Satellite Timekeeping System (Reception Area: Worldwide)
SapphireVirtually Scratch Proof
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.
Satellite Timekeeping System - Accurate Automatic global timekeeping via GPS
Satellite Time Signal Reception Function
Perpetual calendar (until February 28th 2100)A fully automatic calendar which automatically adjusts at the end of each month, including the months of a leap year.
Daylight Savings Time Function
Calendar (Day & Date Display)
7 Year Eco-Drive Power Reserve
Insufficient Charge Warning
Overcharging Prevention Function
Luminous Hands and Markers
This product is supplied with:
- Genuine Citizen Watch
- Official Citizen International Warranty Card
- Multi-Language Instruction Manual
- Original Citizen Giftbox (Small Charge Applies)
- Why do we charge for the watch box?
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Citizen CC2001-57A Amazing Watch - Review by John from United States
Best Watch I have ever owned. Compared to my old Citizen watch Eco-Drive, Titanium, WR100,N E100 K54594-Y. This is state of the art. When I opened the box it was packaged well and started right to life which freaked my wife out as it adjusted the time as well. I was worried about ordering from Hong Kong and verify the watch as I am in USA and this watch is only sold in Hong Kong. So I emailed and got a very quick response about being able to take it to a repair shop in the USA with the list of them from to verify at http://www.citizenwatch-global.com/network/index.html. The silver/white face is beautiful and I have gotten comments all the time. It is a nice light weight because of the titanium and the sapphire crystal is so clear. The light power will last me years. I really like the power reserve indicator and the light sensor indicator all combined with one button push. Just after a week of owning the watch DST turned on it was so easy to adjust by pulling one click out on the crown and one button click. I recommend this watch to everyone and DFI
(Reviewed on 3/23/2016)
Fantastic purchase from DFi shop - Review by Anthony walker
I am so glad I purchased this real nice watch real nice dial and band and not to heavy on your wrist for me perfect and also good tracking price and first class seller thank you
(Reviewed on 8/4/2015)
Excellent Daily Wearer! - Review by Adam
I received this watch in 3 days using DFI’s super fast and efficient EMS Shipping from HK to Australia. The box was well packed and protected all the way to the inside of the standard Citizen box. Kudos to Kevin and the team for such great service. This is my third purchase from them and it has always been a pleasant experience. It’s definitely not going to be my last.
(Reviewed on 6/12/2015)
The first thing that catches you as you open the box is the beautiful and highly legible white dial. Up until last year when the first white dial Astron Chronograph was released as a limited edition, there were no white dialed Satellite syncing watches in the market so when this was announced, I was very excited. For me it was the white dial and full duratect coated titanium case and bracelet that had me sold.
DIAL - The dial is actually composed of 2 levels, the top part is layered silver and the section underneath which is shown in the center of the dial is pearly white. That’s where the light passes to charge the Eco Drive powered movement. I personally think it looks fine but after owning the second generation Satellite Wave Air with the crystalline turbine dial, I thought they could have done better on that aspect. The second subdial which serves as a day of the week, DST, and power reserve indicator has a soft hint of orange which gives the watch some much needed contrast. I wish there was more of that though. Unlike the Gen 2 release, the Citizen logo is applied on the dial and not on the inside of the crystal which again makes it look like a pedestrian model than something a bit more special.
HANDS and MARKERS - I like the styling of the 2- toned skeleton handset and the perfectly applied brush silver indices. The only downside really is that for a futuristic themed watch, there is hardly any lume!!! All you get are tiny tips of green lume on the edge of the hour and minute hand and absolutely none on the dial. The second hand is nicely shaped like the Gen 2 Satellite Wave Air which isn’t a bad thing at all but the choice of color fails in my book as it would have been nicer to have made it stand out a bit more with some color as this is the main indicator when you’re syncing. Unlike the previous Satellite Wave models, the bottom trident/ airplane wing shaped pointer on the second hand no longer has any use (it was the main syncing status pointer in the previous models) Instead, the normal tip of the second hand is now used as the syncing status pointer.
CRYSTAL and BEZEL - This watch features an AR coated flat sapphire crystal which is very clear and doesn’t catch smudges easily like my other sapphire crystal watches. It’s so clear that you’ll almost think there’s no crystal there. The 40 time zones are etched around the inside of the crystal and this time the Citizen logo is no longer printed on the crystal. I suspect the design change was influenced by having a flat sapphire on this release. It just wouldn’t look as good as when they had a super domed one in Gen 2. The brushed titanium bezel is very thin and makes the watch face look bigger than it’s suggested size. I’m glad they didn’t opt to go with a polished bezel as that would have been a scratch magnet.
