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Citizen Men's BJ7000-52E "Nighthawk" Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch

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Eco-Friendly Watch That Calculates Fuel Consumption, Speed, Arrival time etc...,
Sweet watch, I've been wearing mine for 4 months.

I'm an Environmental Engineering Student and I also currently own an Omega Speedmaster ($2100 graduation gift long ago) and a Titanium Pro-Trek Casio Triple Sensor Watch (Compass, Altimeter & Temperature $295.00) that I used for my previous job as an outdoors wilderness instructor.

Both those watches are extreme (the Casio being too rugged, big and bulky the Omega being very freaking expensive) for everyday use and wanted something that suited my keen personality, short budget and modern taste.

I never liked anything in terms of jewelry or watches from department stores or malls, but when I walked into MACY's during Christmas shopping last december at the local mall I saw these Eco-Drive watches for the first time.

It has always been my opinion that citizen makes very old fashioned timepieces, yet the Nighthawk Eco-Drive is very different and far more classy than any other Citizen watch on the shelf. Some of the other newer Eco-Drive watches also look edgy and fresher. But the nighthawk captures a boldness with it's appearancethat is very timeless. Needless to say, I tried it on and was sold.

The features are amazing, apart from all the other "timekeeping-based and solar powered-based features you can read about everywhere else on the internet, the Nighthawk also has a multi-functional Slide Rule. This is not really praised or mentioned anywhere else so I will tell you what it is, what it does and why it makes owning this watch very cool!

With the slide rule you can calculate your car's fuel consumption, average speed/velocity and the time you will arrive at your destination, you can also multiply and divide numbers, calculate ratio's into percentages, integers and decimals, covert liters to gallons, pounds to kilograms as well as other metric conversions. The slide rule also performs a few more complicated calculations that involve airplanes and nautical vessels that are beyond my understanding.

At any rate, these calculations can be done by simply rotating the NightHawk's bezel and matching specific arrows at certain points along the dial. (If you don't believe me, you can download the Nighhawk's PDF manual and read up on it for yourself.)

In fact, it is easier than using a calculator and clears up the big mystery of what people used before computers and electronic calculators were invented; they used the "Slide Rule".

Being a grad student, I've read about the slide rules in a variety of classes but I never thought that I would own one on my next watch. I also would have never guessed that the slide rule is so efficient and easier to use than the graphics calculators we use in school.

The only negatives cocerning the Slide Rule feature on the NightHawk are the numbers on the slide rule dial are small and angled inwards so that they are tricky to read without tilting the watch around to get a good view of the numbers. Also the slide rule only approximates and produces whole numbers for some of the more advanced calculations.

Overall, I found that the useful geek-features, outdoorsman durability, everyday comfort and eco-friendliness to be well synthesized in the classy steel body of the Nighthawk Eco-Drive.

Citizen - who'd have thought it?
This is the first Citizen brand watch I've ever bought, and so far, it's as good or better quality than more expensive TAGs I've owned. About the only thing missing (aside from a stopwatch, as noted earlier - but that's debatable if you're not a serious aviator) is a sapphire crystal, which would probably prevent scratches a little better than the standard mineral crystal. For this price, though, I'm not complaining.

I like the layout, the overall appearance and something else nobody mentioned - the band clasp is a very smart design. Not only does it have something similar to the Rolex "Flip-Lock" clasp, but the main clasp has what can best be described as a squeeze lock, which must be pressed together from the sides of the band to release it from the wrist. This thing isn't coming off accidentally.

I got the stainless version, but there is a titanium one available as well as an all-black version. The all black version looked kinda cheap and the titanium was more money, so stainless was the one I chose. Even though I'm not a pilot, the slide rule is functional (perhaps even useful, in some situations) and the instructions for it are easily understood. All that and a five year warranty. And I always equated Citizen with cheaper-made watches - I stand corrected. No regrets.

