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Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium, Sapphire $199, Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono (Panda Dial) $199 Delivered @ Starbuy

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Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium BM8560-29E$199.00 delivered

  • Crystal/Lens - Sapphire
  • Diameter - 42mm
  • Band width -
  • Titanium Case Thickness - 11mm
  • Luminous hands & markers
  • 6 Month Power Reserve
  • Low Charge Indicator - the second hand will skip a second
  • Water resistant 100 Metres - in general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not diving
  • 5 Year Australian Warranty from Citizen Australia

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Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono CA4500-32A (Panda Dial)$199.00 delivered EXPIRED

  • Crystal/Lens - Mineral
  • Diameter - 44mm
  • Band width -
  • Case Thickness -
  • 6 Month Power Reserve
  • Low Charge Indicator - the second hand will skip a second
  • Water resistant 100 Metres - in general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not diving
  • 5 Year Australian Warranty from Citizen Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkukpEJAw0E
Eco-Drive explained.

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  • +9

    Sapphire ✅
    Titanium ✅
    Day/Date ☹️

    IMHO would have been perfect as a dateless watch.

    Bloody good price.

    • +3

      why do we keep posting the same shit?

      • +1

        lol

    • +8

      Sapphire ✅
      Titanium ✅
      Day/Date✅

      Got one!

      • regretting not getting one.. but RRP is only $550. Is titanium and sapphire glass this affordable in the watch world (at least to an external observer like me)?

    • How does this watch compare to the Hamilton Khaki field watch from other post?

      • A few similarities but a huge number of differences. Price being the main one.

        • So is the Hamilton really worth that much more? Spec wise it looks like Citizen is superior due to the use of titanium over SS.

          • +1

            @bruceclipse: You are comparing a swiss made watch and movement to a likely Chinese assembled unit. That's why the huge price discrepancy.

            • @Muzeeb: Interesting! I was under the impression that Citizen watches are made in Japan. Obviously that's not true anymore.

              • @bruceclipse: Some are. The lower tier ones are likely cased in China with Japanese movements.

                Edit : looks like lower tier are cased in Thailand according to the interwebs

                • @Muzeeb: i assume it’s still good tho..

                  • @buyer-123: Absolutely nothing wrong with citizen watches.

                    • @Muzeeb: too bad, i didn’t see that it was out of stock.. looking for an everyday watch

                      • +1

                        @buyer-123: The weekend sale starts Friday around 6pm so maybe wait till then to see what's available.

    • Theres different grades of Titanium bare in mind.

      This could be the cheaper one mixed with other material.

  • +8

    This is incredible value for the specs. The only thing I don't like is the day/date. If you're after a pilot/field watch, I can't think of anything that's better value.

    • +3

      Are we twins separated at birth?

      • lol

        • +3

          Let's make a deal. I'm Arnold Schwarzenegger and you're Danny De Vito. Fair?

          • +1

            @Muzeeb: Only if I'm the degenerate version of Danny in Always Sunny. And you're the Governator that accidently banged the nanny.

            • +1

              @rosebank: Deal. I'll pm you the contract now.

              • +1

                @Muzeeb: I'll get my guys to contact your guys. They can hash out the details.

              • +3

                @Muzeeb: The guys have reached an impasse re: custody of @Jimothy Wongingtons. I'm happy for you to have full custody since you've known him a lot longer than me. I'll take him out fishing on my yacht once a month… or something.

                • +6

                  @rosebank: me lying back on therapists couch: i just want everyone to be happy aye - i just hope my two dads can work it out

                  bunnings guy in aisle 9, paint department: mate this really goes above my pay grade

  • There need to be more dateless EcoDrive watches

  • +1

    an option to optimize with a Titanium Bracelet would be 'lite on'!

    • +1

      Say the bracelet is another 200, I'd rather get this: https://starbuy.com.au/citizen-titanium-mens-watch-bn0241-59… which has a monocoque case, is Super Titanium with Duratect, and has a slightly curved box sapphire crystal.

      I got the green one on sale for $499: https://starbuy.com.au/citizen-titanium-mens-watch-bn0241-59…

      One of my favourite watches

      • Ooo I likey that green version, might nab one if it comes on special.

      • +1

        I picked up the green one too when it was on sale. Looks great on a NATO and the lug to lug makes it wear smaller than the dial diameter suggests

      • ahhh ..so a penny drops .. it's only the Super Titanium series that provides the Duratect surface hardening

        • It's a bit confusing. The Fujitsubo is Super Titanium and I'm pretty sure it's Duratect even though it's not mentioned on SB's page: https://starbuy.com.au/citizen-automatic-mens-watch-nb6021-6…

          Same with the one currently on my wrist: https://starbuy.com.au/citizen-automatic-mens-watch-nb6004-8… which I've been wearing for about a week because it's an auto (note: this and the fujitsubo have calibre 9000 series movements). I've banged it around a bit, especially due to the thickness, and I don't see any scratches even on the clasp.

        • It is Super Titanium according to the Citizen product listing

          • @Dan_: That makes it even more confusing

        • +1

          Also note that "Duratect" is engraved on the caseback.

          • @Dan_: Nice! Thanks for pointing this out. I just ordered one.

          • @Dan_: the fujitsubo and the one i'm wearing have duratect on the caseback, so i think it's safe to assume all super titanium watches also have duratect.

            • @rosebank: @rosebank What wrist size are you? Mine is about 16.5cm and thinking of going with the BN0167-50H or the blue one instead (light blue one).

