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The Little Monster - Citizen jy0000-53e Skyhawk Watch

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If you are a person who loves gadgets, then the Citizen JY0000-53E Skyhawk Watch is the one made for you. It’s a 3rd generation model of Skyhawk with following features:

 

Dial/Hands

Dial
There are many functions on the dial, so don't get confused they are just for reference and does not necessarily entail constant involvement. The 10 o'clock sub dial displays the power reserve meter and also exhibits the previous atomic sync. The 2 o'clock sub-dial is merely an AM or PM display for the time displayed on the main hands. The 6 o'clock sub dial is quite significant as it shows the mode of the timepiece. The pointer on these sub-dials can be controlled by drawing the crown out of the initial point and then turn in either direction.

Citizen jy0000-53e Skyhawk Watch


The LCD display at 9 o'clock, denotes the time zone on main hands and also comprises of various indicator modes for a range of functions. The outsized LCD window at 3 o'clock is where all the main action is taking place. It indicates a 2nd time zone, chronometer, stopwatch, calendar, and setting tool for the technical features of the timepiece.

Hands
The hands and index pointers of Citizen JY0000-53E Skyhawk Watch are like a sword shaped in chrome and loaded with brightness. The seconds hand is orange in color and has a trendy insignia at the back; it ticks in one second increments. The dial has a very dark blue color which sometimes appears as black.

Dimension & Bezel

Dimensions
Mineral Crystal is 34mm
Bezel or case is 45mm
To Crown is 48mm
Lug to lug is 50mm
Lug width is 22mm
Thickness is 15mm

Crystal/Bezel
The gentle round shaped crystal is AR coated scratch resistant mineral glass. The bezel has a similar dark blue/black color as the dial. This Watch has an internal rotating E6B (slide rule) bezel dial which also operates with the time index on the ring around the dial with timing marks (Chapter ring) as well.
The crystal/bezel is shaped with stainless steel nubs which gives a better grip. The bezel effortlessly rotates in both the directions and has a delicate instrument touch to it

Case & Bracelet

Case
The case of this beautiful timepiece is nice and heavy. The watch including the bracelet weighs 175 grams. The case is entirely polished and its shape is quite simple and clean. The lugs have a soft curve which facilitates to balance the watch easily, mainly for those with thinner wrists.

Citizen jy0000-53e


The head of the crown is marked with the pro master symbol and is guarded by crown guards. The pushers on both the sides are nicely brushed along with a better quality spring to give smooth and nice feeling to the crown.

Bracelet
The bracelet of Citizen JY0000-53E Skyhawk Watch is brilliantly designed with a 22mm lug. The first link is wider with a 24mm clasp and then it narrow down to 20 mm. The links are nicely polished on the top and sides with delicately brushed accents. The centre lines of the link are 1mm above the remaining links. At the rim of the clasp there is 2 push buttons; with no adjustment gap in the clasp.
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