Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Post by conjurer » December 2nd 2017, 9:57am

They are, Mr. co. I've tried on the Eco-Zilla a couple of times, once at an AD and another when one came through my hands for a WL auction.

While undeniably cool, it's an incredibly large watch, and looked pretty clownish on my 6.75 inch wrist. I'm sure that Carl could attest to its functionality as a diver, but as a daily wearer, it's way too big for me.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Post by TemerityB » December 2nd 2017, 4:12pm

Too big for me, too. I had an option to get one at a great price but went with the old 43mm BN0000-04H instead. Funny; it looks great sitting there, but on my wrist it looked like an FBI tracker.
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Post by bedlam » December 2nd 2017, 7:16pm

Not sure about the new one but I thought the old Zilla was the worst dive watch Citizen made.

Way too heavy in steel
Too big - it bangs into everything
Terrible bezel action - the worst of any dive watch I have used
'Ashtray' bezel aesthetic didn't appeal to me
The minute indicies on the near side bezel were hidden by the bezel and hard to read
Dial set too deep in the watch to read on any angle
Dial too small - a big watch should have better readability, not worse
Not strap friendly until you get adapters
Hands would fade (the new ones may be better)

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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Post by bedlam » December 2nd 2017, 8:03pm

kevco wrote:Opinions sought on model BJ8050-08E.

By all appearances and specs. this seems to be the real deal as far as divers are concerned.

Pushing things bigger and further doesn't necessarily make them function better...

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Post by Racer-X » December 2nd 2017, 11:32pm

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https://watchlords.com/forum/viewtopic. ... fe#p336426

conjurer wrote:....As astonishingly cool as it is nearly unwearable, the 'Zilla is Invicta-sized but, unlike Invicta, it's not fucking stupid and dorkish and vulgar. It's fucking cool--like, if Steve-McQueen-had-John-Holmes-dick-cool.

This watch you don't actually wear, you just stare at it and beat off. Classically sized at 48.2mm, 51mm with crown, and only 18.2mm thick, people see you wearing this, they cross the fucking street to avoid an ass-kicking.

...if it's not already out of production, it soon will be. One of these days, Citizen will come it its senses and realize that the 'Zilla is fucking nuts, and pull it from the market. And then you'll all be sorry, you bastards.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » December 3rd 2017, 12:47pm

I've now owned this wartch twice, but unlike foggy, I've held on to my second one. I've got just under an 8-inch wrist, but it holds this watch quite comfortably, though the thickness is something you'll need to get used to. Overall, for any type of landlubber activity, the 'Zilla's a pretty good, no-nonsense tool wartch. I recently discovered trekking, and the watch has definitely proved its mettle thus far. The only other issue I have is how to keep it light-charged while its not in use, and, of course, there about a bazillion ways to accomplish this; in my case, I keep it under an always-lighted tensor lamp in the 'li-berry...hyuck! It does work, though, eYe gotts 2-say.

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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Post by labman » December 3rd 2017, 4:30pm

kevco wrote:I sent in the PO for one. ($184.99).


:bvbvbv:


Here is a pic I just took - for reference I have a 7.5 wrist. I believe you indicated your wrist is 8.5+

Zilla.JPG


Invicta big? Maybe approaching it but the quality is fantastic. My one regret is that I bought the SS version instead of the strap version.

No Suppa adapters for the SS version so my only option is to keep it on the bracelet -some of the straps and NATOs look fantastic on this watch IMO.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Post by kevco » December 4th 2017, 6:21am

labman wrote:
kevco wrote:I sent in the PO for one. ($184.99).


:bvbvbv:


Here is a pic I just took - for reference I have a 7.5 wrist. I believe you indicated your wrist is 8.5+

Zilla.JPG


Invicta big? Maybe approaching it but the quality is fantastic. My one regret is that I bought the SS version instead of the strap version.

No Suppa adapters for the SS version so my only option is to keep it on the bracelet -some of the straps and NATOs look fantastic on this watch IMO.




Thanks LAB. Yes my wrist is around 8.5 to 8.75.
This looks just fine on your wrist.
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