Thinking of getting myself a Citizen BM6400-00E as a weekend knock-about watch, and also for holidays where the strap and water-resistance is gonna come in handy. I just love the clear dial, and the pics i've seen on here of the lume look great. The only bad points I've established from these forums are the strap, with over-wide hole spacings. The watch will be a special order from my Citizen AD as they dont normally stock this one, so wont know til I get it if it will fit right.
3 questions really:
Wearing it at weekends, and sharing wrist time with my other watches means its gonna spend a few hours in the window charging up, is this sufficient, and how often would you charge it?
I'm thinking if the strap dont fit right, gonna put a 20mm Nato 'Bond type' on it, any issues with that? Whats the lug width?
Whats the lifetime of the cell in the Eco-drive movement, (providing its charged a little and often) I've read approx 10 years, similar to the Seiko Kinetic system, anyone have any better info on lifetime? I'm prepared to accept that the watch will be effectively scrap once the cells dead, or am I wrong?
Thanks for your help, I'll keep you posted if I order one.