Citizen Men's Divers Eco Drive BN0151-09L (200m Certified Divers watch) - £124.50 @ Amazon (temp oos)
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Citizen Men's Divers Eco Drive BN0151-09L (200m Certified Divers watch) - £124.50 @ Amazon (temp oos)

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Found 2nd Feb
Second cheapest ever, for a design classic from Citizen.

  • Citizen eco-drive is fueled by light, any light
  • Blue PU strap with buckle and protective crystal glass window Lens
  • Date function
  • Citizen provides a 5 year manufacturer warranty
  • Water resistance up to 200m
  • It is a watch that never needs a battery
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Speculator43 m ago

"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable …"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable battery which will need to be replaced approx every 10yrs, which is similar to the lifespan of a normal watch battery.


Nah, I've heard of them going, 15-20yrs. Plus it's only some of the 10yr Casio and the like, which go for 10...the average battery lasts 2-3.
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Very nice looking watch and price seems fair - thanks for sharing
"It is a watch that never needs a battery"

It does have a rechargeable battery which will need to be replaced approx every 10yrs, which is similar to the lifespan of a normal watch battery.
Edited by: "Speculator" 2nd Feb
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I bought an Citizen eco drive watch in 2005 and its still going strong.
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deleted1995092nd Feb

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Can still place an order, knowing Amazon, it'll only be a couple of days before they're back.
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Speculator43 m ago

"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable …"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable battery which will need to be replaced approx every 10yrs, which is similar to the lifespan of a normal watch battery.


Nah, I've heard of them going, 15-20yrs. Plus it's only some of the 10yr Casio and the like, which go for 10...the average battery lasts 2-3.
Speculator58 m ago

"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable …"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable battery which will need to be replaced approx every 10yrs, which is similar to the lifespan of a normal watch battery.


Its a titanium lithium battery linked to a silicon photo cell. They typically last about 8 years although some people have reported orginal (1995) watches still running without issue. A typical battery lasts about 3 years, 4 at a push never 10. So whilst i agree with you pulling up the advertising as a "watch that never needs a battery", your corrections are all wrong. Eco-drive represents a marked reduction in maintenance required and at this price (for an attractive watch imiatating a Seiko 7002, at half the price) it's a bargain. Heat
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 2nd Feb
Great deal. If I didn't already have two Citizen diver autos I would be all over this. Nice one. Heat.
TacticalTimbo1 h, 34 m ago

Nah, I've heard of them going, 15-20yrs. Plus it's only some of the 10yr …Nah, I've heard of them going, 15-20yrs. Plus it's only some of the 10yr Casio and the like, which go for 10...the average battery lasts 2-3.


I was gonna say a normal watch battery that lasts 10 years?? Lol

Do u have a link for that battery?

Tyranicus661 h, 25 m ago

Its a titanium lithium battery linked to a silicon photo cell. They …Its a titanium lithium battery linked to a silicon photo cell. They typically last about 8 years although some people have reported orginal (1995) watches still running without issue. A typical battery lasts about 3 years, 4 at a push never 10. So whilst i agree with you pulling up the advertising as a "watch that never needs a battery", your corrections are all wrong. Eco-drive represents a marked reduction in maintenance required and at this price (for an attractive watch imiatating a Seiko 7002, at half the price) it's a bargain. Heat


Bought this Casio Radio controlled watch nearly 8 years ago.

It's still going strong on it's original battery! I've never changed the battery.
Edited by: "Speculator" 3rd Feb
According to my Amazon account I bought a Casio G-SHOCK G-7500-1VER on 1 Oct 2007 and it is still running great on the original battery. To save you the maths, that's over 10 years...
Arrgghhhh... Added to the basket and saw a video on this watch which doesn't has a smooth second sweeping hand... Nope. Back to SKX007
I’ve got a Solar power and radio set MTG I got for my 18th birthday. I’m 37 now and still going fine. I often think this is one of the things I’d take on a desert island to keep me sane and its build to withstand the nuclear apocalypse
Edited by: "cantonbean" 3rd Feb
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ah_heng1 h, 36 m ago

Arrgghhhh... Added to the basket and saw a video on this watch which …Arrgghhhh... Added to the basket and saw a video on this watch which doesn't has a smooth second sweeping hand... Nope. Back to SKX007


I have an SKX007 and SKX009, I love them both, but they're wildly inaccurate. They gain/lose 10-20 seconds a day, these gain mybe 20 all year! tbh, my one has gained 1-2 seconds since I got it last summer.
The SKX00x also have a big issue with chapter ring alignment, I've never see one where it's align perfectly.
But yes, SKX00x is a lovely choice, just be aware it has a realistic power reserve of ~24hrs, so wear it, and wear it well!
Sounds like you got unlucky with the Seikos; I've got a Japanese 007 and tracked the accuracy over a couple of months using the WatchChecker app and it averages +0.5 seconds a day and wad never more than +3 seconds - that is well within manual Chronometer limits!
For the person wanting the 007, I highly recommend Creation Watches. I was a little unsure of them as they are in Singapore however, they dispatched almost instantly and the thing arrived less than 2 days later with no tax to pay or anything - how they achieve that from halfway around the world and still manage to be the cheapest I'll never know?!

I don't know if I just got lucky with mine or if the Japanese watches are just made a bit better, but has stated above, mine is very accurate (actually better than all my Chronometer certified manual watches from 3 of the big name luxury brands). They cost a little more becuase they are in higher demand, but if you want one, look out for one with "21 jewels" written in white under the depth rating in the face.
Edited by: "ukflyboy" 3rd Feb
TacticalTimbo35 m ago

I have an SKX007 and SKX009, I love them both, but they're wildly …I have an SKX007 and SKX009, I love them both, but they're wildly inaccurate. They gain/lose 10-20 seconds a day, these gain mybe 20 all year! tbh, my one has gained 1-2 seconds since I got it last summer.The SKX00x also have a big issue with chapter ring alignment, I've never see one where it's align perfectly.But yes, SKX00x is a lovely choice, just be aware it has a realistic power reserve of ~24hrs, so wear it, and wear it well!


