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citizen eco-drive attesa watch 2013/3/26 21:03
I have received a citizen eco-drive attesa watch as a present in Japan. My question is it says that this watch is a radio wave watch that receives Japan standard radio waves and that standard time waves can only be received in Japan. (Radio waves cannot be received overseas.)

Is this for real? I did a bit of research on google and some people have a similar watch and say it works in the US.

I wonder if it would work in Canada, anyone have any idea if it would? I'm not sure if I want to accept the gift if it wouldnt be of any use.
by dundas  

Re: citizen eco-drive attesa watch 2013/3/26 23:14
I have an Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled Skyhawk, but on the dial it shows all three areas it receives signals from: US, EUR and JPN. If your watch was destined for the Japanese market, it may not have the feature that detects all three frequencies. It may only be a Japan-related feature. have you tried to see if it receives the signal? Mine displays whether it's receiving the signal or not and also its strength. This is what mine looks like:
http://www.bing.com/shopping/citizen-eco-drive-skyhawk-at-atomic-mens-...

And I see a few photos of yours, but it only appears to have an "RX" just below the 12 O'clock point. I have a feeling that option may not work in the US.
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Re: citizen eco-drive attesa watch 2013/3/28 00:15
I think mine is a cheaper model than yours. heres a link to how my watch looks like.
http://citizen.jp/attesa/lineup/rcw/532842.html
it doesnt display anything about how strong the signal is.
Right now Im wondering if I just set the time manually when I get home to Canada if it will just keep going without updating the signal.
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Re: citizen eco-drive attesa watch 2013/3/28 02:46
It looks as if you press the button on the 4 o'clock position, the second hand will move to the 11 if no signal is received (it appears to have a NO there), 12 o'clock shows an "RX" and if it does receive a signal, the strength shows between the 5 and 12 second tick marks. You can see an H, an M and an L on the side of the dial. That's your signal strength meter.

When I press the proper button, the second hand either moves to the "NO" or one of the three signal strength positions for about 5 seconds and then it returns to the correct second position.
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Re: citizen eco-drive attesa watch 2013/3/28 02:52
By the way, at 52,000yen, yours is more expensive than mine! I'd suggest you contact Citizen Watch Co. if you have any questions. I'm sure they'll be able to answer any of your queries. Good luck!
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Re: citizen eco-drive attesa watch 2013/3/28 10:55
Sounds good! Thanks for the info! I wasn't expecting an answer from someone this quick haha.

I manually changed the time and it just keeps on going no problem at the wrong time. So I don't see the problem in bringing it to Canada.



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Re: citizen eco-drive attesa watch 2013/3/28 17:43
The problem won't be the watch not working in Canada. The problem will be that the feature where it receives signals from an atomic clock may not work, that's all. The watch will continue to work, but may not be accurate to the second.
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