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Citizen Men's JY0050-55L Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T Titanium Eco-Drive Watch

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  • Light powered Eco-Drive Caliber U600 Japanese-quartz movement; charges in natural sunlight or indoor light
  • Max power reserve: 180 days to 30 Months with Power Save; low charge warning: 3 days; charge time from stop state to max charge: Incandescent Light - 150 hrs, Outdoors, Cloudy (10,000 Lux) - 60 hrs, Outdoors, Sunny (100,000 Lux) - 20 hrs
  • Durable, hardened non-reflective mineral crystal; multi-band atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy (North America, Europe, and Asia); world time in 43 cities; Greenwich Mean Time display; perpetual calendar
  • 1/100 second chronograph measures up to 24 hours; 99 minute countdown timer; rotating slide rule bezel; 2 Alarms; use of the Blue Angels name and logo is with the permission, but not endorsement, of the U.S. Navy
  • Water-resistant to 660 feet (200 M)

Warranty: CITIZEN 5-Year Limited Warranty
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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Citizen
Model Number JY0050-55L
Part Number JY0050-55L
Model Year 2011
Item Shape round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog-Digital
Clasp Type fold-over-clasp-with-double-push-button-safety
Case material Titanium
Case diameter 45 millimeters
Case Thickness 15
Band Material Titanium
Band length mens
Band width 21 millimeters
Band Colour silver
Dial colour blue
Bezel material Titanium
Bezel function Slide-rule
Calendar perpetual-calendar
Special features chronograph, world-time
Item weight 118 grams
Movement japanese-quartz
Water resistant depth 660 meters
Warranty type Manufacturer

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm ; 118 g
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Item model number: JY0050-55L
  • Date first available at April 28 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,034 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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Product Description

Product Description

Titanium case with a titanium bracelet. Rotating blue ion-plated bezel with slide rule. Blue dial with silver tone hands and markers dial with luminous hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog-digital. Luminescent hands and markers. Digital. Eco-drive movement. Scratch resistant mineral crystal. Pull / push crown. Solid case back. Case diameter: 45 mm. Case thickness: 15 mm. Round case shape. Band width: 20 mm. Band length: 9 inches. Deployment with push button clasp. Water resistant at 200 meters / 660 feet. Functions: alarm, countdown timer, chronograph, calendar, world time, GMT, atomic, digital Analog, perpetual calendar, minute. Additional Info: perpetual calendar, GMT display, digital display back-light, 2 world time alarms, world time with 43 cities. Sport watch style. Watch label: Made in Japan. Citizen Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T Mens Watch JY0050-55L.


and chock full of innovative features, the Men's Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T Chronograph Titanium Watch from Citizen Eco-Drive combines aviator-inspired style with a sleek, sporty design. Offering a maximum power reserve of 180 days, with a low charge warning within three days of stop point, this distinctive timepiece is both reliable and up for the next adventure. It also features a durable, hardened mineral crystal, original Blue Angels insignia on its case back, and Blue Angels logo on a bold black dial. With a multi-band atomic receiver that accepts signals in North America, Europe, and Asia, this efficient accessory provides both world time in 43 cities, and a perpetual calendar, making it ideal for traveling. There's also a digital display light, two alarms, 1/100 second chronograph that measures up to 24 hours, and a 99 minute countdown timer. Rugged, handsome, and built to last, this Citizen Eco-Drive original arrives in a gray box, along with a manual, information CD.

Summary of Features:

  • Atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy
  • World time in 43 cities
  • 2 alarms
  • 1/100 second chronograph that measures up to 24 hours
  • 99 minute countdown timer
  • Digital display light
  • Greenwich Mean Time display
  • Rotating slide-rule bezel
  • Non-reflective mineral crystal
  • Power-reserve indicator

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This is a very good watch. I have the Blue Angel and the Black Skyhawk models. Both titanium. I like it for all the reasons that you can read in the other reviews:
- You do not have to change the battery
- You can easily synchronize it and I did it in Canada and in Europe without any problem. As long as you are in the good area covered by the antenna. Which is quite large actually. Of course you need to follow the Citizen recommendations and not to wear the watch during the night.
- the titanium is a huge advantage. It is light and when you have tasted it, it is quite difficult to wear again an heavy stainless steel watch.
- I travel quite often oversea and it is so simple to have and to change the time zone. You can do it in 3 seconds and being sure that the time is still perfect. That is the only watch I know that can do that.
- you have always the right time wherever you are.
- there are plenty of features and very easy to use (timer, chronograph, ...)
- the quality is very good and the price ($590 when I bought it), compare with what you get is very cheap.

