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One of the biggest drawbacks of many quartz watches is their energy source. Normally, this means batteries. Battery technology has evolved so much that thinner and lighter batteries can pack quite a bit of energy which enables quartz watches to run a very long time, they still eventually run out of juice. Such is the way of all batteries. This is precisely the reason why I am excited about the Citizen Men’s BM7170-53L Titanium Eco-Drive Watch eco-drive battery system.
The eco-drive feature in this watch is a power system that draws its energy from the sun. Say good-bye to batteries. That’s right, no more hassles when your watch conks out right in the middle of your day and you have to make time to get new batteries. This watch promises to keep going on and on kind of like the Energizer Rabbit-except, of course, without a traditional battery.
Besides its great ecological-friendly sun-driven system, the BM7170-53L Eco-Drive is no slouch when it comes to other qualities and features. As you can see below, it rates at or above other competing brands when it comes to style, movement type, and special features At $262.50, this sleek timepiece is a great value and would make a good addition to any watch collection.
Style: Men’s Casual
With its light blue face, this Citizen timepiece looks great in any variety of settings. You can be in a board meeting and you won’t look under dressed with this watch. You can be at the golf links and still look stylish with this watch. It’s versatility and ‘cool factor’ regardless of setting is definitely one of its strongest selling points. Indeed, you can even swim with it up to a depth of 100 meters.
Lacking a chronograph, this model is very light and can definitely accommodate people who are busy and on the go.
Movement Type: Japanese Quartz
Don’t let the quartz movement type fool you. While this watch is technically a quart-driven watch, it doesn’t need a quartz battery. After all, it is powered by the sun and doesn’t need a battery at all. You also don’t have to wind out. That’s the kind of quality Citizen technology brings to the table!
Special Features: Eco-drive technology
One of the most annoying situations you’ll face with a watch is when the watch needs winding so it can start working again. Alternatively, you would need to change its battery. Both situations are hassles because you simply don’t know when your watch might conk out. You might be out on the middle of a cross-country trip and the battery can run out. With this watch, such hassles are but distant memories. It is powered by the sun and you don’t need batteries to keep the watch going.
When it comes to looks, functionality, and versatility, this titanium BM7170-53L Watch is very hard to beat. It truly is. You get a light, flexible, and oh-so-adaptable time piece that can keep up with whatever you’re doing. The best part is you don’t have to stop to replace batteries or wind to keep this unit going.