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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome watch!, March 21, 2008
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This review is from: Citizen Men's JY0010-50E Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T Titanium Watch (Watch)
Even though I'm not a pilot, I've always liked the Skyhawk/Navihawk titanium line of Citizen watches. My brother is a commercial pilot and has an older one. He loves it. They are just too cool. But I never liked the fact that they didn't have a backlight for the LCD displays. Well now they do! It has an amber backlight that works great. This watch is the new titanium version of the much heavier stainless steel JY0000-53E that came out last year.

Of course the weight of this watch is ridiculously light due to the Titanium construction. For such a big watch, I can hardly tell it's on. I can't stand a heavy watch bouncing on my arm. And be aware, this is definitely a big watch. But that seems to be the trend now (which I like).

The atomic time function works like a charm. I also like having world time at my fingertips. I have family members that live overseas, so it's nice to be able to check their local time at a glance.

It's great knowing I will never have to change batteries with this watch. The solar-powered "Eco-Drive" is an incredible feature that every watch company should have.

The watch has 2 alarms, world time zones (43 cities), solar power, atomic time, a countdown timer, a chronograph, a slide rule, UTC time, a 24 hour clock, ultra-light and nearly indestructable titanium construction, 200 meter waterproof, mineral glass, and it looks outstanding. What more could you want? I think it even does the dishes, bathrooms, and windows. But I haven't looked up those features yet in the 115 page manual (English portion).

One thing that's missing is a one-touch feature to bring all hands to the 12 o'clock position to clear the LCD displays during certain times of day. The hands occasionally obscure your attempts to read the LCD's. Another little gripe is you have to pull out and turn the crown to check the date. And it'll show you the date of your second time zone only. You have to do a couple more steps to get your home zone date if your second time zone is across the dateline from you. I think there's a way to set the LCD 2 to show the date all the time, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet. (Correction 4/1/08: I don't think there is any way you can get LCD 2 to show the date.)

Forget Rolex, Breitling, and Omega. They might look cool and have their high-falutin image, but they have nowhere near the functionality and practicality of this new Citizen. And they all cost about 10 times more. They are also much heavier.

Bottom line: It's virtually indestructable, ultralight, maintenance and adjustment free. I never have to set the time again nor will I ever have to change a battery or put it in a watch-winder (for automatics). I'm a big fan and proud owner of one of the coolest watches on the planet.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2010, 6:59:05 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2010, 7:01:00 AM PST
M. Matthews says:
I have been told that Citizen Watch Company makes or will be making a "Men's Tide" watch? Does any one know if this is true?. Thanks, MTM

Posted on Nov 25, 2011, 7:48:38 AM PST
I need a manual for this watch does anyone know where to get it online?

Posted on Dec 4, 2011, 5:55:53 PM PST
S. Lu says:
Yes, not able to see both the calendar and the other timezone is definitely a drawback. As a work-around, I adjusted the Reference position so that the UTC clock is set to 5.5 hrs ahead (for India time). So now I can use the UTC clock as my India clock, and still see the date calendar for NYC.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2012, 8:48:33 AM PDT
Todd Shore says:
go here http://citizenwatch.com/ Itll tell you how to look up your kind of watch. You can either print of a manual right there for your watch or ask for 1 from them. Hope this helps.
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