Everything You Should Know
With our review done, it’s clear that Citizen is a powerhouse of a brand. Before you head to the store, give the below section a glance. We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions below.
1. What Is Eco Drive?
Eco-Drive watches use light sources to produce energy, powering a watch’s batteries. Yes, you can use artificial light, but you’re recommended to use sunlight.
Whatever you do, don’t keep your watch next to a halogen light source. It would damage your watch. The heat would mess with its battery quite a bit.
According to Citizen, Eco-Drive watches can last up to 6 months once fully charged. Depending on the watch you get, this could be much longer.
2. How Do You Charge An Eco Drive Watch?
This is a really good question. You don’t have to keep your watch outside for hours, as many think. The watch picks up light on its own, throughout the day. It collects it, adding the energy to its reserve.
If you want, you could keep it near a source for a bit. But if it’s artificial light, keep it around 8 inches away.
3. Why Should You Buy A Citizen Watch?
Citizen has been around for a very long time. They’re one of the biggest names in the watch industry. When you buy from them, you’re buying trusted products.
If brand names matter to you, know that Citizen is the official timepiece of the Disneyland Resorts in Florida, Anaheim, Paris and more.
In no way are these watches luxury. However, they’re built with quality in mind. So, they excel at their job.
Some users may suffer from allergies. Know that Citizen’s got your back as many of their devices are hypoallergenic. In fact, a lot of them come with no Nickel, so you’ll always be safe.
And as the brand is so popular, their watches are available worldwide.
Their devices come with extensive warranties. Citizen’s Quartz and Automatic watches come with 3-year warranties. Meanwhile, watches from their Eco-Drive and Promaster lines come with 5-year warranties.
They promise that your watch will be attended to within 45 days of delivery, and if they can’t do this, you’ll get a replacement.
4. Are There Any Problems With Citizen?
If you’re looking for a luxury watch, stay away from Citizen. Yes, there are high end citizen watches that are over $1000, but they’ll come with a name that’s associated with budget devices.
This isn’t the only drawback of working with the brand. Unfortunately, they’re pretty bad at customer service. Customers have repeatedly noted how slow they are at responding, and when they do respond, the information given isn’t always helpful.
5. Does Citizen Only Sell Quartz Watches?
Our list was full of Japanese Quartz watches. Truth be told, a lot of Citizen’s watches come with the mechanism. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any automatic watches in their line up, however.
As Citizen is a Japanese brand, they don’t produce Swiss Quartz watches. To a lot of users, this may be upsetting as Swiss Quartz is the pinnacle of craftsmanship.
Citizen is a brand that’s been around for a while. They’ve been at it since the 1930s, so they know what they’re doing. After all, they’re Seiko’s biggest competitor.
If you’re thinking about buying a Citizen watch, the BJ7000-52E is your best bet. It has a multitude of features and best of all, has the least impact on your wallet.
The watches we looked at will be worth your time and money. Naturally, some more than others.