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Citizen Men's Calibre 8700 Alarm Eco-Drive Watch

  Estimated 3 - 10 working days to United States

A chunky gents' wristwatch from Citizen utilising Eco-Drive technology. This design features a uniform two-tone stainless steel bracelet and fastens with a push button deployment. The round black dial has a stand out look with gold touches and baton hour markers. Other features of this intelligent time piece include, Perpetual calendar, alarm, dual time, non-reflective crystal glass, month-day-date, 12/24 hour time, screw back case and movement calibre 8700.

Brand
Citizen
Packaging
Citizen packaging
Guarantee
Citizen 5 year guarantee
Case width approx.
40mm
Case depth approx.
11mm
Gender
Gents
Dial Colour
Black
Case Material
Two-tone steel/gold plate
Strap type
Metal bracelet Free sizing available
Strap Colour
Two tone
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
BL8004-53E

This watch is supplied with:

  • - Official Citizen presentation box
  • - Official Citizen guarantee
  • - Instruction manual (where applicable)
  • - 224 Reward points

This product can be shipped to:

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

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 9th August 2013
14 out of 16 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 25TH JUL 2013)

This will be my first post and first review so bear with me here. Been a long time lurker and have gotten a lot of useful information from the various threads at WUS, so I thought its time I gave something back.

Brand: Citizen
Model: Eco-drive, Calibre 8700

Product Features:
- Retrograde Perpetual Calendar nifty feature if you want to check what day a particular date was
- Alarm
- Dual Time the 2nd time also adjusts the calendar date, pretty useful if youre flying back and forth between international time zones
- Month/Day/Year
- 24 Hour Time
- Water Resistance 100m

This is my first and only Citizen watch. Being an avid watch collector, Im always on the lookout for any new and distinctive features that may set apart a propective acquisition from the thousands of other models that look and function like each other. Aside from being an ecodrive, the retrograde perpetual calendar function got my attention, and so a new addition to my watch family is introduced.

Let me just say that my first opinion of the eco-drive was that it was absolute garbage. After wearing it a few weeks, the various dials started to malfunction, and pretty soon the watch stopped working altogether. This however was my fault. Not realizing that eco-drive actually meant solar powered, I thought that the regular exposure it had to indoor lights was enough to get it going. Keep in mind that the only experience I have with anything solar-powered was my pocket calculator which works well enough under normal indoor lighting. I called the service center and was told that I should leave it under a lamp for 12 hours to recharge the batteries. I did what was advised, but although the watch started working again, the calendar and alarm functions were all screwed up with dials pointing at blank spaces and at some point, even the mode dial refused to work. It was then that I stuffed the watch deep into in my desk drawer and summarily decided that I had bought a lemon.

Luckily for me I was able to correct my opinion several months later when i chanced upon a store selling eco-drives at my local department store. Eager for some small manner of retribution for the money i spent on that watch, I proceeded to berate the poor sales lady about the crappiness of their watch and the gall they had of continuing to sell what was in my opinion at the time, complete garbage. Probably attracted by the commotion I was making, the sales distributor for the eco-drive who happened to be there, approached me and calmly started asking me a series of questions about my particular experience with the watch. I could tell from his question that he had done this numerous times before, and after I was done, I was told to do 2 things. Put the eco-drive under direct sunlight for 8 hours, and read the instruction manual that came with the watch.

Lets just say that I have now revised my earlier opinion of the eco-drive. It is now my third favorite watch, right after my Omega Seamaster and Panerai Luminor Marina. And for those of you having problems with your eco-drives let me leave you with these few tips:

1. The eco-drive is not an automatic watch, do not treat it as such. Wearing it everyday, even out in the sun, does not constitute it getting a full charge. Leave your watch near a window with lots of sunlight for at least 4 hours a week, to ensure its batteries are replenished.
2. Any function aside from basic timekeeping, puts a larger drain on your watchs power reserves. Which means you will have to charge your watch more often.
3. Your watch will tell you when its power reserves are low. If you notice the second hand moving every 2 seconds instead of 1, that means its time to charge your watch.
4. If your watchs dials get out of alignment, that is probably because you attempted to access a feature, like the calendar or local time, and drained your battery in the process. The watch has an auto-power cut-off feature which will stop your function in mid-stride causing some watches to lose alignment. When this happens you will need to fully charge your watch under direct sunlight first before attempting to re-adjust or reset your watch. Aligning or adjusting your watch at low power reserves, will only result in further misalignment.
5. Do not attempt to fiddle with your watch without reading the manual. I learned this the hard way Some watch models require you to go through certain steps in order. Not doing so may cause your watch to malfunction, forcing you to do a reset.
6. Indoor lighting will help in charging your watch but to get a really good charge going, use sunlight. Just dont put it under direct sunlight, you might deform the casing. Remember its not the heat youre after but the brightness of the source.