              • @fungorilla: Let's say 7in or 17.78cm. I don't care what people say; wrist size can absolutely change. I had to add links to every watch I own after I started taking my health seriously, lifted weights 6 times a week, and started going to pilates. It changed after my shrink gave me new meds and I got really fat. It also changed when I worked on my workshop—from 7am to 7pm, 6 days a week for 2 weeks just to annoy my neighbour—think loud powertools, constant banging and Death Grips in stereo on 2x JBL Charge 5s at near max volume for 12 hours a day. Barely ate anything and my body fat got down to 8%. My wrist can be 17.3cm, or up to 18.3cm.

                Anyway, I have the light blue "ice diver". I think the grey one is nice as well. 16.5 is pushing it, it can work, but the bigger issue is the ratcheting instant micro-adjustment clasp. The clasp is noticeably longer than a regular clasp. A member here with smaller wrists than me absolutely hates the clasp, even though I love it; it's cool tech and useful. I think you should go somewhere to try it on first.

                • +1

                  @rosebank: Thanks for the detailed explanation. I will try it and make the decision from there. I really like it but just fear it may be too big for me and don't foresee my size changing anytime. Thanks anytime buddy!

                  • @fungorilla: np, i hope it fits because the ice blue one is a cool piece

                    • @rosebank: What would you consider as a good price today, to snap it up for?

                      • @fungorilla: No one really has it "on sale", but you're in luck. Check your dms

  • Great value. Wish there was an option in 40mm.

    • Same, 42 is a lot of watch

      • +3

        You guys have to look at the lug-to-lug measurement. If you compare the one posted to this one: https://starbuy.com.au/citizen-titanium-mens-watch-bn0241-59… which is also 42mm, and l2l of only 46mm, the one posted looks like it has shorter lugs that are angled to hug the wrist.

        So unless your wrist is super skinny, this watch will wear fine.

    • +2

      Check out this one if you’re after a similar look but smaller dial:
      https://www.sakurawatches.com/citizen-promaster-land-pmd56-2…

      • +1

        That one is so cool. It's a simple tool watch that has radio control and perpetual cal. All the eco-drives I have that are radio controlled and have perpetual calendars are ~44mm and have very busy dials. I personally think 39mm is the perfect size.

        Thanks for the link, I'll try to find it next time I'm in Japan

      • +1

        I bought the blue version of this from Biccamera in Tokyo. Given the favorable fx rate, plus 10% foreigner and 5% Visa discount at the moment it can be obtained at around AUD 480 at the moment. Smaller 39mm case size, hard coating titanium, sapphire crystal and radio controlled (JP signal only but can be done via simulator app) meaning it's extremely wearable, light weight, accurate and eliminating of manual time/date/month adjustment.

    • There is a 39mm option but it's sold out / discontinued now.

      https://www.citizenwatch.com/us/en/product/AT0200-13A.html

  • +2

    Have one of these, such a nice watch at this price point. Very good quality leather strap as well.

  • +1

    Not complaining but why do people dislike day/date?

    • +4

      To me - it takes away the symmetry of the dial, is an extra complication to set and I rarely have to know the date, let alone the day in my everyday living.

    • I only like day/date on watches if they are perpetual date ones which know to adjust for each month and leap year etc.
      I don't like them if they require you to adjust for the shorter months.

      • You have to adjust the date each month?

        • +1

          Most analogue watches think every month has 31 days

          • +1

            @Muzeeb: Better than the ones that only goes up to 28 days.

      • Yeah, I've been looking for a replacement for my perpetual calendar + chrono eco drive that's looking pretty worse for wear, but they are so hard to find (at least in my watch budget), and I can't bring myself to buy one I have to reset every 2 months…

        Didn't realise how lucky I got with this one.

    • +2

      I'm not fan of day/date on a mechanical watch.
      When you're wearing a different watch each day, having to set the day and date is a bit of an unnecessary faff (no, not setting the date is NOT a option!).

      I don't think it would bother me on a quartz.

  • Looks a bit like the Murphy hei

  • Got one. I don't really like the black bracelet. Any suggestions re color / style that will work? I was thinking something like this?

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/cdn-cgi/image/anim=false/wp-…

  • What is the lug width, 20mm or 22mm? Also is the clasp titanium as well?

  • how very tempting.

    Only reservation I have is the 42mm. 38-39mm would be perfect

  • +1

    Nice.

  • Sold out!

  • +2

    Sold out so Deepak added the Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono CA4500-32A (Panda Dial) for $199.00 delivered.

    Appears to be the cheapest posted on Ozbargain.

    • +2

      @Jimothy Wongingtons - ⅓ of the price of the Seiko - it would look good on you.

      • +2

        Already messaged him haha.

      • +1

        yes i agree it would look good on me

        (anyone got reco's for a nice and affordable metal bracelet to sub out for the stock one though?)

      • Just bought a Seiko Daytona Panda (mod Rolex Daytona clone but still with Seiko branding)
        Saved $25k…

    • 44mm!?
      I don't need a chronograph on my wall clock!

    • Finally, a tedious and impractical way to estimate my heart rate. Thanks, Citizen!

  • That's one pissed off looking watch 🤣

    • I can't unsee it now in the mobile thumbnail. 😠

  • I have the Panda, great looking watch and you can tell people it's a doctor's watch because of the pulsations measurement on the bezel

  • Today's Stardeal is the Bulova Lunar Pilot 96A225$429 delivered.

  • if it was a 38-40mm Chrono I would have snapped it up.

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