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Citizen Men's Calibre 8700 Alarm Eco-Drive Watch

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This mens Citizen Calibre 8700 Eco-Drive watch is made from black ion-plated steel and has a black round 42mm case. The model has an attractive black and silver with red touches multi-dial face including silver high visibility baton hour markers. Further features include alarm, perpetual calendar, dual time, non-reflective crystal, month-day-date- 12/24 hour time, screw-back case and movement calibre: E870. It fastens with a hidden clasp black Ion-plated steel bracelet.

Brand
Citizen
Packaging
Citizen packaging
Guarantee
Citizen 5 year guarantee
Case width approx.
42mm
Case depth approx.
12mm
Gender
Gents
Dial Colour
Black
Case Material
Black Ion-plated Steel
Strap type
Metal bracelet Free sizing available
Strap Colour
Black
100 metres
Clasp type
Hidden Deployment
Movement
Eco-drive   About Ecodrive
Alarm
Yes
Glass
Crystal
Luminescent hands
Yes
MPN
BL8097-52E

This watch is supplied with:

  • - Official Citizen presentation packaging
  • - Official Citizen guarantee
  • - Instruction manual (where applicable)
  • - 209 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 21st August 2011
21 out of 24 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 8TH AUG 2011)


Guys, this watch is amazing and irresistible! I bought it as a gift to myself on my 28th birthday :)

Things I considered before buying:
1. The watch should suit both casual and formal wear.
2. It should be stylish, should not look out of fashion at least for couple of years from now.
3. Affordable and should look decent, genuine and expensive.
4. It should not look bulky or a monster biting your wrist.
5. Should well suit for the age range 25-35.
6. Should not require a change of battery.

I did lot of analysis before grabbing it, wrote couple of mails to different sellers regarding its quality, the exact colour, warranty etc. once I was convinced I decided to go to the nearest shop
to personally have a feel of it. Once I was in the shop this watch was one of the most attractive time piece that immediately attracts ones attention and I felt proud of my choice.

Then I started searching deals and discounts on it, and finally landed on WatchShop which suited the best for me. Itís an authorized seller with very good reviews and high on customer satisfaction.

Their online booking process is very user friendly and they keep you posted through out the process from web checkout till you check it out once delivered. There were couple of sellers
giving rather better deals than watchshop however I think if you are buying an expensive stuff its better to stick with authorised and trusted sellers than to look for some small price variations.

I got the watch delivered on the 2nd day from my booking, and i was pleased with the overall packing. Once I opened it: Wow! Was my reaction; it came with very rich looking cover case.

It comes with a CD that detail about the different setting like calendar, alarm,
the meaning of eco drive and how the battery gets charged etc.

Prons:
1. Dual time zones, date and day of the week display, alarm clock,
the perpetual calendar is great once set no need to worry about leap year.
2. Never needs a change of battery (Eco Drive). Once charged can last up to 6 months even if no light source is available.
3. Fantastic rather killer looks very trendy and expensive at reasonable price.
4. Push buttons to open the strap no need to dig your nails for opening it.
5. Well suited for age range 18-38.
6. Suits all occasionsí parties, business meetings, dating etc.
7. Citizen warranty 5 years.

Cons:
1. A bit heavier than I thought.
2. If youíre using a laptop or near a car be careful as can cause some scratches on it.
3. Itís so attractive that it instils the fear of getting robbed
4. Very addictive.
5. Killer looks others canít resists asking you TIME.

Overall must buy, thinking is waste of time, go for it.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 18th January 2013
8 out of 10 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 27TH DEC 2012)

it is my first time buying a citizen watch and i am glad i did.
the functions work perfectly, the alarm system can be a bit annoying because it takes a while for all the dials to get to the 12 o`clock mark.

the colour of the watch is black on the images, but when you see the watch in person. it has a bit of dark grey/black finish to it. this makes it look very stylish.

the watch is not much of a show off watch, but it definitely looks good on my wrist. im sure it would look on anyones wrist


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 26th October 2014
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 16TH OCT 2014)


I bought this watch for my boyfriend 23 as a gift, I ordered it online so hadnt physically seen it, and it was so much better than I ever thought it would be. He has several other watches, so I wanted something a bit different, and the darker
Colour of this watch definitely makes it stand out. I wanted it to be able to be warn every day, with a suit to work, or nice with casual clothes and this really fits the bill. I asked my dad and brothers opinion before purchasing, and they both really like it, I think it would be suitable for men of any age.