Hoped this helped some of you.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 25th July 2012
8 out of 10 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 15TH JUL 2012)

Watch looks terrific, always wanted an Eco-Drive watch and am very pleased with this purchase. Two tone silver and gold case and strap combined with a black watch face means that the watch can be worn on all occasions and with all types of clothing. Easy to follow instructions maade setting time and all other features quite easy.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 6th August 2013
7 out of 9 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 26TH JUL 2013)

The watch is stunning to look at, its the first time Ive had someone comment on a watch, it got noticed. I love the fact I dont have to adjust date some months, its even taken into account leap years. The two tone bracelet and black dial look very smart, looking more expensive than price stated. Easy to adjust bracelet, use notice board push pins with point slightly blunted and pair of pliers to pull out pin, follow arrow on bracelet and reverse procedure to put back, simple.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 13th October 2015
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 2ND OCT 2015)

An excellent watch by the model and price.. i like it verymuch...as my friend said i got a rich look with this watch....

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 14th September 2015
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

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

my husband is so happy with this watch. it was his birthday present. he always was wearing Citizen and no way he would take any other. the watch is very nice, good quality. definitely worth the money!!!! A ++++++++

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 1st August 2015
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 21ST JUL 2015)

Really good quality watch works great looks great

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 12th December 2014
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 30TH NOV 2014)

Excellent watch! It has many options, but most valuable in my opinion is an automatic date, month and year adjustment - you never need to worry about number of days in the month or whether it is a leap year. This is a second Citizen watch I have - previous I had for 9.5 years and just decided to upgrade. I love eco-drive - never change a battery!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 30th December 2014
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 30TH NOV 2014)

A stunning watch. My husband was thrilled with it. Looks very expensive and looks very smart on.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 29th April 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 18TH APR 2016)

Bought for my son hes really happy with it had couple links taken off now very good fit

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 5th April 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 25TH MAR 2016)

Its for my friend wedding,really good product.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 12th January 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 2ND JAN 2016)

Bought the watch to replace a 10 year old eco drive, excellent fit and perfect for everyday use

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 10th December 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 27TH NOV 2015)

First Class Service. Previous customer several years ago as good now as it was then

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 3rd December 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 22ND NOV 2015)

Excellent watch Just what Iv`e been looking for Very clear detail and Once got the hang of setting very easy to use.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 27th October 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 15TH OCT 2015)

The watch is absolutely stunning. Bought it for my dad as a gift. Loved it! Its got a great chrome finish and delicate details in the watch. Would definitely recommend as a gift or present for a dear one.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 8th December 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 27TH NOV 2014)

Absolutely fantastic watch in all respects. Great looking, all the functions that I need and really classic looking with the black on gold dial and gold and silver bracelet.
For the price it would be extremely difficult if not impossible to purchase a better looking watch


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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 22nd October 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 11TH OCT 2014)

Mens Citizen Calibre 8700 Alarm Eco-Drive Watch BL8004-53E
I have found the watch to be of good quality and looks great.
The weight implies of a quality item.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 6th September 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 26TH AUG 2014)

Very nice watch which i purcahaed for my self.
Thanks watch shop to deliver the product.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 21st June 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 8TH JUN 2014)

the watch is very good,my uncle likes it so much. and the shipping is very fast.I use the my points pay for a part of money of the watch, the watch shop is amazing

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 17th June 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 6TH JUN 2014)

Bought this watch for my hubbys birthday. It has a larger face than his previous Citizen watch however it does not look bulky. Hes really pleased with it.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 2nd March 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 15TH FEB 2014)

A very good looking watch. It has been admired when ever I wear it.The features are excellent ,the dal is easily read.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 15th January 2014
Rating: Very good (4 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 4TH JAN 2014)

Nice watch blend of two colours plays out great. Fitting had to be adjusted and its a hassle trying to adjust the date and time because there are so many functions that can be tampered with...but the compliments are rolling in so it pretty much does its job :

