Cooly modern with a two-tone stainless steel design, the Citizen BM0974-54L men's watch is a great accompaniment to your contemporary business or evening wear. It's also powered by Citizen's unique Eco-Drive, which absorbs sunlight and any artifical light through the crystal and dial to recharge the watch continuously. With regular exposure to light, the Eco-Drive continuously recharges itself for a lifetime of use.
The silver stainless steel watch case is highlighted by a polished gold-tone bezel that nicely frames the deep blue watch background. The case also flows seamlessly into the slightly tapered bracelet band, featuring silver stainless steel pieces with gold-tone accents. Other features include gold luminous hands, gold stick dial markers, a date function at 3 o'clock, Japanese quartz movement, water resistance to 100 meters (330 feet), and Citizen's 5-year warranty.
Eco-Drive Frequently Asked Questions How can you tell if the Eco-Drive watch is getting enough light? In normal use, the watch displays the time and the sweep-second hand moves in one second intervals. A very important feature of Eco-Drive is the Low Charge Warning Mode which as a result of low battery voltage, causes the second hand to jump two seconds at a time (while still keeping correct time).
How long will an Eco-Drive watch run after it is fully charged? If your watch is put away where no light is available to it while in a fully charged state, depending on the model, it will run for from 45 days to 5 years.
How can the Eco-Drive watch be recharged? Besides sunlight, it can be safely charged by exposing it to a fluorescent desk lamp, with the dial (face) up and within about 8 inches or an incandescent lamp (regular light bulb) no closer than 20 inches. Never use a halogen lamp since the heat generated by it can cause damage to your watch. The most efficient and the quickest is in direct bright sunlight (not windowsill) and never on the dashboard of a car.