Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Canvas Strap Watch251/3306

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Oozing both style and comfort, the Citizen Mens Eco-Drive watch fits snugly on your wrist with its luxurious green military strap. The alluringly luminous hands stand out expertly on the classy black dial to finish off a great looking product. It's even water resistant to 100m, making it ideal for daily usage.

A simple, yet revolutionary concept: a watch that never needs a battery. Citizen Eco-Drive technology harnesses the power of light from any natural or artificial light source and converts it into energy which is stored in a permanently rechargeable lithium-ion cell. It recharges continuously in any kind of light to run forever.

Model number bm8180-03e.

Watch features:

  • Black dial.
  • Stainless steel case.
  • Green fabric strap.
  • Buckle clasp.
  • Eco-drive movement.
  • Water resistant to 100m.
  • Analogue display.
  • Day and date display.
  • Manufacturer's 5 year guarantee.
  • EAN: 5060045478139.

309 reviews

Overall rating (4.7)

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Very good for my requirements

Bit fiddly on setting up date but once sorted is great

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5 / 5
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just what i've been after

nice comfortable strap,which could do with being just a little longer,but perfectly fine. great not having to worry about batteries,nice and clear face,nothing fancy or flash just the job.

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Works really well

The watch relies on light to make it work. Even in winter it is getting enough light when worn to keep it working properly. The hands have enough luminous material on them to be read in the dark

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what is the diameter of this watch please?

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Hi Johnny,

Thank you for your question.

I can confirm that the diameter of this watch is approximately 35mm.

Thanks for using Argos Q&A.

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What is the face made of - glass or plastic?

As a swimmer I'm fed up with glass faces on watches breaking if they fall out of the locker onto a tiled floor. So prefer a plastic face or something I know is unbreakable.

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Hi, thank you for your question.

I have looked into your query and I am sorry the watch face is not plastic it is made of mineral glass.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.

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Does the Eco-drive watch require replacement power cell batterys?

What does an Eco drive mean ?

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I bought this watch in 2004. It has been working perfectly for the past 13 years on the original battery. Time keeping is immaculate and it is probably the best watch I've ever owned.

This winter I have noticed the 'low charge' warning a few times, even after I left the watch out in the sunlight to recharge. I suspect the battery is beginning to fail.

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I have had my watch ten years and it is still performing as it was designed with original cell . It may be failing now or just not exposed to enough daylight during this winter.
Check Citizen website for cost of cell replacement and necessary seal replacement and pressure test. Obtain price of new watch , weigh that against repair cost and decide.
I fitted a stainless Fixoflex stainless expanding bracelet immediately on purchase.

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As has been mentioned, this watch does have a battery cell which is recharged by sunlight which means that the battery does not run down and need replacing every year or so. But what has not been answered is how long does does this rechargeable Cell last ? presumably it is not immortal, therefore will die at some point in the future. But when ? and can it be replaced or is it more economical to buy another watch ?

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Eco Drive is a solar powered technology, it still uses a battery (cell as Citizen refer to it) that needs charging by light (natural or artificial).

Eco Drive watches do not need to change their cells unless there is something wrong with the cell. They can last for more than the usualy 2/3/4 years that a normal watch battery lasts.

Please check the Citizen website for clarification.

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Means Solar powered, so no batteries to dispose of or purchase. So good for the environment

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Boring but important info

WATER RESISTANT TO 100M.

Suitable for wearing whilst swimming, poolside diving and snorkelling (not scuba diving).

*Prices correct as displayed but are subject to change.

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