Reviews and Problems with Citizen Men's BL8097-52E Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 Black Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Watch
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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great analog watch with features of a digital watch
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.