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Citizen Men's Calibre 8700 Alarm Eco-Drive Watch

  Estimated 3 - 10 working days to United States

An all time favourite watch model by Citizen for gents. This attractive time piece is made from stainless steel and has a deep blue dial colour. Features include perpetual calendar, alarm, dual time, non-reflective crystal, month-day-date, 12/24 hour time, 100 metre water resistance, screw back case and movement calibre: E870. Fastens with a stainless steel metal bracelet and is powered by Citizen Eco Drive.

Brand
Citizen
Packaging
Citizen packaging
Guarantee
Citizen 5 year guarantee
Case width approx.
40mm
Case depth approx.
11mm
Gender
Gents
Dial Colour
Blue
Case Material
Stainless Steel
Strap type
Metal bracelet Free sizing available
Strap Colour
Silver
100 metres
Date
Yes
Clasp type
Push-button Deployment
Movement
Eco-drive   About Ecodrive
Alarm
Yes
Day
Yes
Month
Yes
24 hour dial
Yes
Dual time
Yes
Glass
Crystal
Perpetual Calendar
Yes
MPN
BL8000-54L

This watch is supplied with:

  • - Official Citizen presentation packaging
  • - Official Citizen guarantee
  • - Instruction manual (where applicable)
  • - 213 Reward points

This product can be shipped to:

  • UK  UK (United Kingdom)
  • EU  EU (European Union)

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 9th November 2014
19 out of 26 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 2ND NOV 2014)

I bought this watch for myself after doing a good amount of research on the features and looks I was looking for. This watch is more than what I wanted and looks great! Its been around a week now since I have been using the watch. Overall, I am happy with the watch and recommend it.

Details and positive points:
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In terms of details, the watch is solar powered with battery running for a minimum of 6 months, when fully charged. In other words, on a regular wear, I do not need to think about charging, as it keeps getting charged with whatever lights are avialble and keeps me away from thinking about its charge/battery. The preciseness and thoughts went into the design of this watch is incredible. The watch keeps running whenever you can see it. However, when kept in dark for 30 mins or more, the seconds hand stops to save the battery, but the watch keeps the time always, so that you dont need to adjust the time ever. The idea of stopping the seconds hand in dark is great, as no one can look at the watch in dark and it saves power. So, whenever you can look at the watch you always see the watch running with correct time. I like this feature the most.

The watch provides Time, calender, Alarm and Local time mode features. The implementation of these features are well thought and designed such that they provide the best usage of the features. In Time mode, the watch displays the time in 12 HR, 24 HR, date and day of week.

In calendar mode, the only change compared to the Time mode, is that the seconds hand stops and starts pointiung to the month. The rest of the positions remain as it is. If you are not particularly interested in knowing the seconds, it is best to keep the watch in Calendar mode, where you can see the time hour and minute as well as date, month and day of the week.

The leap year dial is only for setting the leap year, which probably helps the watch to adjust the date on a leap year and non-leap year.

In alarm mode, the alarm can be set as given in the user manual or shown in video. The sound of the alarm is decent and audible. The sound is not very high, but enough for a wrist watch.
One can see the status of alarm by pressing the lower button Button B as per manual in any mode and provides a way to know, if the alarm is on or off.

The local time mode is another good feature, which allows to maintain time in another time zone. A nice feature for frequent international travellers. The time difference is maintained even when you are not using it. I use it to know the time in which my customers are working in US.

The hour and minute hand of the watch has got illumination, which illuminates in the dark giving a great look and convenience in the night.

Looks:
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In terms of looks, the watch is mostly as described/advertised. The dial of the watch is blue, if you truly ask. But the color is not always noticeable as blue, as it mostly look as dark grey or black, if looked casually. That still looks nice and I have no complaints.

The stainless steel bracelet is solid and gives manny look. The quality of the bracelt looks good and have not faced any problems till now.

The gravings on the watch dial is clear and readable. The contradicting colors of the smaller dials make it dominant, which looks nice from far.


Negative points:
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In terms of negative point, the Local time mode has got time adjustment only in terms of hours. This means, the local time feature is not useful for countries which has time difference in parts of hour, such as India.

