Product Type: Citizen Chronograph
Newest Review: ... Clever eh? I must also add that this came in a stylish presentation box and is covered by Citizen's five year guarantee. Cost wise... more
Hello Sunshine, Bye Bye Batteries
Citizen Eco Drive Solar Watch
Member Name: Paisley_Moon
Citizen Eco Drive Solar Watch
Advantages: Stylish And Reliable
I own a large quantity of watches. Probably more than is healthy for one man.
That's not to say I'm obsessed with time keeping, but I have to admit that I'm rarely late.
So, my man drawer is positively bulging with timepieces, many of which require a new battery. A fact that seems to irritate my wife to no end, so when a recent "big occasion" occurred in our lives, my wife kindly purchased me a new watch that apparently will never require a new battery!
The watch in question is a Citizen BV1045-01E from the Citizen Eco Drive collection.
It's a solar powered watch that uses the light to charge it's battery, so in theory I should never have to replace the battery.
The Eco Drive collection currently consists of over 100 styles. My watch is black stainless steel with a stylish retro look, square faced, analogue with a quartz movement, calendar date window, scratch resistant glass and water resistant to a depth of 30m. The strap is soft black leather with subtle red stitching and a sturdy buckle clasp that is very secure, so no danger of it falling off accidentally. I have to admit, that I'm feeling the love for this watch!
The battery is a lithium ion battery that should run on full charge for approx 180 days.
A full charge is possible from 3.5 hours in sunlight and just one minute of sunlight is enough to charge for a single day. It does however state in the product literature that it is able to harness power from any light source but obviously sunlight is recommended for the best results and I find this to be true. If the watch does get low on charge, the second hand begins to jump in two second increments as a warning. Clever eh?
I must also add that this came in a stylish presentation box and is covered by Citizen's five year guarantee.
Cost wise this particular watch currently retails for approx £165. So not cheap, but definitely excellent quality.
It is well worth visiting tie Citizen website at www.citizenwatch.com to browse the full range. If you do then you will notice that the prices and styles differ considerably across the range. So there is plenty of choice.
I am very pleased that my wife chose this as a gift for me and with the added bonus of it being solar it is guaranteed to never languish in the watch graveyard that is my man drawer!
Thanks for reading
Summary: Stylish Time Keeper That Runs On Sun
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