Awesome Watch....Thank you Duty Free Island - Review by Vimuth from Sri Lanka
In this review, I will be giving my initial impressions and my evaluation of the watch after owning it for one and half weeks. The review will also cover pros and cons of buying this watch from Duty Free Island.
(Reviewed on 1/19/2017)
This watch is “Lights in Black” limited edition and only 2000 pieces are available worldwide. My first impression after seeing the watch for the first time in real was
”OMG! It’s beautiful”. It is not an exaggeration and I honestly believe the photo on the website doesn’t do the justification for the watch and how it looks in real. The watch is truly a master piece by Citizen; particularly rose gold tone on black and retro looks makes it an immediate eye catcher. Within first couple of hours of wearing this watch for the first time, number of people gave me some excellent comments about its unique looks.
The dial made out of scratch resistant sapphire, case and strap made out of titanium (with DLC coating) makes it very light for it size (45mm case size) and ideal daily user. After using it daily for little more than one week it still looks brand new. Among other noticeable features Eco drive technology (never needs a battery, fueled by light), F100 satellite timekeeping system (including satellite time signal reception function), Perpetual calendar (no need of monthly and leap year date correction), world time (40 world time zones), + or – 5 seconds average monthly accuracy (without time signal reception), daylight saving time function, power reserve indicator, day and date display, power save function, 7 year Eco-drive power reserve, insufficient charge warning, over charging prevention function and luminous hands. 100m water resistant feature, allowing swimming and snorkeling is another extremely useful feature of the watch, although I have not yet put it to the test in the pool. The watch also boast Antimagnetic capabilities (Antimag.4800).
It should also be noted, that this model was launched in June 2014 and Citizen by now has developed new satellite time keeping technologies such as F150 and F900 which are equipped with GPS capabilities (F100 lacks GPS capabilities). But none of those new watches can match the unique looks of this beauty. So it is basically a trade-off between looks and technology. Although it is not a deal maker or breaker, the watch box that comes with this watch is huge and definitely the biggest and most useful box I have seen. So if you are making a purchase from Duty Free Island, the extra $3 you pay for the box is definitely worthwhile.
Now, lets consider the advantages and disadvantages of buying watches online. The main issues that anyone may have before buying a watch online usually are what will happen if I don’t like the product when I get it?, whether the watches that are sold are authentic and brand new?, how much time it will take to reach me after making the purchase?, etc. Even I had the same issues when I first decided to go for online purchase. This is where I consider Duty Free Island really excels compared to many other web sites that sell watches which I went through before making the purchase. The “FAQs” section in their web site basically answers all the questions and concerns that anyone may have. In fact, it really helped me to make my final call. But in my view, the biggest advantage of buying this watch from Duty Free Island is the price. It was by far the lowest price that I found on the internet for this particular model (ebay offered the same price, but of cause it was from the same people at DutyFreeIsland).
So the most important questions, do I recommend this watch? and do I recommend buying from Duty Free Island? For the first question the answer is yes. Unless you don’t want extra attention, whether you are young or young at heart go ahead and buy the watch (for your reference I’m 32 years). Every penny you pay for this watch, I guarantee you will not regret. For the second question, again the answer is yes. I got the watch in five days after making the payment, got it in brand new condition and got it for the best price in the world; so why not?
F100 limited i love it cc2004-59e - Review by Erik from Netherlands
I write in dutch of Nederland.
(Reviewed on 1/12/2017)
My englisch is not that good
Stel je voor de twee beste horloge van citizen
Ook nog eens limited edition
Ik had er al 1 maar wou de f100 ook gelukkig had dutyfreeisland shop nog 1 versie die ik graag wou.
Na betalen netjes track en trace codes gehad via je inloggen en via je mail er netjes.
Is 1 klein puntje van kritiek das op de prijs stelling er stond 865 euro na betalen via PayPal was ik 908 euro kwijt. Dus de valuta omreken beter of in 1 of 2 aangeven en klant zelf laten omreken.
