- Citizen eco-drive watches?
Hey folks, just wondering what peoples views are on these.. been looking for a new watch and these caught my eye.. specifically this one..
http://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/9299424/citizen+men%27s+black+ion+plated+chronograph+watch/?utm_source=plusbox&utm_medium=feedmanager&cm_mmc=PlusBox-_-CKB-_-nurses_fobs-_-watches&cm_mmca1=citizen&cm_mmca2=male&cm_mmca3=adult&gclid=CPbqifKf-boCFfSWtAodNUoAuAPosted 4 years agomonkeyfudgerMember
My Mrs has one, bought it for her maybe 5-6 years ago. I’m always amazed it’s still working considering how many times I’ve found it either face down or seen it wacked off door frames/furniture etc, her spacial awareness is severely lacking! Still looks brand new and I’ve never seen her adjust it either so must be pretty damn accurate, date is always wrong though….Posted 4 years agohs125Member
Mine is eleven years old now, and has worked perfectly since new. Having a metal strap, it has never had anything done to it, and never been to a shop. Never having to change a battery means that you never have to consider the waterproof seal not resealing.Posted 4 years ago
Mine has small LCD panels with the date. When in the dark for too long these go blank, but are all back to normal within about a second when exposed to the light again. If left in a dark wardrobe for weeks, the whole face shuts down, but once exposed to the light again, the hands spin round and reset themselves within a couple of seconds.
I would recommend.jimwMember
I have had one for 12 years. It is as accurate as the day I was given it, never needed a forced recharge- just leaving it face up if not on the wrist has been fine. I use the alarm every workday. Highly recommended as a brand, can’t comment on the particular one you havePosted 4 years agomartymacSubscriber
had one for a few years, it didnt keep accurate time, sometimes it was correct, other times it would be 2 mins fast, as though the minute hand was loose.Posted 4 years ago
sent it back under warranty, no fault found, but it was still doing it.
in all other areas though, it was fine, held its condition well, and never went flat.
mine was the cheapest one in the range, and ive never heard of anyone else having a problem with them.
i now use a casio solar powered model, it has been better for me.GreybeardMember
I’ve had mine for around 20 years, still absolutely fine. It stays charged with no problem provided I’m wearing it, if I take it off for a couple of weeks (it’s my ‘good’ watch so doesn’t go with me on trips to the Alps, etc) I need to remember to leave it near a window.Posted 4 years agoPiefaceMember
Had one about 10 years. Its only lost charge once after leaving it in a drawer for a year or so. Started ticking again in hardly any time. Very impressive. Also well built / tough. Granted it was £100 for a basic watch (albeit titanium) but its very good VFM and looks ok.Posted 4 years agoBiscuit PoweredMember
They are great but just be aware that the ones classed as ‘sports’ watches (the one linked in the OP falls into this category) have only mineral glass which marks and scratches considerably more easily than sapphire glass.
I love mine but the face looks a bit the worse for wear and it’s only 3 years old. If I was buying again I’d definitely make sure I got one with sapphire glass.Posted 4 years agoneilnevillMember
I had one for …I guess about a decade. worked well until it developed a fault where it couldn’t display the last date of any month with less than 30 days correctly…it knew it was the last day of the month but felt the need to show the 31st….it also knew this was wrong as it knew that (if it wer June for example) that June doesn’t have a 31st…so it would go 29 June, 31 July, 1 July. Other than that quirk it is still going, but I’ve upgraded to a ….more serious watch.Posted 4 years agoUncleFredMember
Got one of their eco drive dive watches with a depth meter on it.
Never missed a beat, never run out of charge, it’s had a hard life, many many dives, i’m on the 2nd strap, the crown has been replaced twice and the glass once.
I’d buy another one but can’t see that being any time soon as it just keeps on going.Posted 4 years agomakecoldplayhistoryMember
Got one two years ago for Christmas. Other than diving (although, in theory, it would be water proof at that depth), I never take it off and it’s great. The time’s perfect, the sapphire crystal doesn’t have a mark on it and the ti strap’s comfortable and no signs of wear. The glow-in-the-dark hands are the first I’ve ever seen that actually work for a good 10 hours in the dark.
Very happy my wife spent more than the 20 pounds we agreed. She’s getting a new iPad this year, despite the 20 pound agreement!
Posted 4 years agotwoninerMember
I was looking at this one yesterday in Argos
Down to £89Posted 4 years agojohndohMember
This one is down to £99 in Argos too…Posted 4 years agoclubberMembertwoninerMember
This one is nice in the flesh.
This thread has had me looking at Eco Drive watches. Maybe an early xmas pressie to myself 8)Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
I got one, oh, five years ago? It was a bit of an impulse buy, it was “half price” at Center Parcs when I was there for my birthday (and shockingly turned out after the event actually to be half price).
I have fairly exacting requirements for a watch, not least being that I’ve got the wrists of a small girl and most “mens” watches on me look a bit like Dom Joly’s phone. Finding a manwatch that doesn’t look a) like a girlwatch or b) daft is tricky.
Can’t fault it really. After the time I’ve had it the strap was knackered and I’d dragged it across a wall hard enough to defeat the glass so I pitched it back to Citizen for a service and replacement of parts; wasn’t cheap but I figured it was worth investing in.Posted 4 years agoUncleFredMember
The face on mine cracked/chipped twice which is a real shame as I really liked it otherwise. Though it was maybe a bit heavy.
Can anyone suggest somewhere I can post it to to get the glass replaced at a reasonable price?
(FWIW, I replaced it with this which I do prefer)
These guys replaced the crown, glass and serviced mine for £80, took them over a month and their communication was rubbish but they did a good job.Posted 4 years ago
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