The year is not viewable. The leap years are only used to set the leap year for date adjustment. You cannot keep the hand always pointing to the LY, +1, +2 or +3.

The dials color does not look blue, when looked casually. It would look even better, if it always looks blue, even if looked at it casually.

The manual of the watch is little complicated and you need to pay full attention to the manual to adjust the watch. It can be made friendlier. An alternative it to follow the video though.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 21st February 2012
17 out of 27 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 4TH DEC 2011)


We wanted our son to have a special 21st birthday present and the look on his face when he opened it was priceless. I asked him if he would like to write a few words about it – I think this says it all.

“I had this beautiful watch for my 21st birthday. I just love it. I am a physics student so I find the solar powered battery a very cool feature, but that is far from all. The accuracy of the time is incredible and the tools for a stop watch/lap time come in useful very often. For those days when the brain doesn’t work! ....... the date and even month reminder function are very handy. There is an alternative time feature for travelling to different time zones, or in my case phoning a different time zone. Programmed once, it will remember the time at each location, and accurate to the minute, a real essential for family contact in Australia. It can also calculate when we are in a leap year - not sure how it does that - intriguing and very clever. The alarm is precise and audible and the hands are clearly visible; not too busy on the face of the watch. The blue colour of the dial is not quite the same as in the advertised photographs, but other reviews had warned me of this. I feel it actually adds another dimension as it looks black in some lights and a shining blue in others. My favourite aesthetic feature of this watch is a “patterned texture” which appears in certain light conditions causing the background of the face to sparkle. This is not visible in any of the photographs and it just adds even more character to the watch. I love it and would highly recommend.
Thank you Mam & Dad.”


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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 17th May 2010
12 out of 18 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 11TH DEC 2009)

I purchased this item as a present for my boyfriend, and he loves it! I pondered for a while over choosing the appropriate design, and feel the Citizen watch successfully combines functionality with elegant, masculine design. Some of the watches I viewed were too "sporty" in appearance; whereas the Calibre 8700 looks just at home with a T-shirt and jeans, or a well-cut suit. A definite receommended purchase.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 2nd May 2014
13 out of 22 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 3RD APR 2014)

From the pictures you see that this watch has a very attractive face. The polished silver roman numerals and sub dials look very striking against the blue hue of the dial. Eco Drive technology has been pioneered by citizen and now a staple product with decades of development behind it.

Not requiring a battery replacement is a big positive and the solar cell is powered by natural and artificial light with a power reserve capacity for 270 days. Combined with a perpetual calendar this watch has modern innovative and useful features. There is an alarm that sounds for 15 seconds as well not something I would deem necessary but nice to have nonetheless. The date is displayed by clear black bold digits making it visible at a glance. The luminosity of the hands gives average visibility at night time. The watch face should be sapphire crystal and there is no way to monitor the power reserve all minor concerns.

The watch face is 40mm in diameter which is the ideal size for me making the watch look subtle a quality hard to find in modern watches. If you are debating with yourself whether or not to pull the trigger do, as you will not be disappointed with this watch. You know you made a good choice when you don’t want to wear it for a couple of days for fear of scratching it!!!!


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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 29th January 2014
10 out of 16 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 27TH JAN 2014)

Delivered on time, great time piece, great company to do business with.
I would rate this watch 10/10 for quality, style and pure engineering.
Only downside I have had with this watch is the volume of people asking to have a look and try it on, hey its what you would expect with such a great timepiece
Strongly recommend you buy one if your are considering this style of watch, its a timekeeper!


