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The Ultimate Technology Watch,
This review is from: Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T Titanium Watch #JY0010-50E (Watch)I have had this watch for over 2 years now and it has to be seen to be believed. Prior to owning this I had looked at previous Skyhawk watches and wanted to buy one, but never quite got around to it. The solar power and multifunction dials always appealed to me, but they never had as many functions as this version.
When this version came out I could not believe the specification! As well as the usual stuff: Stopwatch, alarms, multiple time zones, solar power and no battery change, two other features blew me away, namely the atomic time, which means this watch is always accurate and the fact that it is titanium making this huge watch extremely light. Not to mention the slide rule dial which can be used for calculations.
One other thing that only becomes clear after wearing this is the quality and precision of the dials and the huge amount of finely printed text on this watch. Believe me there is alot of tiny print, but the quality is absolutely second to none and all the surfaces are machined to an incredibly precise finish. I have owned many watches but never seen anything which looks so precise.
Although none of these functions is unique, I do not know of any watch which comes close in functionality, except maybe a Casio or Tissot touch and I have heard that many people have had problems with the Tissot, which is aimed at trekkers rather than a world traveller or pilot and Casio have never quite shaken the cheap disposable image of years gone by.
This watch has been faultless and 100% accurate for 2 years now. It will never be regarded with the same respect as any of the Swiss timepieces all the purists rave about, simply because it is a Citizen, but it simply blows them all away for accuracy and functionality. Most of all it works without any problems and does it at a price they could never compete with.
There are lots of functions on this watch but only two buttons and a crown, which has to be pulled out to use some of the functions and some people object to this, but overall the watch is an absolute revelation.
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Initial post: 15 Feb 2011 19:26:18 GMT
Hi. Can anyone tell me what the lminosity is liek on this watch. In particular, does it need to be recharged wih light or will it work all night?
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2011 16:17:34 BDT
Music Reviewer says:
Definitely lasts all night
Posted on 6 May 2012 23:50:03 BDT
Alessandro M says:
Could you please tell me how much it weights? Amazon says it's 455 grams, that sounds a bit too much.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2013 21:11:04 BDT
Paul Johnson says:
I think the 455 grams must be the weight as shipped with case, book, CD etc. I put mine on the kitchen scales and they said 106g.
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