Like Tree8Likes

Thread: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Sponsor JoeAZFT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
    Posts
    661

    New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review



    For our week long preview of new Citizen products soon to be released, we introduce the Navihawk A-T. This new Ana-Digi is similar to their Skyhawk, with some new design elements and some slightly upgraded technology.




    The new Navihawk is definitely a great looking piece on the wrist. Its 48mm stainless steel case has a black ion plating to give it a stealthy appearance. The Navihawk logo is prominent on the case side with a plate bearing the name. The somewhat fluted bezel is thin and flows perfectly with the rest of the piece. There is an anti-reflective coated mineral crystal protecting the dial and this model in particular comes on a polyurethane strap with the Navihawk name stamped dominantly on each side.




    To start on functionality, this piece will be radio controlled (hence the A-T in the name) and has 8 different operating modes the watch can be set to. The modes can be adjusted by pulling out the crown one click, and turning until the mode hand at 6 o’clock is in the desired mode. Your radio controlled updates will happen automatically at night as long as the watch is near a window. Otherwise, you can manually receive by putting the watch in RX-S mode and close the crown.




    As with the RX-S mode, you will pull the crown out one click to adjust to your different modes. You can adjust your times in Time mode, and view your calendar in CAL mode. There’s a 99 minute count down timer (TMR) and 1/100th of a second chronograph (CHR). The WT-S mode is for manually adjusting your world time digital display on the right. The last 2 modes are the 2 separate alarms you have.




    It’s pretty easy to set your two main timezones. The digital display on the left will indicate which city the analog hands are set for. Your right hand digital display shows your world time, and is easily adjusted by pulling the crown out one click in time mode, and using the upper or lower right button to select from 43 different cities. If you want to change the analog hands, you would simply push both the upper and lower right button simultaneously to make the time in your world time mode switch to the analog display. A nice touch for this piece is the LED light for the digital display (which is turned on by pushing the upper right button with the crown closed). There is also luminescence on the hands and indexes to make for great legibility in the dark.




    Aside from all the functionality of the different modes, there are more displays on this piece that come incredibly handy. The far left is your power reserve display (which at a full charge is 6 months running or 3.5 years in sleep mode), UTC display (which makes for a 3rd timezone displayed), and a 24 hour indicator (which syncs to the centralized hands and indicates AM or PM). On top of that, there is also a slide rule bezel which is adjusted by using the crown on the lower left side.




    Overall, the Navihawk is an incredibly cool and extremely functional aviation piece. The MSRP on this piece is $650 and is scheduled to come out soon. Feel free to check out the latest at AZFINETIME.com and if you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-486-3996.




    Thanks for reading!


    See our video review below…





    See more pictures HERE
    mitadoc, laskavy, hendry70 and 4 others like this.
    Joe @

    800-486-3996
    joek@azfinetime.com



  2. #2
    Member hendry70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    384

    Re: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

    That is gorgeous. Great review.
    JoeAZFT likes this.


  3. #3
    MID
    MID is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    438

    Re: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

    Hi, Joe. I've always loved the Skyhawks, and this watch looks great, too. Does the calendar track the analog hands (and, left side digital display)?

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    21

    Re: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

    Quote Originally Posted by MID View Post
    Hi, Joe. I've always loved the Skyhawks, and this watch looks great, too. Does the calendar track the analog hands (and, left side digital display)?
    If I may be so bold as to answer MID's question, the Navihawk AT JY8035-04E dial looks exactly like the JDM Citizen model PMV65-2271, and if it in fact uses the U680 movement then the calendar can be set to track according to the analog hands. The smaller left side digital display is for the "home city" used basis for setting the radio-receiver frequency (ie EUR, CHINA, JPN or USA).

    Joe: If this information is wrong, please correct.

    Thanks
    Last edited by chunala; July 5th, 2013 at 06:14.

  5. #5
    Member Mike.45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Houston Texas USA
    Posts
    510

    Re: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

    I don't think "track" is the right term for the calendar function. To me the term "track" means to follow as in when the time zone and subsequent time changes then the calendar follows to the changed time zone. On the movement U680 you have to change the calendar to match the time zone that you may currently be in, it is independent of the analog hands.
    "Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo"

  6. #6
    MID
    MID is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    438

    Re: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

    Fortune favors the bold. so thank you for the answer. In fact, I suspected as much, but wanted to be sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by chunala View Post
    If I may be so bold as to answer MID's question, the Navihawk AT JY8035-04E dial looks exactly like the JDM Citizen model PMV65-2271, and if it in fact uses the U680 movement then the calendar can be set to track according to the analog hands. The smaller left side digital display is for the "home city" used basis for setting the radio-receiver frequency (ie EUR, CHINA, JPN or USA).

    Joe: If this information is wrong, please correct.

    Thanks

  7. #7
    Member Igorek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    625

    Re: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

    Looks cool but why 48mm, sigh

  8. #8
    Sponsor JoeAZFT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
    Posts
    661

    Re: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

    Quote Originally Posted by chunala View Post
    If I may be so bold as to answer MID's question, the Navihawk AT JY8035-04E dial looks exactly like the JDM Citizen model PMV65-2271, and if it in fact uses the U680 movement then the calendar can be set to track according to the analog hands. The smaller left side digital display is for the "home city" used basis for setting the radio-receiver frequency (ie EUR, CHINA, JPN or USA).

    Joe: If this information is wrong, please correct.

    Thanks
    The info is all completely correct. Thanks!
    Joe @

    800-486-3996
    joek@azfinetime.com



  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    178

    Re: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

    I appreciate your reviews, Joe.

    What is the water resistance of this watch?

  10. #10
    Sponsor JoeAZFT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
    Posts
    661

    Re: New Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk AT JY8035-04E Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Spock View Post
    I appreciate your reviews, Joe.

    What is the water resistance of this watch?
    Thank you very much.

    The Navihawk is going to have a 200m water resistance.
    Joe @

    800-486-3996
    joek@azfinetime.com



Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •