Reviews and Problems with Citizen Women's Eco-Drive Strap Diver Watch #EP6010-03E
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Patricia J. Obrien, amazon.com
25 January 2012
Summary: Bought for a trip. Need waterproof and see in the dark. Strap broke right before I left. Searching for replacement. The watch itself is great but the strap is stiff and awkward. The tail never stays tucked in. I can see fromt he other reviews that a replacement wont last very long. NOt sure if I will bother.
Summary: I have owned my watch for 3 months and the band just broke fell off expectantly. There were no cuts or pulling on the watch. The watch has not been worn for diving and was removed for showers. I am very disappointed because the band is not covered under the warranty. The watch looks good and is very functional. If I had to do over I would not purchase this item. Citizen normally makes a good product. I am totally disappointed.
Summary: My experience has been the same as the others who's band broke after a short period of time. Mine was aprox. 6 months as well. I too called Citizen to be told the same thing...not covered. I ordered another one for $29.95 but when we went to settle up, shipping made the watch band $44.00. I was very upset with Citizen and told them to keep their band. Now I'm back on Amazon trying to find another band. UGH.
Summary: I loved this watch while it lasted. Then, one day, I was sitting there and the watch fell off because the band broke. There was never a sign that it was about to break--it didn't look or feel worn. I must admit that I spend a fair amount of time snorkeling and was not very diligent about rinsing the watch afterward, but I have read other reviews where owners had the same problem, even when they were meticulous about giving the watch a fresh-water rinse.
Summary: I've bought this watch for my wife so she doesn't take her Swiss watches travelling. She loved the watch so much, I'm not sure when she will return to her Oris and Longines which both sit on a winder at the moment. The watch is reliable, with bright markers, can be worn in a shower, doesn't need a battery. The only downside is the glass is not sapphire crystal. It will scratch eventually, but for the price it's not that critical.
Summary: Citizen has long been my first choice in watches as they have always been reliable and stylish. The Eco-Drive is a fantastic innovation as you do not need to worry about replacing a battery at an inopportune moment (as when you are in the middle of nowhere for a month). I bought the EP6010-03E Eco-Drive Dive Watch more for expedition use than scuba, so wanted a watch that was not too bulky for everyday wear.
Summary: This is a great dive watch but it looks nice enough to wear every day. It's a perfect size for a woman..not too bulky. The Eco-Drive system was recommeneded to me by a watch maker. Because it is solar powered it never needs to be opened to change a battery. This keeps the waterproof compartment intact.
Summary: Readable face, keeps good time, but the rubber strap broke after 3 months and the Citizen people said I had to send the entire watch to California at my expense. BB'ware!! Strap # 2 just Broke!!! I feel like I have been mugged!!!! Is there a law? Do I have to buy another strap from Citizen again?
Summary: My wife usually gets a new watch every 6 months as her usual "Fashion" watches either run out of batteries, or keep on breaking down on her.She also is not very kind to them and they get beat up pretty bad. Bought her this watch 1 year ago.It charges by itself and has a tough screen. I have been using citizen watches for quite sometime,and know they can take a beating.
I've been searching for a watch like this! - UPDATE
Bronwyn Llewellyn "Tree Hugger", amazon.com
23 December 2010
Summary: 05/24/2011 UPDATE (Three stars): While the information below still holds true, my band broke yesterday while I was sitting on the couch! I called Citizen, only to be told that the band isn't covered under the 5 year warranty, but they could send me a new one for $37. That seemed extremely unfair to me. I don't want to shell out more money for an already expensive watch for what was clearly a manufacturing defect (IMO a watchband should last more than 6 months!).