It arrived in a lovely black box, and within that a really nice black display case. All instructions/ warranty information was all in the box which is really handy to keep all together. This was fairly simple to set up yourself, although we opted to take this I store to set up, as we needed to take some links out anyway.

There are several features on this watch that are impressive, but the fact that you do not need to replace the battery on this was one of the reasons that I chose it. It charges in natural or artificial light, so its easy to charge.

The watch looks a million times better when you see it than that it does on any picture. I would really recommend this watch, and its great value for the price that you pay.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 19th October 2014
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 15TH OCT 2014)


A watch thats premium, classic and stylish. Thats what we can describe of Citizen Calibre 8700 Eco Drive. I wanted to have a bracelet type watch thats black, solar powered and one that would look good on my thin hand. But this delivers with even more features like perpetual calender and alarm as well, which are not to mention useful features : . Also the luminous dials are an added glitter and useful. I have been wearing this ever since I received it and its awesome. No doubt, a very good investment.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 19th December 2012
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 5TH DEC 2012)

My husband has wanted a black watch for a long time, however the ones Id looked at where either cheap or looked cheap. I came across this watch by accident but what a find. It looks alot more expensive than it was and my husband loves it. A great present for any age.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 7th May 2015
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 27TH APR 2015)

Lovely watch, my Husband was very pleased. Its quite tricky to set but YouTube has a good video to guide you.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 24th January 2015
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 13TH JAN 2015)

Great watch that looks really good. I had to return another watch as it wasnt right and the service was great. Fast refund, and the new watch came fast. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 27th December 2014
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 9TH DEC 2014)


When you get older and have kids of your own the magic of christmas seems to be all about them, but thanks to this watch i got to revisit what its like to be a kid again! Even though i chose it myself and iam 35 i was excited all the week before christmas and couldnt wait to get my hands on it, opening it i was like my 5 year old tearing off paper and i wasnt disappointed. All the reviews i read said pictures didnt do the watch justice and they werent wrong, the watch is stunning in reality and the way the light changes how it looks cant be replicated in a picture. The face has such
vivid colours which all compliment each other and each time you move your wrist it appears different thanks to the way light plays off it. The black strap is simply alot sexier than the usual silver/ gold you come across. I love the fact you never have to change the battery because it will always remain waterproof and thanks to the perpetual calender once its set you dont have to worry about fiddling with it each month to keep it accurate. The illumious dials look cool and are very handy in the dark, all in all id say its an stunning looking watch, packed full of handy features and i would recommend it to anyone, it also looks awesome next to my black ink work as you can see in the picture, honestly couldnt be happier with it!


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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 2nd June 2016
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 26TH MAY 2016)

Hi,
First of all I like to thank to everyone at the Wathc shop for being so king and helpful with my request. I was asking for a discount on the product witch I got it after just few hours.
I bought the watch for my son who is diagnosed with ADHD and he turned 18 today.He got the present this morning and started crying,it was the best present ever... We are a family f working class people and if we didnt get the discount we have to wait for another few months well after his birthday. Maybe for you guys is not much,but for as it means a lot.
About the watch what can I say ...? Top quality,top model...
I have myself a citizen eco-drive from 1999 and have no problems whatsoever , I know the brand and is always top quality.
Once again thank you very much and we wish you to have many happy customers !

P.S. Thats the way to do business...
Flexible ,Fast ,Reliable ,Quality


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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 2nd September 2015
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 22ND AUG 2015)

Excellent watch, looks stunning, feels great. Great quality.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 12th July 2015
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 1ST JUL 2015)

Im loving it 😍

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 17th January 2015
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

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

Really happy with this watch. Excellent quality, nice feel, good weight but not too big. Looks a smart, quality piece. Colour is more and dark gunmetal grey than black as it looks in pictures. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 14th January 2015
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 3RD JAN 2015)


Lovely watch, really elegant looking, little bit fiddly to set up time and date but there are a few YouTube videos showing how to do it, the manual does show you but eaiser to watch a video, had it delivered to a goldsmiths of my choice click and collect and they were good and helpful, i actually asked the Watch Shop to resize it for me but it was too big and Goldsmiths resized it again for me at no further cost
I paid £100 less than it should of been and its a bargain, lovely watch


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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 13th March 2013
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 25TH FEB 2013)


