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Citizen Eco Drive Watches – The Secret To Never Buying Another Watch Again

Eco Drive Citizen Watch Technonolgy

 

Like most people, you’ve probably had a watch or two that you absolutely loved, but the battery went and died one day. What did you do with it? Did you stick it in a drawer and forget about it? Or maybe it’s buried somewhere in a box down in your basement? Chances are that you didn’t have the time to take it to a jeweller to get the battery replaced. It is likely that your old watch will end up as nothing more than a relic of time (no pun intended.)

But what if I told you that there is a company that designs watches whose batteries will never run dry? That there was a way to find a stunning watch that you will fall in love with, and never have to worry about the cost and inconvenience of replacing a battery ever again? That there is a watch in existence that never needs to be plugged in to be recharged?

No it’s not a dream, this wonderful technology actually exists! It is called Eco Drive, and it is available exclusively on products from the Citizen Eco Drive Watch line.

What Is Eco-Drive?

This is the process that Citizen watches use to harness energy from any kind of light sources, whether artificial or natural. The energy is then stored in a rechargeable lithium-ion cell, that can be charged continuously and run forever. Just imagine it for a second – a watch that would really last a lifetime.

How Eco-Drive Helps the Environment

According to Citizen Watch Co, the Citizen Eco Drive watch line has eliminated the disposal of over 10 million batteries in North America alone. This is big news for the environment, and a bold step towards reducing pollution.

A Brief History

Introduced to the world in 1996, these watches presented numerous technological advances compared to other solar powered watches available at the time. This cutting edge technology eliminated the need for large, noticeable power cells, and opted for sleek, elegant designs.

The concept behind these watches was the Eco-Drive calibre 7878 movement, which was the first of its kind. This allowed solar cells to be mounted under the dial, which is translucent enough so that light passes through to power movement and charge the battery. They can run up to 180 days on secondary (stored) energy before needing to be recharged by exposure to light.

If deprived of light for an extended amount of time, some models will hibernate, and the hands of the watch will stop moving, but the internal quartz movement will continue to track the time accurately. When eventually exposed to light, the hands will move to the correct position and resume timekeeping as usual. So that means if you leave your watch in a drawer say for 3 months, then take it out and expose it to light, it will show the correct time immediately.

Life Expectancy

According to reports from Citizen Watches, experiments revealed that the solar cells and secondary battery used in Eco-Drive watches will last for up to 10 years. They further stated that the lubricants used in constructing these watches are built to assist with longevity, as the oil will not harden or evaporate, even over 20 years.

Overheating

Although this is a rare occurrence, there have been instances where persons have reported damage due to excessive heat during recharge. As a precaution, the temperature of the device must not exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Some instances where the watches tend to overheat are holding them too closely to light bulbs.

Popular Citizen Eco-Drive Watches

Citizen has dozens of Eco-Drive watches for you to choose from, with a wide range of colors, materials and features available. Below you can look at some of their most popular watches:

Citizen Men’s BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Canvas Strap

Specifications:

Citizen Men's BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Canvas Strap

Display Type: Analog

Clasp: Buckle

Weight: 16 Ounces

Features:

  • Light powered eco-drive Japanese-quartz movement
  • Durable military green canvas strap with leather inner-lining
  • Day and date calendar feature
  • Luminous hands and hour/minute markers
  • Compact brushed stainless steel case
  • Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)

Price Range: Starting at £140.00

 

 

Citizen Men’s JY0010-50E Eco-Drive “Skyhawk A-T” Titanium Watch

 

Citizen Men's JY0010-50E Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T Titanium Watch

Specifications:

Display Type: Analog

Clasp: Fold-Over Push Button Clasp

Weight: 16 Ounces

 

Features:

  • Synchronized to Atomic Clock for Superior Accuracy
  • Atomic Timekeeping Technology with Synchronized Time Adjustment Available in 43 World Cities
  • Stainless steel and titanium
  • 1/100-Second Chronograph Measures up to 24 Hours
  • Perpetual Calendar
  • 2 Alarms
  • 99-Minute Countdown Time
  • Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) Display
  • Power Reserve Indicator
  • Rotating Slide Rule Bezel
  • Anti-Reflective Crystal
  • Movement: Calibre U600
  • Perfect for pilots

Price Range: Starting at £470.00

 

Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watch BL5250-02L

Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watch #BL5250-02L

 

Specifications:

Display Type: Analog

Clasp: Buckle

Weight: 2.56 Ounces

Features:

  • Protective Mineral Glass Window Lens
  • Round Titanium Case with Titanium Bezel
  • Leather Strap
  • Water Resistant to 200 metres
  • Chronograph
  • Alarm
  • Date

 

Price Range: Starting at £270.00

Citizen Men’s AT8020-03L “Blue Angels World A-T” Eco-Drive Watch

 

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Specifications:

Display Type: Analog

Clasp: Buckle

Weight: 16 Ounces

 

Features:

  • Atomic Timekeeping
  • Automatic Time in 26 World Cities
  • Radio-Controlled in North America, United Kingdom, Europe, Japan and China
  • 1/20 Second Chronograph Measures up to 60 Minutes
  • Perpetual Calendar
  • 12/24 Hour Time
  • Power Reserve Indicator
  • 200 Meter Water Resistance
  • Non-Reflective Sapphire Crystal
  • Crocodile Strap (select models)

Price Range: Starting at £380.00

 

Citizen Men’s BJ7000-52E “Nighthawk” Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch

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

Specifications:

Display Type: Analog

Clasp: Fold-Over Push Button Clasp

Weight: 16 Ounces

 

Features:

  • Stainless steel
  • Date window at three o’clock position
  • Dual-time function
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • Protective mineral crystal dial window
  • Low charge warning
  • Quick-start ability
  • Incandescent light
  • Water-resistant to 200 m

Price Range: Starting at £260.00

It Makes Sense

The next time you are shopping for a new watch, be sure to select one powered by the Eco-Drive technology that will serve you for the rest of your life, without needing to change a single battery. They also make lovely eco-friendly gifts for family and friends. Citizens Watches just make sense.

Need One Now?

Looking to purchase a Citizen Eco-Drive watch right now? Then follow this link to browse from our wide selection. We even offer a 6 year guarantee on all citizen watches (as if you need it!)

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