But like everybody is perfect there are a few drawbacks:
- you need to remove the watch if you want to change something. I tried several times and when wearing the watch you can do nothing practically.
- the display is very small and that is not so easy to see.
- you cannot see the display if the watch is not correctly positioned. It is not a problem when you wear the watch. Only when you have it removed and look at the watch from the top. When you see that the first time you could believe that there is an issue with your watch. Which is not!
- The calendar is the world calendar, not the local calendar.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gaha on March 27 2013
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As I indicated in my first review, I had sent back the watch to Amazon for refound, and I received the money...fine Amazon!
In the meantime I purhased the same watch again (different source) and my assumption became confirmed: my first watch was pre-used and most probably the reason why it was sent back previously: it was even defective!!!...bad Amazon!

The new watch syncronises perfectly everywhere (in Canada I tried in Toronto and Bruce areas, in Europe in Austria, Hungary and Germany), no problem at all!!! All my other comments are still valid.

The watch is with it's 15 mm slightly too thick. I hit it few times because of this into cupboards, doors, and the bezel got some slight damages / scratches (glas still undamaged).

All in all I like it very much, my favourite for travelling!

4 stars only because of Amazon shipping out reurned items without checking whether they are defective / weared or not!!!

Old review:

The watch itself is still one of my favourites because of it's look, but I may need to buy it somewhere else...

New watch old watch:
I've been a satisfied Amazon (EU, US) customer for long time.This was here (Amazon Canada) my second purchase and my first big disappointment. The watch came in a disastrously looking Citizen outer box (dirty like signs of some scratched-off food rests or glue, was torn on all sides may be due to several forced openings, was looking old, etc.).

The watch itself was without any usual protecting plastic foil (contrary to how it was with my recently purchased Seiko from, and was scratched on several places (crown, band - clearly visible). Apparently a piece used as a display in a shop or a return item from one (or more) customers?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AngusM1 on Oct. 3 2011
Great watch, easy to set up, radio sync for time correction a great feature, never have to replace the battery is an attractive cost saveing option
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125 of 138 people found the following review helpful
A review for the Titanium model Dec 2 2009
By Thomas Jefferson - Published on
There already exist many reviews on Amazon for this watch. Most of the reviews can be found in the non-Titanium, non-Blue-Angels models. I just need to add a couple things. (I own this Blue Angels Titanium model).

TITANIUM-SPECIFIC PART: The Titanium version is much lighter! I compared it against a stainless steel model. The difference is huge. I know what most guys are thinking, "unlike this reviewer, I'm a real man who can handle an extra ounce on my wrist." FYI I consider myself pretty athletic. But I appreciate not feeling the watch on my wrist most of the time. Bottom-line: it's a personal choice. Titanium is lighter, stronger, and personally makes me feel better about this watch. Stainless steel is cheaper and gets the job done.

NON-TITANIUM-SPECIFIC PART - WATER RESISTANCE: The product description says "water resistant depth: 660 ft". I bought this watch thinking I could take it for scuba diving. The face of the watch says "WR 200" and the backplate says "WR 20BAR". But if you look up the owners manual, both these terms actually mean you can only skin-dive (I guess that means snorkeling.) Scuba-diving with air tank is NOT ok for this watch.

CALENDAR: HUGE pain in the a** to use. The date is only displayed for world time, not local time. This means at those hours when the world city is a day ahead of or behind your local time, you cannot get an accurate reading of your local date. The only fix is to set the world time city as your local city, which defeats the purpose of the "World Time" feature.

IN THE DARK: This watch is great in the dark! The luminescent dials are very bright in the dark. Additionally, there is a backlight. Because Apollo powers this watch, I don't need to worry about the backlight shortening battery life.

This is my first Citizen and I LOVE it. Still, I'll give it four stars, because the awkward calendar could have been very, very easily avoided by just a slight amount of foresight in design.

PROS: Titanium = strong + lightweight; Atomic accuracy - never needs setting; Easy to read in dark; Never needs battery replacement; Very good looking; Japanese quality at a fractional of the cost of Swiss antiquity.