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 4th March 2012
6 out of 8 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 22ND FEB 2012)

The overall watch is excellent, all of the functions are easily done. the appearance of the watch is brilliant, i had to get it shortened to fit but that wasnt a problem at all. the only thing i would say bad about the watch is that the alarm isnt very load. i would highly reccomend getting it !!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 21st March 2015
8 out of 13 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 11TH MAR 2015)


The watch arrived quickly and was well packaged. The watch itself is very stylish and has some nice features. I like the energy saving feature with the second hand, it stays at the 12 position when in darkness for a long time, then once the light hits the watch face it springs into action, very cool.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 2nd March 2015
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 19TH FEB 2015)

Great looking watch and super fast delivery! I will definitely use Watch Shop again in the future

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 15th January 2015
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 4TH JAN 2015)

Great watch with some great easy to use features. Feels and looks a quality watch

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 12th January 2015
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 30TH DEC 2014)

This is a very stylish and great looking perpetual calendar watch, i think the stainless steel fold over hidden double. Button push clasp adds quality to this timepiece, they say the face is deep blue, well can i just say that it must be very deep as i cant really see it, it is more like a deep grey which isnt a problem because the watch is so nice, at first i thought i would need a quantum physics degree to work the dual time/ calendar / alarm but after reading the very simple instructions i sussed it withing twenty minutes, the dual time is an amazing feature, just switch to daul time and it changes to your chosen time automatically which still has me watching in oar, then just switch back to time and everything changes back again time,date,day everything, the alarm sounds for 15 seconds which is also a nice little extra touch, this watch can be worn as a dress watch or just a very good looking day watch, i wear mine everywhere, the time hands glow in the dark which is very handy, pardon the pun this watch is a really nice piece of kit and i think if your a man or lad that likes watches you would love this, the only thing that would make this watch even better would be a light as this is a very well made clever timepiece, this watch is not bulky or to chunky either which also gives it a more classy look, all in all i give it nine & half out of ten and thats because it says its blue but really grey/black but as i said this does not detract from the quality or gorgeousness of this little gem, great value for such a handsome watch.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 23rd January 2013
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 2ND JAN 2013)

Nice looking,accurate,comfortable to wear,easy to adjust,easy to operate functions.Excellent eco watch,a pitty it was not cheaper.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 9th March 2012
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 8TH MAR 2012)

gorgeous watch. The face is beautiful and reminds me a little of the stunning blue dialled clock at Hampton Court Palace. The white and shiny silver hands against the dark navy show up well and the contrast is very aesthetically pleasing. The silver roman numerals give an elegant timeless feel, a nice combination of the beautiful ancient and stylishly modern. Having worn the watch for precisely one hour, it feels comfy and having taken links out to fit my wrist, it doesnt feel too heavy, which i thought it might, my being female and having very small boned wrists. It feels reassuringly there, but not like am weight lifting (three and a half links were removed, which helps). The matt and contrasting shiny bracelet looks ok, not vulgar, acceptable, robust but not clunky.
Never having bought a Citizen or eco drive before, this watch promises years of satisfaction, well see.
I was even more impressed by the service at the watch shop who delivered in under 24 hrs and smiled through my dithering when they price matched one watch plus a further discount, I ordered it, then put it on hold, cancelled it then ordered this model. Its an indictment of general service standards today when the watch shops sterling service to me has one surprised, cheered and getting out the bunting. I love this watch, you wont be disappointed.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 31st October 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 20TH OCT 2016)


Great choice and great prices too

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 17th June 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 6TH JUN 2016)

I bought it was a graduation present for my other half and got the back engraved. He loved it and looked very classy on the day.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 28th March 2016
Rating: Very good (4 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 15TH MAR 2016)

Perfect and item matched description.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 23rd March 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 12TH MAR 2016)

A great watch for the price. Wanted something that did not need a battery, runs off light. Item ordered on a Saturday night, delivered on the Monday! great service.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 29th December 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 19TH DEC 2015)

Very pleased with quick efficient service, been today had links taken out just as details stated goldsmiths very obliging an job done. Will certainly use website again. Many thanks

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 9th December 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 27TH NOV 2015)

The watch is for a gift but very good looking, the watch face is a nice size, not too big as some tend to be these days. Delivery and customer service unbeatable as always, have used this company before and wont shop anywhere else for watches.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 8th December 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 27TH NOV 2015)

Bought this watch as a gift for my son, I already own a Citizen Eco-Drive watch myself. It is a very nice looking watch and keeps time superbly.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 18th November 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 7TH NOV 2015)

This is a great looking watch to wear either casual or with a suit. Very few features and very easy to use