An excellent watch really well packaged both by citizen and by watch shop it comes with the usual instructions and a CD. The strap was plenty big enough for me, I had to remove 2 full links which was a very quick easy process just needed something thin to push the pins out. The metal bracelet and clasp feel really solid, secure and chunky without being too heavy. It arrived with the time and date already set perfectly. The face of the watch is quite large so it can be read easily but not so big as to get in the way .I wore this watch to work and got several comments about how good it looks being a dark charcoal grey/ black with the carbon fibre look to the outer ring. The 5 year warranty from citizen shows they think this watch will last and the eco drive means that it will never need a battery replacement. All in all an amazing watch, really glad I bought, worth every penny.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 23rd August 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 12TH AUG 2016)

Spent quite a long time appraising the citizen brand as their watches are quite eye catching. Narrowed the field down to three all of which are Eco-drive before finally settling on this item which ticked all the boxes. The watch itself looks the part in every detail - expensive, stylish and functional. There are a host of features on this which together with the style and colour variations makes this watch stand out from the others. The black bracelet is the icing on the cake for me and indeed sets it apart from the others. It will certainly make a great present for someone

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 20th August 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 10TH AUG 2016)

Superb Citzen calendar watch, in smart black IP finish.
Well-made, solar powered, smart appearance, feels solid and substantial.
Luminous markers makes reading time in dark easy.
Good documentation, 6 year warranty, and excellent value for money. Very pleased with purchase


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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 10th February 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 31ST JAN 2016)

An amazing experience going through the online platform, easy to pick your favourite watch and even better the next day was in my hands. The cheapest I could find in shops or online! Excellent! Shame I dont have time to send a thanks card... but i keep time :-

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 26th January 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 15TH JAN 2016)

Excellent batch. Sturdy, definitely value for money. Fit is great too. Many different settings. Excellent customer service as the first package we received never contained thevwatv! We rang up immediately and a stock count as taken and the watch was found thankfully. Posted straight out. Great level of service, no long waiting to be connected. Would definitely purchase again from here.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 13th January 2016
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 31ST DEC 2015)

i wanted a nice watch as a 30th wedding anniversary present from my wife.my son recomended a citizen as he has three.i chose the calibre 8700 alarm watch. and when it arrived i was not disapointed it looks fantastic it sits nicely on my wrist its weight makes it feel quality but it is not to heavy.i have worn the watch a few times now and have received nice comments from friends and family.i like the eco-drive which means no more batteries would reccomend citizen and would buy another.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 1st December 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 20TH NOV 2015)

This watch looks and feels excellent, good features also

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 19th November 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 9TH NOV 2015)

The watch arrived promptly and on first impressions im happy with it. It is a Christmas gift for my husband and im sure he will love it. If not i have an extended Christmas guarantee which is very useful.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 16th February 2015
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 28TH JAN 2015)

I am delighted with the quality and appearance of this watch .
It has drawn comments of admiration from family and friends.
I would be pleased to reccommend it to anyone who, like me wants a good looking functional timepiece.
The fact that I can rely on its accuracy ,and once set up I never have to alter it or fit new batteries is an added bonus to its looks.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 11th January 2015
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 31ST DEC 2014)


This citizen eco drive watch looks stunning and has all the features you could want and more at this price point
The black ion case and strap look stylish but not garish and the perpetual calendar means once youve set it up youll never have to change it again.
The instructions take a little work to understand but once mastered, there is a walk through in there its simple
Well worth the money and better than watches at twice the price.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 19th December 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 8TH DEC 2014)


Beautiful looking watch, stylish and comfortable to wear, love the colour you dont see a lot of these, good alarm and easy to set! Wish Id purchased one years a go.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 9th December 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 28TH NOV 2014)

Excellent watch, Stylish without being over the top. Just the right amount of functions, without being too complicated and a 5 year guarantee. The dark grey face with white hands and markings and the stainless steel black ion plated case and strap attract admiring glances wherever you go. Great watch!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 7th December 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 18TH NOV 2014)

Very unusual look. Love the black bracelet rather than the more popular Rose Gold or Silver. Love the dials and style

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 1st September 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 21ST AUG 2014)

Great looking watch, solid workmanship, my 21 year old son was very pleased with it. He has told me all about the Eco properties it has and all the time settings. Worth every penny

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 31st July 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 19TH JUL 2014)

Great watch. The boyfriend loved it!! Met and exceeded expectations.
Black strap was brilliant. The pictures dont do it justice.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 15th July 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 3RD JUL 2014)

