Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby Racer-X » March 20th 2019, 2:22pm

“Citizen was founded in 1918 and to celebrate its 100th anniversary the Japanese manufacturer unveils 3 limited edition watches named after its new Caliber 0100. Based on Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, this new movement delivers an impressive precision of +/- 1 second per year, making it the most accurate autonomous light-powered wristwatch. And while we don’t usually cover quartz watches on MONOCHROME, this new development is clearly pushing quartz into new territories.”


https://monochrome-watches.com/citizen-unveils-its-new-eco-drive-caliber-0100-with-1-second-per-year-precision/
User avatar
Racer-X
Senior Member & WIS
 
Posts: 5805
Joined: June 11th 2011, 10:00pm

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby foghorn » March 20th 2019, 2:31pm

I can buy around 70 radio controlled G-Shocks for that kind of scratch. And they're spot on every day. I don't even have to change them for DST.
Last edited by foghorn on March 20th 2019, 2:59pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image
User avatar
foghorn
Founding Member & Master of Time
 
Posts: 19011
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby Thunder1 » March 20th 2019, 2:33pm

foghorn wrote:I can buy around 700 radio controlled G-Shocks for that kind of scratch. And they're spot on every day. I don't even have to change them for DST.

The Devil is always in the details, right?..
Image
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
User avatar
Thunder1
Senior Member & WIS
 
Posts: 5402
Joined: June 22nd 2015, 4:55am
Location: Texas Hill Country near Austin

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby foghorn » March 20th 2019, 3:00pm

Oops-extra 0. I can only buy around 70 G's.
Image
User avatar
foghorn
Founding Member & Master of Time
 
Posts: 19011
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby Hawk » March 20th 2019, 3:03pm

Ah, but the Citizen still works when radio timekeeping signals are out of range.

7 large for 1 second a year probably isn't totally outlandish as its main competitors are Citizen's own 5 second per year or the GS 9F series both of which are north of 2 large. If the Oysterquartz hadn't suffered a premature death it might be priced right alongside.

Not that I'll be buying one but it's impressive. And Citizen's Chronomaster has sometimes been a bitch to come by over here.
And the fact I'm still living rent free in his head makes me grin and giggle.
...bobbee
User avatar
Hawk
ASSHAT
 
Posts: 9355
Joined: October 8th 2010, 10:00pm
Location: Orlando, FL

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby foghorn » March 20th 2019, 3:05pm

How accurate does a watch really need to be? HAQ is redundant.
Image
User avatar
foghorn
Founding Member & Master of Time
 
Posts: 19011
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby koimaster » March 20th 2019, 3:23pm

Image

1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
User avatar
koimaster
Administrator/Founder
 
Posts: 37682
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby Hawk » March 20th 2019, 3:42pm

foghorn wrote:How accurate does a watch really need to be? HAQ is redundant.


HAQ is indeed redundant but so is movement decoration that people pay extra for. Or finishing invisible to the naked eye or brand value. And tourbillons - especially tourbillons. Realistically the "point of diminishing returns" probably sits comfortably at the 15 seconds per month of a generic quartz or 20 seconds a day for a mechanical.
And the fact I'm still living rent free in his head makes me grin and giggle.
...bobbee
User avatar
Hawk
ASSHAT
 
Posts: 9355
Joined: October 8th 2010, 10:00pm
Location: Orlando, FL

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » March 20th 2019, 5:21pm

Boring.
His deepest need was that people should like him. An admirable trait, that... In a spaniel, or a whore.
Francis Urquhart

I'd send them all an animated gif of Ron Jeremy sucking his own cock.
Conjurer, of people asking about their Doxas
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
 
Posts: 2461
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby foghorn » March 20th 2019, 6:24pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Boring.



Perfect for those who can't be bothered to go through the strenuous task of adjusting their watch a few times a year. Or who would rather brag that they dropped big coin to buy a watch that they need to keep in a window or wear with short sleeves all the time.
Image
User avatar
foghorn
Founding Member & Master of Time
 
Posts: 19011
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby TemerityB » March 20th 2019, 7:50pm

I'll take the opposite take: I really dig the technology, and the styling is a home run where I live. Would I buy one at MSRP? Nope, but I'd wager that it's the rose gold and titanium that are making these so expensive out of the box. Citizen being Citizen, the movement and the technology behind it will eventually trickle down to more affordable models. As it stands? Wish I had more scratch - another watch I'd own and then call it a collection. The more I look at it, the better it looks - I'm getting the Grand Seiko vibe from this one.
I bought a dive watch from them that literally had “dive” in the name. The instructions said not to dive with it - it was only meant to LOOK like a dive watch. It was also fast by more that a minute per day. Garbage. Never again. - IWG buyer on Reddit
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
 
Posts: 15422
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Location: New York City

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby bedlam » March 21st 2019, 12:24am

People are well past it if this doesn't appeal. Incredible movement.
"If I could put a finger on the moment we genuinely fucked ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around...

The Water Knife

Paolo Bacigalupi
User avatar
bedlam
WIS Divemaster
 
Posts: 8433
Joined: November 12th 2011, 11:00pm
Location: Fremantle, Australia (GMT +8)

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby Racer-X » March 27th 2019, 1:54pm

User avatar
Racer-X
Senior Member & WIS
 
Posts: 5805
Joined: June 11th 2011, 10:00pm

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby 3Flushes » March 27th 2019, 2:31pm

bedlam wrote:People are well past it if this doesn't appeal. Incredible movement.

In as boring a design as I've seen in, well, ever.

Did I really just see a $16,800 Citizen watch?
Copyright ©️ 2019 3flushes Media.

The past is never dead. It isn't even past.- Faulkner
User avatar
3Flushes
ASSHAT & Master of Time
 
Posts: 7048
Joined: November 25th 2012, 11:00pm

Re: Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100

Postby tiktok » March 27th 2019, 2:55pm

See if you love Citizens this is total iconic Citizen. I am waiting for them to start marrying their cases to those Swiss movements they now control.
User avatar
tiktok
Senior Member & WIS
 
Posts: 4581
Joined: March 20th 2015, 7:18pm


Return to Citizen

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron