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Citizen Eco-Drive BN0163-00H Diver, CA4507-84X & CA4558-16E Chronos $249 Delivered @ Starbuy

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It's time to get your Citizen-ship! There's no less than three awesome Eco-Drives on special today with these prices good till Monday at 10:00am. I have the BN0163-00H myself and it looks way better in the metal than the pictures do it justice. The wave pattern on the dial is almost fluid, the handset is very legible, and the lume is surprisingly decent after dark.

Each watch is the same price with Express Post delivery included. Links to each one:

Citizen Divers BN0163-00H - https://starbuy.com.au/citizen-200m-divers-mens-watch-bn0163…
Citizen Eco-Drive CA4507-84X Black Chronograph, Green full-lume Dial - https://starbuy.com.au/citizen-eco-drive-mens-watch-ca4507-8…
Citizen Eco-Drive CA4558-16E S/S Chronograph, Black Dial/Green Bezel - https://starbuy.com.au/citizen-eco-drive-mens-watch-ca4558-1…

I'll post full specs shortly.

Citizen Divers BN0163-00H specs:

  • Case Diameter: 44mm
  • Case Thickness: 11.5mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Crystal: Mineral Glass
  • Movement: E168 quartz Eco-Drive w/ solar power
  • Extras: Screw Lock Crown, Date Display
  • Strap: Polyurethane Strap
  • Warranty: Citizen 5 year warranty

Seen on Maverick Watch Reviews


Citizen Eco-Drive CA4507-84X specs:

  • Case Diameter: 44mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Crystal: Mineral Glass
  • Movement: B620 quartz Chronograph Eco-Drive w/ solar power
  • Extras: Full luminous dial, Pulse meter on bezel
  • Strap: Stainless Steel w/ Push-Button Buckle
  • Warranty: Citizen 5 year warranty

Reddit post review with photos of full lume.


Citizen Eco-Drive CA4558-16E specs:

Case Diameter: 43mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Crystal: Mineral Glass
Movement: Citizen B620 quartz Chronograph Eco-Drive w/ solar power
Strap: Black Leather
Clasp: Steel Buckle
Warranty: Citizen 5 Year warranty

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Comments

  • Great price for the BN0163-00H, but not as cool as BN0162-02X

    • ATL for the BN0163-00H was $239, boooo to inflation

    • BN0162-02X

      rosebank you can get this $180 at Chatswood Citizen Service Centre demo cabinet

      only 1 piece there

  • big fella watches. :)

    • The gold diver would wear smaller than you think.

  • Waiting on a deal for the BN0166-01L… :D

    • That's a nice dial. Best price today is Watch Depot @ $465; I'm not sure if you'd get another $20 off if you sign up to their newsletter since it's a 'sale price'. Even better if you have any of those mythical Shiels vouchers I keep hearing mentioned…

      • I'm just annoyed I didn't know I wanted one when they were on clearance at DJs for a reasonable price lol.

        Might eventually have to settle for another colour.

        • When I saw it at DJs I put it in my cart but then it sold out so I couldn't check out. very sadge :(

        • In the months following its release it was a popular item to discount and eventually dropped to sub-$400. It has gone OOS at a lot of places and I suspect is a bit off the radar as a result.

      • get the demo piece from Chatswood Citizen Service Centre for $240

        only 1 there

        https://www.watchdepot.com.au/products/citizen-bn0166-01l-pr…

  • +1

    Stillll waiting for $200 Titanium and Sapphire crystal… so bummed I didn't get one last time

    • +1

      Yeah, missed it as well…citizen garrison titanium eco-drive…was available through DJ for $223 on June 7th but sold out quickly

      • I want a “daily” watch which I can wear everyday. I have a Rado which was my grandfathers but it’s not really accurate due to lack of servicing and there is no way I have the money to service it or learn to do so myself. Would you say the CA4558-16E is a suitable “daily” watch? Eco drive is especially handy as it means I can just leave it in light and not worry about losing accuracy.

        The allure of titanium and sapphire still calls though.. what are the chances of another deal?

      • +2

        Hi there. In their wisdom, Citizen have retired this model locally. They are looking for any more stock on hand in their other markets and in case they offer us any, we will grab every last piece. Thanks

  • +1

    How do these three compare to this one? https://starbuy.com.au/citizen-eco-drive-mens-chronograph-wa…

    Apologies if it's a dumb question - just starting to get into watches now… :)

    • +1

      No apologies needed. Welcome to the slippery-slide. :)

      The primary difference is the one you linked to is made from titanium, so it will feel a lot lighter on the wrist and (according to the description) be more resistant to scratches due to the hardened coating it has. It's also got a sapphire crystal, which is important to some people - I personally don't see there's a big difference between sapphire and mineral. Sapphire is meant to be harder and more resistant to scratches but can be brittle and prone to cracking, whereas mineral glass will attract scratches more easily but withstand direct impacts better without breaking. Either way, if you're careful with your watch you shouldn't have a problem. This one also has a slightly different clasp to hold the bracelet (one of the two chronos in the post is a leather strap with pin & buckle closure).

