Citizen Skyhawk Eco Drive Radio Controlled Watch JY0000-53E- £249 H Samuels
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Citizen Skyhawk Eco Drive Radio Controlled Watch JY0000-53E- £249 H Samuels

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Found 2nd Apr 2016
I've been looking at the titanium version of this watch which is about £380 on amazon at the moment. Whilst this is the stainless steel version I think £249 is a decent price.
H Samuels have a sale on with so if this is not for you there maybe something there that is.
Bit of blurb from Citizen website.
Redefine atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy in 4 zones combined with Eco-Drive technology. World time in 43 cities, 1/100 second chrono up to 24 hours, perpetual calendar, 99-minute countdown timer, power reserve & 2 alarms. Includes GMT, rotating slide rule bezel, non-reflective crystal. Stainless steel with black ion plated bezel.
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Could this watch be fitted with a leather strap ?
Great watch. I have the Titanium Red Arrows one. It's worth paying the extra for the titanium version.
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I use an Aviator style leather strap (Time Factors) with one and it is comfortable and looks good.
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Could this watch be fitted with a leather strap ?



​Yes and it looks good


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Nice watch, if I didn't already have a few other watches I'd have bought this, so tempted though

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I had one of these briefly but the titanium version. Sent it back though as wasn't that keen on the busy face.

When I first decided I wanted a nice watch all I looked at was citizens. After doing a lot of looking and reading on watches I now just think the citizens/chronograph watches are just far too busy with features you'll just hardly ever use.
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markymark1975uk

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​Yep. I'll get one of those for weekends as well.
sprite127594

I had one of these briefly but the titanium version. Sent it back though … I had one of these briefly but the titanium version. Sent it back though as wasn't that keen on the busy face.When I first decided I wanted a nice watch all I looked at was citizens. After doing a lot of looking and reading on watches I now just think the citizens/chronograph watches are just far too busy with features you'll just hardly ever use.


Have to agree, watch face looks very cluttered!
walesy

Great watch. I have the Titanium Red Arrows one. It's worth paying the … Great watch. I have the Titanium Red Arrows one. It's worth paying the extra for the titanium version.



Also have the red arrows one, great watch
The model of red arrows watch is u600, if you look for that manual you will see why the watch face is busy. I don't profess to even know half the stuff, I had to switch the summer time mode on the other day when the clocks changed
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wildswan

The model of red arrows watch is u600, if you look for that manual you … The model of red arrows watch is u600, if you look for that manual you will see why the watch face is busy. I don't profess to even know half the stuff, I had to switch the summer time mode on the other day when the clocks changed



​Of course you're entitled to your opinion. I probably won't use all the functions. But reckon it's a great looking watch.
Amazon / ebay have same or cheaper
I've had this watch for 8 years now and going strong (titanium version - purchase over ebay £270 new for US), never had to change the battery, time etc. Wish they will make a skyhawk 3.
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_taurus_

Amazon / ebay have same or cheaper



​With 5 year warranty?
markymark1975uk

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HOT HOT HOT! There's something wrong with your caps lock key.
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Could this watch be fitted with a leather strap ?


Of course?
Nice watch but the fact Citizen insisted on selling this with mineral glass for the UK market makes this a no from me.
No solar? Tbh would prefer a casio and they go sub £100
Edited by: "grimboj2" 2nd Apr 2016
markymark1975uk

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Rats. If I were 70+ years old this would suit.
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grimboj2

No solar? Tbh would prefer a casio and they go sub £100



​Eco-Drive
Voted hot for price.

....but a hideously ugly dial. Far too busy IMO.
That is one horrible watch.
sprite127594

I had one of these briefly but the titanium version. Sent it back though … I had one of these briefly but the titanium version. Sent it back though as wasn't that keen on the busy face.When I first decided I wanted a nice watch all I looked at was citizens. After doing a lot of looking and reading on watches I now just think the citizens/chronograph watches are just far too busy with features you'll just hardly ever use.



Not all are. There are some nice simpler models available, though.
grimboj2

No solar? Tbh would prefer a casio and they go sub £100





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komi

I've had this watch for 8 years now and going strong (titanium version - … I've had this watch for 8 years now and going strong (titanium version - purchase over ebay £270 new for US), never had to change the battery, time etc. Wish they will make a skyhawk 3.



There will be a 3rd generation. Going to see more deals on the Skyhawk as they sell the old stock.

http://www.watchuseek.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Citizen-10.jpg
http://www.watchuseek.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Citizen-9.jpg
This or the automatic tissot for £290 hmmmmmmm
markymark1975uk

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So good that your affordability is merely to cut and paste a photo of it here. Now show us this better on your wrist to seek salvation.
daBluone

Nice watch but the fact Citizen insisted on selling this with mineral … Nice watch but the fact Citizen insisted on selling this with mineral glass for the UK market makes this a no from me.



I have 3 Citizen Watches - all imported from Germany for this very reason. Its slightly silly they decide that the UK/Ireland only models have to be inferior to the models available in the rest of Europe. Thanks to the EU can order them from Germany and you are still covered by Distance selling regulations etc so can get similar (and better models) with toughened glass faces.
im a fan of eco drive but this one looks humongous
Nice watch, but mine suffered with bad scratches within matters of weeks of purchasing it.

I sent it back to Citizen and they replaced the glass once again within a couple months the bad scratches reappeared.

Would I buy a Citizen again? Probably not without doing some serious research into what type of glass it had.

And for reference - my job and life style are VERY sedentary (office job) so why this watch attracted so many blemishes when my other cheaper watches haven't is anyone's guess.
Edited by: "adeyb" 10th Apr 2016
£249 for a watch? Madness!!!
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tempt

£249 for a watch? Madness!!!



People will sp​end £600 for a phone. Madness. For something that'll be out of date in 6 months. All depends on what you want!
Don't buy from H Samuel - disgusting customer service, from my experience!!
markymark1975uk

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Im afraid i dont agree, the citizen looks as thouh it'll tell you how much time you spend on the loo, although find where might be a challenge.
Citizen make superb watches, although I don't like this model, the one I have is a Citizen Stiletto dress watch with a sapphire glass face.
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Heat bro!
I have 4 of these 3 new ones listed on ebay as I don,t wear them Blue Angels S/S 275 this one but in Titanium 350 and a red arrows Titanium for 399 all are new with paperwork and receipts much better then this model. They also all have silicone crystal protectors applied

Edited by: "kev72" 9th Apr 2016
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kev72

I have 4 of these 3 new ones listed on ebay as I don,t wear them Blue … I have 4 of these 3 new ones listed on ebay as I don,t wear them Blue Angels S/S 275 this one but in Titanium 350 and a red arrows for 399 all are new with paperwork and receipts much better then this model. They also all have silicone crystal protectors applied



​You'll have to elaborate. How are they "much better"?
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