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Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch with Date - $177

This is a great Dive Watch. Lowest price on three C.

Citizen eco-drive is powered by light, a watch that never needs a battery
Mineral crystal
Japanese-Quartz movement
Case diameter: 43mm
Water resistant to 660 feet
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Good price but not a fan of mineral crystal. Scratches too easily.
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DanielM491 wrote:
Apr 24th, 2018 3:27 pm
This is a great Dive Watch. Lowest price on three C.

Citizen eco-drive is powered by light, a watch that never needs a battery
Mineral crystal
Japanese-Quartz movement
Case diameter: 43mm
Water resistant to 660 feet
Never say never. The rechargeable battery do die after 10 years or so.
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xpressmerchant wrote:
Apr 24th, 2018 3:49 pm
Never say never. The rechargeable battery do die after 10 years or so.
No they dont. I have two that are over ten years old. The batteries/capacitors in the Eco-drive range are so over kill its not funny. After only 8 hours in sunlight the battery has 6 MONTHS of charge.
This is a tried and true technology and it is so annoying when the odd troll chimes in with his 2 cents - claiming this or that, out of thin air. LOL
The battery in Eco-Drive watches is Guaranteed for LIFE as long as you own the watch.
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Nice watch, and probably would have hopped on this if I hadn't picked up the Seiko Samurai not too long back.
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They don't guarentee the battery for its life, a close friend had to change his and over $100.
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"For Life": The interpretation of this varies from brand to brand; Life could mean: "Production life time of the particular product", "Supported / Serviceable / Repairable life of the product by the service centre", "The purchase date plus 25 years of the unit"...etc.
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I have 7+ eco-drive watches with the oldest around 15 years old. They all run fine on the original batteries.
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chatbox wrote:
Apr 24th, 2018 4:28 pm
"For Life": The interpretation of this varies from brand to brand; Life could mean: "Production life time of the particular product", "Supported / Serviceable / Repairable life of the product by the service centre", "The purchase date plus 25 years of the unit"...etc.
In this case it means as: long as the original purchaser still owns the watch, a new battery will be supplied free of charge. You may still need to pay someone to install the new battery. Lots of people simply don't know about this as they throw out their original purchase documents.
From Citizens website:
http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-ca/faq-c ... eco-drive/
Q: How long will the Eco-Drive energy storage cell last in my watch?
A:
The rechargeable cell featured in Eco-Drive watches is a highly specialized unit that will last a lifetime of use. Many times, it is incorrectly referred to as a “capacitor”. It is highly unusual for these cells to fail. Most commonly, if an Eco-Drive is stopping it is more indicative of a low charge. If it is running slow, it may indicate it is time to have the movement serviced. In the unusual event the Eco-Drive energy cell fails, is not damaged or tampered with, and you purchased your watch in Canada, the United States, or the United Kingdom from an Authorized Retailer, the cell will be replaced for the life of the watch.

Would love to hear from someone who actually claimed the warranty, Rather than replacing themselves.
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One thing I'm not certain of is whether the quality of the batter has changed over the years; better or worse. (e.g. Watch from 15+ years ago could have better quality batter than today's production watches?)
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flame02 wrote:
Apr 24th, 2018 4:21 pm
They don't guarentee the battery for its life, a close friend had to change his and over $100.
Did you friend make a warranty claim, or simply replace the battery cell? If he did claim the warranty, what was the reason for it not being covered.
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Nice watch, though I wish they still made the automatic version with the crown at 8.
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nice price and very decent watch !! To add to the discussion with the gentleman saying his battery died, my ecodrive nighthawk is going strong, i've had it for years and is still one of my favorite watches.
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DanielM491 wrote:
Apr 24th, 2018 4:44 pm
Did you friend make a warranty claim, or simply replace the battery cell? If he did claim the warranty, what was the reason for it not being covered.
More of a point the batteries do fail. Loss of capacitance over deep discharge is the culprit I suspect.
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It is only a $180 watch, if the watch or the battery can last you 10yrs, it is only $18/yr. Think of how long the battery in your cell phone can last.

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