What watch you're wearing?

rwolfenstein

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Have heard rumors that a Citizen Eco-Drive solar battery is good for a minimum of 10 years, max. of 20 years. But the one in my BM7080-03E is still going strong over 20 years later. Plus, best part is, unless the power reserve is down to 0% the light can be recharged with a very bright flashlight. Surprised that Citizen models aren't more popular on CPF than they are.
Honestly the reason I started my time peice craze, I got contracted to do an armed security gig at a jewelry place years ago while some relative of one of the big wigs for the Las Vegas casinos was having ear rings made. I was wearing a Timex watch that the battery would die often. It was pretty but not reliable. The sales gal showed me citizen time pieces and I was hooked. I think now my oldest watch is almost 20 years old now. Still runs like a champ and still links up with the satellite to make sure the time is right .
 

bykfixer

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Honestly the reason I started my time peice craze, I got contracted to do an armed security gig at a jewelry place years ago while some relative of one of the big wigs for the Las Vegas casinos was having ear rings made. I was wearing a Timex watch that the battery would die often. It was pretty but not reliable. The sales gal showed me citizen time pieces and I was hooked. I think now my oldest watch is almost 20 years old now. Still runs like a champ and still links up with the satellite to make sure the time is right .
My eco drive watches are between 12 and 15 years old.

Some quartz watches are are battery hogs. Some use a battery that doesn't hold a lot of fuel. I have one quartz watch that kills a battery in 3-6 months. My others can go 2-10 years on a battery.
 

bykfixer

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New to me another 90's Rip Curl watch.
 

JP031716

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Surprised that Citizen models aren't more popular on CPF than they are.
I totally agree, especially since you can charge with a flashlight. It's one of the many reasons I got this Citizen Eco-Drive BM8180-03E with the main one being it would be a literal decade before I have to even think about replacing the battery.

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bykfixer

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1959 Gruen Geneve Precision linen dial.

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Linen, mmmmmmm

The Geneve series were built in Switzerland and meant for European and South American markets.
In 1957-1960 some of them were slightly modified for the US market.
 

raggie33

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Some casino 10 year battery was on clearance for 12 or 15 bucks love it so far hated my smart watch
 

Bucur

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I like the "fuel meter" at 9 o'clock
The window at 9 o'clock is actually more than a "fuel meter". The red hand points to the Bluetooth symbol when the watch is connected to my phone. This happens automatically every 6 hours (if they are in BT range) for time synchronization. I am sorry that the minute hand blocs the WT symbol for world time, ST for stopwatch, TR for timer and AL for alarm. They would be visible if I had taken the picture a few minutes later. Besides, I could shift both hands temporarily so as to clear both windows by pressing two buttons simultaneously but please don't ask me which combination of two buttons out of four!
 

raggie33

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Casio still is perfect timing didn't even loose one second I thought it was 11 bucks but it was 15 bucks. Only bad thing is it changes time zones on its own or I'm hitting wrong button lol. Tonight got a Armitron it was 11 bucks for sure. Digital sport with something like indigo are they decent? I know there junk compared to a more costly watch but for the money they ok?
 
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