Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T Watch - Ideal for Travelers, Aviators and Trotters

Aug 12, 2008
The Citizen Skyhawk A-T introduced by the brand in 2007 is a powerfully designed men's watch aimed at gadget lovers and aviation fans. Based on the 15-year history of the Skyhawk line, the timepiece has smartly combined Citizen's Eco-Drive movement with atomic timekeeping (A-T) technology and a new design.

The Citizen Skyhawk A-T watch strikes by its utmost functionality, having been packed with a great variety of useful features, such as atomic timekeeping, LCD backlight, perpetual calendar, and world time pre-programming for 43 cities and time-zones. Moreover, the watch boasts 200-meter water-resistance.

The Citizen Eco-Drive movement combines the solar technology with, a lithium-ion battery, and power saving functionality, so there is no need for battery changes. The Citizen watch with a full battery, subjected to no light, maintains its accuracy for about six months, or, if the power save mode is switched on, for about two years and a half.

The Citizen watch represents a multi-band atomic watch, implying it will receive time radio signals in the United States, Europe (England and Germany), and Japan. Every morning at 2, 3, and 4 AM, the watch automatically synchronizes with the atomic time radio signal, thus continuously providing supreme accuracy. The timepiece also allows the time synchronization on demand.

The new dial design of the Citizen Skyhawk watch is worth special attention. The black dial, featuring white and orange accents, is completed with the hands and hour indices covered in luminescent material. It provides readability at a glance. Besides displaying two different time zones (one analog, one on the LCD), the watch shows the GMT time in the top sub-dial.

The simple mode dial allows easy control of the watch through the navigation of the functions with help of the crown. By using the two pushers positioned above and below the crown, or the crown itself, the watch's owner can modify the selected mode. The face of the watch is protected by non-reflective mineral crystal.

For better understanding of how the different features work, it is advisable to look through the included instructions or watch the presentation on the watch's functionality recorded on an interactive CD-ROM.

The Citizen Skyhawk A-T watch is available either in all-stainless-steel, all-titanium or a stainless-steel-case-on-a-black-rubber-strap version. The solid case construction, 46 mm in diameter, is remarkably well-balanced and the contoured design 'conceals' the considerable size of the watch.

The well-manufactured slide rule bezel of the watch, moving smoothly and quickly in either direction, is to be used for simple flight calculations, such as fuel consumption, distance traveled, ground speed, and range.

The bracelet of the Citizen watch is fitted with a double hidden push button clasp, with the two release buttons inset into the clasp. The smooth clasp is easy to use, and one can operate the buttons with almost no effort.

The Citizen Skyhawk A-T packed with some very advanced technology features is a real bargain. Its price ranges from about 430 to 600 dollars depending on the materials used and discounts available.

The Citizen Skyhawk A-T watch is created as a great timekeeping companion for everyday use or for frequent traveling. The timepiece may also be successfully used as a true aviation tool.

Look through the list of other useful functions of the Citizen Skyhawk A-T, not specified in the review:

  • two alarms;

  • 24-hour chronograph with a resolution of 1100th of a second;

  • 99 minute countdown timer;

  • power reserve indicator.

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