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CITIZEN MEN’S BL8000-54L ECO-DRIVE CALIBRE 8700
BRAND: Citizen | MODEL: BL8000-54L
||Classic and clean dial, date display window, Imported
MEN’S CITIZEN BL8000-54L REVIEW
As would be expected from a watch of this caliber (which is not a good starting point for those with tight budget looking for best watches under 200 dollars) the entire case including the push buttons and crown of Men’s Citizen BL8000-54L are designed with stainless steel material. While the case side boast of impeccable mirror finishing, the back/case cover boast of brushed steel finishing that are appealing to the eye.
Its blue multi-function dial with date window, perpetual calendar, and dual time functionality are all housed within a hardened mineral glass crystal to ensure that the main dial window doesn’t ugly scratches or crack easily when accidentally dropped.
The Men’s Citizen BL8000-54L has a five link stainless steel bracelet with brushed and polished finishing. To minimize hair snagging while putting on and taking of the watch, the bracelet links are roundly designed with superior lock deployment clasp fastening which ensures that the watch stays securely and comfortably fastened round the wrist. The five link bracelet has a combination of mirror and brushed finishes.
The weight of the watch is a little on the heavy side (giving off a feeling and sense of superiority) and this we think is primarily because both the band and casing are all designed and fabricated with superior stainless steel material. If you rather prefer lightweight timepieces then you should peruse others in the same family (men’s Citizen Calibre 8700) but with leather strap band and gold or two tone finishes.
You should know that this particular model has a water resistant depth of 100 meter which implies that the crystal window is much stronger and durable thus minimizing ugly scratches plus the extra seal inside the watch case makes it even more water and dust proof.
In the aspect of functionality and features, the Men’s Citizen BL8000-54L is not found lacking as it offers a whole arrays of cutting edge features and functionality some which are exclusive to Citizen timepieces only.
First off, it is powered by light (Eco Drive Technology) meaning you are totally free of the hassles and complications associated with having to get the battery changed periodically say every 2-3 years. How does it work? As the rays of light beaming from the sun hits the main dial window, it passes through and in the process is converted into energy and is stored for utilization by the watch. It usually will take anywhere between 11 – 120 hour for full and complete charge and of course this will largely be dependent upon the quality light charging the watch.
All Citizen watches within the Calibre 8700 family are radio controlled meaning that when you first unbox and bring out the watch for the very first time, both the time, date and day will automatically be adjusted based upon your current location not forgetting that it has a perpetual calendar. Since there are different arrays of atomic watches stationed round the world, it thus becomes possible and actionable for these watches to talk and communicated to the closest one and in the process grabbing time, day and date information that are application to your current and present location (a pretty fancy and handy feature for global tourist I do say).
Some of the core features that this particular Citizen 8700 model offer includes; chronograph, day and date display, alarm, 12/24 hour time display and perpetual calendar.
The video walk you through a step by step process of setting the watch time, calendar, secondary (local) time, alarm, checking the zero positions including all reset and zero position.
The Men’s Citizen BL8000-54L you will agree is a very nifty and flexible timepiece owing to the exciting and cool features it brings to the wrist of the wearer. It can be used for just about any occasion and outings. It definitely will not look odd or out of place at the gym or office complementing a casual or smart outfit attires. Better still you can take a swim in the pool wearing it because with a solid 100 meter water resistance depth it is absolutely safe from moisture penetration.
It is without doubt that we state that this is one of those rare watches that will arouse the interest of many. It is one of the top selling watches at Amazon with 4.5 star ratings from over 270 customers. As already hinted above, it looks good and blend well with just about any attire (smart, official or casual). It is extremely functional and elegantly finished with stunning design. As with other citizen watches, this particular model is protected by Citizen’s 5 year guarantee.