Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Nighthawk Stainless Steel Watch #BJ7000-52E
List Price: $395.00

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Product Description

A serious timepiece for the serious watch collector, the Citizen BJ7000-52E stainless steel men's watch offers powerful timekeeping functions for your favorite aeronaut. The large round watch case measures approximately 43mm in diameter. It has a thin silver bezel the houses a black dial with a pilot's inner rotating slide rule bezel, which is operated by the secondary crown at 8 o'clock. It has large luminous hands and markers for readability and low-light visibility and dual time (GMT) capability. The triple link bracelet band is composed of brushed silver stainless steel pieces, and it's joined by a push-button folding safety clasp. Other features include a water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet), low-charge indicator window, power saver function, and a scratch-resistant, non-reflective mineral crystal.

Features:
  • Ecologically friendly, light powered Eco-Drive Caliber B877 Japanese-quartz movement; Charges in natural sunlight or indoor light
  • Max power reserve: 180 days; Low charge warning: 3 days; Quick start ability; Charge time from stop state to max charge: Incandescent Light - 53 hrs, Outdoors, Cloudy (10,000 Lux) - 17 hrs, Outdoors, Sunny (100,000 Lux) - 6 hrs
  • Performs flight calculations; Inner slide rule bezel ring
  • Luminous hands and hour/minute markers; Date feature at 3 o'clock
  • Water-resistant to 660 feet (200 M)

Customer Reviews:

  • Almost perfect
    This watch is almost impossible to beat for the money. I bought mine from Amazon a year or so ago and the only gripe I have is the crystal. I got a moderate scratch right in the middle of the beauitiful face. It's a shame. Otherwise, it is perfect. I get complements all the time. Just wish it was more scratch resistant......more info
  • cool "calculator" watch.
    It get's 4 stars because, well what would you expect, the slide rule is accurate to 2 decimal places. And it could have given you 3. Oh well. If you are using your watch to calculate your arrival time you probably don't really care if you are off by a few minutes.

    Ok, why is a circular slide rule cool? First, lots of common calculations are really just ratios. Kilometers to miles or statue miles to nautical miles, pounds to Kilograms's. This watch has the markers in the slide rule, so you just align one mark with the number you want to convert and look at the number that the other unit of measure is over and there you are. You do have to keep track of the magnitude of the answer but that's not hard. You can do sq roots but it's a pain. Basic multiplication and division is easy. Doing the approximation for a tip at restraunt, just set the percentage over the "10" mark, and look for you bill at the inside ring, read the tip on the outside ring. No need to even adjust the watch. You can easily set it up before dinner. Note: if you stare at your watch while trying to read the tip value, you may get called "rude" by your date! Better to just overestimate...

    Downside, if you do not have perfect vision, you'll have a hard time reading the sliderule. Don't even think about doing this while you are driving. My eyes are fine with it in good light.

    On the other hand, the time hands and numerals are plenty large enough and easy to read. The luminescent marks seem to stay bright for about an hour, which is good enough for us casual night hawks. Otherwise you need a watch that has tritium and who knows whether that will pass airport security these days.

    One other thing is that the 24 hr inner hand can be easily obscured by the main watch hands. So this feature not very handy as a second timezone clock. It will help you remember the military time, but at say 11:00 you can't see the underlying hand. Not a big thing, and I suppose if you set to say 8 or 9 hours difference it might be more visible.

    All in all, a cool watch, even if the slide rule control is built for a lefty....more info
  • Lovely
    I just love the looks of it. GMT/world watch works nicely for frequent travellers.
    As for the slide rule... again, I mainly like the way it looks and the 45 degree angled control knob. As far as functionality goes, don't expect too much. The scales are tiny, even if have 20/20 vision you would have hard time reading them in dim light.
    My only hesitation before buying this watch was the relatively large dial diameter (43mm), but it is not as bad as I thought.
    Easily 5 stars, esp. considering the price.

    Also had a Seiko perpetual-calendar, as far as aesthetics - the Seiko doesn't even come close (my taste). It had domed (magnifier) glass over the date window, after few years of wear and tear it got so scratched I literally can't read the date anymore. When it was still clear though, I really liked the fact that it jumped ahead to '1' at the begining of *EVERY* month...
    The Nighthawk glass face is perfectly flat, this goes nicly with the overall concept of the watch.
    It'll take some getting used to, moving the date forward on Februaries and 30 day months, but I still like it much better than the Seiko.

    Will the battery last forever? we'll wait and see....more info
  • AWESOME
    This watch is amazing. I love it. I must have for anyone who loves watches. Well worth every penny....more info
  • Excellent
    it's a very good watch and very useful for pilot because it included a E6B flight computer in it and 24 hours time display.For me the best function is Eco-drive thus i don't change a battery any more.That's pretty cool!...more info
  • Awesome Time Piece!
    I purchased this watch for my 22 year old son for Christmas. He is graduating from the UofA soon and will make his way out into the business world following graduation. He told me that he would like to have a "nice" watch now. This was quite an unusual request coming from him. As I love watches myself, I decided it had to be very special, so he would love, wear and take care of it! I must have looked at a hundred different watches and even actually purchased another brand at Sears, only to return it. I finally settled on this sweet baby. It really looks great on the wrist. It is a very handsome, heavy and distingushed piece of stainless steel. I was so impressed with this watch, I plan to get one for myself... ...more info
  • Perfect
    This watch is perfect and as described. I sold my expensive watches and purchased this one. Way more complements than my breitling or rolex....more info
  • Great watch
    This watch is very nice looking. I'm unsure how the slide rule, etc. work as I bought it mainly for the it's appearance as I was looking for an aviatior look. It is very substantial in size and appearance and if the quality is like other Citizen watches I've had, I'll be thrilled. I'm very happy about this purchase....more info
  • Awesome Watch
    Lots of features: attractive, awesome looking, never needs battery, waterproof to 200 metre.
    It looks good feels good...I strongly recommend this watch. ...more info
  • Biggggg and heavyyyyy.
    If you are a big person with a big wrist this watch is for you. Not for an Asian wrist like me. I have the stainless belt adjusted down to the last pin, it bearly fits my wrist and it still fell lose, but i like it.
    Its a heavy watch and big....more info
  • Excellent Watch
    Excellent product received few days before promissed date. It is exactly what I had expected....more info
  • Mighty Fine Watch
    This is simply one of the most beautiful watches I have owned. The attention to detail and finish are top-notch. I have many higher dollar watches, and aesthetically, this tops most of them.

