Citizen Men’s BL8000-54L Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

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The Citizen BL8000-54L stainless steel men's watch is loaded with style and time-keeping features. It's powered by Citizen's unique Eco-Drive, which absorbs sunlight as well as any artificial light through the crystal and dial to recharge the watch continuously. With regular exposure to light, the Eco-Drive recharges itself for a lifetime of use. The watch also has a perpetual calendar that automatically adjusts for odd and even months and leap years through 2100.

It has a blue dial background with three subdials for 24-hour, day, and month as well as date window at 4 o'clock. The silver stainless steel bracelet band is composed of small brushed links, and is joined by a fold-over clasp with double push button safety. Other features include water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters), an alarm, and a scratch-resistant, non-reflective mineral crystal.

Summary of Features: Retrograde perpetual calendar Alarm Dual time Non-reflective mineral crystal Month-Day-Date functions 12/24 hour time Screw-back case

Customer Reviews

All the features I want in a watch

5 people found this helpful.
 on July 8, 2015
By Beej
I travel a lot for work and cover odd shifts, so I wanted a watch that could tell me the DAY of the week, the DATE, and have an ALTERNATE TIME ZONE. I was originally looking for an automatic watch that was motion-activated, but I actually really like the Eco-Drive feature with the solar panels. I was tired of replacing watch batteries (which always die while you’re on a trip), so I saw this watch and it seemed to meet all of my criteria.

Excellent watch and great size for smaller wrist

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 4, 2016
By Kevin Hollinger
This is an excellent watch. I have owned mine for 2 months now, and wear it daily. It is my second Citizen watch (

Gave this to my boyfriend for his 36th birthday and he loves it

 on June 22, 2017
By Marggie-ot
My boyfriend was turning 36 and we we’re going to be in Italy at the time so I wanted to get him something small that I could fit in my luggage but that I hope he would like. He’s not really a Watch person but I wanted to get him something not too crazy expensive but nice and that he would wear. I did some research this had great reviews. When I gave it to him he was shocked at how beautiful it was and thought I spent a lot more than I really did. There’s extra links included which I had to have removed before I gave it to him but it shouldn’t be an issue If you have larger wrists. He gets many compliments on it. And also loves the fact that it’s not battery-operated you just have to leave it in the sun for a little while to charge it

Fantastic watch.

2 people found this helpful.
 on November 6, 2012
By Akinlade
This watch is really fantastic. It’s a bit heavy but rests comfortably on the wrist and I quickly got used to it. I really enjoy the smooth silky finish of the stainless steel strap. The strap is easily adjustable with the simple tool I also bought from Amazon. In spite of its excellent design, it shows off in an unobtrusive way. I’ve been going through the instructions manual and so far, I’ve not experienced any hassles with setting it up. Setting up the time & alarm takes some getting used to, but it’s interesting to watch the hand silently gliding to the expected positions. I set it up using the manual, but the included video even makes it easier to set up.

Set and forget!

5 people found this helpful.
 on April 4, 2011
By Brian Grzymkowski
It’s nice when what you want and need come together perfectly. I’ve had this watch for about a year now and its easy to take for granted because it requires so little thought. It’s certainly not the easiest watch to set initially, but once you do (with the help of the instruction manual), you’re good to go. It accounts for the relative distance from a leap year to keep the daily calendar accurate. Aside from a quick adjustment during daylight savings, you won’t touch the thing. Best of all, no worry about battery replacement. I have found that the time spent daily on my dresser under man made light coupled with time spent outside on my wrist when I wear short sleeves is more than enough to keep it charged. When it gets low it ticks 2 seconds off at a time instead of one, but I have not experienced that yet. I personally think it’s a sharp looking watch, good weight about it, and not over the top. I agree with the sentiment that a more durable face would have been agreeable, but the scratches I have after a year of daily wearing are minor. I have no doubt that this watch will last and highly recommend it for the price.

Love the watch

2 people found this helpful.
 on April 5, 2014
By William M Ralls
I do strongly recommend you make very sure the watch is fully charged before doing anything. I kept mine under a florescent light for 24 hours about 2 feet away. The manual talks about charging and different lighting conditions so you will know. DO NOT try charging under a regular bulb up close as the heat will probably damage the watch.

So far so good!

4 people found this helpful.
 on December 12, 2012
By Mags
So far I am impressed with this watch, however I have only had it for a week so time will tell. I wanted a new watch that didn’t require a yearly battery change (plus the added price of pressure testing a waterproof watch) so my options were either automatic mechanical or a Citizen eco-drive. The watch also had to be moderately waterproof (at least 100m) because it would be in the water all the time. After a year or so of research and browsing I decided the automatic mechanical watches I liked were out of my price range so I settled on this lovely blue chrono eco-drive.

He LOVED it!!

 on February 27, 2013
By Jayme Cody
I don’t know much about watches, but my fiance had been talking about this for a long time now. His birthday came up so I decided to order it for him. It arrived a week earlier than it was suppose to which is awesome and I couldn’t wait to give it to him so I gave it to him early. He opened it and all I heard for the next 5 minutes was “Oh my god, it’s so sexy. Oh my god, it’s so sexy.” Haha. I am very happy I purchased this watch. He hasn’t even taken it out of the house yet, but had to call his mom and brag about it! Haha.

A great watch

One person found this helpful.
 on November 7, 2014
By James W
My wife bought me this watch for my birthday, and I love it so far. I bit heavier than the watches I have worn before, but it doesn’t bother me at all. The date window is larger than on some of the other Citizen watches, which makes it easier to glance at and read the date. The operation of the different functions takes a bit of getting used to, but after a bit, you get the hang of it. I’ve had a few people tell me that it is a beautiful watch, and I agree. I really like the fact that once you get the calendar and time set, you will only have to adjust it twice per year for Daylight Savings time. It automatically accounts for the month and leap years in displaying the day and date. Additionally, I don’t have to take it in for battery changes. I found out with my Seiko, that unless you send it to the factory or a dealer certified repair center, you void the warranty when you replace the battery. I would definitely buy it again.

Love the watch

 on February 8, 2017
Love the watch. Got this watch to replace an older eco drive watch I’ve had for 18 years. (MAKE SURE YOU GET THE WATCH’S SEALS REPLACE ABOUT EVER 5 YEARS) My old watch. I was cleaning the band with watch. Moisture got into the inter workings of the watch and ruined it. Sent it in to citizens they could not replace it because they didn’t make the time piece anymore.