Friday, February 17, 2012

Citizen Men's AT0810-12E Eco-Drive Strap Sport Watch

Citizen Men's AT0810-12E Eco-Drive Strap Sport Watch

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Item model number: AT0810-12E

List Price : $275.00
Price : $165.00
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Citizen Men's AT0810-12E Eco-Drive Strap Sport Watch

Item Description Item Description
The Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Strap Sport Watch has been perfected to suit both the professional man and the outdoorsman. This solar-powered Eco-Drive watch in no way desires a battery and remains charged for months at a time, even in the dark. Distinguished by rich black tones and chronograph technology, this watch's circular dial characteristics 3 black subdials with sweeping hands over a striking black background. Textured with a grooved pattern, this background catches the light along with its overlaid frame of luminescent silver-tone bar hour markers and straightforward-to-read stick second markers. A massive date window is perched at the 4 o'clock for at-a-glance reference, even though the outermost dial is constructed with a tachymeter rim for computing speed (based on travel time) and distance (based on speed). This impressive dial is held by a silver-tone stainless steel case and bezel. And if you like to time brief events, you'll be glad to note that the bezel is etched with Arabic second indexes in intervals of fifteen, as nicely as notched second markers along the very first quarter-hour. A fine black leather band fastens this watch, featuring a crocodile pattern and a handy buckle clasp. Boasting a durable mineral window and the reliability of Japanese-quartz movement, this wise, distinctive timepiece is water resistant to 330 feet (100 M).
The Citizen Story
The corporation was established in 1924. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so it would be "Close to the Hearts of People today Everywhere" and soon right after adopted the company’s formal name, Citizen Watch Corporation.

For the duration of the last seventy-5 years Citizen has expanded its enterprise all through the world and has accomplished recognition as the global brand. The past twenty-five year period has coincided with the company’s dramatic rise to its existing position as the world’s largest watchmaker, a distinction Citizen has held each year since 1986.
Beyond sheer size, Citizen is also recognized as a worldwide leader in advanced technology. From the world’s slimmest LCD watch to the first voice recognition watch and the world’s initially skilled dive watch with an electronic depth sensor, Citizen’s record of "world’s firsts" is unmatched.
Additional lately, Citizen has staked out a new position as the leader in timekeeping with its Eco-Drives watches that are light powered. With models ranging from dress models to sports models to expert dive watches, Citizen Eco-Drive runs continuously in any kind of all-natural or artificial light for a lifetime of use. Fueled by light, it never requirements a battery.

Client Critiques

This watch is designed just the way I like it. Simple and sophisticated, but it smacks of high quality. This watch is not modest. It really is massive, bold, and simple to read. Employing stainless steel and a thick front crystal, this watch is not lightweight either and you will feel its weight as you wear it. With that mentioned, this watch is not "large and gaudy", nor is it too heavy. I think about it to be a "normal size aviator style watch" and I think it really is just the proper size, weight, and appear. Unlike several black-face watches, there are no red or yellow highlights on this watch which makes it a small extra dressy and much less sporty than related watches. The numbers and date window and inner dials are simple sufficient to read. There is a particularly handy stopwatch feature which is simple to use and fun to play with. The outer rotating bezel demands strong fingers to rotate it and it only rotates in one direction which tends to make it highly unlikely to get bumped about. The leather strap is thick adequate and wide sufficient to deal with the weight. I considerably prefer leather to metal for compfort causes.
Cons: The second hand does not move. Rather, the second hand only rotates when employing the stopwatch feature. Citizen opted to use one of the inner dials to indicate the seconds for the present time. This is a minor nit-pick and it just takes some finding utilised to. When you to begin with appear at the watch, you are inclined to assume it is not operating (when it is). I wish this watch would indicate the day of the week.
I can't comment on the eco-drive feature, but it seems like a superior notion. If this watch runs for much more than two years without having a battery adjust, then I will be happy. The owner's manual says this watch will run in full darkness for 6 months before the batteries fail and then you can merely rechange the watch with exposure to artifical or all-natural light. Sounds amazing on paper.

I have owned this watch for a year now and truly like it a lot. It was a big step up for me in terms of good quality and style. It has a really good solid really feel to it, a certain substantial heft, but not heavy. The strap is nicely detailed and has a incredibly attractive white contrasting stitching along the sides. The dial is rich with information and facts and facts, that I nevertheless stare at occasionally even a year later. I discover that it really is especially well made and created. It fits the role of organization casual and weekend dress watch particularly nicely. The luminosity when totally charged is very good, still bright soon after a number of hours in the dark. It really is also quite painless to read day or night.
It is not best on the other hand, to be very nitpicky the date window is small and a little too deep, which tends to make reading it tricky on occasion. It ought to be fairly level to read well. Also the large second hand is tied to the chronograph feature and the compact second hand (close to the 6'oclock position) is implemented for the actual seconds. It was a little odd at 1st and took some time to get utilised to but the design tends to make sense. If I am timing something I would not be especially accurate with the little second hand dial but can be fairly accurate with the larger dial. Also the big second hand doesn't line up perfectly with the hash marks around the dial. It is only off by a tiny fraction and is only noticeable if you are a perfectionist.
These points do not take away from the general impressions that I have, but they have to have to be mentioned so you would know exactly what you are buying. Overall I actually like the watch and the Eco-Drive feature is huge plus. Its good not to have to be concerned about batteries as the a single in this watch is rechargeable. It also keeps extremely accurate time. Mine is about +/- three seconds a month.

Product Characteristics

  • Light powered eco-drive Japanese-quartz movement charges in all-natural sunlight or indoor light
  • Durable, hardened mineral crystal
  • Chronograph watch
  • Date function
  • Water resistant up to 330 feet (100 M)

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