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 31st August 2015
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 20TH AUG 2015)

Excellent quick delivery

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 22nd August 2015
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 12TH AUG 2015)

I have not owned the watch for very long yet,but i am more than pleased with its style and quality. Hope to have many years of trouble free timekeeping. Would definitely recommend this product.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 21st August 2015
Rating: Very good (4 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 10TH AUG 2015)

awesome watch and very good service

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 18th June 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 8TH JUN 2015)

Beautiful watch, other half absolutely delighted with it, was a gift for his birthday

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 10th June 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 30TH MAY 2015)

Very happy with the watch, great quality and looks great on the wrist.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 9th June 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 29TH MAY 2015)

I bought this watch for myself about a week ago. Its such a beautiful watch and very precise. It does take a bit of reading to get fully familiar with this watch but its relatively easy to understand. Everything feels solid and you can tell its made of quality parts. The alarm is loud enough to do its job so in case I need it in an emergency no phone about etc Ill have no problem using that.

Ive never spent so much on a watch in my life but I do not regret it because I know this watch will last me for the rest of my life!


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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 12th December 2014
Rating: Very good (4 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 30TH NOV 2014)

This watch is good, feels heavy, elegant and probably one of the best I could get in that Black Friday price. However, it is something you probably wont die for it as I am not and if you think you are buying blue dial watch as it shown in the pic then walk away. Oh hte other thing, dial is much samller

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 11th December 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 30TH NOV 2014)

This is my first proper watch. Fed replacing batteries on other types. A wee bit tricky to set up, but now it is set up will not need any further changes hopefully. Delighted with it. Looks and feels great.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 10th December 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 30TH NOV 2014)

Watch purchased for grandsons 21st birthday. Watch was chosen by him and it certainly looks the part and meets all his requirements

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 9th December 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 29TH NOV 2014)

Amazing watch, exactly what I expected, and more. Very competitive price . Wish Id found this place years ago . The watch is smart , bracelet strong and very smooth.
Great purchase


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 30th November 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 19TH NOV 2014)

What can I say this was my first time ever ordering something so special online! What fantastic service and delivery. Thank you for making it so easy

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 24th November 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 13TH NOV 2014)

My husband absolutely loved this watch. The watch was slightly too large but a link was easily removed and it now fits perfectly. Although the dials are slightly confusing to set up, a quick read of the instructions soon helped. The quality is excellent and it looks really nice.

This product is excellent and I am very satisfied with my purchase. The price was also very good.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 23rd November 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 12TH NOV 2014)

Havent had a good look at this yet as its been wrapped up for Christmas but its a great looking watch, love the midnight blue against the silver strap and comes in nice, round presentation box

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 20th November 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 9TH NOV 2014)

The watch was delivered very quickly, was well packaged and in perfect condition. It was e aptly what my husband wanted and at very good price. The watch is of a good weight with a nice clear dial and relatively easy to set up following the instructions. The strap is nice and solid unlike some watches we had looked at with a good easy to fasten clasp. The alarm function is quite useful while traveling as is the ability to have a local time set on the watch without having to change the main time. The fact that the watch is solar powered is also a bonus as it reduces the need to spend money on battery changes and resealing which can be very expensive.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 19th November 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 8TH NOV 2014)

I brought this watch after many hours of searching the internet for a stylish, sophisticated yet distinctive watch. It was a present to myself for having achived a professional qualification and wanted watch that looked smart without being fussy. Something that could as easily be worn with casual clothing or look equally good with a business suit. This Citizens Calibre watch fullfilled all thos requirements and some. Having spent a lot of time reading the various reviews I can also endorse them with my own. I particularly like the dark blue face and the various textures inherent in it. The way the light catches the face in different conditions means the face looks striking and different at different times. A very well designed and functional watch for a very modest price considering these attributes. Well Done Citizen!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 13th November 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 2ND NOV 2014)

Excellent service will deffenetly use again . Was a quick fast track to the store and I picked up the watch 2days after buying on click and collect

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 6th July 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 25TH JUN 2014)