CONS: VERY CLUMSY calendar function; Water resistance not adequate for scuba-diving; Most of the features that look cool have no practical use for most; Endorsed by Eli Manning - OH PLEASE!
50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Stylish, super accurate, a real pleasure to own and wear Jan. 3 2011
By Peter Kokemueller - Published on
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First off, spring for the titanium version. It is well worth the extra money. I was unsure until I put it on my wrist. Wow, what a difference! At the very last minute, I decided to order the titanium version (mostly because the SS version was not available from Amazon it came from another seller) and am I ever glad I did. I "thought" that I wanted my watches to be heavy and thus would be OK with the stainless version but I was most certainly wrong. The titanium version is so lighteweight it is like nothing else I own. It is a pleasure to wear.

Also, contrary to what has been posted by another reviewer, this watch is totally 100% fine for recreational (aka PADI) diving. I have had it down to 100 feet with no issue what-so-ever. It is rated to 200M (or 600 feet). Most recreational diving is limited to 120 feet so you are well within the boundries of the watch. Anyway, I plan to continue using mine for diving and I do not expect there to be any issue.

The neatest feature of this version (only on the 3rd generation of this model) is the radio self correction. In short, the watch "phones home" to the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado every morning at 2AM and self corrects the time to the hundreth of a second. Anytime I have checked, it has never been off by more than 2 seconds, even 23 hours after correction. So the watch is accurate to 2 seconds per day but self adjust every 24 hours to maintain this accuracy.
43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
By RAKRI - Published on
Citizen Men's JY0050-55L Eco-Drive Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T Chronograph Titanium Watch

Wanted a new watch with multifunctions, radio-atomic controlled, titanium, stylish features for this Christmas. Have been using Casio Pathfinder triple sensor watch ABC titanium,so I knew how a titanium watch felt on wrist::Light weight as compared to other metals/alloys.
Citizen watches has a wonderful collections of watches- my choice was JY0050-55L.

This watch has a great look on RIGHT or LEFT wrist as it doesnot have huge sticking out clasps/crown/buttons.The color of the dial is blue with some yellow and white in it.-looks great. Crown and buttons are perfect size-easy to use.

Its a compact watch with a lot of funCtions. titanium makes a big difference. First Look gives an impression of being bulk/heavy- but once in hand-its a big difference-very light weight.
The product instruction manual is great and the CD also has interactive instructions with PDF manual to print or read.

Atomic Timekeeping with Radio-Controlled Accuracy and no battery required. Very happy with this watch......
UPDATE October,1, 2013
I have worn this watch pretty much everyday, No issues at all except for some 'daily wear-tear signs' like scuffs on the bracelet, etc. Its certainly an eye catcher and I love this watch (Eco-Drive is awesome) and all its functions.
Still Five stars........
Update July 26, 2014
Other than daily use wear-tear signs, no issues with the watch. All the functions works great, maintains time, no need to worry about battery replacement, Still 5 Stars!
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
An elegant timepiece that goes casual and in the office Dec 2 2010
By C. Krause - Published on
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All in all I am very happy with this elegant timepiece.! This really is a beautiful wathc. I'm hooked on atomic-solar and have owned several Casio G-Shock's and If you've had one of those, you know how complicated a multifunction watch can be to set and use.
*It came with a mini-CD that walks you through the initial setup up - really easy, really cool!

*Titanium - quite light. I don't know how much the steel one weighs, but this is a big, thick watch, I think it's worth the extra $150.

*Easy to read Analog, back-light for digital displays in the dark

*Very easy to cycle through the time zones - there are 43 plus one custom. The really, really nice thing is that you can easily Hide the cities you don't use to make the list really short. unlike the Casio, hands move in both directions very quickly when changing time zones.

*Digital display for Two time zones plus UTC on the top dial. You can easily swap the digital time zones by pressing both the set buttons simultaneously - extremely useful for travel

*Very easy to cycle through the functions, from Time, Calendar, chronograph, countdown timer, world time and two alarms, plus the atomic receive mode by rotating the crown.

*Atomic-solar, of course.

*Many more custom features, for instance you can zero the analog hands - I hope they never get misaligned, but if they do, hey.

* Digital displays are tiny, and I expect most buyers will be over 45 and have trouble focusing on them. I Have to use the back-light even in daylight, but I just use the calendar anyway, so it's fine, but if you want to refer to it a lot in the dark, may be a problem.

* The hands cover the digital displays as they turn. Real nuisance, because I can't see the displays at an angle, have to wait `til the hands move.

* It is big and you'll likely have to remove links - I wear Large size gloves and I still had to remove 3 links.

