Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby TemerityB » November 25th 2017, 10:08pm

I don't know much, but this is a really good deal. This is the BN0150-28E; also: The BN0085-01E for $166.60, and the BN0151-09L for $149.99.

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https://www.amazon.com/Citizen-Promaste ... dive+watch

https://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BN0085-0 ... dive+watch

https://www.amazon.com/Citizen-Eco-Driv ... dive+watch
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby Racer-X » November 25th 2017, 10:14pm

Nice find T. Lowest prices ever on Amazon for all three.

Amazon price history chart with email alerts from CamelCamelCamel.com. Also available as a browser add-on here.

Price history on the one pictured in first link:

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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby conjurer » November 25th 2017, 10:20pm

Yup. It's somewhat amazing that, while the Swiss tended to make dive watches over the years that cost more and more, the Japanese went in the other direction, and made 'em for about the price of filling an SUV with premium gas.

You have a non-WIS pal who wants a sports watch? He can't do better than this.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby bedlam » November 26th 2017, 12:00am

Great watch. At that price its bedlam recommended :-)

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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby artman » November 26th 2017, 2:44am

Good price and Bedlam approved! Looks like a winner.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby TemerityB » November 26th 2017, 8:13am

All i know is that I own the precursor to the pictured watch - the 300m, discontinued BN0000-04H - and I paid far more than those prices for that older model years ago.

Just noticed you get Citizen's warranty coverage as well. It was on some watch blog recently that more and more brands are selling direct to Amazon and the warranty coverage is the same as you'd get at an AD (I realize these are more inexpensive watches, but wait till you see who sells direct to Amazon in 2018).
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby Rusty » November 26th 2017, 9:26am

I had both the blue and black and found them to be fine WARTCHES. (OMG, I am beginning to sound like a true WARTCHlord.)

But the Amazon sizing info is incorrect. The case is 42-43mm so the reference to 48mm has to include the fairly prominent crown.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby svaglic » November 26th 2017, 10:42am

I got my brother the BN0085 last year for his birthday. I got it used, but in excellent condition from eddie. My brother loves it, it's his favorite watch. I got the female version for my nephew a couple of years back, I told him it was the boys version. $166.60 is a good price, it really is a good watch. Good looking, durable, water resistant and like Rusty said, its not a 48, it's about a 42.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby Racer-X » November 27th 2017, 2:32pm

Blue one is now $139 at Jomashop with code CMCZ139. Shipping is free.

https://www.jomashop.com/citizen-watch-bn0151-09l.html

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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby biglove » November 27th 2017, 4:56pm

Damnit. Needs to be on bracelet. Wonder how it would do on an Omega mesh. That blue is quite nice.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby Racer-X » November 27th 2017, 5:59pm

biglove wrote:Damnit. Needs to be on bracelet. Wonder how it would do on an Omega mesh. That blue is quite nice.


On BOR. PM the guy but looks like maybe SKX bracelet. Uncle Seiko has them for $59 after code CYBERSEIKO (ends today).

https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/p54/BEADS_OF_RICE_Bracelet_for_SKX00x_Divers_and_7548_Quartz_Diver.html

http://wristsushi.proboards.com/thread/10834/citizen-master-diver-drive-bn0151

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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby biglove » November 27th 2017, 7:46pm

Jeepers, that's sexy!
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby conjurer » November 28th 2017, 12:05am

biglove wrote:Jeepers, that's sexy!


And almost absurdly fine in terms of value.

This is why I consistantly recommend Citizens with Eco-Drive movements to non-WISs:

Year 1: They want a watch that's (pretty much) waterproof, easy to wear, and affordable. They buy one of these for about a hundred and fifty dollars.

Year 2: Nothing. They might adjust the time twice over the last 24 months, for Daylight Savings time. By doing this, they will probably correct the +/- of the quartz movement.

Year 3: Nothing.

Year 4: The strap will probably fail at this point (or in year three.) The non-WIS will either a) throw the watch in a drawer and buy another for cheap, or b) take it to a Citizen dealer, who will order another strap--or they will find one on Amazon, which will at this point have taken over the fucking world, any way. Either way, if the non-WIS chooses b) they will probably pay ten or fifteen bucks for a new strap.

Year 5: Nothing.

Year 6: Probably nothing. If the strap wears out, see "Year 4."

Year 7: Nothing.

Year 8: See "Year 6."

Year 9: Nothing.

