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I OWN 'LAST YEAR'S MODEL AND LOVE IT
 from Dover, DE,  Jul 24, 2013

Just to be clear, I own the prior model. It is a Citizen, it is an Eco Drive, It is a Sky Hawk. It does have a 100% Titanium Case and bracelet. The crystal must be sapphire because it is very scratch resistant. It does not have the AT feature, but the quartz movement is extremely accurate and high quality compared to other quartz watch brands. I have owned the watch for 4 years and am not the original purchaser of the watch. I bought it used. The guy I bought it from did not read the instructions which you can find online at the Citizen factory web site. He thought the watch too good for every day use so he kept the solar powered Eco Drive watch in a drawer never exposing it to light and thus "saving the wear and tear on the battery as well as the rest of the watch." This is exactly the opposite of factory recommendations. There is a battery power 'fuel gauge' at the 7 o'clock position and you never want to let the battery totally discharge. It also has a limiter to keep the battery from overcharging. So, the best place to store the watch when not in use is maybe in a zip lock bag on a window sill with the watch faced toward the outdoor light. Once fully charged it can probably run for a month or more without additional charging. After I bought the watch I had to replace the Eco Drive battery by sending back to the factory for replacement because the guy I bought it from let the battery totally discharge. The factory replaced the battery 'no charge' under warranty not even questioning that I was not the original purchaser. My watch face dial, hands and displays are identical to this model. The only negative thing I have to say about the watch is it is the most difficult watch I have ever owned when it comes to resetting date, time, alarms, etc. Fortunately the factory web site has video tutorials that I still have to use to set the watch. I used to be a pilot so I can say with some authority that the so called aviator features are totally cosmetic in this day of GPS navigation, but still rate high on the cool look factor. I have a small watch collection of 6 watches and I value this Citizen as highly as I value my Rolex.

  • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
  • How accurate was the sizing? Bracelet is adjustable plus you can buy extra links from Citizen
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
  • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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