*It is a bit tough to pull out the crown to the first stop, not the second and you really have to take the watch off to do it. Not a problem if you don't set it much, which you shouldn't need to unless you are a pilot.

Amazon got it here 2 days early even with Supersaver Shipping.
25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
A Magnificent Timepiece And Great Value - My Favorite Watch Ever May 18 2011
By Robo21 - Published on
I've had all kinds of watches including luxury watches from Cartier, Tag Heuer and Rolex, also watches by Bulova, Seiko, etc. etc., yet this Citizen Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T in titanium is by far and away my favorite watch of all time. This watch is both a chronological and technological marvel and a bargain even at full retail. The precision and esthetics of this timepiece are magnificent.

In spite of the numerous features and seeming complexity of this watch it was fun and intuitive to set up and use its vast and useful feature set. Citizen did a great job in both writing the user's guide and providing an interactive CD to help get the new owner up and running quickly and easily.

Upon opening the package and holding the watch one cannot help but be impressed with the lightness of this watch when compared to a similarly sized watch made from stainless steel. It is a moderately large wristwatch, yet with the case and bracelet being made from titanium the watch is surprisingly light. Yet, the lightness is coupled with a fit, finish and solid feel that just feels right. It's a perfect balance of design, technology, materials and workmanship. The heft of the watch is ideal. I highly doubt that I will ever buy another watch that is not titanium. The watch feels great on the wrist and soon felt like I was born with this watch on my wrist. The knowledge that titanium is one of the toughest (yet lightest) metals known to man is reassuring. If it's good enough for the skin of the SR-71 it's good enough for me. :-)

I was a little concerned from the photos that the blue face with yellow accents might look on my wrist. After receiving the watch it turns out that the watch is a real beauty. The color combination not only fits with the Blue Angels theme but looks supremely classy and sporty. The appearance is magnificent in hand and still photos do not do the watch justice for the simple reason that as light is reflected off of the faceted hour markers, hands and the borders around the small dials on the watch face, the watch glistens (in a subtle way) without looking like excessive "bling." Understated sporty elegance, yet powerful and functional.

I think the other reviews and Amazon's product description adequately cover the feature set on the watch so I will not go into this area in my review except to say that so far, all are useful and easily accessible.

Citizen is known for their accurate timepieces but with the radio controlled feature I will never need to set this watch again. In the past, my desire for accuracy has cost me some time and effort. I have the number for atomic time programmed into my phones and had to set my watches on at least a monthly basis and more often with some watches. It is a relief to know this is a thing of the past with this watch. It has a perpetual calendar (it "knows" how many days in each month including leap years/months) and atomic timekeeping - set it once and that's it. Couple this with the Eco Drive and now there's no need to ever worry about replacing a battery again. I love it. Cartier wanted big bucks to change a battery on my quartz Tank Watch and over $450 every few years to maintain the automatic (self winder). Those watches while they are nice looking could never match the accuracy of this watch. And now I'm hooked on the sporty and functional look of the Blue Angels Skyhawk. The countdown timer and 2 alarms are sufficiently loud for my ears. I wouldn't use the watch for an alarm clock but for reminders these are fine.

I urge anyone who enjoys a truly fine watch to give one of these a try. And by all means get the titanium version - it is absolutely worth the small difference in price. This is a watch that will last a lifetime and you will not be disappointed.

Update: After 10 days of wearing the Skyhawk I am impressed with the radio controlled accuracy of the watch, the comfort and overall sense of quality. There aren't many purchases I've made where I have found the level of satisfaction of ownership that I derive from the Skyhawk.

Update 5/27/11: I am enjoying this Blue Angels watch so much that I bought another titanium Skyhawk A-T the JY0010-50E with black dial and bezel. The 55L remains my favorite but the 50E is a close runner up.

Update 1/14/12: This watch continues to impress me with its accuracy and usefulness. I have picked up a few light scratches (normal wear and tear) on the clasp which are easily eliminated with Scotch Brite. The bezel and crystal continue to look new.

Update 7/18/14: The Skyhawk gets more wrist time than any other watch in my collection. I'm surprised that I am not bored with it which is quite a statement about the aesthetics and comfort of this watch. Surprisingly, (because I wear this almost daily)the bezel and crystal remain scratch free. I had planned on replacing the crystal with a sapphire crystal when the mineral crystal got scratched. It looks like it might be awhile, if ever.

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