Love it!
Hey guys, I bought this watch exactly a year ago February 16. It has ran terrific and hasn't had a single malfunction. So let the review begin.

First of all, the pictures don't do this watch justice. In my opinion it looks beautiful in person. I have received many compliments.

The weight of the watch is hefty but not too bad, gives it a good quality feel. The band it comfortable and if very appealing to the eyes.

The dial may look very busy and it is, but it's not that visible a meter and beyond away. Like I said its beautiful.

The crown and slide turn very smoothly and the crown screws down, reinforcing the water resistance. I've wore it in the shower, pool, while fishing, and etc. never a problem.

I have never timed it to see how fast/slow it runs. But it stays close (to the minute) and that's fine for me.

The only drawback I've noticed is the mineral crystal. Put a light scratch on it the very first week, but it's barley noticeable.

The watch fits very well on my 7" wrist and looks good as a sport and casual look. Also looks good in my opinion for dressy occasions.

Has a very nice lume. Overall this is a fantastic watch and is well worth the money in my opinion. I doubt ill ever sell it as it was my first real watch (not a fossil, or cheap Walmart brand). Highly recommended!

If I've helped one person out with this review then mission complete. Over and out.

Jordan.

Excellent watch for the price!
I've had this watch for about 3 weeks now, and really love it! The comments about it being heavy are totally wrong to me. I'm used to wearing a heavy Swiss Army watch, and this is light in comparison. Several users have mentioned that the band feels cheap. From my own experience with other high end watches, I'd say that it does not feel cheap. It is not very thick and heavy feeling, but it does feel solid, and is very comfortable on the wrist. The links are all 100% solid SS, so you know it will last years. Also, love the push button deploy clasp. One other thing that I noticed that no one has mentioned, is that the whole bracelet is brushed SS, EXCEPT at the bottom 1/8th of the middle link it is polished. It really adds to the beauty of the band.

Some other observations that go against what others mentioned:
1. I can read the small numbers just fine and I'm 45 years old with about 15/20 eyesight, and don't wear reading glasses.
2. I've used the slide rule functions on several occasions. Tip calculator, large multiplication/division, converting lbs to kg and vice versa. It is a very cool tool.
3. The size on my wrist looks just right. It does not wear very big to me. I think the fashion is getting more towards larger watches, and this would be a maximum large watch for a 6" wrist, but for a 7" wrist, it is not overly large. I would even go 44mm and I think that would be my limit.
4. The lume is exceptional. I can still see it perfectly at 5am with no charge before going to bed.
5. The date window is just fine for my eyes. Just hold it a little closer to your face and you can see just fine.
6. Seconds hand lines up on almost all of the second marks, but there are a few spots around the perimeter that it does not line up. No big deal.
7. Time is right on, measured over 3 weeks against an atomic clock.
8. No chrono and alarm, big deal, don't really need that anyway.
9. Crown screws down nicely and feels fairly solid.
10. The only thing I wish this had was a sapphire crystal. But when it gets scratched, and after the 5 year warranty, I'll have them put on a sapphire crystal. But in the meantime, it really is a beautiful flat crystal that is proud of the top of the watch and bezeled at a 45 degree angle, making it look very nice.
11. The watch came from OnlineShopDealer charged, so all I had to do was set the time and it has worked fine ever since. I left it on my dashboard a few bright sunny days to charge it while I worked out in the gym, and it has held its charge no problem.

Overall, I'd say get this watch if you can get it under $250. It is money well spent. With a 5 year warranty, that is an incredible warranty from onlineshopdealer. Not even Tag Heur/Oris/Brietling/Rolex have a warranty like that!

