Reviews and Problems with Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Professional Diver Rubber Strap Watch #BN0070-09E
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Great Watch At This Price Point
20 September 2011
Summary: Let me say first that I'm not going to list a bunch of things I wish this watch had. I'm reviewing the watch as a $225 watch. If you want more features (or complications for the purists), spend more money. This is a great, easy to read watch that has simple, good looks. It's just a touch large on my 7 1/4" wrist but not ridiculously so. Being a diver, it has a longer than average strap. This hasn't bothered me at all. Again I have a smaller wrist than some.
Summary: I received this watch a few days ago and went diving with it for the first time last night. This is a great dive watch! The time is very easy to see even in low light, and it does not have a bunch of other dials on the face, which I like because it makes it easier to read the time on it. For anyone considering buying this watch for purposes other than diving, be aware that this is a BIG watch, fairly thick, but very comfortable.
Summary: For Christmas, my wife bought me a Seiko dive watch. The watch could not keep time, much less keep running overnight. Luckily, the third pary vendor gave me a full refund since it was a known fact that the watch could not keep time. Now, the Citizen's dive watch? Perfect! Used it on three dives in Mexico, the watch is a champ! I highly recommend it to those who are old school when it comes to diving...easy to read and doesn't need batteries.
Summary: Seems to be nice watch. The crown sticks out to far and digs into your wrist. Main complaint is they don't stand behind product. Band came apart about a month after receiving watch. Company does not warranty wrist bands. I would not purchase or recommend one.
Summary: Length:: 0:26 Mins I have this watch for less then a year. At first I loved it and it has a great potential. It's looks good a very rough yet elegant. Initially I gave it 5 starts on Amazon. So you ask why did I change it to 1 star? 3 month after I got the watch (last March) the rubber strap (where the connecting pins pass through) has broke down. Initially I though that the rubber was dried out (although the rubber looks as a very high quality rubber).
Citizen Men's BN0070-09E Eco-Drive Professional Diver Black Rubber Strap Watch
26 November 2010
Summary: I bought this watch about a year ago for a trip to Costa Rico that included rafting and trekking. It was probably one of the best watches for constant outdoor and water use. The styling and accuracy are also top notch. I check the watch against atomic time every month or so and it is never off by more than one or two seconds.
Summary: Another nice watch from Citizen. Unfortunately it was just too big for my wrist so I returned it. As with some other Amazon images showing the scale dimensions it is a little mis-leading. The unidirectional bezel has clear markings and so look as though they would be easy to read underwater, not that I actually tried it. The strap was more comfortable than some other rubber straps I have tried. I have another Eco-Drive watch and it just works the way they say it will.
Summary: I've got this solid build, solar powered, sports watch for little over a month now. After 5 weeks of use it's only 2 seconds off, which is very good. The watch is a pleasure to wear and even easy to read in the dark. 11 hours of sunlight is enough to charge it for half a year and office light will keep it going too, according the manual. Well that's easy enough and so far I did not take any special precautions to charge it and wear it to the job and every where else.
Beautiful, Well Made Dive Watch - Never Needs Batteries
Blair "blair52", amazon.com
28 October 2009
Summary: I purchased this watch just a few days ago, so I won't be able to speak about it's longevity or timekeeping, but I will tell you a bit about the watch which in turn may aid your buying decision. (I am holding back the 5th star until I have some months of use with the watch). First, this is a very solid, somewhat heavy pro diver's watch (but not as heavy as Seiko's classic dive watches, such as the "Orange Monster" #SKX781).
Summary: Excellent watch let down by the failure of the strap in just a few months. A call to Citizen elicited the advice of " Go back to where you purchased the watch". Fortunately Amazon were brilliant. Replacement watch in the post immediately.