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First time poster to this thread. I’m curious to get your opinion on this Citizen radio control eco drive (AT9010-52E) that I just got from Amazon. I absolutely love the look of the watch, but I’m a little worried that it’s too big for my wrist (44mm case). I have between a seven and a 7” and 7 1/4” wrist. Thoughts?
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I don’t know much about those Citizens but the technology is impressive - if you take a flight to a different time zone don’t the hands just automatically move as soon as it picks up the new location sat?

Anyway it does look a bit big and current trends after a period of wearing hockey pucks are reverting back to more proportioned case sizes but I wouldn’t let that bother me over such a cool bit of kit. For all of its functions the dial is still not so busy (seen worse on a Breitling Navitimer!)

I used to own an IWC Portugesier Yacht Club World Timer which was huge and thick, but the main reason I flipped it was because once the novelty wore off I really didn’t care what time it was in Bangkok or Rio and found a moving 12 hour bezel to be a much more economical way of tracking a second time zone. Anyway - nice watch, enjoy.
 

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if you take a flight to a different time zone don’t the hands just automatically move as soon as it picks up the new location sat?
The hands won't automatically adjust because the watch doesn't know that it's in a different time zone. But it's relatively easy to set the watch to a different time zone and see the hands move backwards/forwards as needed. The GPS-based watches also won't automatically adjust for DST transitions because the satellites don't transmit a DST indicator. But radio-controlled watches like the AT9010 do adjust for DST.

I used to own the AT9010. But sold it quickly due to it being far too large for my 6-1/3" wrist (I prefer sub-40mm). It was a great watch other than the size.
 

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Here is a great choice for a solar, radio-controlled watch for those with less-than-average sized wrists. Or even for average-sized wrists. Casio's Oceanus OCW-S100. ~39mm (w/o crown) with titanium case and bracelet and a nice clean dial. And easy worldwide time zone adjustment via the subtle city code markers surrounding the dial. ~$500 USD and the quality is at least comparable to similarly priced Citizen and Seiko models. The one downside is the non-standard lugs that prevent using other straps.

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Looks nice too but how come London isn’t UTC. I thought London / GMT / UTC were all the same apart from the summertime adjustment (which I hope and pray to any god who is listening we can all do away with in the near future!)
 

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First time poster to this thread. I’m curious to get your opinion on this Citizen radio control eco drive (AT9010-52E) that I just got from Amazon. I absolutely love the look of the watch, but I’m a little worried that it’s too big for my wrist (44mm case). I have between a seven and a 7” and 7 1/4” wrist. Thoughts?View attachment 1359326View attachment 1359327View attachment 1359328
Thanks for that opinion. I appreciate it. The only large watch I own is a Casio G Shock, and it’s not nearly as big as some of the other versions of that watch.

I love the technology on the AT9010-52E, and so I’m also looking at watches with the same tech that are a little smaller. The problem is I don’t like the face on these as much as the AT9010-52E above. The two I’m considering are a little more formal; I’m looking for a watch that’s super versatile, ideally with a bracelet band. I have this CB0160-00E on order and might switch the band to a stainless steel one.
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I’ve also considered the CB0160-51L. It is the same as the model above but with a blue dial and stainless steel band.
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The black dial was a steal at $125 on eBay; the blue dial was also a good deal at $154 on eBay, both from the seller: officialwatchdeals.

Any thoughts are much appreciated from this indecisive and new watch enthusiast.
 
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Looks nice too but how come London isn’t UTC. I thought London / GMT / UTC were all the same apart from the summertime adjustment (which I hope and pray to any god who is listening we can all do away with in the near future!)
IIRC London has DST. UTC doesn't. Otherwise they're the same. And I agree that DST should go the way of the dinosaurs.
 

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Thanks for that opinion. I appreciate it. The only large watch I own is a Casio G Shock, and it’s not nearly as big as some of the other versions of that watch.

I love the technology on the AT9010-52E, and so I’m also looking at watches with the same tech that are a little smaller. The problem is I don’t like the face on these as much as the AT9010-52E above. The two I’m considering are a little more formal; I’m looking for a watch that’s super versatile, ideally with a bracelet band. I have this CB0160-00E on order and might switch the band to a stainless steel one.
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I’ve also considered the CB0160-51L. It is the same as the model above but with a blue dial and stainless steel band.
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The black dial was a steal at $125 on eBay; the blue dial was also a good deal at $154 on eBay, both from the seller: officialwatchdeals.

Any thoughts are much appreciated from this indecisive and new watch enthusiast.
42mm is quite large; the integrated bracelet means no straps. Note also the OK/RX/NO window is not something that changes (like the date wheel) but just a window around some dial writing. I find it a bit imbalanced as a result. Finally if you are a monarchist you will appreciate the fleur de lys on the seconds hands :p

Otherwise not a bad option for a cheap world timer. One of the cheapest options.
 

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42mm is quite large; the integrated bracelet means no straps. Note also the OK/RX/NO window is not something that changes (like the date wheel) but just a window around some dial writing. I find it a bit imbalanced as a result. Finally if you are a monarchist you will appreciate the fleur de lys on the seconds hands :p

Otherwise not a bad option for a cheap world timer. One of the cheapest options.
Thanks. That’s helpful. What do you think of the watch I’m wearing n the previous post I put up? It’s a citizen AT9010-52E.
 

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Thousands of these out there but they're hard to beat. Waiting for a strap from David Lane for the SARB035! :-D
Upgraded NH36 and Uncle Seiko tire tread strap for the SKX007.
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