Absolutely georgous watch lovely face and features which looks great on as i have a small wrist and this watch face is a little smaller than some.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 29th December 2013
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 18TH DEC 2013)

This is not only a stunning watch to look at but feels and looks like a very high quality to wear. At this price its a steel. The blue face and the day, date, 24hr alarm dials are easy to read and having a perpetual calendar it has all the features that I wanted in a watch. Lastly my working week starts on Sunday as does the day dial on the watch bonus.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 9th November 2013
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 29TH OCT 2013)

This is a brilliant watch, great value for money. I have a couple of high value watches but I use this for my everyday use and I would say that it is by far my best watch. The look and feel is comparable with more expensive Tag Heuer watches. The size, weight and colour are perfect and go with any suit and shirt combination. I would definitely recommend this watch.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 29th July 2013
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 19TH JUL 2013)

Beautiful Watch absolutely worth every penny i paid you must get one!! From the weight of the watch to the features it has you will not be disappointed with your purchase!! i reviewed this watch online before i bought it, its fantastic! self setting time! local time for when you go abroad! perpectual calenders should be a standard thing on all watches!!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 27th December 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 10TH DEC 2012)

Really pleased with my purchase for my other half who is very fussy indeed!
Lovely looking watch. Dark bluish black dial really compliments the hands & numerals etc. Watch fitted perfectly too, so no need to have any links removed which was lucky!


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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 27th December 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 16TH DEC 2012)

EXCELLENT delivery service, very quick and great to be able to see just exactly when to expect it. Good price and the husband seemed to like it.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 20th September 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 8TH SEP 2012)

The item is really fantastic I love it the colour is absolutely great thanks this was my first item which I bought from watch shop and I am happy to have this shop thanks watch shop

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 27th August 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 16TH AUG 2012)

Very nice and stylish watch. I thought about the price but when I received the item I was happy to know it worth its price. Very easy to set up. I will recommend to everyone

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 29th July 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 18TH JUL 2012)

Great product, the color of the dial is a little darker than it appears on the picture but I it looks even better. Easy to use and set up, 100% satisfied. Fantastic service from Watchshop, deliverery was on time and well packaged. Will definitely buy from them again.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 2nd May 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 22ND APR 2012)

very good value for the monaye.very fast delivery without any problems.i will buy again.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 15th March 2012
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 6TH MAR 2012)

I set out to buy my boyfriend a watch with a perpetual calender and after searching through all the possibilities, I settled on this one. Its Eco-Drive functionality is an impressive perk.

The watch looks very smart on. The colour is subtle and the dials add detail without over complicating. The thickness and weight is impressive considering the technology. It is also very easy to use.

However, ensure you charge it properly when you take it out of the box for the first time. The Calender mode seems a bit unnecessary, though goes hand-in-hand with the perpetual calender.

Overall it is worth every penny I paid to see the look on his face when he opened the box! :)


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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 2nd March 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 20TH FEB 2012)

Beautiful watch, blue face not black as shown on one of the pics. Great value for money as other shops on the high street wanted nearly £300.00.Love how we will never have to replace the battery! Bought it as a wedding present for my fiance, he chose it himself and hes very fussy!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 29th February 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 17TH FEB 2012)

Excellent,classy watch - easily the most elegant watch I have. The deep blue face sets off the Roman numerals, and the sissor like design of the hands is fantastic. The strap is a great asset, really completing the look of the watch, and the clasp is very smooth (it is easy to remove extra links since I have a tool I got free with another watch) Easy to use functions, but I can't see me needing to check the month of the year very often! The local time function will be very handy when travelling, but really I bought it for the great looking time-piece that it is - and it never needs a battery!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 6th February 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 22ND JAN 2012)

fantastic husband was very please with his birthday gift, just had to have the strap altered but no problems

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 18th January 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 28TH DEC 2011)

Very nice watch, the dial is a dark navy rather than jet black, I have bought this for my Fiance on our wedding day, so I hope he likes it!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 4th December 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 23RD NOV 2011)

Good.... Happy with it.... Worth it..
But the wrist strap is too long for me and I asked to adjust it for me but you did not do it......


