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Citizen Calibre 8700 Eco Drive Mens Watch BL8097-52E

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Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Fixed bezel. Black dial with luminous hands and stick hour markers. Month indicator displays around the oute rim. Perpetual calendar. Quartz movement. Scratch resistant mineral crystal. Case diameter: 41mm. Case thickness: 12 mm. Push button fold over clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, alarm. Citizen Calibre 8700 Eco Drive Mens Watch BL8097-52E.

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43mm wide by 11mm thick


Stainless Steel
Dial Color
Dial Markers
No Chronograph
Band Material
Band Width
Deployment Clasp
Case Diameter
Case Material
Ion Plated Stainless Steel
Case Thickness
Mineral Crystal
Special Features
Water Resistant, Chronograph, Date, Perpetual Calendar
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  • Darrel H.
  • 1/2/2013 12:27:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat watch and shipped quickly!

Pros: Purchased this watch with some reservations because of the reduced price (compared to other sites) and other reviews about problems with getting the watch. Couldn't be more pleased with the watch, shipping, and overall transaction.

Cons: None, as far as I see.

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  • Bryan H.
  • 10/5/2012 7:38:28 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA super Watch But...

Pros: Stylish, good for most occasions, bezel and band is made of titanium so is light and durable. Watch band is very nice looking. Love the settings and the eco-drive.

Cons: I owned this watch for 5 years and beat the living snot out of it. The glass of the watch actually chipped away on one spot over time and began to let in water. I also noticed after several years the watch glass was scratched and scarred quite badly.

Other Thoughts: If they offered this model with sapphire glass, I'd get it without a second thought.

The watch is easily worth the money, hands down. The scratches suck, but for a guy who runs through cheap watches like toilet paper, this thing pays for itself after a few years of hard, constant use.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood Watch, Don't Pay Retail

Pros: Stylish display. Local Time feature (lets you change the hour without changing the minutes/seconds). Perpetual calendar never needs resetting. Went from Feb 29 to March 1st this year all on it's own.

Cons: As others have stated:
Finish: I work on computers and rest my wrist on the table, this has caused the finish on the bottom to wear off.

Alarm: If it's 12:01 AM and your alarm is set for 12:01PM, prepare to wait for the clock to rotate the hour-hand 360degrees from AM to PM.

Other Thoughts: Buy the watch here, it's a lot cheaper than the brick and mortar stores where I bought mine.

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  • Mark W.
  • 3/7/2012 1:50:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCitizen Eco-Drive

Pros: Very nice watch. Well thought out. Amazing that they fit all of those functions in an analog watch. Looks great.

Cons: Nice if it had a stop watch. The one thing I really miss. When you go to set the alarm you have to wait for the hands to wind all of the way to the alarm time, then back to the clock time. can take a while.

Other Thoughts: Nice watch. Great price and newegg did an awesome job getting it to me. Higher end watch than I typically would buy but it looks and feals very nice.

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  • David W.
  • 2/27/2012 1:48:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Beautiful watch, nice size and weight. I like the fact you don't have to worry about the batteries.

Cons: The finish!! The finish on the bottom of my watch is starting to rub off. At first, it wasn't to bad and could care less. Today I looked at it and it's way worse. I'm very disappointed about this and it's the only real con about this watch. For a watch with such high retail price, I expected better quality.

Other Thoughts: Beware if you're at a desk all day. This watch will rub and will show the metal underneath. \

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  • Robert C.
  • 11/2/2011 9:28:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Never have to replace battery, Solar powered, Black-Ion color gets lots of compliments.

Cons: Heavy, Need Manual to Remind how to Setup (However, once you setup, you never really have to setup again)

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  • Killian M.
  • 10/17/2011 11:40:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Watch

Pros: Looks great, solar powered, durable, great price for the quality.

Cons: This watch did come with one of the worst manuals I have ever read. It also came with two preset alarms that the instruction booklet failed to describe how to turn them on or off. The one that went off at midnight every night was fairly easy to figure out how to turn it off and on and change the time. The alarm that went off every Monday at 5am was a bit more challenging in figuring out.

Other Thoughts: My old Eco-Drive watch died after I owned it for 8 years, and at no fault of Citizen. It died only because I was near a large turbocharger that over-sped, ripped itself apart, and my watch ate a large piece of steel and died (actually kept me from losing my hand). This event probably won't happen to you, so your watch should last a lot longer.

Anyways, after that I was happy enough with my previous watch that I bought another Citizen Eco-Drive and am very happy with my choice.

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  • Anne R.
  • 6/10/2011 8:22:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGorgeous Watch

Pros: Sleek design, easy to read, high tech, black color, nice size face, eco-drive (solar powered)

Cons: Hard to program

Other Thoughts: For the 7 years I've known my husband he has never worn a watch. I even bought him one a few years ago that never got worn. We saw this watch at Macy's for nearly $500 and he fell in love with it. I found it on Newegg MUCH cheaper and got it for him. Now he wears it everyday and loves it.

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  • Lester G.
  • 2/25/2011 7:17:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 second in 10 days

Pros: Eco-Drive/Dependability/Accuracy/Functionality/Looks

Cons: Absolutely none

Other Thoughts: Accuracy is extremely important to me. This watch has gained only 1 second in 10 days. That's slightly more than 30 seconds a year. That's really hard to beat.

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  • Lester G.
  • 2/16/2011 8:28:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a great watch

Pros: This watch is magnificent!!! I've never seen anything like it in an analog watch. It does things previously only available in digital watches. Not to mention the fact that it looks great. Can be worn to any occasion - sports, casual, or dress. I just can't tell you how much I love this watch. The coup de gras is the fact that it's an eco-drive so it really should never need any maintenance. The watch it has replaced is a 15 year old eco-drive that has never given me any trouble of any kind. The only reason I replaced it with this watch is that when I saw it on line I absolutely fell in love with it because of it's extraordinary features.

Cons: A little bit larger than I expected but it's insignificant.

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