Summary: I got this watch as a gift and love it. It's the watch I wanted and it really exceeded everything I wanted in terms of looks and function. It's beautiful, the band is just slightly different than all the rest and very distinctive. The face is black which I wanted, the roman numerals on the 12 and 6 look great. The month and date is big enough to see and located just where it should be. I like being able to see the time at night which is very easy with this watch.
Summary: I've worn this watch almost every day for the last 10 years. It has been a faithful friend. I was originally attracted to it for a number of reasons--first, the Eco-Drive moment is as close to a perpetual motion machine as you can get, and something of an engineering marvel. Just a few hours of bright, direct sunlight will charge it for SIX MONTHS. (It is funny that some product reviewers are worried about how much light their watches will be exposed to.
Summary: The reason I purchased this watch about a half year ago was that it is a solar powered titanium watch. It is indeed very light and I practically forget that I am wearing it. The accuracy is fantastic, since it varies about one second per week. The watch looks great and I am very happy with it so far. I do not have any problem with hair getting stuck in the band as others have mentioned and I do have a lot of long hair around my wrist.
Summary: Bought this watch back in 01/02, don't remember exactly. Had it since with NO problems until a month ago (2010). The pins started coming out, but it took nearly 10 years for that to happen. Bought it because I'm allergic to nickel, which is pretty much in most metals. In that regard, never had any allergic reactions. This watch has been so good to me, very accurate, no battery issues, stylish, and affordable.
Summary: I bought this watch for my husband for Christmas. He loves it and so do I!!! It's very stylish looking yet very functional. He can wear it for work, social occasions and everyday and it fits in perfectly. We're both very impressed by both the quality and the great looks of this watch!
Summary: Without going into a long story, my wife surprised me with the Citizen Eco Drive when she was shopping at the closest Costco (2.5hrs away). With the passage of time I want to say that it functioning as advertised--at least in my case. Can you believe I said that? Initially I was concerned about 2 issues--(1)it not receiving not enough sunlight to function and 'the company' using that excuse to explain why they released yet another product onto the consumers before it...
Summary: We are pleased with the purchase of the Citizen's watch with one minor exception. Seems the watch band adjustment was not successful in an ordinary jewelers shop requiring three (3) visits without success (band kept coming apart). Finally. we sent the watch and band to Citizen's Service Agency in Richardson, Texas for their expertize. Seems adequate now, but time will tell.
Summary: I read A LOT of the reviews on this watch before making the purchase. Overall I am very pleased, but I would like to confirm some of the issues raised in several of the reviews I read. The watch is very impressive looking and quite light. The titanium certain does show scratches quickly. The bottom of my band that doesn't have any harder treatment than touching my desk at my office was very scratched in a matter of two weeks.
Summary: I spent weeks browsing watches before deciding on this one. I have never bought a watch online sight unseen before but I couldn't find a store that carried it so I went ahead anyways, and I am thrilled with this watch. The look of it is stunning - in the photo the face looks kinda blueish but it is really dark gray/black. Also the photo doesn't show this very well, but the middle section of the band has a polished finish while the outer sections are brushed metal.