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Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Post by iwasbanned » January 12th 2014, 8:25pm

Since I started this watch collecting thing, this is the watch that has been with me the longest. I still like it a lot. It is a model BL9000-59F Calibre 9000. Specs are as follows:

- Eco-Drive Technology, Never Need to Change the Battery
- Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet
- Durable Scratch Resistant Mineral Crystal Lens
- Blue Dial & Luminous Hands
- Minute Repeater
- Perpetual Calendar
- Dual-Time Display & Alarms
- Water Resistant to 30 Meters
- 180 Hour Power Reserve, Charges in Sunlight or Indoors
- Low Charge Indicator


A lot of neat features, the minute repeater being my favorite. Anyway, I don't have many good pictures of this guy, so I took out the new droid phone and took some today.

Nice dial, looks complicated at first, but not really. The sub time window is not the second time zone, that is on a different window. You have to push a button for it to bring up the month and leap year:
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Thin profile makes it easy to wear:
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On the wrist, very light and comfortable. The high polish is very nice and gives it an expensive look:
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I enjoyed taking the pics, hope you enjoy looking at them:
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Post by biglove » January 13th 2014, 4:55pm

iwasbanned wrote:
Picked this one up on 1saleaday.com for $145. Hell of a deal.


That is one helluva' price! And there are no more...

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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » January 13th 2014, 9:16pm

That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Post by Horse Feathers » January 13th 2014, 9:30pm

Mortuus wrote:That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...


Invicta Customers had issues...can't be


http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/faq-c ... -repeater/
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Post by abduksion » January 14th 2014, 12:20am

Mortuus wrote:That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...


I wouldn't say easy but not hard either Citizen as an interactive video on their site
Its caliber G900
The white dial I have need servicing and a new movement mines doesn't seem to keep time? I can leave it on a window sill for weeks charging and when I activate the MR even once the second hand skips in two seconds increments. I know its not suppose to do that.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Post by conjurer » January 14th 2014, 12:24am

abduksion wrote:
Mortuus wrote:That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...


I wouldn't say easy but not hard either Citizen as an interactive video on their site
http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/suppo ... tructions/ Caliber G900

The white dial I have need servicing and a new movement doesn't seem to keep time? I can leave it on a window sill for weeks charging and when I activate the MR even once the second hand skips in two seconds increments. I know its not suppose to do that.


Nope, it shouldn't do that. You probably need a new battery. The Eco-drives do indeed use a battery (which is topped off by converting light into electricity) and the battery needs to be replaced from time to time. The fact that you keep it in direct sunlight for many hours at a time and it doesn't recharge indicates this. Any jeweler who carries Citizen should be able to do this for you. I don't think it would be a very expensive fix.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Post by abduksion » January 14th 2014, 12:38am

conjurer wrote:
abduksion wrote:
Mortuus wrote:That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...


I wouldn't say easy but not hard either Citizen as an interactive video on their site
http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/suppo ... tructions/ Caliber G900

The white dial I have need servicing and a new movement doesn't seem to keep time? I can leave it on a window sill for weeks charging and when I activate the MR even once the second hand skips in two seconds increments. I know its not suppose to do that.


Nope, it shouldn't do that. You probably need a new battery. The Eco-drives do indeed use a battery (which is topped off by converting light into electricity) and the battery needs to be replaced from time to time. The fact that you keep it in direct sunlight for many hours at a time and it doesn't recharge indicates this. Any jeweler who carries Citizen should be able to do this for you. I don't think it would be a very expensive fix.


I was quoted $30-50? for the battery and the Capacitor?
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