Year 10: Probably, at this point, the watch will have failed for some reason. Probably, it'll be cosmetic, with the crystal scratched to hell or something, although it's also probable that the cell inside will no longer hold a charge.

At any rate, over ten years, with a couple (or a few) strap changes, the annual price of this Citizen is about $18, rounding up. That's only five cents a day. If a non-WIS was to buy a Rolex Submariner, and owning it for ten years, and assuming a (very low) price of two services during that decade of around $500, the price, per day, would be around $2.20 a day, and wouldn't be anywhere near as accurate.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby bedlam » November 28th 2017, 12:11am

conjurer wrote:
biglove wrote:Jeepers, that's sexy!


And almost absurdly fine in terms of value.

This is why I consistantly recommend Citizens with Eco-Drive movements to non-WISs:

Year 1: They want a watch that's (pretty much) waterproof, easy to wear, and affordable. They buy one of these for about a hundred and fifty dollars.

Year 2: Nothing. They might adjust the time twice over the last 24 months, for Daylight Savings time. By doing this, they will probably correct the +/- of the quartz movement.

Year 3: Nothing.

Year 4: The strap will probably fail at this point (or in year three.) The non-WIS will either a) throw the watch in a drawer and buy another for cheap, or b) take it to a Citizen dealer, who will order another strap--or they will find one on Amazon, which will at this point have taken over the fucking world, any way. Either way, if the non-WIS chooses b) they will probably pay ten or fifteen bucks for a new strap.

Year 5: Nothing.

Year 6: Probably nothing. If the strap wears out, see "Year 4."

Year 7: Nothing.

Year 8: See "Year 6."

Year 9: Nothing.

Year 10: Probably, at this point, the watch will have failed for some reason. Probably, it'll be cosmetic, with the crystal scratched to hell or something, although it's also probable that the cell inside will no longer hold a charge.

At any rate, over ten years, with a couple (or a few) strap changes, the annual price of this Citizen is about $18, rounding up. That's only five cents a day. If a non-WIS was to buy a Rolex Submariner, and owning it for ten years, and assuming a (very low) price of two services during that decade of around $500, the price, per day, would be around $2.20 a day, and wouldn't be anywhere near as accurate.

A completely rational take there Mr conj. Though for some people a Rolex strokes their ego's cock every time they look at it. That's gotta be worth something in the calculations! :mrgreen:
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby biglove » November 28th 2017, 8:55pm

Excellent points, Conj. As badly as I want this watch and at a fantastic price, I don’t need it.

I want it like a fat baby wants milk though.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby biglove » November 28th 2017, 10:05pm

Damn, I am weak. A weak, obsessed simpleton.

But I am a weak, obsessed simpleton with a blue motherfuckingkickass dive watch en route.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby Racer-X » November 28th 2017, 10:19pm

biglove wrote:Damn, I am weak. A weak, obsessed simpleton.

But I am a weak, obsessed simpleton with a blue motherfuckingkickass dive watch en route.


Ha! What bracelet you getting? That BOR looks sweet but not sure what endlinks fit, although is looks like SKX.

SKX BOR is $71 with code WISDEAL if you want the Uncle Seiko.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby biglove » November 28th 2017, 11:14pm

Have been talking to Uncle Seiko. He doesn’t make a fit for the Citizen but is his bracelet and end pieces in the photo.

Going to look at the lug width vs the various Seiko end links he has. Willing to work with me and also sells spare end links for $22.

Great guy to talk with and appreciate the referral to him.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby koimaster » November 29th 2017, 12:17am

Very tempted but I think my marathon fills an empty spot for awhile.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby biglove » November 29th 2017, 6:58am

koimaster wrote:Very tempted but I think my marathon fills an empty spot for awhile.



My GSAR was the only watch I have ever owned that felt utterly indestructible.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby bedlam » November 29th 2017, 4:43pm

biglove wrote:
koimaster wrote:Very tempted but I think my marathon fills an empty spot for awhile.

My GSAR was the only watch I have ever owned that felt utterly indestructible.

Unfortunately, they have a reputation for being poor at holding onto their lume pips.
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby Racer-X » November 29th 2017, 8:54pm

That BOR is the ticket, but here's an Oyster that may work in a pinch.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192319533743

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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby biglove » November 29th 2017, 9:18pm

Like that one, too, Russ. And at way less $
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Re: Citizen Dive Watch $149.99

Postby kevco » December 1st 2017, 1:02pm

Just ordered the blue....
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