In December 2016 I was looking for an all black watch but after comparing a few models (e.g. Zenith, Tudor, etc), I finally settled for the then new Stainless Steel Rolex Air King on 2 January 2017.
I am very happy with the Rolex Air King 116900 as, best of all, I don’t need to adjust the date, hahaha. But somehow I have always wanted an all black watch.
Today, while surfing the internet, I saw an all black Citizen Eco Drive (model BM8475-00). The official retail price is AUD325 in Australia but there are some online sites selling for just around AUD229 to AUD269. One could get it cheaper at Ebay but most of the sellers are located in the USA and it takes weeks to reach me. I also found one at Lelong for about RM550+
So what the heck is Eco Drive?
According to Citizen, it’s a battery watch that is powered by any light source!!! Therefore I will never need to replace any batteries.
If you have been following me for years, you know I hate battery watches as I find it a hassle to have the batteries replaced.
So, this Citizen Eco Drive thingy, where I don’t need to go to the watch shop yearly to have the battery replaced, got me excited.