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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 25th November 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 13TH NOV 2011)

Great present ; he loved it. Perfect fit and the colour on the face was exactly how it showed on the website. Very quick delivery, it was in Ireland in 5 days which was faster than the delivery website

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 30th October 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 12TH OCT 2011)

excellent watch for the best price. universal for day time and go out, perfect for everyone,with this technology will not disappoint never.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 9th September 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 29TH AUG 2011)

Excellent time piece. Can't fault it. Colour maybe slightly darker than it seems in the pictures but still looks very smart but discreet.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 30th July 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 19TH JUL 2011)

Watch was everything it said. Very easy to operate. The link pins were easy to remove with a drawing pin, to adjust the strap.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 4th June 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
UNVERIFIED REVIEW (The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

This watch is awesome!

It is darker that what it looks like on the pictures online. I wish it was alittle bit lighter.

Also as a first time premium watch buyer... I noticed how complicated it is to reset and set the watch. I recommend the new owners to use the CD-ROM manual. Its alot easier than the crappy paper manual.

Originally I was gunna go for the CB0010-53L but it was too too big. The Calibre 8700 is just right!


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 2nd April 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 22ND MAR 2011)

the Citizen Eco-drive 8700 has really high quality in watch,all the deeply detail was definitely well-done by professionals,and the technology of solar powered makes that watch something really futuristic its simply amazing,i`m very happy, the design was better then i though,thats not just a watch, its the future in watches!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 21st March 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 11TH MAR 2011)

I ordered this product as a present for my fiance ahead of our wedding day, I intend to have the back engraved. Its a beautiful timepiece, exactly as described and the website photos do accurately show the item. I would have no hesitation in recommending this product, my fiance is thrilled with it

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 1st January 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 28TH DEC 2010)

Great watch, very stylish. Not too large for the average wrist. Looks far better than any photo. Roman numerals have a very attractive silver colouring finish and not as white as in some photos. Much better than could have hoped for. Don't be put off as some illustrations appear to show the features too prominent but in reality time is easy to view. Bracelet looks good and compliments the overall look of the watch.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 13th September 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 31ST AUG 2010)

The watch is fanatstic. It looks really stylish and smart.

The dial is a lovely blue colour.

My hobby is collecting watches and this stunning watch is a great addition to my collection.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 17th June 2010
Rating: Very good (4 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 6TH JUN 2010)

I really like the style of the watch, love the blue colour of the dial. Watch quite heavy but I imagine most metal strap watches are. I bought it as a wedding gift for my husband to be so don't know what his thoughts are yet!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 5th June 2010
Rating: Very good (4 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 19TH MAY 2010)

The product was excellent and my brother was delighted to receive it as a birthday present. It is a very stylish watch solidly constructed with a quality feel on the wrist, the size and the weight of the watch reinforces the quality feel as it is weighty but not cumbersome as some watches are these days. My only criticism of my purchase is that on the picking notes I received with the watch, there was some colourful language used which caused me some concern but when I contacted the customer care dept I was reassured that the comments had no bearing on my purchase. Overall I am delighted with my purchase

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 12th May 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 20TH MAR 2010)

A great watch! The colour is nicer in real life than on the pictures. Seems very well put together. Perpetual calendar is great, easy to set up and adjust. Can't find anything I don't like about this watch. I can certainly recommend this watch!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 1st October 2009
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
UNVERIFIED REVIEW (The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

i bought this watch in Jan 2006, and what a great buy its been.

all coments regarding the watch have been ecellent who have seen me wearing it. its casual enough to wear with jeans and smart enough to wear with a suit.

It has always kept time perfectly and automatically adjusts dates and leap yrs.

I can honestly recommend this watch as it is a very nice piece of kit.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 4th August 2009
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 2ND AUG 2009)

I orginally wanted to buy this watch for my husband but he took so long to make up his mind I bought it for myself as I thought it was a beautiful watch,when I got it 2 days later I was proved right and now my husband wants it..The watch is gorgeous and I would recommend the watch and this site to everyone.Spot on service with excellent watches

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 12th March 2009
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 11TH MAR 2009)

Just recieved the watch today, and am very pleased.

