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Post by SeikoJohn on Fri Dec 02 2016, 15:05

I was given this watch as a gift from RWP ( Roger ) this is my first eco drive watch and I will confess up until I received it I didnt know what an eco drive watch is .. Basically leave it in the sun and the watch will work its like magic Very Happy

The watch has a H500 Solar powered movement with chronograph display I will admit my eye sight has deteriorated recently (must be an age thing ) and the silver skeleton hands are a tad difficult to read against the dial but this is going to be rectified as the hands are going to be painted white and lume added which should make it easier to read .

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Post by daff62 on Fri Dec 02 2016, 15:29

Love the look / design of the watch & a very nice gift. Citizen Eco Drive  3377044411

I think my eyesight would struggle with the hands as well. Is it easier or preferable to paint them & add lume compared to just replacing them?

Either way it would certainly compliment & improve the look of the watch and avoid eye strain trying to tell the time. Very Happy
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Post by SeikoJohn on Fri Dec 02 2016, 16:49

@daff62 wrote:I think my eyesight would struggle with the hands as well.  Is it easier or preferable to paint them & add lume compared to just replacing them?

I was chatting to a fellow member about the hands and he has offered to paint / lume them for me . If I can find out what size hands are needed I may look into buying replacements to save the hassle of painting & luming
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Post by domecurb on Fri Dec 02 2016, 17:07

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@daff62 wrote:I think my eyesight would struggle with the hands as well.  Is it easier or preferable to paint them & add lume compared to just replacing them?

I was chatting to a fellow member about the hands and he has offered to paint / lume them for me . If I can find out what size hands are needed I may look into buying replacements to save the hassle of painting & luming

that may be an option, but i would have thought with it having a big dial they will be long hands......just guessing though..........so pointless comment really ...........i shall get my coat Laughing
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Post by daff62 on Fri Dec 02 2016, 17:59

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@daff62 wrote:I think my eyesight would struggle with the hands as well.  Is it easier or preferable to paint them & add lume compared to just replacing them?

I was chatting to a fellow member about the hands and he has offered to paint / lume them for me . If I can find out what size hands are needed I may look into buying replacements to save the hassle of painting & luming

That was a kind offer and has the advantage that the watch would retain its original hands. I wouldn't know how long painting / luming would take though imagine it would need a very steady hand, pardon the pun. Laughing

Possibly replacing the hands would only be worthwhile if there was a particular style you wanted rather than just wanting to improve the clarity of the existing ones. Very Happy
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Post by Elwood on Sat Dec 03 2016, 09:16

@SeikoJohn wrote:I was given this watch as a gift from RWP ( Roger ) this is my first eco drive watch and I will confess up until I received it I didnt know what an eco drive watch is .. Basically leave it in the sun and the watch will work its like magic Very Happy

The watch has a H500 Solar powered movement with chronograph display I will admit my eye sight has deteriorated recently (must be an age thing ) and the silver skeleton hands are a tad difficult to read against the dial but this is going to be rectified as the hands are going to be painted white and lume added which should make it easier to read .

Citizen Eco Drive  9_B74_CBA4-26_D1-4_AA9-9_BC1-58067_CEA97_F1_zps3cux53cs

Citizen Eco Drive  1D82A771-0B83-4BFB-9E39-75B8A8388F05_zpsx1prgd7p

Citizen Eco Drive  0D928CFC-C04F-4467-AFDE-8C941EE35421_zpsxy8ufqyp

Nice watch John. I must admit I believe Citizen Eco Drives are slightly underrated and don't get the credit they deserve. I have a Nighthawk which is awesome. It sets by radio control so is always accurate. I always take it travelling so when I'm getting on planes/ferries etc I know exactly what time it is.
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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 03 2016, 10:28

Very nice watch, John. My latest is an Eco Drive too.
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Post by SeikoJohn on Sat Dec 03 2016, 10:38

@Roger the Dodger wrote:Very nice watch, John. My latest is an Eco Drive too.
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Any excuse to show it off eh Roger lol! It is a very smart watch though Roger I rather like Very Happy
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Post by daff62 on Sat Dec 03 2016, 10:49

@Roger the Dodger wrote:Very nice watch, John. My latest is an Eco Drive too.
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That is a cracking watch, love the design. Citizen Eco Drive  3377044411
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Post by Mr Levity on Tue Dec 13 2016, 22:10

I love Eco Drives as grab and go watches.

I've owned 5 but currently have 3.

The two I sold (1st was HUGE and didn't really suit my tiny wrist, 2nd was one I had to make a decision on when I had to reduce my collection).

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And the three I still have:

Stiletto Stealth watch  Smile (Not my photo as it's a pig to photograph)
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Post by daff62 on Tue Dec 13 2016, 22:37

Really like the stiletto stealth watch though my eyesight may let me down with the hands being a similar colour as the dial. The second watch you still have is my favourite, love the bold hour markers and hands. Very minimalist and easy on the eye for telling the time. Very Happy

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