First of all, I am a fairly new member and never posted content here before so bear with me.
Today I am posting my initial impressions of the Citizen CB0131-59e. The stock photo follows:
This is my first Radio Controlled watch, and my first titanium watch, so there are a few features that I have not had enough time using to really decide if they are worth it.
First Obligatory Photos (please excuse low quality of photos)
So far there are a few things I can state about it, it looks stunning in person, the build quality is amazing, the titanium looks great, the dial is very easy to read, and the second hand hits the marks flawlessly. It took about an hour of sunshine/wearing to start ticking, then I had to reset it and set the time because I work in a concrete bunker and the radio was not reaching the watch. The watch weighs almost nothing, I hardly notice that it is on my wrist.
I did do a little research prior to purchasing it and found that it is slightly different from the JDM model (CB0130-51E) in that this model has a super titanium TIC treated case and band and the JDM model has a MRK treated super titanium duratect case. The difference did not matter to me. They are supposedly otherwise identical. I have heard that the polished portion of the links in the bracelet on the JDM model are different, but that is a detail I did not care for. I am not going into depth other than to say so far I really dig this watch, because I plan to return in a couple weeks to a month and post a full review detailing all the ups and downs of this model.
So far the Pros are:
Nighthawk's good looks
Titanium TIC Case (1000-1200 Hv allegedly)
Looks (although that is subjective)
W.R. 200 m (though not for scuba)
Perpetual Calendar through year 2100 (hoping to set it and forget it)!
Case back is not screw down
Crown is not screw down
Takes longer to charge because of extra features
All bracelet links have two holes on each side (not sure why)
$$$ compared to Nighthawk (which works well enough for its purpose)
The texture around the bezel I dislike, would much prefer the brushed texture from the nighthawk
I look forward to updating this in the near future when I have had some real time with the watch.