Although member of the forum for long, is the first time to post with a review of the Citizen BY2000-55E.
I bought the watch for about a week and put it intact in my watch case-winder.
I do this for every clock in my possession the first few days so make sure the proper functioning of the mechanism and to appreciate without any deterioration the quality of construction.
Impressions so far:
Case. The watch case, although made of titanium gives the impression that it is brushed steel.The finishing is very good.
Bezel.The crown is constructed in such a way that seems to be a ceramic material with an excellent shine. Is rotated easy and positive although I would prefer to be tighter. Overall I like a lot and gives a sense of quality of watch with much higher price category.
Dial. Gorgeous black dial with semi-gloss surface , large indexes and numbers with medium luminocity.The only problem is the small hand for Day of the Week that during the night hardly distinguish it from the index of hours.
Μechanism. The model is the Citizen H162 Eco-Drive Radio Controlled. I have no experience with this type of mechanism but so far and without the help of Radio Controlled aid is very accurate (+-0 seconds until now).
Bracelet. Same material as case - 20mm wide. Very good quality by I would prefer to be at least 22mm.
Waterproofing. No real world test but the specifications is for 200m certified.
Conclusion. (So far) The watch due to titanium is very light and wear very comfortable in hand.
It gives the feeling that it is very expensive watch (in the class of 2K-3K).
I like the look very much , something like IWC or JLK.
Is very accurate all the time.
The Eco-Drive and Radio-Controlled technology.
The small hand for Day of the Week is confusing some times.
I would prefer to be a little heavier.(I like heavy watches)
The titanium is scrath very easily.(If you wear it)
The lume is weak.(If had previously been looking at Monster)
I would prefer to be larger in diameter.(I like large wathes)
Forgive me for my english and I hope not to bore you with my first post.