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My hesitations based on previous reviews were unnecessary!
on December 16, 2010
I cannot speak to the long-term reliability and performance of this item because I just received it as a gift for a family member although I've heard nothing but good things about the Citizen Eco-Drive series from others who own one. I'm writing this review just after receiving the watch because previous reviews stated that the band was not brown and I disagree. This band is a beautiful mahogany brown with darker chocolate brown accents. It is exactly what I expected. In addition, the watch started running as soon as I took the lid off of the box to inspect it and it is charging off of a very low wattage desk lamp, which I think will make the recipient very happy since their main complaint was having to replace watch batteries.
The size of this device as depicted in Amazon's images is accurate and the face has a very nice mother of pearl sheen to it. In addition, the hands and hour marks on the watch face are much easier to read than the Amazon images appear and they sparkle in the light, making it easy to see the time at a glance.