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OK boys and girls. I've figured out all the functions and taken some pictures. Here is my review.

*****

This is a great watch. It has it all. The dial looks busy but it is actually very easy to read the time. Built into this bad boy is a calendar mode, a chronograph, a timer, two alarms, a world time function (43 cities) that switches between two cities, a slide rule and flight computer bezel. It sinks at three different times to the atomic clock. Two are set times and one is a user defined time. It has a back light for use in low light conditions. It is an Eco-drive and when fully charged will run for months in the dark (180 days). It will warn you of low charge three days before it dies. You can recharge in any light. Sunlight will recharge it fully in 20 Hours.

There are three subdials on the face. One is a power indicator and atomic clock connection indicator, one is a GMT time and one is a 24 hour time indicator. There are two digital windows on the dial. One indicates the home city and the other shows a second time zone/city and is where the calendar, chrono, timer alarms show up and can be set or monitored. All operating instructions and a guided tutorial are on-line at the Citizen web site.

Negatives;
1) mineral crystal; I have no idea why on a watch of this caliber they did not use at least a sapphire coated crystal.
2) the lume is below average for a Citizen; you do have the back light but the lume could have been better
3) not much else

Recommendation: If you have the means this is a great addition to any collection.

Here are the specs:

Citizen Skyhawk A-T Stainless Steel Chronograph Atomic Watch JY0000-53E

http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/English/detail.asp?Country=COA&Language=English&ModelNumber=JY0000-53E

Series
Citizen Skyhawk A-T
Case Material
Stainless Steel
Case Diameter
45mm, 48mm to crown
Dial Color Black
Bezel Rotating Slide rule
Movement Eco-drive Quartz Caliber U600
Clasp
Push Button Deployment
Bracelet Stainless Steel
Water Resistant
200 meters / 660 feet
Crystal
Mineral

Additional Information Atomic Timekeeping With Radio Controlled Accuracy, Flight Chronograph, Sport Watch, Solar Powered, World Time For 43 International Cities, 2 Alarms

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Please note: My pictures are getting better.:c:c:c
 

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my father is visiting us this weekend and he is wearing his. It is really an impressive watch. thanks for the great pictures and review.
 

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I do not normally go for digital stuff in watches. I do not own any digital watch anything.

BUT . . . The Citizen Skyhawk is an exception, this is one gorgeous watch, especially with the black/orange color combo. I would definitely buy and wear this watch, probably the ONLY watch I am aware of that has digital stuff in it, but the designers of this watch have maintained a classic analog time look and very astutely have added the digital functions so that they do not detract in any manner from the analog tiime functions. Just beautiful execution of style and design. Congratulations on this one, it is indeed, special!
 

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WatchNut wrote:
Is $341 a good price for this watch???
Not bad. I got mine for a little less then that but anything under $400 is fair....
 

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This is a really cool watch that has a ton of functions. I really enjoy mine and it is a permanent member of my collection. I can't imagine anyone not liking this once they have had a chance to wear it........
 

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How about $326.69? seems to be the cheapest I have found it so far.
I'd jump on it at that price.....
 

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WatchNut wrote:
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WatchNut wrote:
How about $326.69? seems to be the cheapest I have found it so far.
I'd jump on it at that price.....
I was wavering between this model and the BY000-56E. This ended up being the better deal, so I picked one up. Should arrive early next week. Can't wait!!
Congrats dude!! From what i have heard it sounds likea fantastic piece!! Will hopefully get one myself sometime :c
 

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