Friday, February 17, 2012

Citizen Men's BL8000-03A Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 Watch

Citizen Men's BL8000-03A Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 Watch

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Item model number: BL8000-03A

List Price : $375.00
Price : $281.25
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Citizen Men's BL8000-03A Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 Watch

Item Description Product Description
More than just quite face, the Citizen Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 stainless steel men's watch also has a perpetual calendar that automatically adjusts for odd and even months and leap years by way of 2100. It functions a perfectly round silver-tone stainless steel watch case and bezel that's complemented by a supple black leather strap with crocodile-like texturing.
The silvery white dial background is accented by day-of-the-week and 24-hour subdials, as well as a mode subdial that displays the chosen function (neighborhood time, calendar, alarm). It also offers luminous, black-outlined hands (with seconds hand), a date function at 4 o'clock, and Roman numeral dial markers. Other attributes contains a dual-time function for tracking a second time zone, scratch resistant mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating, and water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters).
This watch is powered by Citizen's distinctive Eco-Drive, which absorbs sunlight and any artificial light by way of the crystal and dial to recharge the watch continuously. With frequent exposure to light, the Eco-Drive continuously recharges itself for a lifetime of use. This watch's Eco-Drive offers a 180-day power reserve, and it can be recharged with just 4 hours of exposure to light.
Summary of Features:
  • Retrograde perpetual calendar
  • Alarm
  • Dual time
  • Non-reflective mineral crystal
  • Month-Day-Date functions
  • 12/24 hour time
  • Screw-back case

The Citizen Story
The company was established in 1924. The founding fathers chosen the name Citizen so it would be "Close to the Hearts of Men and women Everywhere" and soon just after adopted the company’s formal name, Citizen Watch Company.

During the last seventy-five years Citizen has expanded its company throughout the planet 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 biggest watchmaker, a distinction Citizen has held just about every year due to the fact 1986.
Beyond sheer size, Citizen is also recognized as a worldwide leader in advanced technology. From the world’s slimmest LCD watch to the initially voice recognition watch and the world’s first specialist dive watch with an electronic depth sensor, Citizen’s record of "world’s firsts" is unmatched.
Extra recently, 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 in no way desires a battery.

Customer Reviews

A highly especially precise perpetual solar powered timepiece capable of tracking the time in two zones (you toggle between places utilizing the crown), pretty thin, at a awesome street value. The hands have good night time illumination. The leather strap and deployant buckle are quite plush. Some of the functionality is difficult to use and there is a affordable look to the metal bezel (which marks easily the glass appears difficult enough).
This thing is actually a time personal computer rather of a watch when you modify modes, the hands adjust function in such a way that to get back to the time you need to be accessing a computer system memory. Also, it has the cute (definitely) habit of napping when it has been in the dark for some extended time. Then when you look at it, it senses light, wakes up and the second hand moves madly to catch up.
The crown:
It is way too straightforward to pull the crown out two stops into the setting mode, which could price you the appropriate time, rather of 1 cease into the position exactly where you can modify modes.
The alarm:
To see what at time the alarm is set, you transform to the alarm mode and it could possibly take (really) a minute or even more even though the hands move to show that time (the minute hand in fact goes round and round as the hour hand advances ... its a 24 hour alarm which is extremely nice, there's a separate indicator keeping track of 24 hour time). Then the exact same issue in the other direction when you have to have
the time again. The alarm is particularly particularly dim, I would not trust it to wake me up. When the watch is in the calendar mode where the second hand shows the month there is no way to see whether the alarm is on (that hand can only be put to use to show the number of years to the next leap year ... likewise when it shows whether the alarm is on, it cannot access that leap-year function).
The second time zone:
Rather very easy to use, its synched to the major time in hour increments. Just don't go to Teheran or any other spot where time isn't on the hour, that is not potential without having resetting the major watch time. There's a 2ndary dial which tells you whether the 12 hour hands are pointed to am or pm in either time zone.
And it could possibly take a lengthy time to move to the 2nd time, if you need to check that, see the comments on checking the alarm time.
bottom line: the gaffes in all probability stand out a great deal more just due to the fact the fantastic parts are so excellent. Its nearly a perpetual motion machine!

What a superb piece of craftmanship. I have had mine for a handful of months now. Could not be happier. It is powered by any light with a power reserve of a lot more than a year. No more batteries ever. It has all the appeal of an analog watch, with a beatiful classic style with no the annoying will need to right the date for odd/even months. It will even right itself for leap years. Besides date/day of week, it has alarm (soft, not the ideal if you are a deep sleeper, but beneficial nonetheless), calendar (showing the month) and dual time zone.
All that plus the Citizen tradition of high quality backed by a 5 yr warranty. What else would you want?

Item Characteristics

  • Light powered Eco-Drive Caliber E870 Japanese-quartz movement charges in all-natural sunlight or indoor light
  • Max power reserve: 180 days low charge warning: 3 days charge time from cease state to max charge
  • Durable, hardened non-reflective mineral crystal case diameter: 40mm Retrograde perpetual calendar function alarm function dual-time function with 24-hour sub dial
  • Stainless-steel case white dial month-day-and-date function: day indicator amongst 2 and three o'clock, date function at 4 o'clock screw-back case
  • Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)

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