Friday, July 4, 2008

Review : Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive Watch JR3060-59F Men's Chronograph


Citizen Skyhawk JR3060-59F Men's Chronograph

The Citizen JR3060-59F titanium flight chronograph digital/analog watch is made for the man who never knows what time zone he'll be in from one hour to the next. It's also powered by Citizen's unique Eco-Drive, which absorbs sunlight and any artificial light through the crystal and dial to recharge the watch continuously. The fast-forward timekeeping features include time and calendar in twenty-two time zones, thirty cities, three world time alarms, a 99-minute countdown timer, one-touch interchangeable analog/digital time, and 1/100-second chronograph that measures up to 24 hours. The large round watch case features sleek, modern lines and a bi-directional rotating slide rule bezel. The black dial background features large silver-tone hands and Arabic numerals. It also features a durable, lightweight satin-finished titanium bracelet, water resistance to 100 meters (330 feet), and a scratch-resistant, non-reflective mineral crystal.

Titanium is nearly 50 percent lighter than steel, but 30 percent stronger. It's also particularly resistant to salt water corrosion.

Watch Information
Brand Name: Citizen
Model number: JR3060-59F
Part Number: JR306059F
Dial window material type: Mineral
Clasp: push-button-fold-over-clasp
Case material: Titanium
Case diameter: 46 millimeters
Case Thickness: 14 millimeters
Band material: Titanium
Band length: mens-standard
Band width: 24 millimeters
Dial color: black
Bezel material: Titanium
Bezel Function: Slide-rule
Calendar: Date
Movement: Citizen Eco-Drive
Water resistant depth: 330 Feet
Warranty Type: 5-yr manufacturer warranty

Customer Reviews
Great watch but not perfect
PROS -
- definitely recommend the titanium version. this is a big watch and steel could be heavy. worth the 40$ price diff.
- nice clean look (steel grey) goes with business and casual attire.
- the solar powered battery is great and charging works very well.
- Switching analog dial between time zones is real easy.
- Two alarms, timer, stop watch etc.

CONS:
- An annoying quirk is that you cannot set time zones that are in 1/2 hr intervals. eg: places in south asia, canada etc.
- the UTC dial is pretty much useless. and takes up space on the watch face.
- the time zones are coordinated together. eg: in Italy they have daylight savings a week earlier than the US. but if i set the italian time forward, the US time also sets forward.
- The analog dial CANNOT be set independently. It only follows the digital time set in one of the time zones.

In summary, the waqtch is nice, but some small changes could really make it perfect.

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