As the shop floor manager in an automobile manufacturing unit, time is critical. There are certain processes that must begin at a particular time of the day and there are other processes that must be synchronized at a certain time of the day. All this helps in the automation process. To help ensure I know the right time all the time, I choose to wear the Citizen Eco-Drive Global Radio-Controlled AT9039-51L Japan Made 200M Men’s Watch. Nothing else will do.
For the uninitiated, a radio-controlled watch works by picking up a radio transmission from one of 6 points around the world to update the time with an atomic clock. This ensures that the time displayed by the watch is 100% accurate. There are 4 similar watches in the form of wall clocks put up on one side of the factory wall.
The watch I wear is large and chunky. Almost 4.5 cm in diameter and about a centimetre thick. The Citizen Eco-Drive Global Radio-Controlled AT9039-51L men’s watch is made In Japan and has a black IP stainless-steel case with matching stainless-steel bracelet. Its eco-drive incorporates the H820 calibre movement.
The Citizen Eco-Drive Global Radio-Controlled AT9039-51L men’s watch has an analog display on a blue dial capped with a nice sapphire scratch resistant crystal. The watch has large luminous hands that make it easy to read the time even in the darkest of nights.
The watch not only displays the day of the month, it also displays the day of the week including whether it is ‘am’ or ‘pm’. You can also see the time in 12-hour or 24-hour mode or set the clock automatically to any of the major cities in the World – some of which are listed on the dial face itself.
The chronograph is highly functional and is easy to operate. The power reserve feature works on the same principle as the gas reserve in my vehicle and ensures I am never left high and dry due to lack of power. The in-built alarm feature also ensures I am always on time and do things on time. The 200-meter water resistance, means I don’t have to bother removing the watch when I dive into the company pool. It also means I can time my laps in the swimming pool.
Admittedly, this is not the kind of watch I can wear to a party but then for that, I use a different watch. I use the Citizen Eco-Drive Global Radio-Controlled AT9039-51L watch exclusively for work and sports. I bought it from creationwatches.com at almost 60% discount. Came with a nice box and an international warranty. So, if time means something to you, there is no better watch then the Citizen Eco-Drive Global Radio-Controlled AT9039-51L – it is as accurate as the atomic clock.