Its nicely weighty, and looks great, a little less brightblue htan the photo, but I think it looks better in the flesh.

Setting up took a little which but was easy enough when following the manual, and Im particularly please that unlike some other Citizens the alarm works in both timezones, and the cronw needs to be pulled out before it changes modes, so hopefully less accidental changes.

Also, a note for watchshopuk.com, I originally purchased the BL5350-59L, but in the flesh thought it looked over the top, and the bezel felt cheap. The service was great, I returned the watch and within a few days had the new watch, and a refund for the difference. Comms were a little slow, but dont worry, they are working away and it was a great result - one very nice watch, and one very happy customer.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 10th December 2008
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
UNVERIFIED REVIEW (The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

Attractive as it is durable, this watch has held me in good stead. The stainless steel is very effective at warding off unseemly marks and blemishes. malcolm.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 6th January 2016
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 26TH DEC 2015)

The watch was a birthday present for my sons 16th. He absolutely loves it and it looks very nice. Watchshop provides lots of variety to chose from at the best prices and they delivered on time as usual.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 18th December 2015
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 3RD DEC 2015)

I thought the watch looks exceptionally classy . The watch face itself you can tell it was made with craftmanship ,full of detail.Reasonable and affordable price worth the money i paid for it.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 8th June 2015
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
UNVERIFIED REVIEW (The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

My wife bought me this watch for my 50th. I have now had it 10 years and wear it every day and it still looks as good as new. It keeps perfect time and has never lost a second in 10 years.The glass has never scratched in all the time I have had the watch.

I did have one problem with it approx 8 months after purchase when the main power cell failed. However, I returned it direct to Citizen who replaced the power cell without question and there hasnt been any trouble with it since. It looks sophisticated and far more attractive than many of the so called designer brands which are obviously not made by designers! To be honest, I wouldnt entertain some of them and I will always stick with the Citizen brand

The watch looks much more expensive than it actually was, and I am so happy with the Citizen Brand that I have just treated myself to one of the Red Arrows editions!


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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 16th April 2015
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 6TH APR 2015)

Exquisite Timepiece from Citizen!
Its was a dream to buy tat watch. Band indeed Watchshop made it possible to make
My dream come true. I got it for a Cool Deal.
The features ,colour,etc are so great tat once you wear that watch you really cant
Take of your eyes from its. Its a Masterpiece Timepiece. Tats what I have to say
about this watch. Even my friends are so jealous of it tat even they are planning
To buy tat same watch. I must say this watch is a real gentlemans watch. Thanks to Citizen for making this watch so Georgeous and features which are fully loaded for a
affordable price. No words more to express. Im really happy for this watch and I thanx Watchshop for the best price.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 14th October 2011
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 3RD OCT 2011)

I like this watch very much - I have wanted something more classy since I had my Seiko, forty years ago. It's a beautiful design, understated and not flashy. The face is a kind of blue slate colour and not bright. The attention to detail on the face is amazing but it doesn't look cluttered, plus all the hands point accurately, something I regard as a mark of quality. The casing is polished and the bracelet is interleaved polished and satin finish. It is heavy, but once I adjusted the bracelet, the weight on my wrist feels just right. It's a very good time-keeper - I set it two weeks ago and it's now only marginally out by a fraction of a second. I'm used to radio-controlled devices, so I think this is a good performance for a mechanical watch. I have not found it difficult to alter modes, although it is important to gently ease the crown pin out to the first setting to avoid having to readjust settings. The fact that it performs its duties using light sources only to charge itself is just fantastic and the running period on full charge is exceptional - there is no power meter though, so it's wise to keep it topped up. To run for one day requires only two minutes of sunlight. A great watch.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 2nd April 2008
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
UNVERIFIED REVIEW (The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

Fantastic Watch, however note that the dial is a bit darker than some of the pictures floating around the internet. The warranty card came fully stamped, that extra piece of mind is worth far more than the small saving to be made on dubious ebay watches.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 19th January 2010
0 out of 2 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
UNVERIFIED REVIEW (The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

very good

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