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Citizen Promaster Nighthawk Pilot Watch GMT Eco-Drive WR200m Slide Rule AU$181.62 Delivered @ DutyFreeIsland

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DutyFreeIsland is a well known grey seller of watches that only sells genuine watches. They have a good reputation on WatchUSeek watch forum. I've bought from them before with no issues.

The Citizen watch box is AU$3.98, otherwise, it comes with a pouch or generic box. This is common for a grey seller. Delivery time: 7-10 Days

A serious timepiece for the serious watch collector, the Citizen BJ7010-16E stainless steel men's watch offers powerful timekeeping functions for your favorite aeronaut. The large round watch case measures approximately 43mm in diameter. It has a thin silver bezel the houses a black dial with a pilot's inner rotating slide rule bezel, which is operated by the secondary crown at 8 o'clock. It has large luminous hands and markers for readability and low-light visibility and dual time (GMT) capability. Other features include a water resistance to 660 feet (200 meters), low-charge indicator window, power saver function, and a scratch-resistant, non-reflective mineral crystal.

  • Model number BJ7010-16E
  • Dial window material type Mineral
  • Case material Stainless steel
  • Case diameter 42 millimeters
  • Case Thickness 13 millimeters
  • Band Material Nylon
  • Dial color Black
  • Calendar Date
  • GMT dual-time-display
  • Luminous hands and hour markers
  • Movement Japanese-Quartz Eco-Drive - Solar NO BATTERY
  • Accuracy of +- 15 Seconds Per Month
  • Movement has overcharge prevention
  • Movement hold a charge for ~6 months and has a low battery indicator
  • Water resistant depth 200m/660 Feet - same as a genuine diver's watch!
  • Screw down crown which is signed
  • Dual time zone - GMT
  • Date wheel
  • Slide rule to perform calculations
  • INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY - All Citizen products ship with a 1 Year Citizen International Warranty Card.

Eco-drive technology is the term used for the movement fitted into most modern Citizen watches. It means your watch is powered by light, rather than a traditional quartz battery. In terms of real-world use, it means that your watch never needs a new battery change. Also, it doesn't require regular light exposure.

I own this watch on an SS bracelet and have found it to be a very robust and solid watch, with a hefty weight for a quartz watch. Out of all my watches, this seems to garner the most attention. Despite its cluttered dial, I actually find it legible at a glance. It has a slide rule to perform mathematical calculations - word around Ozbargain is that MathNerd actually uses it to write and perform stock market algorithms. It wears a little larger due to the lack of a diver's bezel which makes the dial area larger. It only has a hardened mineral crystal (no sapphire) - but mine is still flawless after a few years of abuse and I use it as a beater watch.
The Euro/Asian model - has an engraved caseback, unlike the US model. Used prices are generally strong.

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The SS bracelet version is AU$290.37 and normally retails on US Amazon for US $199

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  • +6 votes

    Now is it PJC or WatchNerd approved?

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    Is it sapphire window?
    What is GMT capability?
    Thanks

    • +2 votes

      Mineral - twice mentioned.

      GMT allows you to track to time zones. The inner track has a small hand with a plane on the end, which I think is kind of cool. Great for traveling, if you're a pilot or if you do business internationally. The hour. Not to be confused with 24 hour time although could be used for this purpose

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        Yeah i used to have the Ti version of this watch. The configurable 24hr dial is brilliant in these. The Ti version is discontinued since 2008 iirc.

        The only reason i sold it was because i wanted perpetual calendar and sapphire. Which i got in the "euro" Ti version AT nighthawk. But it doesnt have the 24hr dial which i really miss.

    • +5 votes

      That's subject since it's out of necessity for the features, but yes, it's busy.

      Many modernern, and some older, pilot watches tend have a lot of data on the dial e.g. Seiko Flight Master, Citizen Satellite Wave, Naviforce 9044 and its original Citizen, let's not forget the Breitling Navitimer. It's part out of necessity and part aesthetics. As noted on WatchUSeek seek though, the small details do tend to blend into the background remarkably well.

      If you wear coke bottle glasses or want the legibility of a Bauhaus watch design, this isn't for you…

    • +5 votes

      You don't get a calculator without numbers…

  • +8 votes

    Surprised this has attracted so little attention. Great price for a great watch. Dual time feature very useful if the micro slide rule isn't. I've been wearing the steel strap version (unfortunately a lot more expensive in this offer) since 2012. Attracts a lot of attention (that may/may not be important to you .. :-)!!) and it never misses a beat. Very rugged too, mine gets banged around a lot with full time use ( a liitle joke??) and is still pretty well unmarked. This one is missing the original 'Nighthawk' tag from the face (below the date) however that was a legit Citizen model tweak along the way so it is genuine.

  • +2 votes

    The US model has the additionally Nighthawk on the dial, not the Asian/Euro model. There are about 20 different versions of this watch from leather, nylon SS straps to titanium, pvd, radio controlled and sapphire.

    • +1 vote

      Ti models are discontinued for several years now. I have a Ti euro sapphire AT blue with white chapter ring. Yes there are tons of different models of this watch.

  • +2 votes

    A very nice looking Eco-Drive!

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    The Citizen watch box is AU$3.98, otherwise, it comes with a pouch or generic box.

    So what do these grey sellers do with all the original boxes that they didn't ship out?

    • +1 vote

      Maybe they’ve bought box damaged watches and only have a few in serviceable condition. Perhaps all of them are water damaged but since these watches are WR, they just refurbished them.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP, picked one up. I've been really happy with my Citizen Eco-Drive CA0469-59E from a few years back, so couldn't help pick up this nice looking piece!

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    Anyone else keep seeing Pronmaster?

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    Thanks OP. Purchased. Will look at getting a brown, vintage, "flight" style strap for this. Cheers.

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    Is there a model of this with stainless band, sapphire and perpetual calendar? I've had a look around but can't find anything.

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    Great watch, I have it on my wrist as I type this comment

  • +3 votes

    word around Ozbargain is that MathNerd actually uses it to write and perform stock market algorithms

    Confirmed.

  • +3 votes

    Excellent deal. I absolutely love watches with busy dials, which a lot of the Citizens tend to be, hence my collection being primary Citizen Eco-Drives.
    I have a similar version of this watch, the BJ7075 and it's extremely similar and I wear it very often.

  • +1 vote

    Mine is nearly 10 years old. Still going strong. They're a nice watch.

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