Citizen is a leading brand in advanced technology. It is responsible for the introduction of many new technologies in the market. It created world’s first voice recognition watch and also professional dive watch. Recently it introduced Eco-Drives watches which are powered by light whether it is artificial or natural, insuring lifetime use. Citizen BM8180-03Eis one of Citizen Watches which uses Eco-Drive Technology. The watch is military designed with green canvas bands giving it the look you expect from such watch. It is an analog watch with 12/24 time indicator and bold details making it easier to tell time.
Though the watch doesn’t come with a huge list of features but still it does have a calendar window located at 3 o’clock showing day/date. Additionally, it also has water resistance up to 100 meters which is enough to survive swimming or snorkeling. The case of the watch is stainless steel with crystal mineral window giving it some toughness and scratch resistance.
Eco-Drive is the main reason anyone would buy Citizen Eco Drive BM8180-03E. Unlike other watches you will never have to change the battery in your life. There is a rechargeable battery located inside the watch which uses the Power of light to charge itself. The battery will charge itself from both natural and artificial light and the charge lasts for quite long time. As the watch can be charged by any light, you will not have to worry about specifically going outside in order to charge the watch.
Citizen BM8180-03E is a perfect buy for everyone who likes simplicity with some style. Eco-Drive technology gets you out of hassle of changing batteries and with Japanese Quartz movement you will receive the most accurate time. Though bands could cause some trouble but still you can change them or work with them, both ways you will have a great deal.
Performance and Features
Citizen BM8180-03E Canvas Strap Watch is a stylish watch with a military look. Dial is quite prominent making it easy to see time and the watch is also very simple to maintain.
- Citizen Eco Drive BM8180-03E has a black Dial with luminous hands and numbers which means you won’t need any kind of back light to see time. The luminous hands will work perfectly in dark.
- High Contrast white numbering on black background make it very clear to see time. This makes it easy to check out time at first glance and also good for people who have bit low vision.
- It has High Quality Japanese Quartz movement and uses Citizen Eco-Drive as a power source instead of disposable battery. The battery of the watch will be charged using natural or artificial light source so you will never have to change the battery.
- It has 100 meters water resistance which can easily withstand swimming or snorkeling, though diving could cause an issue.
With Japanese Quartz movement and Eco Drive technology Citizen Eco Drive BM8180-03E provides the most accurate time. The watch hardly loses 1 second in a whole week which is quite accurate time for such watch.
Maintaining and changing Citizen BM8180-03Esettings is a no brainer, making it optimum choice for people who prefer simple devices. The time of the watch can be adjusted by pulling the crown of the watch to 2nd click and turning it clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust time. After adjusting time you can push back the crown and when it will be firmly pushed the watch will start working.
You can also set the calendar by pulling the crown to 1st click. After pulling turn it counterclockwise to adjust date and clockwise to adjust day of the week, after adjusting don’t forget to push it back.
Citizen BM8180-03E Canvas Strap Watch is a durable watch with simple yet amazing technology. Its Eco-Drive Technology makes it a great buy, all its durability comes from Eco-Drive technology. Clear dial window and luminous hands makes it quite easy to see time.
Its canvas band is very stiff and also retains water, so the bands can eventually start smelling. The rivets in the band are also bit uncomfortable, though bands are causing bit issue but still it is not a deal breaker. You can swap bands with the bands of your choice, though it might cost you some extra but still with this amazing Citizen BM8180-03E Canvas Strap Watch you will still be in favor.
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