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Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 Watch #BL8000-03A


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  • Movement - Solar Eco-Drive
  • Water Resistant - 100Meters(333 Feet) Water Resistant
  • Crystal - Mineral Crystal
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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand Name Citizen
Model number BL8000-03A
Part Number BL8000-03A
Model Year 2011
Item Shape round
Dial Window Material Type Mineral
Display Type Analogue
Clasp Type deployment-buckle
Case Material Stainless Steel
Case Diameter 38 millimetres
Case Thickness 11
Band Material Leather
Band Length Mens
Band Width 20 millimetres
Band Colour black
Dial Colour white
Bezel Material Stainless steel
Calendar Perpetual Calendar
Special Features luminous
Weight 454 grams
Movement Quartz
Warranty Type Manufacturer
Warranty Description 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 13 cm ; 454 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Item model number: BL8000-03A
  • ASIN: B000EQRYPO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 May 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,333 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

More than just pretty face, the Citizen Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 stainless steel men's watch also has a perpetual calendar that automatically adjusts for odd and even months and leap years through 2100. It features a perfectly round silver-tone stainless steel watch case and bezel that's complemented by a supple black leather strap with crocodile-like texturing.

The silvery white dial background is accented by day-of-the-week and 24-hour subdials, as well as a mode subdial that displays the selected function (local time, calendar, alarm). It also offers luminous, black-outlined hands (with seconds hand), a date function at 4 o'clock, and Roman numeral dial markers. Other features includes a dual-time function for tracking a second time zone, scratch resistant mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating, and water resistance to 100 metres (330 feet).

This watch is powered by Citizen's unique Eco-Drive, which absorbs sunlight and any artificial light through the crystal and dial to recharge the watch continuously. With regular exposure to light, the Eco-Drive continuously recharges itself for a lifetime of use. This watch's Eco-Drive provides a 180-day power reserve, and it can be recharged with just 4 hours of exposure to light.

Summary of Features:

  • Retrograde perpetual calendar
  • Alarm
  • Dual time
  • Non-reflective mineral crystal
  • Month-Day-Date functions
  • 12/24 hour time
  • Screw-back case

The company was established in 1924. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so it would be "Close to the Hearts of People Everywhere" and soon after adopted the company’s formal name, Citizen Watch Company.

During the last seventy-five years Citizen has expanded its business throughout the world and has achieved recognition as the global brand. The past twenty-five year period has coincided with the company’s dramatic rise to its current position as the world’s largest watchmaker, a distinction Citizen has held every year since 1986.

Beyond sheer size, Citizen is also recognized as a worldwide leader in advanced technology. From the world’s slimmest LCD watch to the first voice recognition watch and the world’s first professional dive watch with an electronic depth sensor, Citizen’s record of "world’s firsts" is unmatched.

More recently, Citizen has staked out a new position as the leader in Ecologically Friendly timekeeping with its Eco-Drives watches that are light powered. With models ranging from dress models to sports models to professional dive watches, Citizen Eco-Drive runs continuously in any kind of natural or artificial light for a lifetime of use. Fueled by light, it never needs a battery.

Eco-Drive Frequently Asked Questions (See the full Citizen Eco-Drive FAQ here)

How can you tell if the Eco-Drive watch is getting enough light?
In normal use, the watch displays the time and the sweep-second hand moves in one second intervals. A very important feature of Eco-Drive is the Low Charge Warning Mode which as a result of low battery voltage, causes the second hand to jump two seconds at a time (while still keeping correct time).

How long will an Eco-Drive watch run after it is fully charged?
If your watch is put away where no light is available to it while in a fully charged state, depending on the model, it will run for from 45 days to 5 years.

How can the Eco-Drive watch be recharged?
Besides sunlight, it can be safely charged by exposing it to a fluorescent desk lamp, with the dial (face) up and within about 8 inches or an incandescent lamp (regular light bulb) no closer than 20 inches. Never use a halogen lamp since the heat generated by it can cause damage to your watch. The most efficient and the quickest is in direct bright sunlight (not windowsill) and never on the dashboard of a car.

Product Description

Product Description : - Eco drive dual time Calibre watch - Retrograde perpetual calendar - Alarm - Stainless steel case - White multi-dial display with 12/24 hour time - Black leather strap - Water resistant 100 metres Also Comes With : - 5 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee - Presentation Box

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Petar Dimitrov on 21 April 2011
I received the watch as a present for my birthday. My wife did the best surprise ever.Usualy I hate to be surprised in any way, but this time she hit my soft spot- I love watches.
I love everything about the watch. It looks stunning,it is very comfortable to wear, it is Eco-drive- no need to change bateries,and because of the Quartz mechanism it is very precise. Perpetual calendar is very useful feature. It was very easy to adjust the leather stripe to my wrist. It is simple watch with the most importaint features for my needs, I do not need chronograph, nor thermometers, barometers and other meters, I like my watch to be simple, reliable and stylish.
Citizen Calibre 8700 is one of the best watches considering money for value .
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dominique Marcelli on 26 May 2010
Very nice watch,never having to change the battery is the main attraction so the watch never gets opened, but also a good feature is the perpetual calender.
A downside for me was the leather strap with butterfly strap which was very irritating and I finally managed to get a metallic strap from Citizen ( it was not easy as apparently they don't sell spare parts for a watch not sold in the country).
After six months, I now have the strap, two tones silver and I like it a lot.
The watch with white face and metallic strap is the 54L and is sold abroad or sometimes on Amazon or Ebay.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Taylor TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Jun 2012
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Nice looking watch, feels well put together and not too heavy on the wrist, and I like the whole light charging bit. Two problems as far as I'm concerned. One, the method of fasting the wrist strap is just plain daft and far to convoluted - try wearing it on your left wrist if you are left handed and doing the peculiar buckle up! Why o' why couldn't they have stuck to something simple, and quick. It maybe that I had a faulty strap and buckle but, do it up I could not.

Two, the dial is quite busy, lots going on and, for those of us with `older' eyes one has to peer to see what's what more than one would like. But, no getting away from the fact that it's a classy dial. Have sent mine back, Amazon great returns policy, thanks.
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the dial feels a little bit smaller in general. I have a collection of 3 chronographs.. This particular one I use it in my professional meetings. As I mentioned, it would have been the best one in my collection, had it come with a slightly bigger dial. The strap feels broader than the dial itself, and therefore, making it OKAY in looks.
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It has been quite some time since I wanted to buy a Calibre 8700 based watch. Finally took the plunge and bought this one and I must say that I love this watch.
Right size of dial - not too big, not too small and goes with a good formal attire.
Perpetual calendar is a great feature and not to mention eco-drive - the main reason I bought this watch (eco-drive is just brilliant)

Some cons if I can list any would be:
Some of the functions are..what can I say not that useful (second time zone, month) as it takes time to go to that particular mode and then see the hands move into position. It is far more easier to find the time at second time zone or think what month it is.
I didn't see any date/product details on the warranty document that I got along with my watch. I was wondering if something happens in the next 5 years, how do I claim my warranty...probably will check with Amazon
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By David Jezard on 20 Jan 2014
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Excellent watch, great to wear, looks good, delivery very prompt. Would recommend to others without hesitation. Good value for the price
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I received this watch as a birthday present from my wife. Not my normal style of watch, but a very welcome change- she knows me better than I think. I have various watches, which I wear from time to time. This one has quickly become a favourite
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By Mihai on 23 Nov 2013
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Super elegant watch. I'm proud to have it. I hope everyone's happy like me to have it. Thank you for this product.
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