Having wanted this watch for some time, I chose the watch shop for their competitive price and fast delivery. I chose to have the watch adjusted prior to despatch however it needed adjusting once it arrived, this however wasnt a problem.
The watch now fits good and looks even better. I purchased it mainly to wear at work and after a week Ive had 5 or 6 colleagues compliment the watch and how nice it looks.
All in all Im pleased with the service and over the moon with the watch.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 15th June 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 4TH JUN 2014)

What can I say - it was a love at first sight. My husband adores the watch - the multitude of functions, elegant look and posh yet unpretentious feel. He particularly likes the watch showing the days of the week and that the luminous hands. It is also not too heavy, comfortable to wear. Very happy with he purchase.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 22nd May 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 9TH MAY 2014)

Like the look. Very classy. Want everyone to see it while wearing it. Love it. Would recommend it to anyone. It is easy to to operate for a classy looking watch.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 21st April 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 8TH APR 2014)

Great watch. I love the look of it with the black/gun metal colour and although the watch face has lots of dials on it is still easy to read.
It is hard to get the watch to fit as good as I would like as unlike my Tag Heuer it does not have the options of moving the bracelet at the clasp, there are no extra holes in the clasp you can only take links out of the bracelet.
The set up is a bit of an ordeal but after reading the instructions a couple of times I got there.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 11th March 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 27TH FEB 2014)

So, so happy with this purchase. Had been after a chronograph for some time. This has it all, looks, styling and it is not the bog standard stainless steel.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 22nd February 2014
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 9TH FEB 2014)

Excellent! Got this for my hb for valentines and he is totally smitten! He absolutely loves it. The black finish definitely gives it an edge.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 30th November 2013
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 19TH NOV 2013)

great watch and fast delivery. Looks just as good as it does in the picture.
Its quite a busy clock face so i was worried the actual time wouldnt be clear - however its absolutely fine


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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 10th October 2013
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 29TH SEP 2013)

The watch is amazing! The quality is much better than I actually thought it would be. Its a good size and weight with a solid feel.

There is nothing I dislike or bad I can say about the watch.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 11th June 2013
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 26TH MAY 2013)

Brilliant. This watch is excellent. It is a really nice colour and a good weight.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 15th February 2013
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 3RD FEB 2013)

I wanted a watch that wasnt the same old silver or gold. This watch looks great in black, there is a hint of carbon fibre too which I really love.
Some people have said they dont like how heavy the watch is, well they must have weak wrists, its not much different from any good quality watch Ive ever owned.
The tick is almost silent and if you kept the watch in the dark it stops ticking the hands around until light hits the face upon which it instantly spins the hands into the right position.
Adjusting isnt as easy as other watches Ive had, however it came with a CD Rom that walks you through all the features step by step, once youve gone through it once its easier.

In summary, a great watch which Im very pleased with, worth every penny.


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

Product is gorgeous, looks nicer in real life. I like it as the strap is different to other watches

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 30th December 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 19TH DEC 2012)

As expected from Watch Shop delivery was rapid and the watch was very well packaged, excellent service.
My Citizen watch is very impressive and so far accurate but as it is only a few days from receipt time will tell, no pun intended!


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Reviewed By: Review date: Fri 14th September 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 1ST SEP 2012)

I bought this for a present for my sons 18th birthday. Neither of us have been disappointed. I chose a citizen watch as i already own one and I know what good quality and workmanship I was getting, and the bonus of no batteries running out ever! This model looks really smart but has also an edge to it through the matt/gloss design on the strap plus the background design on the watch face. The only problem my 18 year old has is hiding it from his dad!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 7th February 2012
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 7TH JAN 2012)

I was really impressed with this watch. It comes in a nice, understated case. It feels really well made, and the brushed black colour really makes it stand apart from the crowd.
The perpetual calendar is really useful! No more remembering to have to change it at the end of varying length months!
The dials are really easy to read and the various fuctions on the watch are simple to understand and quick to use.
Only negative I've found is that the finish on the black does show up finger prints, especially around the glass.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 31st December 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 22ND DEC 2011)


Upon receiving the watch I was surprised to realise that the black coating looks even more sublime in the flesh than in stock photographs, they really do it no justice. Carbon fibre adorns the outer rim of the face upon which the hour markers are proudly mounted, catching the light amidst the blackness of the carbon. The remainder of the face back has an unusual pitted effect which compliments wonderfully the polished steel of the inset dials. The watch also has a very nice weight, not too heavy but feels like a quality timepiece.
The functions of this watch are so many that it would be exhaustive to mention them all. However, noteworthy features are solar power, retrograde day indicator, perpetual calendar and lumibrite hands and markers, which is always a very useful feature if you keep your watch at your bedside.
In the 2 weeks I have owned the watch, timekeeping has been impeccable. I also noticed a pause and resume feature in action to where the watch will pause the second hand when no light is detected for a few hours and will quickly re-animate the it to where it belongs upon detection of light again.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Mon 26th December 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 21ST NOV 2011)


This watch is stunning! I bought it for my partner for Christmas and he was absolutely delighted with it!!

