Citizen Eco-Drive One Review

Citizen Eco-Drive One Review

Postby Racer-X » June 19th 2017, 6:34am

by Ariel Adams "When I first put this Citizen Eco-Drive One watch on my wrist after sizing the bracelet – I had a moment of déjà vu. Suddenly I was much younger, in the college, pre-watch nerd phase of my life, and listening to a then girlfriend’s grandfather proudly showing me his watch. It was easily one of the most memorable “watch” experiences of my early life."

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Re: Citizen Eco-Drive One Review

Postby foghorn » June 19th 2017, 6:52am

I'm good with 5 or 6 extra mm at a tenth the price.
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Re: Citizen Eco-Drive One Review

Postby eddiea » June 19th 2017, 7:28am

I like it...!!!
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Re: Citizen Eco-Drive One Review

Postby biglove » June 19th 2017, 8:03am

A great feat of design and engineering; but, looks like the lugs are a bit long and the bracelet is at least twice the case thickness. Makes the watch look a bit silly.

Can a watch be too thin? Looks like it can.
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Re: Citizen Eco-Drive One Review

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 19th 2017, 8:11am

The watch looks really nice, but... 2600? For a Citizen quartz? Fuck, no. Not like I don't appreciate the design or the engineering behind the ultra-thin movement, but that price is genuinely obscene.
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Re: Citizen Eco-Drive One Review

Postby eddiea » June 19th 2017, 10:09am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:The watch looks really nice, but... 2600? For a Citizen quartz? Fuck, no. Not like I don't appreciate the design or the engineering behind the ultra-thin movement, but that price is genuinely obscene.

I glanced at article and I don't see that info (or maybe is not provided) but, think that is the high-end thermocompensated movement Citizen makes and so the pricing...let's not forget that's the retail price , real pricing is always very different.
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Re: Citizen Eco-Drive One Review

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 19th 2017, 10:38am

eddiea wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:The watch looks really nice, but... 2600? For a Citizen quartz? Fuck, no. Not like I don't appreciate the design or the engineering behind the ultra-thin movement, but that price is genuinely obscene.

I glanced at article and I don't see that info (or maybe is not provided) but, think that is the high-end thermocompensated movement Citizen makes and so the pricing...let's not forget that's the retail price , real pricing is always very different.

It's at the end of the review, on page 2. $2600 is the MSRP on the reviewed version on a bracelet. In the text, there's also a mention of a limited edition priced at $6000 (now that's obscene!).

I agree, that the real prices will differ from that. The moment these watches hit the grey market, and when the online retailers will offer discounts on them, the prices likely won't be as dreadful as the MSRP.

There was a moment in the 1970s, when, for example, a quartz Longines costed more than an Omega Speedmaster, as people were willing to pay more for what back then was a groundbreaking tech novelty, but I'm simply not quite sure, if the same approach will work out well for Citizen now.
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Re: Citizen Eco-Drive One Review

Postby iwasbanned » June 19th 2017, 12:19pm

I really want one of these, just not at over a $1k!
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