Really love the design of this citizen watch though. I think Seiko has something similar with their prospex padi range...
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Speculator12 h, 5 m ago

"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable …"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable battery which will need to be replaced approx every 10yrs, which is similar to the lifespan of a normal watch battery.


It's not so much a battery only a cache to last whilst it's dark, yes it's a battery but it only needs to last max 12hrs. Mine is still going strong after 8 years.
What do you do if you want to dive to 201 metres?
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Murtin18 m ago

What do you do if you want to dive to 201 metres?


Buy a certified 300m or 1000m watch, or remove your concrete boots!
Speculator13 h, 14 m ago

"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable …"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable battery which will need to be replaced approx every 10yrs, which is similar to the lifespan of a normal watch battery.


Citizen claim they test to equivalent of 20 years use.
Murtin1 h, 0 m ago

What do you do if you want to dive to 201 metres?


Hold your arm upwards?
Speculator11 h, 2 m ago

Bought this Casio Radio controlled watch nearly 8 years ago. It's still …Bought this Casio Radio controlled watch nearly 8 years ago. It's still going strong on it's original battery! I've never changed the battery.


Digital - this is analogue. Hardly comparable!
Murtin1 h, 16 m ago

What do you do if you want to dive to 201 metres?


I didn't know we have a talking fish in here
ah_heng4 h, 41 m ago

Arrgghhhh... Added to the basket and saw a video on this watch which …Arrgghhhh... Added to the basket and saw a video on this watch which doesn't has a smooth second sweeping hand... Nope. Back to SKX007


Very few quartz movements do, so not really unexpected. Bulova precisionist are one of the exceptions.
Don't like that watch face...much too small in comparison to the bezel. I have a citizen ecodrive and the more I look at different ones the more they look like supermarket t-shirts...same fit and design to all of them just a different graphic on the front.

I'd rather have an orient mako XL at that money.
Great watch
fab deal and a great watch
dwor14 m ago

Yup, I'll second that. The SKX009 (or 007) is a labour of love - mine is …Yup, I'll second that. The SKX009 (or 007) is a labour of love - mine is dreadfully inaccurate (+30s/day, even after a full inspection and "regulation" by Seiko!) and pretty much always stops at 4am. And the crown is a swine to screw down. And the chapter ring is off by about a third of a marker. But hey, at least the day and date windows are properly aligned!That said, I bought a brand new Sub which has a mis-aligned bezel (out by a half-click, probably the only thing I didn't check before purchase at the AD). It's a funny old illness, this watch collecting!


I think that's the price or paying for a "cheap" mechanical watch... Not going to wear it daily anyway so presume I have to wind it when I do that. That's why thinking of this citizen type of watch but that second ticking thing really bothers me for whatever reason I can't explain.
ah_heng28 m ago

I think that's the price or paying for a "cheap" mechanical watch... Not …I think that's the price or paying for a "cheap" mechanical watch... Not going to wear it daily anyway so presume I have to wind it when I do that. That's why thinking of this citizen type of watch but that second ticking thing really bothers me for whatever reason I can't explain.


And people used to pay extra to have a "dead second" complication on their automatic watches. The more things change
ukflyboy7 h, 33 m ago

For the person wanting the 007, I highly recommend Creation Watches. I was …For the person wanting the 007, I highly recommend Creation Watches. I was a little unsure of them as they are in Singapore however, they dispatched almost instantly and the thing arrived less than 2 days later with no tax to pay or anything - how they achieve that from halfway around the world and still manage to be the cheapest I'll never know?!I don't know if I just got lucky with mine or if the Japanese watches are just made a bit better, but has stated above, mine is very accurate (actually better than all my Chronometer certified manual watches from 3 of the big name luxury brands). They cost a little more becuase they are in higher demand, but if you want one, look out for one with "21 jewels" written in white under the depth rating in the face.



I'd personally recommend eglobal, lots of people on trust pilot complaining about import tax put me off creation, apart from that they look the part. But the reviews aren't great. eglobal I can vouch for like yourself having never paid any tax on many thousands of pounds of orders including both varients of the non jap SKX. Cheapest way to get a jap version is from ebay the ireland sellers, get the rubber band version then slap it on a nice strapcode.
Edited by: "dezontk" 3rd Feb
I'll happily vouch for eglobal too as had a few things from them now and never had a problem at all. Didn't realise they sell watches though! I've got a black and gray NATO strap on my SKX007, looks very smart; ironically I have had more people ask about it than I have about other watches that cost 20+ times as much!
In search of something similar but with automatic movement, I've found this and created a post I've tried it myself yesterday and it looks good!

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Speculator2nd Feb

"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable …"It is a watch that never needs a battery"It does have a rechargeable battery which will need to be replaced approx every 10yrs, which is similar to the lifespan of a normal watch battery.



I don't know what the average lifespan is.. i've known of some to die in under 7 years. I've also known many that still run 15 years later.

It's just a rechargeable lithium cell, it's fair to say it will go eventually. I believe most of the cells used are rated to have 100+ cycles. However this means it will have 80% capacity at 100 cycles, not that it will die at 100 cycles. The capacity will keep getting lower beyond 100 cycles although the user will not notice initially because even a small capacity is enough to get you through the night.

Best way to prolong the cell life is to keep it topped up and avoid deep discharge. ie when you're not wearing it leave it in view of a window, don't store in a box.
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