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PostSubject: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 5:05 pm

Many love Citizen watches and the value-for-money they often represent. Lots of functions and ususlly very reasonable prices for what you receive. They also make some nice movements that others put into their watches. In reviewing a recent thread at Affordables on WUS I was struck by their being two very different types of Citizen Eco-Drive watches - those that were readable and those that were incredibly difficult to read.

For example, I own one of these watches (it was a gift from my wife)
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but I find each of them hideously hard to read something simple like the current time.

Then there are watches like these from Citizen
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that I think are VERY easy to read.

And these that fall somewhere in the middle for me.
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The problem is that I think the majority of their complex Eco-Drive watches are unreadable at a glance. What do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 5:26 pm

I love Citizen's mid-tier range.

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And now have the EcoZilla.

Citizen rocks.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 5:40 pm

I really like Citizen watches.....Build Quality, Customer Service and design (lume) are all top-notch for each price catagory they compete in. I agree some of there watches are over complicated but if you use the flight computers and other features then you may not think it's hard to read. Here's some of mine:

Easy to read:

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Harder to read....

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Hard to read....

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 5:42 pm

And then there is this beauty...

Citizen PMX56-3002 (JDM Pro-Master DLC) Review

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 5:43 pm

I love this one too!!

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 5:50 pm

I like the Eco-Zilla and the Orca...

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 6:29 pm

I think they make some of the best watches out there - in all price ranges. Their $300-600 watches are arguably the best in that price range in my opinion AND they have incredible variety in that same price point. Hard to argue with their quality as it is top notch IMO.

And to have variety from this
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To this
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in the same world of pricing is just amazing. And both watches are 2 of my favorites in my collection.

And some of the higher higher end watches are on par with many luxury brands.

Great company IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 9:56 pm

I think Citizen makes some OUTSTANDING watches ! What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? 46145 Don't have
one yet, but from just seeing what everyone has here, you can tell
they make some special watches. The hard to read thing really doesn't
seem to be an issue imo. They look so cool, and are evidently made
VERY well, much like Seiko, so they seem pretty terrific to me ! What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_smile
The quality, along with the designs, and price makes Citizen VERY
attractive !

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 11:38 pm

I think some of Citizen's basic, $150-ish auto divers are great values (especially the titanium NY0054 in the first picture). Other than that, not so much.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 21, 2010 1:08 am

I like that titanium one in the post above. I only have one, its a chronograph which dates back to 1984 I believe. Got it for a song on Ebay and it keeps pretty good time.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 21, 2010 5:13 am

ZILLA is easy to read and it's all I need! Ha! I'm a poet and didn't know it!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 21, 2010 5:19 am

I really like Citizen. They make some great watches and give you alot for your money. They can take a beating too, I had my Ecodrive for 10 years or so, almost never took it off and this was back when I was a car mechanic. All it got to show for it are some scratches to the crystal and some minor dents on the case.

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And I bought these two a little while ago, the Promaster quartz has an amazing build quality!

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 11:24 am

I have always liked Citizen watches and dare I say it, I like them more than most Seikos. Just MHO.
First expensive watch I ever bought (over $100, heh) was a Citizen.

Had this one for almost 20 years now
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and just picked this one up in case the first one tanks.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 12:16 pm

my only one.
nice watches. generally when I think of Citizen I think busy dial and thick user manuals

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 1:44 pm

just bought a new ecozilla on rubber yesterday and wanted some suppa adapters so i could put it on a bjstap leather strap, suppa is out of stock for a month and i bought a set of walts adapters with springbars from poli to use until i can score some suppa's........wait look what the ups driver just put on my desk! pics later...its here!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 2:03 pm

cali kid wrote:
just bought a new ecozilla on rubber yesterday and wanted some suppa adapters so i could put it on a bjstap leather strap, suppa is out of stock for a month and i bought a set of walts adapters with springbars from poli to use until i can score some suppa's........wait look what the ups driver just put on my desk! pics later...its here!

I'd really be interested in a side-by-side photo essay on the pluses and minuses of each of the adapters. It should be around 3000 words and include photos of not only the finished installation but of each step in the installation process for each of the adapter types.

Just kidding, glad you found some for immediate use. Looking forward to what you do with it. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 2:38 pm

Used to own an Ecodrive Skyhawk, I think they called it. Many, many functions that a semi-dyslectic like myself shouldn't own. The two time zone function was what I used most, as my wife was living in NYC full-time, while I was traveling coast-to-coast 152 days a year, based in BUR.

There are a few new designs I like, but don't see one entering my stable.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 2:42 pm

I'm a big fan of Citizen. I have an older dress Eco-drive, a SkyHawk A-T, an Eco-Zilla and a Blue Angel. They all run great, great features, great reliability, great CS, and a great web site with instructions on how to use these watches loaded with tons of functions.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 9:31 pm

New Ziila, just in today and waiting for some Walts adapters from Poli and Suppa's when back in stock! Forgot how bad-ass this watch is!!

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Brian, we need to get together and do something killer on this one, big, thick and bad-ass strap!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you thoughts on Citizen watches?   What are you thoughts on Citizen watches? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2010 10:42 pm

I love my Eco-zilla. One GREAT watch.
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