Wat horloge betreft superior.
De f100 is mega mooi en strak werkt 100% en in oogverblindend mooi.
Net als de f900 ga ik er uren naar kijken het design van deze modellen is buitenaards goed. Je blijft je verbazen over design.
Gps werkt super strak eerste keer moest hij ff goed zoeken maar na 1 keer goeie sync gaat sup er snel.
Ook lli werkt gaaf. Anders dan de f900 maar veel mooier
Bij de f100 gaan alle wijzers naar het level toe van licht.
Bij de f900 alleen de secondewijzer maar die blijft het anageven ook als licht verandert bij de f100 opnieuw knopje indrukken.
Ik ben dus een tevreden man voorlopig even geen nieuwe maar ik ga iedereen het aanraden om hier te kopen!.
Prijs is goed service is goed.
En de inforatie is erg duidelijk.
Good!! - Review by TAEHOON from South Korea
Thank you for your fast and safe delivery. I will buy again later. work hard.
(Reviewed on 11/22/2016)
The most accurate watch with great appearance - Review by Minhyuk from Germany
I have been highly interested in Citizen`s satelite wave watches especially due to its highest accuracy. On the other hand, I prefer a watch with appearance distinguished from others. This watch is one from the special edition named "light in dark" with F100 movement. First, this watch can display the most accurate time in the world from the atomic watch in the satelite. You might be already familiar with this fact if you are interested in satelite watches. Especially, this watch can recieve exact regional time information everywhere in the world. I tried several cities in Europe and Asia, such as Dresden, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Prague, Catania, Seoul, and Busan and it worked very well. Even when it cannot recieve signal from satelite, I can easily adjust time by setting up time zone. This can be simply done by slightly moving and rotating the crown. Addiitional special thing is its great appearance. As you can see in the photo, the shape of this watch is absolutely unique, and is distinguished from typical armband watches. The special polyhedral shape looks splended but simple. It is really amazing that the Citizen could install every parts for eco-drive battery and satelite reciever in the case with such small thickness. I believe that the designers have carefully designed it not to look too thick. The color of this special edition is another merit of this watch. I should mention its special titanium band. In fact, it was my first titanium watch. It is surprisingly light. I have been used a Seiko premere watch with steel band with diameter of 40mm, but this watch is much lighter compared to the steel watch. Generally, the Titanium is weak for scratches due to its rather low hardness. However, it has diamond like carbon coating on Titanium, so I do not need to worry about scratches. I already have used it for 1 month, but it has no scratch at all. The color of diamond like carbon make the watch more luxurious and distinguished. It is between black and grey, and I really love its color. The rose gold index and crowns are also very atractive. I strongly believe that this is a very good combination of rose gold and diamond-like-carbon coating. If you are warrying about looking old-fashioned, you do not need to. I am 33 years old, and it was very good for me.
(Reviewed on 8/21/2016)
I also need to comment on the price and delivery of dutyfreeisland. The price was really good, and I could not find any better price for this model. This is a special edition, but was much cheaper than the normal products of F150 series in watch stores even during summer sale season. The delivery was also completed within 6 working days to Germany as planned, and I never had any problem related with delivery. Since I could not track my order at first, I contacted customer service via e-mail, and I could get kind response within one day. I can recommend their customer support.
To summarize, this was a perfect deal for me, and I really love my new watch, can recommend it to others of course with dutyfreeisland.
Distinctive Perfection - Review by Mike McGrath from Bulgaria
Having previously purchased three great Citizen Eco-Drive watches from Duty Free Island I was looking to add to my collection with another featuring Satellite Wave global timekeeping. I chose this model for its distinctive appearance of rose gold on satin black. My order arrived quickly and Wow! - the watch looked even better in the flesh than in the photo. Stunning Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) appearance, lightweight titanium comfort, durable sapphire crystal face, solar-powered efficiency,and perfect accuracy anywhere on the planet. Watches don't get better than this!
(Reviewed on 7/18/2016)