Citizen JY0010-50E Eco-Drive Titanium Skyhawk A-T Review
Citizen JY0010-50E Eco-Drive Skyhawk Atomic Timekeeping Good For Pilot
Though I’m not a pilot, I’ve always preferred the Citizen JY0010-50E Skyhawk Eco-Drive titanium timepieces. Each of the features in this watch are perfect and extremely useful. I spent about an hour with the manual and also the functions seem pretty user friendly. I do believe it will likely be my primary watch for the near future.
This Skyhawk has features like Citizen Eco-Drive AT8020-03L or “the Blue Angels” that is Atomic Timekeeping. Moreover, they have approximately the same size as well.
I’m satisfied with the size and style. It does not seem too big on me, I think because of the light-weight along with the bezel design. If this was thinner, Personally i think it wouldn’t be as “manly”?
Radio sensitivity. I am unable to get mine to sync within the daytime hours in any way, inside or outside , but so long as I put the watch near a window in the night, it syncs fine, usually reporting a “H” signal. This works okay in my opinion. Basically wear the wrist watch while I sleep, it’ll sometimes not sync, but I generally don’t do that anyway.
In terms of functionality, I will have a little critical. You should be capable of see your local date at all times, even though viewing second time zone. As well as for that matter, you should be capable of seeing the second time zone’s starting time and date concurrently besides, but you can not do.
This Citizen JY0010-50E watch is the mineral crystal. Most people tend to want to change to a sapphire, which I think it is a marketing strategy to reflect it. Or whether it is fashion for the Citizen watch.
So far I have not scratched the crystal (knocking on my head) however it’s good to know there’s a sapphire replacement available if necessary.
Citizen JY0010-50E Eco-Drive Specification
- Light powered Eco-Drive Caliber U600 Japanese-quartz movement; charges in natural sunlight or indoor light
- Max power reserve: 180 days to 30 Months with Power Save; low charge warning: 3 days; charge time from stop state to max charge: Incandescent Light – 150 hrs, Outdoors, Cloudy (10,000 Lux) – 60 hrs, Outdoors, Sunny (100,000 Lux) – 20 hrs
- Durable, hardened non-reflective mineral crystal; case diameter: 48 mm; 2 Alarms; 1/100 second chronograph measures up to 24 hours; 99 minute countdown timer; rotating slide rule bezel
- Titanium case; black dial; perpetual-calendar; world time (43 cities) functions; Greenwich Mean Time display; atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy
- Water-resistant to 660 feet (200 M)
I’ve noticed the Citizen will sync within the house a superb distance from your windows. Full-size atomic clocks could probably receive signal throughout the day (? I’ve never tried) but watches in my experience have difficulties in daytime, and sync best through the night when the signal is better shape.
The Eco-Drive feature is usually a feature I’m confident I will like when i don’t need to be worried about battery life ever again. the good thing though may be the built in accuracy and it is lightweight.
I suggest this Citizen JY0010-50E to anyone that would find its feature list useful, and wants a sharp looking watch which does not need battery changes, or watch winders, or time setup.