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|Numéro du modèle||BN5030-06E|
|Numéro de pièce||BN5030-06E|
|Type de Verre||Minéral|
|Type de fermoir||Boucle ardillon|
|Matière du boîtier||Titane|
|Diamètre du boîtier||47 millimètres|
|Epaisseur du boîtier||11 millimètres|
|Matière du bracelet||rubber|
|Longueur du bracelet||mens-standard|
|Largeur du bracelet||22 millimètres|
|Couleur du bracelet||Noir|
|Couleur du cadran||Noir|
|Caractéristiques spéciales||compass, luminous|
|Type de Mouvement||Quartz|
|Type de Garantie||manufacturer|
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Description du produit
The Promaster Altichron Altimeter Compass Collection by Citizen watches. Brushed and polished titanium case. Comfortable rubber strap with stainless steel buckle. Black pattern dial with luminous hands and hour markers. The altimeter is activated by pushing the lower left button, which has a yellow ring to help match it to one if its altimeter hands. Inner rotating bezel that can be used by unscrewing and turning the upper right crown. Compass feature. Date display at the third hour. Scratch resistant mineral crystal. Precise Eco-Drive movement, powered by any source of light. Water resistant to 200m. Case measures 47mm diameter by 16mm thick.
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I'm not a fan of the skeletonized hands for the time. I realize weights sometimes require it, but it would look and be easier to use if they were solid. Sometime I can get a bit lots trying to figure out the time... especially when I'm used to my aqua and Doxa orange hands. Also the lime is about the worst I've seen in a long time. Just terrible. The hands are scantily clad and the markers stay usably glowing for maybe 30 minutes after being in direct sunlight.
The movement is pretty good. The solar is great. The time keeping is phenomenal. It has not lost a minute in about 3 weeks. But... the second doesn't sweep (obviously) and doesn't hit the second ticks spot on. A little more or less annoying depending on your personality.
While I have had no problems with the flat mineral crystal I understand the concern. Another Citizen watch of mine with mineral developed some bad scratches, so i much prefer sapphire crystal-- especially at this price. However maybe Citizen did something special here. I'll wait and see and update with any glass issues.
UPDATE 2/15 So far 0 issues. I have taken this thing in the snow and ice, through mountains, deserts, week long hikes and even into the surf. Ive whacked it a few times and still no scratches and its still telling time well. It worked in -1F while snowing with 30mph winds. The band is still one of the most comfortably i own and i get grumpy every single time I have to swap it out for my ecozilla or aqualand with their terrible plasticy uncomfortable bands. (One of which even abraded some skin away.) I love the strap!
the watch is a bit large, I almost forget I even have it on. There have been some complaints on here about the band. Yes it does tend to collect dust, pet hair, etc due to the soft silicone rubber it is made of. A quick rinse under a faucet and anything on it floats away. Another issue with the band are the keepers. They are a bit loose and tend to slide off the strap requiring them to be re-positioned quite often throughout the day. This may not bother some people, but it did me. I did not want to replace the band as I love the feel of it and I love the watch too much to return it for this reason, so I was determined to figure out a solution. The solution to this problem: a #11 rubber/silicon seal that can be found at Home Depot (plumbing dept faucet repair section). Place this beyond the last keeper and it acts as a stop keeping the keepers perfectly in place. The rubber seal is a perfect match for the band and even looks as if it came with the watch. Some people may say one should not have to go to Home Depot to fix an issue with a pricey watch and I totally agree, but if you like the look of this watch as much as I do, it really isn't a big deal. I would give five stars if not for the band issue.
The watch, despite it's rather busy, complicated face is actually quite simple in its operation and use. The face consists of time, altimeter, power reserve/feet in 10,000s, and compass indicators on the inner rotating bezel. The altimeter works extremely well, however, people not used to working with or using a true barometric altimeter may be surprised that you have to calibrate the altimeter regularly as barometric changes (weather) will lead to errors within the 100s of feet. This may be more an issue for people who live near sea-level and changes within a few hundred feet are more noticeable. Altimeter calibration is a fairly simple and quick affair.
What brings this review down one star is the compass function. While it seems accurate and works exactly as advertised, its usability is highly diminished as it limits itself to 30 seconds of operation before turning itself off. This is undoubtedly due to the mfg's attempt to save the battery, as some users will inevitably forget to turn it off as I have done with the altimeter. However, unlike the altimeter, the compass pointer will constantly seek a new position with every movement of the arm, causing the stepper motor to seriously drain the battery. It would have been nice if Citizen had allowed some kind of an override on the compass function, say, up to two or three minutes of operation. With 30 seconds, it seems that about the time the compass settles itself, it turns itself off which leaves its usability wanting. In fairness, other watch manufacturers such as Casio also limit their compass functional time, probably due to the same battery constraints.
One great feature of this watch is the inner rotating bezel. Once you see it and use it in action it makes for a very slick feature which can sometimes help you use the altimeter as a rudimentary weather gauge: Presuming your altitude/location is stable, as barometer falls or rises, your altitude will go up or down respectively. I've actually found this feature useful for getting a leg up on changes in the weather. Setting the inner bezel pip to the current 100s (yellow) pointer, you can check throughout the day and get an easy read of how the altitude has changed.
The illumination is excellent, and the "ice-blue" hands and indicators are a nice change from the normal greenish hue offered by most dial faces. There is no illumination on the compass/altimeter hands however. The inner-bezel pip is complemented with the standard green which is a nice standout.
Setting the watch is standard fare for an analog/date watch. Be warned: Don't attempt to change date between the hours of 10pm and midnight as the date gears are engaged and could strip.
The watch is fairly large and seems even larger due to the oversized crowns, buttons and altimeter sensor (left). I believe these are oversized for easy operation with gloves seeing that this is a sports watch. The "liquid rubber" band feels nice and is quite comfortable on the wrist. It appears that this band is an either "love it" or "hate it" feature (from reading some of the reviews here). I really like it, and if you adjust the double band retainer correctly, the strap remains nicely contained (despite some reviewers complaining it didn't).
The mineral crystal is nice, but unprotected. Because Citizen has used an inner-rotating bezel, the crystal actually sits slightly above the watch case. While some complain of the use of the mineral crystal vs sapphire, according to Citizen, they chose the mineral crystal because this being a sports watch, sapphire is more prone to shatter due to its increased hardness. I have no issue with this decision.
Eco-drive functionality is hard to review over short time but seems to function well. When I received my watch, the power reserve indicator was at 'medium'. An hour in sunlight moved it into the 'high' position, and it hasn't left that state yet, despite my constant fiddling with the altimeter.
Overall, this watch is an excellent and interesting sports watch, and all the functions work exactly as advertised, unfortunately the compass ends up being more of a curiosity than anything particularly useful due to its short operating time-- whereas the altimeter can be very functional, especially if you're a hiker or a skier and are interested in taking altimeter readings.
The watch wears nicely and comfortably, despite it's large size, and the strap is very comfortable. The illumination is bright and with exposure to very bright light immediately before going into darkness, the watch will glow throughout the night and still be readable in the early morning hours.