The dark strap makes a lovely change from the more traditional silver colour. The wtch face itself is very clear and attractive to look at. It's quite a "weighty" watch but my partner likes that about it!

We found that it's one of those watches that you can't stop looking at to admire!! We did have to have one of the lins removed as the strao was quite large but it's perfect now.

Overall....gorgeous!!


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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 24th November 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 3RD NOV 2011)

This watch was a perfect present for my son's 21st birthday wanted to get him a present that would last and wasn't disappointed the watch is suitable for a young man the strap is different from the norm i.e. gold, silver this is very modern it is a gunmetal colour which almost looks black it looks sporty for the day but looks very dressy and classy for evening wear. He was delighted and said "it was perfect" that is what you get when you order this watch and receive it!!!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 15th March 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 27TH FEB 2011)

I bought this watch as a 21st birthday gift for my son. He loves it. The watch is a very dark grey rather than black as we expected but we like it anyway. My son liked the dials in the middle of the watch and also the chunky design. This is my sons 2nd Citizen watch and he wanted it as a change as he has worn the other one everyday since he was 18!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 18th January 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SAT 1ST JAN 2011)

I am very pleased with my Citizen watch as I normally buy Seiko, but on first impressions it seems to be put together very well and has a sturdy feel about it. The functions are easy to use (not that I'll probably use them) and although the power save mode is quite clever the main reason I bought this watch was for it's looks. In stylish black it definately stands out from the usual chrome watches.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sun 2nd January 2011
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: WED 22ND DEC 2010)

This is a fantastic looking watch at a very reasonable price. I was looking for something in black and originally looked at the Casio edifice, but this citizen model is far, far better. Packed with features and bags of style it really is a great purchase

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 28th December 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: FRI 17TH DEC 2010)

A fantastic looking watch that's ideal for business, job interviews and meals out. It's a nice size on the wrist, certainly not too big.



The watch does everything it needs to, including the perpetual calendar meaning you never need to check it's got the date correct.



Solar power means you never need a battery which I've always found annoying, so I'll never need to do that again.



Really it's a watch that takes care of itself.



The only mild annoyance is that when setting date and time it takes a good while for the hands to move around, but it's something you'll do so rarely that it's not a problem.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 10th June 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 30TH MAY 2010)

Love the watch. The response and service from whatchshop exceeded my expectations. very responsive and fast delivery.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 19th May 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 9TH MAR 2010)

I ordered a Mens Citizen Calibre 8700 Chronograph Eco-Drive Watch BL8097-52E.



The watch arrived on time. Everything was as described on the website. The strap adjustment was exactly right.

Most importantly the watch was brand new and still in the original packaging. Price wise, it was the best price availble on the net and in shops.

Highly recommended. In summary EXCELLENT


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Reviewed By: Review date: Wed 12th May 2010
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 1ST MAR 2010)

I bought this watch for my sons 18th birthday present. He is very pleased with it. It was a great price too!

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Reviewed By: Review date: Tue 23rd September 2014
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: MON 15TH SEP 2014)

I bought this watch for a gift to my husband on his birthday. He loved it. Very good price and product. The service was very good even. It looks so nice when you look it personally. Very happy with the service. Very good.

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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 2nd March 2013
1 out of 3 people found this review helpful

Rating: Very good (4 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 19TH FEB 2013)


After reading previous reviews and having a good look at other watches i decided to buy this watch. I am very pleased with the watch itself and find this to be a very nice timepiece. The watch actually looks better in person than on the pictures since it comes in a very nice dark grey colour, rather than the black looking hue show in the pictures. A nice feature of the watch is the fact that you can set it to two different time zones, which is handy for daylight saving or if you were to go on holiday. the only problem i can see possibly in the future is that scratches may show over time on the bracelet and show the raw stainless steel colour underneath. Again i am very happy with my purchase and i would highly recommend this watch.

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