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Citizen Eco drive watches


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On 12/07/2020 at 00:19, BarryW said:

When the cap dies they are junk. I have over 150 seiko and citizen solars. Citizens are great. Till the cap goes. Then a new movement is needed. Will never buy one again

What a load of tosh 

just change the capacitor- I’ve done this on several Eco drives with no issues 

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I have a Citizen WR200 JY0075-54E which is Solar powered and Radio Controlled, I worked out that is about 12yrs old and hasn't missed a beat in all that time, for many years it was my daily wear.

It needs a service as the crown won't screw open or closed but other than that it still works without a problem!

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21 hours ago, lewie said:

What a load of tosh 

just change the capacitor- I’ve done this on several Eco drives with no issues 

yeah, they are great watches for sure. I mean, I've had 20 plus years out of one of mine, without having to change the rechargeable cell inside. I think the key is to keep them charged well and they will serve you well.

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I bought an eco drive a couple of weeks ago at the bootsale, As ever, The bracelet was sized so that it nips my skin!

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I ended up removing the 19mm bracelet and squeezing an old Di Modell black 20mm strap in!!

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I also picked up a non running Junghans up for the princely sum of one GB £ :thumbs_up:

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The balance staff isn't broken but seems to lack power at the pallet, The second hand has come off it's shaft too!

 

 

John :thumbsup:

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