Haven't tried the "leaving it in a drawer" bit. My Eco-Drives are always exposed to some form of light during my waking hours. Only one that ever went to a two-second second hand movement was a J80 caliber.
My Citizen Eco-Drive with the caliber E760 movement has been going strong since 2005. Of course is has two power-saver modes. My daughter's Reguno (Citizen sub brand) went from full stop to normal operation with under 3 hours under a table lamp.