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Price

4.5 Stars

Design

5 Stars

Quality

5 Stars

OVERVIEW

When you first look at this Citizen Men’s JY8035-04E Navihawk Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch, you will notice that there’s a lot stuff going on in the dial, and indeed, this watch has a number of functions that will blow you away. Citizen is renowned for its quality watches, and the Eco-Drive range is probably one of the best that Citizen has produced. With the Eco-Drive watches, you will never need to replace the battery as it is fueled by indoor and outdoor light, and is powered with Japanese Quartz Movement with both analog and digital displays.

Featuring an anti-reflective mineral crystal window, luminous markers, multi-function chronographs and water resistance (up to 200m), there’s plenty to like about the Citizen Navihawk . Not only that, it also has a dual time function that will tell you the time of another city of your liking – a big deal for frequent travellers. Considering that it has Atomic Timekeeping Technology that will receive signals both automatically and on-demand in 43 cities, it ensures that you will be on time, anytime, anywhere.

Citizen Mens JY8035-04E Navihawk Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch Functions

Other features of this watch include perpetual calendar, 2 alarms, 99-minute countdown timer, digital backlit display, power reserve indicator, and pilot’s rotating slide rule dial ring. If you would like to know more details and see what others have to say about this watch, check out the Amazon  customer reviews.

If polyurethane band is not your thing, you can check out this same watch with a stainless steel band and a slightly different color scheme.

FEATURES

  • Light-powered watch with orange accents featuring multi-function chronographs, luminous markers, and digital information displays
  • 46-mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • Polyurethane band with fold-over-buckle-with-hidden-double-push-button closure
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving
  • Synchronized to Atomic Clock for Superior Accuracy
  • Atomic Timekeeping Technology with Synchronized Time Adjustment Available in 43 World Cities
  • 1/100-Second Chronograph Measures up to 24 Hours
  • Perpetual Calendar
  • 2 Alarms
  • 99-Minute Countdown Timer
  • Digital Backlight Display
  • Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) Display
  • Power Reserve Indicator
  • Pilot’s Rotating Slide Rule Dial Ring

PROS

  • All the technological features that it offers
  • Atomic Time-Keeping Technology
  • Great looking watch with superb build quality
  • Dual time display
  • Never need to replace the battery as it is solar-powered

Cons

  • A long User’s Manual
  • The polyurethane band will need to be cut precisely when adjusting
  • Some people prefer it to come in sapphire crystal
  • A rather busy dial for some people
  • Could be hard to read the digital display in low light condition
  • Whenever the analog hands cover over the digital display it becomes harder to use other features
  • Back lighting may not be used while using timer or chronograph

See What Other Owners Are Saying About This Watch On Amazon

It’s amazing. The best watch I’ve ever had.”

Works very well, dial is a little busy, the back lighting of the lcd windows could be better.”

“I really like this watch. I really do. It has tons of functions and it looks amazing as well.”

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Brand, Seller Citizen
Model number JY8035-04E
Part Number JY8035-04E
Model Year 2013
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp fold-over-buckle-with-hidden-double-push-button
Metal stamp None
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 46 millimeters
Case Thickness 13 millimeters
Band Material Polyurethane
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 23 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Slide-rule
Calendar Perpetual calendar
Special features Chronograph, Second hand, Luminous
Item weight 4 Ounces
Movement Japanese quartz
Water resistant depth 660 Feet

BOTTOM LINE

All in all, this is a very high-tech watch that should last you a lifetime no matter where you go or what you do. Despite the initial setup required and the almost-unavoidable-cutting of the band, the Citizen Navihawk has proven to be a popular choice for those who want a watch that looks good, versatile, durable, and environmentally-friendly. If you are after a watch that offers a lot of technological features, this watch should definitely be on your list.

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