Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby kevco » December 2nd 2017, 9:41am

Opinions sought on model BJ8050-08E.

By all appearances and specs. this seems to be the real deal as far as divers are concerned.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby foghorn » December 2nd 2017, 9:48am

Great tool watch/diver. It has become an icon of sorts. Big and well put together.

With that being said I have owned one twice and twice sold.


Looks great but just too over the top for me.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby conjurer » December 2nd 2017, 9:57am

They are, Mr. co. I've tried on the Eco-Zilla a couple of times, once at an AD and another when one came through my hands for a WL auction.

While undeniably cool, it's an incredibly large watch, and looked pretty clownish on my 6.75 inch wrist. I'm sure that Carl could attest to its functionality as a diver, but as a daily wearer, it's way too big for me.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby iwasbanned » December 2nd 2017, 10:04am

[quote="foghorn"]Great tool watch/diver. It has become an icon of sorts. Big and well put together.
/quote]

Agreed. Put it in a Hirsch and it'll be killer.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby kevco » December 2nd 2017, 10:21am

Hmm..I'm a larger fellow..8.75 wrist. I know it is a real instrument. Just seems to be an iconic piece that I don't own. I realize its not for everyday wear.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby TemerityB » December 2nd 2017, 4:12pm

Too big for me, too. I had an option to get one at a great price but went with the old 43mm BN0000-04H instead. Funny; it looks great sitting there, but on my wrist it looked like an FBI tracker.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby Rusty » December 2nd 2017, 5:45pm

I just bought one on an Amazon sale for the best price I have seen in years. After two days on the wrist, I said, "Rusty, what the hell were you thinking?" and promptly returned it. It wasn't so much the width but it is really thick.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby bedlam » December 2nd 2017, 7:16pm

Not sure about the new one but I thought the old Zilla was the worst dive watch Citizen made.

Way too heavy in steel
Too big - it bangs into everything
Terrible bezel action - the worst of any dive watch I have used
'Ashtray' bezel aesthetic didn't appeal to me
The minute indicies on the near side bezel were hidden by the bezel and hard to read
Dial set too deep in the watch to read on any angle
Dial too small - a big watch should have better readability, not worse
Not strap friendly until you get adapters
Hands would fade (the new ones may be better)

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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby biglove » December 2nd 2017, 7:40pm

Just too damned big.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby bedlam » December 2nd 2017, 8:03pm

kevco wrote:Opinions sought on model BJ8050-08E.

By all appearances and specs. this seems to be the real deal as far as divers are concerned.

Pushing things bigger and further doesn't necessarily make them function better...

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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby kevco » December 2nd 2017, 8:36pm

I appreciate all the input.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby Racer-X » December 2nd 2017, 11:32pm

:D

https://watchlords.com/forum/viewtopic. ... fe#p336426

conjurer wrote:....As astonishingly cool as it is nearly unwearable, the 'Zilla is Invicta-sized but, unlike Invicta, it's not fucking stupid and dorkish and vulgar. It's fucking cool--like, if Steve-McQueen-had-John-Holmes-dick-cool.

This watch you don't actually wear, you just stare at it and beat off. Classically sized at 48.2mm, 51mm with crown, and only 18.2mm thick, people see you wearing this, they cross the fucking street to avoid an ass-kicking.

...if it's not already out of production, it soon will be. One of these days, Citizen will come it its senses and realize that the 'Zilla is fucking nuts, and pull it from the market. And then you'll all be sorry, you bastards.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby kevco » December 3rd 2017, 9:15am

I sent in the PO for one. ($184.99).
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby Mortuus » December 3rd 2017, 12:47pm

I've now owned this wartch twice, but unlike foggy, I've held on to my second one. I've got just under an 8-inch wrist, but it holds this watch quite comfortably, though the thickness is something you'll need to get used to. Overall, for any type of landlubber activity, the 'Zilla's a pretty good, no-nonsense tool wartch. I recently discovered trekking, and the watch has definitely proved its mettle thus far. The only other issue I have is how to keep it light-charged while its not in use, and, of course, there about a bazillion ways to accomplish this; in my case, I keep it under an always-lighted tensor lamp in the 'li-berry...hyuck! It does work, though, eYe gotts 2-say.

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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby labman » December 3rd 2017, 4:30pm

kevco wrote:I sent in the PO for one. ($184.99).


:bvbvbv:


Here is a pic I just took - for reference I have a 7.5 wrist. I believe you indicated your wrist is 8.5+

Zilla.JPG


Invicta big? Maybe approaching it but the quality is fantastic. My one regret is that I bought the SS version instead of the strap version.

No Suppa adapters for the SS version so my only option is to keep it on the bracelet -some of the straps and NATOs look fantastic on this watch IMO.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby kevco » December 4th 2017, 6:21am

labman wrote:
kevco wrote:I sent in the PO for one. ($184.99).


:bvbvbv:


Here is a pic I just took - for reference I have a 7.5 wrist. I believe you indicated your wrist is 8.5+

Zilla.JPG


Invicta big? Maybe approaching it but the quality is fantastic. My one regret is that I bought the SS version instead of the strap version.

No Suppa adapters for the SS version so my only option is to keep it on the bracelet -some of the straps and NATOs look fantastic on this watch IMO.




Thanks LAB. Yes my wrist is around 8.5 to 8.75.
This looks just fine on your wrist.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby kevco » December 4th 2017, 10:00am

Money refunded???
No explanation. Guess it wasn't meant to be.
Bastards.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby conjurer » December 4th 2017, 10:25am

kevco wrote:Money refunded???
No explanation. Guess it wasn't meant to be.
Bastards.


The fuck?? Who did you order from?
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby labman » December 4th 2017, 11:14am

Well that sucks.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby Racer-X » December 4th 2017, 1:11pm

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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby kevco » December 4th 2017, 1:52pm




This is who I placed the order with.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby Racer-X » December 4th 2017, 4:25pm

That is odd. Maybe try again or make sure you have a verified address at paypal.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby artman » December 4th 2017, 4:39pm

$185 is too good to be true. Just be glad they returned your money.
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Re: Opinions please on Eco-zilla diver

Postby kevco » December 4th 2017, 5:03pm

artman wrote:$185 is too good to be true. Just be glad they returned your money.



They are saying their drop shipper got a message to cancel the order. Fortunately a fellow Lord stepped up to possibly offer me one at a very fair price.
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