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Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby iwasbanned » January 12th 2014, 8:25pm

Since I started this watch collecting thing, this is the watch that has been with me the longest. I still like it a lot. It is a model BL9000-59F Calibre 9000. Specs are as follows:

- Eco-Drive Technology, Never Need to Change the Battery
- Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet
- Durable Scratch Resistant Mineral Crystal Lens
- Blue Dial & Luminous Hands
- Minute Repeater
- Perpetual Calendar
- Dual-Time Display & Alarms
- Water Resistant to 30 Meters
- 180 Hour Power Reserve, Charges in Sunlight or Indoors
- Low Charge Indicator


A lot of neat features, the minute repeater being my favorite. Anyway, I don't have many good pictures of this guy, so I took out the new droid phone and took some today.

Nice dial, looks complicated at first, but not really. The sub time window is not the second time zone, that is on a different window. You have to push a button for it to bring up the month and leap year:
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Thin profile makes it easy to wear:
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On the wrist, very light and comfortable. The high polish is very nice and gives it an expensive look:
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I enjoyed taking the pics, hope you enjoy looking at them:
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby Horse Feathers » January 12th 2014, 8:27pm

Beautiful watch and exceptional photos

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Postby gregl515 » January 12th 2014, 8:32pm

Very nice.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby biglove » January 12th 2014, 10:22pm

Citizen put a helluva' polish on that case! Looks fantastic!
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby jason_recliner » January 12th 2014, 11:36pm

They're beautiful pics, IWB.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby foghorn » January 13th 2014, 3:45pm

Still kicking myself for not buying one years ago at Sears, of all places , on clearance.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby iwasbanned » January 13th 2014, 3:52pm

foghorn wrote:Still kicking myself for not buying one years ago at Sears, of all places , on clearance.


Picked this one up on 1saleaday.com for $145. Hell of a deal.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby conjurer » January 13th 2014, 4:10pm

Great pics, IWB. I remember a few years ago when these were being dumped, I guess, by Citizen.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby biglove » January 13th 2014, 4:55pm

iwasbanned wrote:
Picked this one up on 1saleaday.com for $145. Hell of a deal.


That is one helluva' price! And there are no more...

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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby NorthCountry » January 13th 2014, 5:31pm

Very nice wartch Banned, nice indeed.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby abduksion » January 13th 2014, 7:49pm

I have that one and the white dial.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby Mortuus » January 13th 2014, 9:16pm

That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby Horse Feathers » January 13th 2014, 9:30pm

Mortuus wrote:That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...


Invicta Customers had issues...can't be


http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/faq-c ... -repeater/
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby Mortuus » January 13th 2014, 9:47pm

Horse Feathers wrote:Invicta Customers had issues...can't be

http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/faq-c ... -repeater/

Ooops...should've thought of that m'self...good info on the site, though; thanks, HF!
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby abduksion » January 14th 2014, 12:20am

Mortuus wrote:That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...


I wouldn't say easy but not hard either Citizen as an interactive video on their site
Its caliber G900
The white dial I have need servicing and a new movement mines doesn't seem to keep time? I can leave it on a window sill for weeks charging and when I activate the MR even once the second hand skips in two seconds increments. I know its not suppose to do that.
[b]I just wasted ten minutes reading that thread, what a total bag of shit
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby conjurer » January 14th 2014, 12:24am

abduksion wrote:
Mortuus wrote:That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...


I wouldn't say easy but not hard either Citizen as an interactive video on their site
http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/suppo ... tructions/ Caliber G900

The white dial I have need servicing and a new movement doesn't seem to keep time? I can leave it on a window sill for weeks charging and when I activate the MR even once the second hand skips in two seconds increments. I know its not suppose to do that.


Nope, it shouldn't do that. You probably need a new battery. The Eco-drives do indeed use a battery (which is topped off by converting light into electricity) and the battery needs to be replaced from time to time. The fact that you keep it in direct sunlight for many hours at a time and it doesn't recharge indicates this. Any jeweler who carries Citizen should be able to do this for you. I don't think it would be a very expensive fix.
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby abduksion » January 14th 2014, 12:38am

conjurer wrote:
abduksion wrote:
Mortuus wrote:That's a superb looking watch, IWB; I especially like the way that amazing style of bracelet complements the overall appearance. Good stuff!

**WARNING, WARNING!! - Ignorant Question Alert!! Ignorant Question Alert!!** :oops:

Is the minute repeater something that's always 'on,' or is it a specific, press-to-operate function (such as via that pusher at 8 o'clock)?

Is it pretty easy to set up? (I ask this question because, when Invicta came out with their minute repeater, it was apparently a bitch-kitty to set up; my Jeweler told me that at least a dozen customers came in, asking how to set the thing and make it work...)

**Alert Cancelled - Ignorant Questions Asked - Proceed with Caution** :mrgreen:

Citizen has always made attractive products, IMHO...


I wouldn't say easy but not hard either Citizen as an interactive video on their site
http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/suppo ... tructions/ Caliber G900

The white dial I have need servicing and a new movement doesn't seem to keep time? I can leave it on a window sill for weeks charging and when I activate the MR even once the second hand skips in two seconds increments. I know its not suppose to do that.


Nope, it shouldn't do that. You probably need a new battery. The Eco-drives do indeed use a battery (which is topped off by converting light into electricity) and the battery needs to be replaced from time to time. The fact that you keep it in direct sunlight for many hours at a time and it doesn't recharge indicates this. Any jeweler who carries Citizen should be able to do this for you. I don't think it would be a very expensive fix.


I was quoted $30-50? for the battery and the Capacitor?
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby Mortuus » January 14th 2014, 1:17am

Was it the flux capacitor? Because if it was, that's an amazing price...
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby abduksion » January 14th 2014, 1:45am

Mortuus wrote:Was it the flux capacitor? Because if it was, that's an amazing price...

Yes my watch also doubles as a time machine since you can display tow different time zones :lol:
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Re: Citizen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Postby Mortuus » January 14th 2014, 3:10am

:oops: Sorry...couldn't resist. :mrgreen:
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