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Citizen Eco Drive. In need of a new clasp.

This rather large Citizen Eco Drive was in need of a new clasp. The old clasp was very worn and unfortunately beyond repair. The original clasp was sprung on either side.

A nice new clasp was fitted without the sprung buttons. This ensure the watch is less likely to pop open during wear - an issue the customer had with the original.

Citizen Eco-Drive is a line of watches produced by the Japanese watchmaker Citizen. These watches are known for their innovative technology that harnesses both natural and artificial light sources to power the watch's movement. Here is some information about Citizen Eco-Drive:

  1. Technology: Citizen Eco-Drive watches use a solar panel beneath the dial to convert light energy into electrical energy, which is stored in a rechargeable battery. The watches are designed to be powered by any type of light, whether it's sunlight or indoor light.

  2. Power Reserve: Citizen Eco-Drive watches have a power reserve feature, allowing them to run continuously even in total darkness for an extended period. The power reserve can range from months to years depending on the specific watch model.

  3. Battery Life: The rechargeable battery in Citizen Eco-Drive watches has a lifespan of approximately 20 years. However, it is recommended to have the battery replaced by an authorized Citizen service center when it reaches the end of its lifespan.

  4. Maintenance: Citizen Eco-Drive watches are low-maintenance timepieces. Since they do not require regular battery changes, you only need to ensure that the watch receives sufficient exposure to light to keep it charged. It is also advisable to have the watch serviced by an authorized service center every few years to maintain its optimal performance.

  5. Eco-Friendly: The Eco-Drive technology used in Citizen watches eliminates the need for disposable batteries, reducing the environmental impact of battery waste. By using light as a power source, these watches are considered eco-friendly and sustainable.

  6. Watch Models: Citizen offers a wide range of Eco-Drive watches for both men and women. They come in various styles, including dress watches, sports watches, chronographs, and more. You can find different features and complications depending on the specific model you choose.

  7. Accuracy: Citizen Eco-Drive watches are known for their accuracy. They are equipped with quartz movements, ensuring precise timekeeping. Some models may also feature additional functions such as atomic timekeeping, which receives radio signals to automatically adjust the time.

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