A great gift for your favorite globetrotter, the silver-tone Citizen Men's Eco-Drive 180 World Timer stainless steel watch enables the wearer to keep track of a second time zone or GMT world time via the 24-hour time hand. This large, silver watch case is topped by a thin bezel, which provides a large black dial face. It includes a full Arabic numeral display, luminous-tipped skeleton hands (with seconds hand in addition to red 24-hour hand), and a date window at 3 o'clock.
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. It's completed by a comfortable canvas strap, and also features a scratch resistant mineral crystal and water resistance to 100 metres (330 feet)--suitable for water-related activities and sports such as swimming and snorkeling.
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.
Citizen Gents Strap Watch. Citizen eco drive watch so it never requires a battery. Product Description : - Eco drive watch movement - 24 hour time hand can be used for dual time or as GMT world timer - Water Resistant to 100m - Date Display - Low charge indicator - Stainless steel case - Gray canvas strap Also Comes With : - 5 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee - Presentation Box