      Otherwise, the size and features will be very similar. I note this one has the H500 movement which only stores up to 5 months of energy in the capacitor, the others will store up to 9 months. As long as you don't leave it in complete darkness all the time then you'll be fine. I take all my Eco-Drives out once a month and give them an afternoon in a sunny room out of direct sunlight.

    • +1

      Forget the first one - BN0163-00H - it's a dive watch and quite different. Great watch in its own right, but doesn't fit into this comparison.

      The other two are effectively identical in function to your AT2530-85X example. They only real difference between the movement in the CA models compared to the AT is slightly different subdial positions - the CA utilises slightly smaller subdials so that they can sit lower on the dial (and give them the distinctive 'angry owl' look when the hands are at the 10-2 position), the AT subdials are bigger and fill the dial more. It is purely an aesthetic choice.

      The primary difference is that the AT2530-85X is titanium with sapphire crystal, so you are paying the extra for a more expensive case and dial materials, plus a better made bracelet and clasp. Never tried a titanium watch before? They are very noticeably lighter than a regular stainless watch (but are also less shiny if you prefer less bling).

      Frankly, $399 for a name brand titanium chrono with sapphire and five year warranty is pretty damn good!
      But at the end of the day it comes down to your personal preference. For me, the looks of the AT2530-85X don't speak to me, so I wouldn't buy it for myself despite the great value it represents. I do however have one of the other CA range watches (CA4500-16X) and I do like how it looks.

    • Thanks to you both @Chazzozz and @Astronaut Joe - these are both incredibly helpful responses. I might go titanium as I am just leaving the darkside of the apple watch, and don't to replace with a super heavy watch yet. That said - i like the look of both CAs as well!

      Out of interest, what would be top 3 watches for each of you for daily wear in the $500-$1000ish range?

      Thanks again!

      • +1

        It's all personal preference of course - buy what you like. But lately, my recent acquisition NJ0151-88X has been getting a lot of wrist time. And, as a bonus, cost well under $500!

        I'm also a fan of the Seiko Alpinist aesthetic, and the SPB121J slots into that $500-$1k range. Although I'm hanging out to score a deal on some of the colourways that weren't released in Australia - the SPB197J will be instantly on my wrist if I find a good deal on one.

        Another regular visitor to my wrist is my Citizen Navihawk CB5848-57L, because it is fun. Plus a great travel watch.

        Another new arrival that I think will see a lot of wear is the Citizen 'ice diver' BN0165-55L, currently on sale at Watch Direct for $297 which is a great price and lowest that I've ever seen (I paid $299, lol). Unlike the vast majority of Citizen's BN diver range this one comes on a metal bracelet, which I prefer. And it is a versatile colorway that will go with lots of stuff. The BN0163-00H in the original deal is the exact same watch except on a poly rubber strap and more exubarent colours.

        Edit: and I realised after I typed that two of the watches here are sub-$500, which goes to show you that you don't have to spend more if what you like costs less.

      • +1

        I echo Astronaut Joe's sentiment: you can seek the opinion of others but at the end of the day you buy & wear what you like. I've been having a lot of fun exploring microbrands such as Avi-8, Aragon, Vario to name a few. I've also lately been lured to the Ali Express favourites Skmei for an el-cheapo digital beater and the super-popular (for good reason!) Steel Dive SD1970. But, I've also got a Bulova Lunar Pilot Mini that's a great piece to wear, a Seiko Presage Cocktail Time with a dial I could just dive into, a Seiko Speedtimer that was a birthday gift from Mrs C, and several Citizen Eco-Drives that are just perfectly practical watches to wear.

        As you can see, once you start…it's kind of hard to stop.

        • exploring microbrands such as Avi-8

          I'm kinda digging this one
          https://avi-8.com/collections/bestsellers/products/hawker-hu…

          Shame that as a microbrand they didn't put sapphire on it. Not that I could imagine this being a daily driver.

        • That Bulovia is beautiful. I assume the current price isn’t an ATL?

          • @bien100: No, they’ve been as low as $549, which you’ll find with a quick search of OzB. The full-size version has been as low as $399, but even though it’s just a difference is a couple of mm it wears much larger.

            @Astronaut Joe I was lucky enough to score one of the D-Day anniversary models, in a variant that’s been sold out for ages. It’s a real beauty.

  • CA4507-84X

    demo piece direct from Citizen Service Centre costs me $188

    there were only 1

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    promaster mini for $150 several demo pieces at Chatswood Citizen Service Centre

    https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/138287/113578/prubber.…

    rubber promaster auto for $195 several demo pieces at Chatswood Citizen Service Centre

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