Awesome
This watch looks much better in person than pictures because it has certainly depth between the bezel and the dial you can't aprecciate in the pictures and it gives a better look to the watch. By other side it matches perfectly with this page description (The 43mm case diameter includes the crown protections, the normal designation should be excluding the crown and it is 41mm, but it looks bigger than other watches because it doesn't have a rotating bezel or something like that, it's all dial window). The only thing I would like to change on this watch is the mineral crystal by a sapphire one. The slide rule, the eco-drive and the dual time function works just fine, the only thing is you can't set two diferent time zones with half of difference between them. For example Caracas, Venezuela (-4,5) and Amsterdam, Berlín (+1) because the minutes for both time zones must be the same.

When I bought this watch some things make me doubt of buying it, the first one was the look of the stainless steel, I didn't want it with a bright finished, in the pictures you can't aprecciate that very well, for my happiness it isn't bright. Second one was that in some reviews people say it is very hard to set the time, the manual explains how to do it step by step so if you can read you can set the time on this watch and the third one was some people say it is very heavy and that sometime after wearing it, it becomes uncomfortable, it's true it isn't a light weight watch, but I have been wearing it for 6 months without taking it out and it haven't become uncomfortable to me. So if you like titanium watches for sure this one is going to be heavy weight to you but if you are ok with stainless steel watches this one is just great for you. Last one was the case diameter, I was worried it was so big and look ridiculous, actually it's big but it doesn't look ridiculous it looks really great.

It's just a great watch and a good choice if you want a really good watch at prices below some other expensive watches like tag, omega, breitling, etc. This one is for you.

The Best Watch I Have Ever Owned
I originally ordered this watch two years ago and never let it leave my wrist until a month ago when I took it off and put it in my golf bag. Well, somehow it managed to get lost and I've been devistated since. So here I am ordering another one.

This watch is a high quality stainless piece (or titanium if you can find it) that is just as heavy and substantial as it looks. The case is huge and makes for a rather imposing watch. I looked and researched for 2 months before purchasing this watch the first time. Every jeweler I spoke too recommended that I forget the Tag, Tissot, Omega, and various other brands in favor of Citizen. I was sort of surprised. Well it is the best quality watch I've had with no winding, no battery, and no fuss. Beyond having the bracelet adjusted, there was nothing to it.

I cannot wait to receive my second watch! Even now I still cannot find a watch that serves my purposes better or looks as good doing so. I highly recommend this watch, you will enjoy it.

Great Looking Watch With Useful Functionality
This is my second Eco-Drive, among many other watches, and I am extremely pleased with the brand and this watch in particular. The workmanship is outstanding and the weight is balanced for everyday wear: not too heavy so it feels like a brick, but not too light either. The main winning point for me is the cleanliness of the display. Time is easy to read and the luminous markers function great at night. Although there are many markings on the scale bezels, they do not affect the overall cleanliness of the face of the watch. The scales can be quite useful, but as many people have pointed out, the markings are small and difficult to read even for people with perfect vision. I do not consider this a flaw, since it would have been impossible to include this functionality and keep the size of the watch to manageable proportions.

One very useful feature for frequent travelers is that the hour hand can be individually adjusted without having to change the minutes. Another feature useful for people doing business in dual time-zones (or expatriates wishing to know the time in their native country) is the fact that the watch keeps dual time. However, the watch will only allow time difference in one hour increments, so dual time in half-hour increment time-zones (i.e. India) can't be kept.

The size of the watch is bold, without being cumbersome, and sits well on smaller wrists like mine. The Nighthawk withstands sporting activities without any problems: I've surfed, skied and mountain biked with it.

In conclusion, my overall impressions are extremely positive for day-to-day wear, and even for some more informal occasions. Great watch, highly recommended.

Awesome Time Piece!
I purchased this watch for my 22 year old son for Christmas. He is graduating from the UofA soon and will make his way out into the business world following graduation. He told me that he would like to have a "nice" watch now. This was quite an unusual request coming from him. As I love watches myself, I decided it had to be very special, so he would love, wear and take care of it! I must have looked at a hundred different watches and even actually purchased another brand at Sears, only to return it. I finally settled on this sweet baby. It really looks great on the wrist. It is a very handsome, heavy and distingushed piece of stainless steel. I was so impressed with this watch, I plan to get one for myself...