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 15th January 2014
Rating: Very good (4 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 4TH JAN 2014)

Nice watch blend of two colours plays out great. Fitting had to be adjusted and its a hassle trying to adjust the date and time because there are so many functions that can be tampered with...but the compliments are rolling in so it pretty much does its job :

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 8th January 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 28TH DEC 2013)

Nice style easey to use can see hands in dark no battery needed also like the alarm on it and the price very good

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 30th December 2013
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 19TH DEC 2013)

watch looks better than shown on the website, only had the watch 10 days people commenting on syle and quality fits perfect no bracelet adjustment required easy to set-up more than happy with my purchase

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

Excellent service beautiful watch, 16 year old sons Christmas gift and he was well chuffed with it.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 7th September 2013
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 25TH AUG 2013)

MADE UP WITH THE WATCH ITS GREAT THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT THE PRICE WAS GREAT AND I WOULD CERTAINLY USE WATCH SHOP AGAIN

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 13th December 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 2ND DEC 2012)

Beautiful watch, very comfortable fit, stunning design, perfect gift thankyou !!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 26th March 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 15TH MAR 2012)

the watch itself is wonderful both in mechanics and looks, all be it the strap is tight for me as I have a more than normal size wrist.
But I would not fault the watch for this.it looks wonderful but a little complicated to understand at first how to set the controls etc
Also the service was superb pre-delivery and since, so far. nigel powell


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 11th March 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 29TH FEB 2012)

This is the best watch i have ever had and i have had a lot. All my friends love it and asking where i got from and the price was brill. The colour was just what i wanted and the style is perfect, and the ECHO Drive is a good thing no need to buy Baterys. The Perpetual calendar is a good thing not having to keep changing the date. overall rating this is i will give this watch 100% rating.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 7th December 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 26TH NOV 2011)

Watch arrived promptly and very well packaged. Very pleased with the service. Have ordered again from watch shop

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 11th November 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 31ST OCT 2011)

Very pleased with the watch I bought for my boyfriend for his 21st. Amazing quality, does need resizing but I didn't specify a size. Looks much better in real life than in pictures.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 28th October 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 26TH OCT 2011)

This is a great watch. it looks classy and a lot mor expensive than it actually is. The features work very well, an all round brilliant timepiece.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 20th September 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 9TH SEP 2010)

Excellent piece. These watches look so beautiful and the perpetual callendar is so original. Very simple to operate.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 3rd September 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 23RD AUG 2010)

It is awesome watch and it is very excellent product I have ever bought. Worth to have it in lifetime.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 4th July 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 1ST JUN 2010)

Bought for my Husbands 50th



I chose this because I felt that it was a Very stylish watch, looking far more expensive, than it cost. The midnight blue face with the gold detail is eye catching.

The two tone bracelet, means it looks equally good for every day in the board room, when going out in the evening or sporty when on his motorbike.



My Husband was delighted, he agrees that it meets the needs of all the above, but; also has enough dials & functions to meet a mans 'gadget ' requirements.





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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 15th June 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 5TH JUN 2010)

Very nice watch indeed looks good feels good also easy to use I do have other Citizen watch which I wear for work which has been very good but this watch is the bees knees well worth the money it looks like its worth more than the asking price I am very pleased with it

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 9th June 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 21ST MAY 2010)

Very pleased with the watch. Picture on website very good & accurate. very stylish and value for money.Next day delivery as promised. Instruction booklet a bit all over the place.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 26th May 2010
Rating: Very good (4 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 7TH FEB 2010)

Pleased with watch. Had difficulty with setting correct time, even with the instructions.



No other complaints.



Would consider further purchases.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 22nd September 2009
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
UNVERIFIED REVIEW (The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

Very Manly but absolutly georgeous, if only I had bought it ages ago.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 8th May 2009
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 7TH MAY 2009)

Very nice watches without batery replacing. Perpetual Calendar is Great. No care between 30th and 1st date. Date is everytime right.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 13th October 2007
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
UNVERIFIED REVIEW (The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

Great watch - cant make sense of manual though!!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 27th December 2010
0 out of 6 people found this review helpful

Rating: Poor (1 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 16TH DEC 2010)

watch was brilliant so nice price cheapest around.but so mad about the braclet adjustment. asked for it to be adjusted to 20cm but not done

could not take it anywhere as i was working 16 hours a day. so could not wear for christmas. very disapointed.


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