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

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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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)
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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: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #597 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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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...

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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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Excellent aesthetics, Robust design, Slightly complicated to setup, durable and very light for its size.
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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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127 of 140 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4890288) out of 5 stars 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!
46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4890690) out of 5 stars Love this watch....CITIZEN BLUE ANGELS SKYHAWK TITANIUM ATOMIC.... Dec 4 2010
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!
52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4890708) out of 5 stars 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.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4890870) out of 5 stars 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.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4890bd0) out of 5 stars Wouldn't buy it again May 28 2014
By M. Ransom - Published on
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I've now owned the watch for a year and a half. There are things I like about it, but a few too many things not to my taste.

The good:
(1) The overall look of the face reminds me of an airplane cockpit (after all, it is a Blue Angles watch). I enjoy people seeing it and exclaiming, "Wow, I can't imagine how many functions that thing must have." Very complex looking (that I like).
(2) Owing to the titanium, it is a surprisingly light watch. I forget that I am wearing it.
(3) The solar cells keep the watch fully charged. I like not having to worry about using the background light or the alarm. My last citizen watch was always getting its alarm spring screwed up by the jeweler replacing the battery. Never having to change batteries -- that's great.
(4) I travel a lot, and the ability to change time zones easily is very useful to me.
(5) Automatic time setting via radio to the atomic clock is a nice feature. It's great knowing that even the second hand is at the right time.

The bad:
(1) This is one thick watch. To me, it looks unnecessarily thick to the point of not being an attractive piece of jewelry. I have to be careful that it doesn't bang into things.
(2) The two LCD screens are almost impossible to read except in bright light. It is dark letters against a dark background. And that's when they are not being hidden by the watch hands that is often the case.
(3) All those dials are for show. In fact, the actual watch functions (stop watch, two alarms, timer) are no more than you'd find on a cheap throw-away LCD watch. The dials themselves mostly have useless functions like a tiny watch face showing the time in GMT and a miniature 24-hour clock only an hour hand.
(4) The actual functions (stop watch, alarms, timer) are operated on the tiny, hard-to-read, LCD screen, Again, these are no more functions than you'd get with a $15 LCD watch except at least there you'd have an LCD screen you could actually read.
(5) The atomic clock receiver is hit-and-miss at best. I've never been able to get it to work out of the country (it has three world zones) and it rarely works when I'm on business trips in the U.S. More recently, I'm having trouble getting it to work here in North Carolina. I understand that Citizen was reluctant to add the feature to a watch knowing the weak signals would be hard to receive. To me, that was the principal feature of this watch for which I paid a lot (and suffered a hugely think watch to fit in the feature) only to have it not work.