CROWN and PUSHERS - I personally like the crowns shape but based on actual use I found it too small and hard to grip when you’re trying to pull it out. Good thing you won’t have to use it too often. The skeleton shaped pushers are a perfect compliment to the case shape and feels nice and clicky. I tried to tap them lightly to see how much wobble they had and they seem firm and stable enough. No rattle.
CASE and BRACELET - First of all let me just say that the case shape is one of my favorite features of the watch. It’s cushioned type which has a good balance between retro and techie. At 12.5mm thickness, it is the thinnest Satellite syncing watch in the market today. The case size is 45.4mm. A bit too big for some people. I thought if Seiko could fit a chronograph into a 44mm cased Astron, a normal 3-hander like this would have been better suited around that size or even 42mm would have been perfect. As you would expect from a top tier Japanese watch company, the finishing is superb. No rough edges and the brushing is precise. The integrated bracelet tapers from 30mm down to 20mm, it has a real retro feel to it like the ones from calculator watches of the 80’s. The minimal polishing inside the links makes it subtle and less blingy. The push release clasp is the same style they used in the Gen 2 model and is just a perfect match for the bracelet. There are 2 removable micro links on each side of the bracelet near the clasp so getting a precise fit should be easy. Unlike the chronograph model F800, this version doesn’t use super titanium but I find that Citizen used a better grade of Ti anyway compared to the lower end Ti models of Seiko and Orient. The verdict is still out on the Duratect coating as I managed to put a hairline scratch on one of the links while resizing the bracelet. Oh while we’re on that topic, as much as I love the bracelet design, it’s a PITA to resize!!! It uses the usual pin and collar system which is ok by me but I found that the links were easy to remove on one side and extremely frustrating on the other side like someone has used locktite on the pins. I ended up with 2 bent pins because I just couldn’t pull them out.
MOVEMENT - I don’t understand all the hype Citizen was putting on the F100 movement being the fastest. Satellite sync in as fast as 3 seconds…well, it’s never happened. Well at least not yet. I usually get a successful sync in 7-10 seconds just like my older Gen 2. Comparing the sync speed of this watch to an Astron is a bit unfair since it only does half the job of the Astron. It only syncs time and not location reference and that is why it will always sync faster. Looking at the GPW1000 from G Shock that also has a “time only” sync option (apart from having time and location) the speeds don’t vary at all. The lack of feature of this movement helps with the speed of syncing. No secret formula there to boast about. On the bright side, there was one big surprise with this movement and that is the standalone accuracy when it is not syncing. I’ve had an Astron, the GPW1000 G Shock, and both the standard and DLC version of the Gen 2 Wave Air models and this is the first time I have seen a watch still spot on against atomic time after 2 full days of not syncing. The Astron consistently went 1 second fast 2-3 hours after a satellite sync (which made me wonder what’s the point if it can’t stay accurate before the following day) and the two Wave Air models I had took 24 hours before they went 1 second fast so in that regard the F100 does really well holding accurate time until your next sync. It also has a light level indicator which tells you how good the exposure is to charge the watch any any given time. Pretty useless unless you drain the battery by wearing the watch once every 7 years (that’s how long it can go in the dark before needing to charge again)
CONCLUSION - Well overall I’m happy with my purchase. For the price DFI is selling the F100 for, it can’t get any better. Of course it’s not a perfect watch but there’s no such thing as a perfect watch anyway. The lack of time zone syncing is a bit of a letdown specially since everyone including G Shock already has that feature but I guess if they had it, it wouldn’t be the fastest to sync in the world right…good thing I don’t travel much so I really don’t mind.
- Beautiful Case and Bracelet
- Sync Speed
- Second hand hits the markers perfectly (maybe just luck of the draw)
- White dials are still rare in the Satellite syncing range of watches
- Limited Syncing Feature – Location and DST has to be set manually
- Integrated bracelet style – You’ll have to customize straps if you want to change the bracelet
- Size – At close to 46mm you’d expect more features built in than a normal 3 hander
- Crown too small and hard to grip
Citizen F100 CC2001-57A - Review by William Holmes
The Citizen F100 is a combination of the latest technology and classy good looks. If you live in an area where r/c watches cannot receive regular signals but still want perfect accuracy, then this watch will satisfy your needs. This is my second watch from Dutyfreeisland and the value is second to none.
(Reviewed on 4/14/2015)
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