Great-Looking, Multi-Functional Watch!
The Citizen Nighthawk has many useful features, such as the ability to do pilot calculations (since it is a pilot's watch), slide rule calculations, division, tip calculations, dual-time capability, date, operates by a solar cell thus excluding the need for a battery, large luminous hands and markers for readability and low-light visibility, and so on. However, my main reasons for buying this watch are because it looks great on the wrist for both casual and evening wear, it is very comfortable to wear despite its large size and it is very durable and reliable. You can be sure that once you start wearing the Citizen Nighthawk you'll have people coming up to you to compliment on your eye-catching watch.

Eco-Friendly Watch That Calculates Fuel Consumption, Speed, Arrival time etc...
Sweet watch, I've been wearing mine for 4 months.

I'm an Environmental Engineering Student and I also currently own an Omega Speedmaster ($2100 graduation gift from Dad) and a Titanium Pro-Trek Casio Triple Sensor Watch (Compass, Altimeter & Temperature $295.00) that I used for my previous job as an outdoors wilderness instructor.

Both those watches are extreme (the Casio being too rugged, big and bulky the Omega being very freaking expensive) for everyday use and wanted something that suited my keen personality, short budget and modern taste.

I never liked anything in terms of jewelry or watches from department stores or malls, but when I walked into MACY's during Christmas shopping last december at the local mall I saw these Eco-Drive watches for the first time.

Citizen makes some ugly and very old fashioned timepieces, yet the Nighthawk Eco-Drive is very different and far more classy than any other Citizen watch on the shelf. I tried it on and was sold.

The features are amazing, apart from all the other "timekeeping-based and solar powered-based features you can read about everywhere else on the internet, the Nighthawk also has a multi-functional Slide Rule. This is not really praised or mentioned anywhere else so I will tell you what it is, what it does and why it makes owning this watch very cool!

With the slide rule you can calculate your car's fuel consumption, average speed/velocity and the time you will arrive at your destination, you can also multiply and divide numbers, calculate ratio's into percentages, integers and decimals, covert liters to gallons, pounds to kilograms as well as other metric conversions. The slide rule also performs a few more complicated calculations that involve airplanes and nautical vessels that are beyond my understanding.

At any rate, these calculations can be done by simply rotating the NightHawk's bezel and matching specific arrows at certain points along the dial. (If you don't believe me, you can download the Nighhawk's PDF manual and read up on it for yourself.)

In fact, it is easier than using a calculator and clears up the big mystery of what people used before computers and electronic calculators were invented; they used the "Slide Rule".

Being a grad student, I've read about the slide rules in a variety of classes but I never thought that I would own one on my next watch. I also would have never guessed that the slide rule is so efficient and easier to use than the graphics calculators we use in school.

The only negatives cocerning the Slide Rule feature on the NightHawk are the numbers on the slide rule dial are small and angled inwards so that they are tricky to read without tilting the watch around to get a good view of the numbers. Also the slide rule only approximates and produces whole numbers for some of the more advanced calculations.

Overall, I found that the useful geek-features, outdoorsman durability, everyday comfort and eco-friendliness to be well synthesized in the classy steel body of the Nighthawk Eco-Drive.



Features

Technical data

  • With its sleek, attractive design and myriad high-tech features, this Citizen "Nighthawk" watch pushes the boundaries of timepiece technology.
  • Light-powered Eco-Drive Japanese Quartz movement charges in natural or indoor light while durable, hardened non-reflective mineral crystal protects dial
  • Features include low charge warning, quick-start ability, incandescent light, luminous hands and time markers, dual-time function, and date feature at three o'clock position
  • Performs flight calculations with pilot's slide rule inner bezel ring operated by crown at eight o'clock
  • Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving

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