    I agree, a stopwatch would be a nice addition. I don't know where you would put it.

    It is massive, but I am too, so I wanted it to be. Some reviewers called it "heavy" but I don't find it particularly so.

    I'm not giving it five stars because the band feels cheap. It isn't going to break, that's clear. It isn't going to fall off either, with the clasp lock.

    Regardless, this watch is an immediate favorite of mine. Thanks for offering it at such a great price, Amazon!...more info
  • Good All-Purpose Watch
    Ok, so i'm not one of those watch enthusiasts or anything... But I can tell you that I did A LOT of research before purchasing this watch 6 months ago and it has met or exceeded all of my expectations. I like the weight of the watch, not too heavy but you know its there, weight is sign of reliability in my mind.. I have yet to use the circular slide rule in a real-life situation but i like knowing that I can take the square root of a number or convert units anytime i want..

    If you're looking for a good looking watch with simple, attractive design and a little functionality this is the watch for you.

    And as a clumsy person I can tell you that this watch is rugged, i've dropped it a few times and walked into things while wearing it and still has no scratches to the face...more info
  • Great watch
    I've only had the watch for a few weeks but I love it. The slide rule is not really useful as a practical application but can be fun to play with if you have good eyesight. The fact that there are so many numbers for the slide rule makes the watch face somewhat busy and therefore a little hard to read. Otherwise, the Eco-Drive is great, the watch keeps good time, and it looks great....more info
  • Not a bad watch to have, but......
    I have this watch for almost 4 years, and it worked well so far, no complaints for that matter. The only problem is, that if you wear it for an extended period of time, or you keep in on, the whole time, this watch has a big winding crown, that sticks out and makes it unconfortable in the back of your hand. It left me a dark mark (calluses) right where the winding crown touches the back of your hand....more info
  • An Impressive Piece
    As a collector of watches I rate the Nighthawk as an impressive one that I am pleased to own and can wear in any situation.

    Intricate enough to be impressive, but simple enough to be practical, if you like watches you'll like this one....more info
  • Great Watch
    I got this watch for a present for my husband. All I have to say is: this watch is awesome! Not only does it look nice, but the slide rule makes it cool! You can do all the normal addition/subtraction. It also can convert metric to English and may other functions. It has very bright and easily readable glow in the dark hands. It also had a very large band. Easy to accommodate almost any sized wrist. My husband actually had to remove a few links. This is a beautiful and very interesting looking watch....more info
  • Awesome watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Forget the Omega's, Rolex's or other over priced "Buying the Name Watches". This is one awesome watch....more info
  • Nice watch but bracelet is leaves me wanting more
    The Citizen Nighthawk is a nice looking watch with some nice features. I think it's a very good value for the money. The face is a good size and it looks good for either dress or casual. Some reviews state that it's heavy but I don't find it to be too heavy. My other watch is a Seiko automatic which is heavier so perhaps compared to a regular quartz watch this one may be heavy. In my opinion, here are some of the pros and cons.

    Pros:
    - No battery required
    - large face, good look for either dress or casual.
    - slide rule if you want it.
    - 24 hour hand can be used to keep time in a different time zone
    - you can adjust only the hour hand if you want. Very nice feature if you travel frequently.

    Cons:
    - bracelet feels pretty cheap. I would have given it five stars except for this.
    - No day of week. I knew that before I bought it but it's a feature I miss on this watch.



    ...more info
  • Lovely watch
    I just love the looks of it. GMT/world watch works nicely for frequent travellers.
    As for the slide rule... again, I mainly like the way it looks and the 45 degree angled control knob. As far as functionality goes, don't expect too much. The scales are tiny, even if have 20/20 vision you would have hard time reading them in dim light.
    My only hesitation before buying this watch was the relatively large dial diameter (43mm), but it is not as bad as I thought.
    Easily 5 stars, esp. considering the price.

    Also had a Seiko perpetual-calendar, as far as aesthetics - the Seiko doesn't even come close (my taste). It had domed (magnifier) glass over the date window, after few years of wear and tear it got so scratched I literally can't read the date anymore. When it was still clear though, I really liked the fact that it jumped ahead to '1' at the begining of *EVERY* month...
    The Nighthawk glass face is perfectly flat, this goes nicly with the overall concept of the watch.
    It'll take some getting used to, moving the date forward on Februaries and 30 day months, but I still like it much better than the Seiko.

    Will the battery last forever? we'll wait and see.
    ...more info