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9.8 out of 10

Citizen Men's BL8097-52E Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 Black Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Watch

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Reviews and Problems with Citizen Men's BL8097-52E Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 Black Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Watch

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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice but not cheap...

Gladius, amazon.com
10 January 2012
  • Summary: Citizen seels a different perpetual (with chrono) on strap for $240. It's difficult to get Citizen at more than 25% off I guess. The key is whether or not you like the looks. It's glittery and has a bit of bling. Time is readable but the hands a re a bit covered by the shiny silver parts (flashy). Your call. Movement (perpetual) works really well. Eco-drive is great. Bracelet very nice and ion coated so should last.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic!!

Dex, amazon.com
10 January 2012
  • Summary: Fantastic watch. Initially had apprehensions about wearing black (coz I never wore one before). But it looks really cool! It isn't completely glossy or a dull matt. But mix of both, I believe. Just perfect black. Goes with whatever you wear. And it has kept correct time/date since the time I've set it. Didn't think I would ever need anything other than the time, but occasionally find myself checking the date and weekday.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice but some potential flaws...

Victoria "Vikki K. Wayne", amazon.com
17 December 2011
  • Summary: My thoughts and after comparing to similar Seiko watches: Pros: Eye catching looks (perhaps too much so --- a lot of shiny silver subdials; less clean look) Eco-drive is very nice Perpetual --- even the day of the week Nice bracelet --- comfortable, handsome dark gray Five year warranty Good size and weight for most; well balanced Somewhat cool when watch hands move on their own Should last along time Glows fairly well Cons: Pricy at full retail No sapphire crystal, just...
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Overall 10
10

It's a wonderful gift

hebohero "Designer", amazon.com
11 October 2011
  • Summary: My little brother likes it and it looks luxury and unique! I recommended if you would like to spend that much o f money!
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Overall 10
10

Precise, Statement Watch

Ron "Rogue Butterfly", amazon.com
10 October 2011
  • Summary: I really like the fact that all of the dials on this seemingly complex looking watch have some relevance in my life. The black glossy nature is really cool and stands out. The glowing hands stay bright and illuminated all night 'til morning. I love to watch the day hand spin around to settle on the new day at midnight. I also like the fact that since it runs on a solar powered battery, the case will never have to be cracked to do a battery replacement.
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Overall 8
8.0

good so far

William C. Leigh III "Cole", amazon.com
13 September 2011
  • Summary: about 2 month into ownership and its doing well. only thing i might be worried about after a couple of years is on the clasp its getting warn from my metal mac book pro
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Overall 10
10

Buy it,

PS, amazon.com
11 August 2011
  • Summary: Very good watch, but only what you should know that this watch is not total black, it is more gray black or let say gray shiny black and you can not see that on the any picture. You see that when you take it in live in your hands.
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Overall 8
8.0

Eco-Watch Made

Michael Kerner "Michael Kerner", amazon.com
6 May 2011
  • Summary: There is no question that when it does come down to high-quality watches, Citizen does knoq how to really deliver great watches, at a convient price/ That goes well woth this Calibre 8700 Watch. This is a sleek and stylish watch, that includes a perpetual and light-powered calendar that handles very well, and with the simple touch of the watch. It is easy to setup, and absolutely comfortable with its hypo-allergenic stainless steal band.
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Overall 10
10

GORGEOUS!

Jamo, amazon.com
21 April 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this watch recently to be a replacement as my everyday all-around watch. I couldn't be happier. It's beautiful. The angles on the dial markers reflect a lot of light, adding a "sparkle", the luminous hands are blue at night and hold a charge ALL night long. I can wake up after 6 hours of sleep and still see the time on the watch in zero light. I didn't expect that. It is very easy to set, once you have a look through the manual.
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Overall 10
10

Great analog watch with features of a digital watch

HDN, amazon.com
17 April 2011
  • Summary: This is a beautiful watch that offers functionality found on few, or no other analog watches. I am not sure that there is even an analog watch not made by Citizen that has the combination of: a) day-of-the-week display, b) dual time zones, especially useful if you travel a lot, c) alarm clock, d) perpetual calendar, so you don't have to manually adjust for 30-day months and leap years, and e) self charging, so no battery needs to be replaced.
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