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review citizen 9000 minute repeater.
I like citizens, especially the eco-drives.
this one has a number of functions.leap year, perpetual calender, minute
repeater, daily alarms and the ability to track a 2nd timezone.
this one is 42mm with a 22mm strap.The alarm can be heard as well
as the minute repeater function.I guess the best way to review these
is to explain what the functions are and how to work with them since
most of the eco-drives use the same base instructions for setting them.
normal battery reserve is 6 months on these.3 hours of direct sunlight and
its fully charged, then after that, putting it by a lamp will keep it
fully charged for the rest of its life.When you buy one, the very
1st thing you need to do is do a master reset.If this isn't done, a number
of functions won't work.to perform the master reset, pull the crown
out to position 2.Then hold down the a,b,c pushers all at once for at
least 2 seconds.You'll know it worked if the pointer date is directly
on the zero-function.zero time is where these need to be to start
setting the functions.most of these have perpetual calenders.The pointer
date hand moves to the different functions.If the leap year isn't
set right, then all other functions don't work.knowing the leap year
is mandatory.on the sub dial is leap year and secondary time and the
month.2009 is a leap year so you place the subdial hand on 0 which
is 2009. for 2010, you would set it to +1.Follow the rest of the setting
procedures.When you are done, the only thing you will need to do is
change the time for gst.When doing the initial setup, make sure that the
subdial time is synced to the main dial time.If its off by one minute,
the repeater function won't work.Whats a minute repeater? if you can't
see the dial, you can press button A.this turns on the minute repeater.
it uses one sound to chime out the hours and another for the minutes.
pretty cool function.



 

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Seattle wrote:
Really love the look Dedward but wish it were a little bigger. Anything less than 44mm just feels weird now. Nevertheless, an awesome timepiece!!

CJ
I would make a comment but CJ said exactly what I was going to say above word for word.
 

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I'm really into the Eco-drives now. I just bought my third, a SkyHawk A-T and it is incredible. I'm sure I will add more in the future and I will consider this one even though it is a bit smaller then I would like.
 

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I know these are small, but when they show up on dod, what can you do? those sites have ruined my bank account.:lolCrap, I even bought the technomarine

hummer from a dod site.:wf

 

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. . . great review dedward. I own this model on a bracelet, and it looks just as good on leather. I find the quality, in a fit/finish aspect to be very good. I love the little chime on the alarm/minute repeater as well.

It is hard to pass these up on a DOD. I wear a 42mm with no complaints, so the size never concerned me . . . .
 

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. . . great review dedward. I own this model on a bracelet, and it looks just as good on leather. I find the quality, in a fit/finish aspect to be very good. I love the little chime on the alarm/minute repeater as well.

It is hard to pass these up on a DOD. I wear a 42mm with no complaints, so the size never concerned me . . . .
Randy- do you have a pic of the bracelet version you can post?
 

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TVDinner wrote:
randyswagon wrote:
. . . great review dedward. I own this model on a bracelet, and it looks just as good on leather. I find the quality, in a fit/finish aspect to be very good. I love the little chime on the alarm/minute repeater as well.

It is hard to pass these up on a DOD. I wear a 42mm with no complaints, so the size never concerned me . . . .
Randy- do you have a pic of the bracelet version you can post?
. . .why yes I do. It has a dial variation, but is the same 9000 sereies . . . I like dedward's dial better than mine . . . the bracelet is very smooth, and the lume BTW is superb!!!!



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Very nice. Looks awesome on the bracelet. Thank you for posting that picture.
 

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dedward wrote:
review citizen 9000 minute repeater.
I like citizens, especially the eco-drives.
this one has a number of functions.leap year, perpetual calender, minute
repeater, daily alarms and the ability to track a 2nd timezone.
this one is 42mm with a 22mm strap.The alarm can be heard as well
as the minute repeater function.I guess the best way to review these
is to explain what the functions are and how to work with them since
most of the eco-drives use the same base instructions for setting them.
normal battery reserve is 6 months on these.3 hours of direct sunlight and
its fully charged, then after that, putting it by a lamp will keep it
fully charged for the rest of its life.When you buy one, the very
1st thing you need to do is do a master reset.If this isn't done, a number
 of functions won't work.to perform the master reset, pull the crown
out to position 2.Then hold down the a,b,c pushers all at once for at
least 2 seconds.You'll know it worked if the pointer date is directly
on the zero-function.zero time is where these need to be to start
setting the functions.most of these have perpetual calenders.The pointer
date hand moves to the different functions.If the leap year isn't
set right, then all other functions don't work.knowing the leap year
is mandatory.on the sub dial is leap year and secondary time and the
month.2009 is a leap year so you place the subdial hand on 0 which
is 2009. for 2010, you would set it to +1.Follow the rest of the setting
procedures.When you are done, the only thing you will need to do is
change the time for gst.When doing the initial setup, make sure that the
subdial time is synced to the main dial time.If its off by one minute,
the repeater function won't work.Whats a minute repeater? if you can't
see the dial, you can press button A.this turns on the minute repeater.
it uses one sound to chime out the hours and another for the minutes.
pretty cool function.


Hey Dedward,

what is the exact model number of your watch? I love that Dial and I can only locate the other style dials...THANKS!!!
 

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randyswagon wrote:
TVDinner wrote:
randyswagon wrote:
. . . great review dedward. I own this model on a bracelet, and it looks just as good on leather. I find the quality, in a fit/finish aspect to be very good. I love the little chime on the alarm/minute repeater as well.

It is hard to pass these up on a DOD. I wear a 42mm with no complaints, so the size never concerned me . . . .
Randy- do you have a pic of the bracelet version you can post?
. . .why yes I do. It has a dial variation, but is the same 9000 sereies . . . I like dedward's dial better than mine . . . the bracelet is very smooth, and the lume BTW is superb!!!!




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[align=center][/align]I have one too but it doesn't get much wrist time as it's just too small.
 
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