type crown, lift up the crown to loosen it before operation. Be sure to press the crown down firmly after operation
Embrace the effortless style that comes with a Citizen Eco-Drive watch. Imaging never having to worry about winding a watch or making sure it has a functional battery. The perfect everyday timepiece that rarely requires your attention, wearing an Eco-Drive allows you to turn your attention to the more important things in life.See all Product description
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005MKGQMY
- Item model number: BM7170-53L
- Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
- Date first listed on Amazon: January 17, 2012
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective sapphire|
|Clasp||Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters|
|Band length||9.5 inches|
|Band width||26 millimeters|
|Special features||Second hand, Luminous|
|Item weight||11.20 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
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1. Dial face is not as blue as pictured.
This is correct. Whomever photoshopped that pic to be a lighter blue did not do themselves (or anyone else) selling or buying this watch any favors. If you go to Citizens own website and look up this model, their photo is a much better representation of the dial color. Although I would appreciate having the brighter blue face, it's a deep blue that actually looks great but certainly doesn't pop as much as the photo would show. The waffle pattern of the solar gathering face adds a nice contrast and pattern to the surrounding indicators. My hunch is that since this recharges via solar light there is a simple explanation for the deeper color, dark colors absorb light and lighter colors reflect them (along with the associated heat), so I would guess that most of the Citizen EcoDrive watches have darker faces to absorb as much of the available light as possible for just this reason, although I have not researched this beyond posting it. I don't believe this watch was ever made in the lighter color shown, at least not that I could find.
2. The watch is heavy for being titanium.
Non-sense. This watch is feather light on the wrist, you can barely tell it's there, especially for having a metal band (which is also titanium). There were also comments about the titanium and its finish scratching easily, although I haven't had it long enough to verify, I haven't seen anything so far to indicate it will do so anymore or less than other metal watches.
3. The anti reflective sapphire crystal has a lot of glare.
Partially true. I don't know what anti glare treatment has been done here, but it doesn't have anymore, or less, glare than other sapphire or mineral crystals I've worn. It's very clear and won't scratch, if you haven't already, don't ever buy another watch without a sapphire crystal unless it's for junk/throw away, they are far more durable than mineral or the like and hold up well.
4. The date window is too small and hard to read.
I suppose this depends on the persons eye sight but I'm going to say non-sense, it's not large by any stretch but if you can't read this you will likely have problems with most other watch date windows as well. I think part of the problem here is that the window is on the smaller side of average and the number sits a little deeper than some which probably contributes to shadowing depending on the angle of view and how you're looking a it. Works plenty fine for me and I've got average eye sight.
5. The band is proprietary to Citizen and can't be replaced after ten years.
Although this is likely true it's a bit of a red herring to look out ten years and try to forecast if the watch band will be broken and wether Citizen will be able to repair it or not in that eventuality. This is not a thousand plus dollar watch and although I'd love for it to still be working 20 years from now, worrying about such a thing for a sub $200 watch is a waste of your valuable time.
6. The second hands don't line up with the dial indicators.
Non-sense. The reviewer who stated that either has a defective watch or isn't compensating for the different angles the hands are viewed at while it sweeps the face, this is a non-issue, lined up nicely, obviously if it's not on yours return it or have Citizen repair under warranty.
7. The indicators and dials don't glow very brightly or for very long.
Non-sense. It glows blue after being exposed to light, but remember blue is not as bright to the human eye as green so it will appear slightly softer if not dimmer. I held it up to a 40 watt LED bulb on my night stand for a minute, set it on the dresser and then went to bed, 7 hours later I woke up while it was still dark and could see it glowing clearly 10 ft away, albeit a dimmer than I had left it the night prior.
Bottom line, this is an excellent watch that has all the desirable features; EcoDrive charging (no batteries needed), Titanium case and band (super light), sapphire crystal (will not scratch), water resistant (for all but scuba diving), uncluttered face with only a date window. Watch case is 43 mm's wide (47 including crown) as measured with a digital caliper and weighs 97 g's with 3 of the links removed for fitting, sorry, didn't weigh it before adjusting the band. I got this on a Gold box deal for $160 and it's an absolute steal at that price, if you can get this thing for anywhere close to $200 (which shouldn't be too difficult) it's well worth it.
I haven't taken it off my wrist since I re-sized it! Even wear it to bed. The glow of the hands and face last all night so I can see the time if I wake at night. I am so near-sighted I can't see my alarm clock.
A note on re-sizing. If you do this yourself, as I do, watch for teeeny sleeves inside the band where the pins go! I've not seen these before and they are very small. If you lose them, the pins will not stay secure when you replace them. Just watch out when you remove the pins, make sure you keep track of these tiny tiny sleeves!
This watch is very nice looking, as others have said.
It seems very accurate, though I've only had it a week, it hasn't lost or gained any time.
It's very easy to set, it has a second hack, if you can still call it that? When you pull the crown, the second hand stops. This makes for easier accurate time setting.
The band is very light! The heft feels too lite to be metal, because it's titanium. I really like that!
I'd say if you're on the fence about this one, Oh yea! Pick it up! Especially now that the price has dropped below $200.00!
Eco-drive means never replacing the battery, sapphire means never scratching the crystal, that means this is a great watch for this price!