Not Eco-Drive, so not worth it for me, but thanks anyway OP!
Thirty years ago, yes. Most things were built better. These days, I’d recommend you only buy a Citizen if it’s an eco drive. It really is what they’re best at.
Nice looking watch and good price - but I'm afraid it's got to be Eco Drive for me
I've got a couple of Citizens which I bought 30 years ago when I was in the army. They still work today, never been serviced and keeping great time. They are not Eco drives, and are basic quartz (battery) watches. Citizen may not have the brand snobbery, but they do build an affordable and reliable watch.
This is definitely not Eco-drive. It would state it on the face and this also states quartz, which confirms it's a standard battery-powered movement. Nothing inherently wrong with a good standard quartz movement, but at the same time, why get a citizen otherwise? I don't know why they bother doing it themselves, particularly as they own other brands that are not known for Eco-drive.