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Citizen BM8501-52E Eco-Drive Japan Sapphire 100m Men's Watch
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Citizen Eco-Drive Japan Sapphire 100m Men's Watch

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Our Price: US$129.95 change currency
RRP: US$260.00 Sale 50.02% Off Save US$130.05 (50.02%)
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Glass Type
SapphireVirtually Scratch Proof
Case Material
Stainless Steel
Strap Material
Stainless Steel
Solar Powered
Manufactured In
Made in Japan
Eco-Drive Technology (Recharged by any light source; Never Needs a Battery)Citizen’s advanced technology, the watch is powered by artificial and natural light.
Accuracy of +- 15 Seconds Per Month
Calendar (Day & Date Display)
6 Month Eco-Drive Power Reserve
Quick Start Function
Insufficient Charge Warning
Overcharging Prevention Function
Dial Color
Case Width
Case Depth
Water Resistance
This product is supplied with:
  • Genuine Citizen Watch
  • Official Citizen 1 Year International Warranty Booklet
  • Multi-Language Instruction Manual
  • Original Citizen Giftbox (Small Charge Applies)
  • Why do we charge for the watch box?
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The brand Citizen has been synonymous throughout the years with high quality, reliable, well-crafted, stunningly luxurious watches. Since 1930, Citizen has given us classic designs as well as innovative techniques that is constantly evolving. They have pioneered in groundbreaking watch technology which they continue to improve upon, year after year. Perhaps the most important breakthrough was the development of solar powered watches, which they launched and named as Eco-Drive. Using electrical power converted from virtually any light source (artificial or natural) to charge and power the watch.

Citizen continues to be one of the leading watch manufacturers in the world. They persist on expanding their own ideas on innovation thus improving function, style and durability.

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Customer Reviews (2)

Citizen Eco-Drive Japan Sapphire 100m Men's Watch BM8501-52E - Review by from France
Review by <span>Daniel</span> from France
5 out of 5
Citizen Eco-Drive Japan Sapphire 100m Men's Watch BM8501-52E

En ce qui concerne le vendeur, dutyfreeislandshop, entre la commande de ma montre et la réception, 11 jours dont deux week-end, c'est-à-dire 7 jours pour la préparation, l'envoi et un voyage d'un demi tour du monde de Hong Kong vers la France. Les délais de livraison sont donc très corrects. La montre est bien protégée par un emballage avec du papier bulle.

La garantie se trouve bien jointe à la montre mais elle n'est pas remplie du tout. Ceci est fait en prévision d'un retour éventuel mais pas facile à gérer pour un non anglophone. La notice est succincte mais suffisante pour mettre la montre à l'heure, au jour, à la date.

Enfin, la montre: c'est un petit bijou, plus belle que la photo du site et son diamètre de 37 mm, très difficile à trouver dans le commerce, est parfaitement adapté à mon poignet assez mince.
Après, c'est d'une belle qualité, Acier inoxydable, saphir, étanche 100 m et seulement 9mm d'épaisseur pour 98gr. Manque juste les aiguilles fluo. Pour l'instant, elle fonctionne parfaitement et j'en suis très satisfait.

Les chiffres romains, superbes, ressortent très bien sur le fond noir. Il est dommage, par contre, que les jours de la semaine soient indiqués en anglais, Citizen devrait prévoir la langue pour chaque pays, mais cela reste un détail.

La mise du bracelet à la bonne taille ne présente pas de difficultés et se fait facilement, surtout qu'il existe des documentations sur le net pour ne pas se tromper.

Reste à voir la fiabilité dans le temps mais Citizen a une belle réputation de qualité, autant que Seiko et peut être mieux que certaines marques suisses connues, d'après les forums spécialisés.

Je recommande bien volontiers DUTYFREEISLAND.COM pour son service et sa rapidité et la qualité des produits vendus.
Incredible everyday dress watch - Review by from Singapore
Review by <span>TR</span> from Singapore
4.3 out of 5
Lets start with the service. Service is prompt with me receiving confirmation of my purchase immediately after I complete processing of payment.
Item was posted within 24 hours after purchase, with tracking facility provided.
I receive the item 8 business days after purchase which was acceptable since it was international delivery.

The watch arrives in the citizen box with all the warranty cards and manuals, as you would expect if buying from a physical retailer. i did not go for the pouch option, so unsure to the condition the packaging in that option will arrive in.

The watch itself looks brilliant and amazing, not surprising since this is Made in Japan. One added advantage of this watch is that the solar panel on the dial is fully concealed, thus unlike some other eco drive watches which have their solar panel visible, you won't be able to tell. The metal bracelet is also sturdy and on par with metal bracelets from more expensive swiss brands. In particular I like to brushed metal effect on the bracelet.
The glass itself is sapphire and I have tested its anti scratch properties by putting in my pocket with coins, keys etc and so far, it remains completely scratch free.
I have gone swimming with the watch on number of occasions and there have been no issues as well, which is expected since it is rated at 10bar water resistance.
The watch itself is slightly smaller than many men's watches out there. This is 37mm. However, I think it does look much better and elegant as a dress watch than many ungainly sized watches.
Over 1 week, I have lost about 1 sec in time, meaning this watch is accurate to -4 seconds over a month, well below the +-15 seconds specification stated for typical quartz watches.

On the whole, this watch is amazing value for money, considering that you get a sapphire glass case, 10bar water resistance (allows swimming and snorkelling), high quality stainless streel bracelet, high accuracy (-4s/month) and most importantly, a watch which never needs a battery change and will run as long as you have sunlight.
Elsewhere, a watch with specs such as sapphire glass will set the buyer back some USD$200 (I saw this watch's official retail price at $250)

As a everyday dress watch, this is probably the best value you can get and after buying from DFI, I can vouch for their authenticity and that they are a trusted seller.
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